Toroki is a young Soundsystem activist ever since he evolved in the culture with the aim to support the movement of Dub music with all his power. He produces heavy Dub music and is a selector, MC and operator of Bootsmann Soundsystem that he is running together with other dub loving people. Travelling with released tunes and unreleased dubplates, he is mostly accompanied by his friend and MC Isayah. Influenced by modern UK and French style, his love for heavy Steppers music makes every dancehall go wild, never forgetting and always promoting Roots & Culture. DUB IS A MOVEMENT THING!
Naftali Sound is a collaboration between the two Munich based producers Madsteppa and Topas. Their aim is to promote bass music to the fullest and to push the limits of “dub”. By combining rough analog and digital drum sounds and synthies with traditional instruments recorded in their studio, they create an apocalyptic mixture of technoid dub and musical interludes. A Naftali live show features Madsteppa on the mixer who is transforming and dubbing the tracks with effects and Topas on the trumpet whose improvisation is responsible for the jazzy nature underlaying their music.
Four Tanzanian singers and a group of young german musicians form a band in Mannheim (Germany). Together they create music, that shows cultural diversity but respects differences. Borders will be pushed, or even erased. This social sculpture will go on tour to share this experience with more people. After all, the grown material will be recorded in a studio. The audio,- photo- and videomaterial will be published all together as testimony of cultural, global understanding and cooperation.
The relation between Africa and the Western World occupies my mind since i’ve been living four month in Tansania. Through teaching at a school and by meeting the Tanzanian Band The Warriors From The East, I could get deep insight into the Tanzanian live. After having long and intense conversations with the musicians of the band, who have a lot knowledge about the history of Africa, the world and about religions, numerous questions occurred to me: Why do I spend so much money on music-equipment, if it is possible to make music out of a can? Why do over 50 percent of Tanzanian students fail in there final exams, and why is noone changing that fact? Why is CocaCola written on every second wall? Why does the gap between rich and poor feel even bigger here? Why do I have to justify my life? What is the relation between economy, religion, history and demography that makes up the situation of Africa today? Where does the revolutionary energy of reggae music come from? In the end: Why do I live like this and they live like this? Often I didn’t have arguments, knowledge or answers in these discussions about politics, war, way of life, homophobia and polygamy. Since I am back in Germany, these open thoughts and questions bother me more and more, and I know they will not vanish until I deal with them in some way. I decided to deal with them as musician with music. Because music can create understanding and connection on a spiritual level, which is besides the scientifical, objective level, essential for a positive future of the global community. This effect of music was the great experience that my Tanzania-journey showed me. The Warriors From The East Experience shell give a new idea of cultural diversity, impulses and new perspectives on live to the musicians, all people involved, and the audiences.
Sometimes Wicked – sometimes Bonny! Two words representing their own style of music! This very young project started in 2014 – based in a Studio in Silandro, Bolzano. No rules in music – Straightbase Dubs in a digital and rough analog way, a soul-full and versatile voice and a lot of endless delays, sirens and live effects, produced for a hectic tour plan on the weekends on Soundsystem Sessions and Festival Stages! Wicked and Bonny and their crew built a Soundsystem called Botheration Hifi in spring time 2014 with the objective to “bother” this system with music and love. They are hosting a festival in Bolzano called Dump Town Festival and keep pushing the local underground music scene since almost 10 years now…
Wicked and Bonny is a protest
in a joyful style catch them on their road
- very versatile singer & deejay from Augsburg (Germany)
- works with aDUBta & The Black Oak Roots Band, Natty Vibes Sound & Flowin´ Vibration Sound
- conscious roots singer from Munich (Ger)
- soldier of Jah Army
- SWR003, SWR_BLKOAK001, SWR006
- producer & drummer from southern Germany
- musical & executive producer for Stepwise Rec.
- SWR001, SWR002, SWR004, SWR_BLKOAK001