Musically Mad 12th August 7.30 Director: Ken Folke
MUSICALLY MAD takes you into the hearts and heads of the singers and soundmen, the backbone of the UK roots reggae sound systems. With them they bring the deepest bass and the highest chants, delivered by massive stacks of speakers and custom-built sound equipment. For some, attending a sound system dance is a religious experience, channelled through the music and the message. For others it`s the natural way to connect with the music they love. Either way, sound system culture is growing and changing.
From their humble beginnings in the backyards of Kingston, Jamaica, sound systems were brought along by Carribean immigrants, gradually gaining a strong following in the UK. As David Katz included extensive essay "Steel Horns And Bass Bins In Blighty" concludes, the dances were crucial in lifting the spirits of the Caibbean exiles, helping them to forget their hardships. Something that reggae and sound system culture now does worldwide, regardless of color or nationality.
MUSICALLY MAD is the story of the people pushing reggae to the masses.
Sunday 12th August 2012Lion Rockers Hi-Fi playing from 6pm
Film at 7.30 pm
$15 on the door.
Susd.Films proudly presents SoundVision Reggae Film Festival at Galatos.A cosy Sunday event of inspiring cinema on delux sofas, 5000watt soundsystem, Kohu Rd gourmet ice-cream, wickid coffee and a full bar. Showing 5 films from around the world fortnightly...Opening Night : The Upsetter - 29th July 7.30 @ Galatos, 17 Galatos Street Auckland - Tickets $15
Directors: Ethan Higbee, Adam Bhala Lough The definitive life story about Jamaican musical legend Lee 'Scratch' Perry. "The most eye-catching and electrifying archival footage of any music doc in recent memory"-Discovery Channel
'I don't make music for the masses to dance to, I make music for the small majority that listens' -Moodymann
Also joining the Revue will be California's DJ DAY, one of today's foremost purveyors of top-shelf hip-hop production, vinyl history and the lost art of DJing. Championed by Gilles Peterson and Jazzy Jeff, DJ Day is a producer, DJ and musician who has worked alongside artists such as Aloe Blacc (Stones Throw), Clutchy Hopkins (Ubiquity), Quantic, Alice Russell and People Under the Stairs.Â Day has always shown musical diversity while bringing a style all his own.