BOOYAKA BOOYAKA!


This weekend will feature another blazing edition of the Elephant Soundsystem Reggae night. It will be a special evening cause we have vistors from the south: Red Eye Soundcrew from Breda will join us behind decks in order to start a serious party. Starts out, as usual, at 23:00 till 4:00, 3 euros damage. Remember after 3:00 the doors will be closed, so don't miss out on this one.
more info on Red Eye Crew: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=145829432

Also check out the next edition of Reggae Unity Utrecht, friday january 25 @ DBs, cartesiusweg 90a. This friday will feature Souljah, Ivoryman, Sideburn Sound, sKank Around, East African sound and Elephant Soundsystem. So bring your lighter!
more info: www.dbstudio.nl


keep the fyah burnin and burnin and burnin!





for those who didn't know... a likkle musical entahtainment :-)
no pro mixing here.. these were my first 4 official practice sessions ;-)
and ooh yeah: have a nice x-mas and a happy 2008 one love from
ozzie, maaike and ozzie jr

A LIL BIT OF HISTORY..

Check Sir Coxsone's sound (UK) back in the seventies:

BUSTRIP NAAR SOUNDCLASH: HERB-A-LIZE IT VS LUV INJECTION

Datum 22 december 2007
Vertrek vanuit Amsterdam
Vertrektijd 18:00 uur
Bestemming U-Club, Duitsland, Wuppertal

Voor het reserveren van een plaats of andere info:
Gisele, 06-10631396 , gisele.refos@gmail.com

DUBBY REGGAE PARTY

Venue Kelder in Amersfoort started a new event called: Dubby Reggae. This new night focusses on reggae, uk dub and dubstep and the first edition will take place on december 15th. Planet KL contracted the following deejays for this bass-laden night:

Cold Sweat (Elephant Soundsystem)
G-Selecter (Voodoo People)
Osiris (Dubstep.nl / Voodoo People)

Open: 23.30 / Entrance: 3 euro

Drop by, wiggle 'n wine and call dem pull ups! Huh!

SOUNDCLASH DBS FRI NOV 30 CANCELLED!

Unfortunately the soundclash next friday @ dbs has been cancelled. However, we got a new date: Friday January 25, again at the DBs, together with dab, souljah, ivoryman and eric. Check http://www.dbstudio.nl/ or http://www.elephantsoundsystem.blogspot.com more info.

Killer Dub Infusions next year



Hi there dear world, my name is Oskar!!!
hell yeah still pimpin'!!!
But i can also be just cute!!!!
And i sleep a lot!!!! when my parents don't want me to :-)

COMING NEAR YOU THIS NOVEMBER!

















New season, new style poster. Hope you like it...

JUNIOR OZZIE!!!! 31.10.07




yessssss i have become senior ozzie!!!!!!

we are doing well and are all healthy! can't describe the feeling!!!!!!


groetjes friso, maaike and oskar!


Fri Oct 26: Gyptian & Reggaebomb @ Tivoli de Helling

Gyptian, 1 van de grote beloftes in de Jamaicaanse scene schoot in 2005 naar de top met zijn debuutsingle "Serious Times". Het jaar erop werd hij genomineerd als Best New Entertainer (International Reggae and World Music Awards). Sindsdien is Windel Beneto Edwards de hitlijsten blijven domineren ("Is There a Place", "Beautiful Lady", "Mama Don't Cry"). Zijn bijnaam verkreeg hij door zijn bijzondere testamentaire gewoonte (een shirt rond zijn hoofd, dat hij beweegt als een Egyptische faraoh). Eind vorig jaar verscheen zijn debuut-cd met de evidente titel "My Name Is Gyptian" (VP). Na zijn afzegging afgelopen voorjaar komt hij nu dan ├ęcht! Na Afloop kan iedereen los bij de ReggaeBomb!


LUCKY DUBE SHOT DEAD, respect is due... rest in peace...


