Archiv für Januar, 2012

The excellent german blog „so gesehentalked to Supersonics Spider for their second installment of their A Real Soundman interview series. Sorry, german only.

[so gesehen] Nach so langer Zeit im Business wäre sinkende Motivation eine logische Schlussfolgerung. Woher ziehst du persönlich deine Motivation Woche für Woche Reggae und Dancehallmusik, insbesondere auch aktuelle Produktionen, unters Volk zu bringen?

[spider] Es gibt halt vieles an der neuen Musik was mich immer noch catched und mich die Musik feiern lässt. Natürlich kann ich mich mehr dafür begeistern New Tunes auf nem Dance zu spielen als zum zigsten Mal den Wipe Out. Gerade wenn man jede Woche auflegt, ist es immer schwierig ständig Tunes aufzulegen die man nicht mehr hören kann aber für den Großteil der Massive, der einmal im Monat auf nen Dance geht was ganz besonderes ist. Klar ist es für einen selber wesentlich motivierender Musik zu spielen auf die man selber bock hat und die man auch authentisch feiern kann und das macht denke ich auch ein Stück unserer Art zu spielen aus, dass wir uns daran orientieren was wir wirklich persönlich gerne hören, selbst wenn andere Tunes den kompletten Laden zum ausrasten bringen würden.
Grundsätzlich kann man sagen, dass sich Musik immer verändert und, gerade aktuell, auch viel Mist dabei ist und jede Menge Hype. Ich denke aber, dass man da irgendwie mit der Zeit gehen muss und sich den aktuellen Gegebenheiten anpassen sollte.

Read the whole Interview via so gesehen.

Here’s a nice Interview with one of the most talented Penthouse Records Studio Engineers from the 90’s, and nowadays Beenie Man’s official Live Soundengineer, Andrew Thomas, via Penthouse

How did you learn the mixing process ?
Hanging around studios was my teaching mainly and I also was an apprentice learning from the elder engineers. In Mo’Bay I experienced mixing on a 8 tracks recording with Ed Robinson at Tiff Tam Recording Studio, that was in the early 90’s. Barry O’Hare and Stephen Stewart from Grove Recording Studio, Ocho Rios, were around showing me more about the technique of engineering. From there Barry kind of took me as his apprentice, nowadays he is a very good friend of mine. Spending many years working at Grove Studio, I had a wonderful time working with some of the greatest artists and musicians in Jamaica and overseas. I’ve worked on songs of Shaggy Wonder, Garnet Silk, Jigsy King and the Roof biggest hit „A Who Seh Me Dun / Wait De Man“ by Cutty Ranks. So much hits ! In those days Penthouse was running the business so I knew I had to move to town to get the right experience.

Read the whole Interview over at Penthouse, along with nuff more.

Fambos new tune called Brighter Day.

Wow. Saarbrücken, for real, just WOW!

What an amazing night. This Dance was huge!

Higher Level Sound want to say thanks to each and everybody that showed up!

The Modul was really packed, the vibes were awesome, Renaissance played wicked and everybody had a good time.

This is how we do it, 2012 sell aaawfff!

Make sure to check the pics and download the whole dance.

Here is the exclusive audio of last weekends Jamaican Lounge, where we featured none other than the original Uptown Sound from Kingston, Jamaica, Renaissance Disco with Jazzy T and Delano pon the controls.

This dance was legendary, so don’t hesitate to enjoy it again on your Homestereo!

DOWNLOAD via Rapidshare.

Here’s Leftsides take on Tygas uber-hit Rack City.

Today Sultan, of Herbalize-It Sound, announced the Line Up for this years War ina East Soundclash.

„So we gonna grab the bull by the horns and get right into it. 2011 clash scene in Europe was very disappointing. There were some potentially good clash line-ups which never lived up to the hype for one reason or the other. Promoters can plan everything perfectly down to the last detail, and yet things could go wrong, and the clash flops. Low massive turn out seemed to be the norm for 2011 and to answer the question why, we would need to start a special forum! Even our own WAR INA EAST 2011 edition had to be re-edited due to unforeseen circumstances when we thought we had all the bases covered. It’s the nature of the beast; in the clash scene expect the unexpected!

So here we are! In a year when there would be no Riddim Clash in Europe and a year which has been the most difficult in the history of Herbalize-it as promoters to overcome problems like sounds not wanting to clash or giving extremely crazy high prices. By the grace of the Almighty we were still able to pull of greatness and keep War Ina East aspiring to more greatness! We made a promise to you and in 2012 we plan on keeping it. We still believe that there are clash fans out there waiting and ready to full up venues to witness some hardcore soundkillin‘ entertainment. A mad clash revival is sweeping New York and the massive is up and ready! Big up the NYC clash fraternity! With that said we continue to bring you the highest quality in clash entertainment and value for your money. The only question is; „Europe are you ready to represent and show the world that our clash massive still have love for the culture?“

Easter weekend would be marked as a memorable day. On this day World Clash returns as we all know. And also on this day another monster War Ina East edition would be held to keep the spotlight on Europe. Again this year the venue would be Atak in our home city Enschede. We’re back in the big room with state of the art equipment, acoustics and sick lighting. Ask Supersonic or Mighty Crown. Atak is a comfortable clash paradise for the competitors and massive alike. The very best in Caribbean food and merchandise stalls also present of-course. So who are the sounds you ask?

Because entertainment is key to War Ina East clashes, this year we are going for a 1 vs 1 line-up. Two sounds, extra loaded dub boxes, no strangers to the clash arena! A night filled with deep diggin‘ in dub-boxes and blastin‘ musical bombshells. Europe’s World Champion Sound vs The Internationally Famous & Notorious former Jaro Selecta! Need we say more?

Massive and crew
Herbalize-it is proud to present
War Ina East 2012
Sentinel vs Sound Trooper
warmup:Herbalize-it & Soundvibration

April 7th 2012, get your peeps together and be in the building to witness a part of clash history on Dutch soil where the weed is „still“ legal!

more info about clash rules, when and where tickets could be bought, travel, accomodation etc. coming soon! So stay locked to twitter, facebook and your neighborhood chatty-chatty for the latest updates.

Herbalize-it Crew“