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How heavy is a sound?

Who Cork The Dance is a treasure trove of sound tapes - recordings of reggae sound systems and MCs live in session in dancehalls across Jamaica, the UK and the US, going back to the 1970s. [more inside]
posted by criticalbill on Sep 19, 2010 - 16 comments

Zulu Warrior, Dub Extremist

Jah Shaka, self-styled Zulu Warrior, has run one of London's top reggae sound systems for nearly 40 years. Playing rare dubs on a hand built, awesomely loud sound, creating earthquaking bass and exorcising tops. Shaka stuck with the conscious Rastafarian message through a lean 1980s, while most of his contemporaries turned to dancehall and ragga. He was rewarded in the 90s with a new following and countless musicians and producers claiming him as an inspiration. Despite burning his hands in a fire and having his equipment stolen and being nearly 60, he is still playing, inna king david style.
posted by criticalbill on Jan 24, 2008 - 18 comments

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