S African reggae star , Lucky Dube shot dead




During his career Lucky Dube released 22 albumsThe South African reggae musician, Lucky Dube, has been shot dead in front of his children in Johannesburg during an attempted car hijacking. He had been dropping his teenage son and daughter off in the suburb of Rosettenville on Thursday evening. Police say they were already out of the car when three shots were fired through a car window killing their father.

One of South Africa's most popular artists, Lucky Dube toured the world singing about social problems. The BBC's Mpho Lakaje in Johannesburg says the murder reflects the high crime rate in South Africa.Legend Our correspondent, at the crash site on Thursday night, said Mr Dube's silver-grey Chrysler was surrounded by a group of investigating officers. He noticed bloodstains on the seats and shattered windows. Police said after the shots were fired, the car rolled a few metres down the road and crashed into a tree. "He was declared dead on the scene," Police inspector Lorrain Van Immareck told the BBC. She said it was suspected that three people were responsible for the attack. Earlier this year, Lucky Dube told the BBC how he came by his name. "When I was born I was sick so they thought I was going to die so they didn't give me a name till I was six months or so... They waited for me to die, but when I didn't die they said, 'Wow, he's a very lucky boy!' So they called me Lucky," he said. He began his career by singing mbaqanga (traditional Zulu) music and recorded his first album with the Super Soul band in 1982. He later moved into reggae, producing Rastas Never Die and Think About The Children in 1984. His albums Slave, Prisoner and Together As One saw him gain first national, and then global, recognition.

Three years ago his 1989 anti-apartheid hit Together as One, which calls for world peace and harmony, was voted one of Africa's top 10 songs by BBC readers and listeners. Lucky Dube released his most recent album, Respect, in April.

Next Wed Sept 26: Zion Train @ Tivoli de Helling


Be shure not to forget the Zion Train gig next wednesday september 26 @ Tivoli de Helling. Opens at 20:00, starts at 21:0, damage 10 euro
Check their web & Myspace:
http://www.wobblyweb.com/

Fri Sep 21: Reggae Party @ Big Daddy's, Nieuwegein

REGGAE PARTY - 21-09-2007 om 22:00
Exotische Jamaican Bash met DJ Don Arco, DJ Dab en guest MC. Een avond vol swingende Reggae en Dancehall. Respect! Aanvang 22.00. Toegang €7. Open tot 03.00.

ELEPHANT SOUNDSYSTEM meets LOCO SOUNDSYSTEM (austria)


Inna unity vibez once again!!! dj/mc BUBBLA KAROASS outta di LOCO SOUND and AMBASSAJAH camp from Austria will be our special guest tonight! For more info on (t)his sound skank to: http://www.myspace.com/locosoundsystem





NO CLASH / NO BASH!!! SO IT IS IRIE!!!

COMING UP!


I'm very sorry to anounce that yet again I won't be able to make it to this party, since I'll be at the Lowlands festival..Seemed like a good idea to go to this fest at the time, but can't say I'm to thrilled to miss out on another Elephant Sounds :-( Bah...
Luckily we found SIDEBURN SOUNDSYSTEM more than willing and able to take my place...so the party will be as good as ever. Big up Smartin, Junior and Sideburn! Mash it up, everytime, seen!

Have fun!

Bests,
Cold Sweat

Musical Documentaries

Some nice docus about nice music are coming up!
check http://www.madeinjamaicamovie.com/ for Reggae sounds Made in Jamaica!

Also Cuba Rebellion!, about the punk & rock underground scene in Cuba!
check http://www.pornopararicardo.com/videos/ for revolutionary cuban noise!
The film is made by two guys from Utrecht, and distibuted by Flattracks , and probably wil be on the IdFa festival later this year in Amsterdam.

COLD SWEAT presents LOCK IT DOWN



















Out now: Cold Sweat presents Lock it Down

A heavy mix of contemporary roots-reggae, free for download.

