Sound System Social Club at The Albany

Saturday at The Albany

Event location:
The Albany, Douglas Way SE8 4AG
When:Event passed!
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Sat 22nd Sep 2012

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Club & Bar Nights
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Times21:00 until 06:00
Admission:£12 - £16
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About the event

Trinity’s Sound System Social Club comes to The Albany, promising the most thunderous night at the venue’s 30-30-30 celebrations, commemorating 30 years since the venue was rebuilt following a massive fire

To reprise the classic stories of sound systems in the UK and to point to the future direction of this culture, Trinity has convened three sound systems to showcase their skills, promoting unity, as veteran and brand new UK sounds play in one hall. They’ll also have space to flex their skills in some competitive rounds as they battle in a musical sound clash.

3 Generations, 3 Hand-Built Sound Systems, 1 Musical Clash:

Hailing from New Cross, well-loved selector Trevor Sax features, with his MC team Sax 3, entertainers of legendary renown: Sandy, Levi and Colonel, veteran and original MCs from Saxon Sound System.

Brixton's King Tubby’s HiFi is arguably the most experienced sound in the UK with over 40 years constantly in the business of cutting dubs, winning trophies and promoting new talents who go on to legendary status, like Tippa Irie and Tenor Fly.

New to the game, yet packing surprising dubplates and a youthful abundance of talent on the mic, Unit 137 from Lewisham is a collective comprising of residents Hylu & Jago and Sleepy Time Ghost (S.T.G) with vocalists, selectors and instrumentalists who'll be out to make this a launch party to remember, as they stake their claim amongst the veterans.

The night will be hosted by Don Letts who will guide the audience through the various sound system rounds plus play a DJ set to warm up the proceedings.

Reggae sound system lovers will know that the corner of South East London the Albany occupies is a crucially important area in the genesis of UK reggae sound systems. Here, hand-built sound systems and their crews developed a style with lyrics featuring detailed social commentary and double time lyrics, that translated back to Jamaica and which lives on to influence all forms of bass music today.


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