Tracklisting:

JAH LOVE
- Prophets - Warn The Nation
- Jah Bami - New Day
- Richie Spice - Open Da Door
- Ras Shiloh - Momma Warning
- Chezidek - Inna Di Road
FADE AWAY
- Million Stylez Feat Junior Byles - Fade Away
BUSH FIRE
- Junior Kelly - Give Me Strength
- Silver Cat & Harry Chapman - Wiser
- Gentleman - Do The Right Thing
- Degree - Cradle Robber
COME AROUND
- Collie Budz & Buju Banton - Sensi Come Around (Knut Posse Dubplate)
ZION
- Morgan Heritage & Ras mcBean - Lion Is King
LET THEM TALK
- Luciano - Everywhere I Go
- Louie Culture - Faya A Go Bun
- Lorenzo - Let Them Talk
- Black Warrior & Wildlife & Fire Key - Bun Di Chalice
DADDY GONE
- Queen Ifrica- Born Free
PEACE & LOVE
- Keke Flint - On My Turf
- Ginjah - Holding Firm
- Natural Black - Big Up Mi Place
- Warrior King - Raper Man
HERBALIST
- Alborosie - Herbalist
POLICE IN HELICOPTER
- Pinchers - Can’t Hide
- Mikey General - Mama No Worry
- Anthony B - Drop It
- Ghost - Pray
- Chuck Fenda - More Marijuana
- John Holt - Police In Helicopter
REAL LIFE
- Hero - Inna Di Ghetto
- President Brown - Re-capture Your Culture
- Perfect - All I’ve Got
ISTANBUL
- Teflon - Get Up And Strive
- Anthony B - Don’t Worry
- Bounty Killer - Gangster Love
ROCKING TIME
- Lutan Fyah - A Lie
- Fantan Mojah - So Many Problems
- Sugar Roy & Conrad Crystal - Righteous Train
CONFESSIONS
- Fantan Mojah - Jah Time
- Chuck Fenda - Gash Dem

Enjoy and pass it forward! You can either listen or download the mix through this link here

Next Elephantsounds Jul 21st ACU CANCELLED

Unfortunately, the next elephantsounds on Sat july 21st will be cancelled due to some summer repairs that week in the Acu. Sat Agust 18th will be the next date of another blazing reggae party! Meanwhile, check out this:
- Fri July 13th: Reggae with ReggaeBomb LAST EDITION @ Ekko, Utrecht
- Sat July 14th: Dubstep with Skream @ Patronaat, Haarlem
- Wed July 18th: Reggae with Junior Kelly @ Tivoli de Helling, Utrecht (Smartin's birthday!)
- Frid Aug 29th: Dubstep with Caspa & Scuba @ Patronaat, Haarlem
- Wed Sept 26th: Dub with Zion Train @ Tivoli de Helling, Utrecht

THIS FRIDAY: 100% DYNAMITE!

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June 29th // Ekko //Utrecht // Holland
open: 23.00
entrance: 8,-

pics last elephantsounds ACU june 2007





thanx to everybody coming out last weekend! It was a blazin' party! Keep up the positive vibes! Big up to Malu-Sin for the visuals......Also thanks to Sideburnsoundsystem and Ivory Man for droppin' by....See ya in July! photos by Monica.


Unlike the labba labba on the streets, Elephants will play Acu again, as scheduled. Special guests on the 16th of june will be the notorious Sideburn crew. They'll be replacing Cold Sweat, since he's gone off to Barcelona then.

We hope you all come again and big up this party like it should!

Don't forget, this saturday Elephants will clash with the Lucky Bastard crew inna DB's! Hiphop vs Reggae, Boooyaka!
Info: see the pink flyer below.

ELEPHANTS ON RADIO









Last wednesday Elephant Sounds went on radio for the first time. We were invited by 3voor12/Utrecht to talk about reggae and so we did. You can listen online here. Enjoy the music!