Since Safari Sound was born in 2003, the first half of 2016 has been the most silent we’ve ever been. Due to various reasons we haven’t been on the road as much as we usually are but that’s about to change. For the past 10 years the faces and voices of Safari Sound have been Shirkhan and Sammy K. All that is about to change however as we’d like to introduce to you the newest member of the Safari Sound family, DJ Autograph.
Throughout the years we’ve worked with Autograph on various project and as we got to know each other we bonded over our shared passion of dancehall culture. When we decided to make DJ Autograph a part of the team it felt natural as he has been around us for such a long time. At the moment DJ Autograph is based in New York where he DJs various parties around the city in addition to co-producing some of wickedest remixes you’ll ever hear and working as a radio engineer for Red Bull Studios. We are looking forward to the rest of 2016 and we are ready to mash up some works together with DJ Autograph.
In order to introduce DJ Autograph he will start with a new monthly mix series called Safari Sound Waves. This is the first installment.
Every week, our friends over at Large Up present their weekly column Selector’s Choice, where different selectors and DJs talk about their favorite songs at the moment. This week Shirkhan contributes to Selector’s Choice with his current top songs. Head over to Large Up and check it out!
Premiär för en ny reggae klubb på Södra teatern den 6 maj:
“Some of dem a aks mi where mi get it from/ Tru when I say it’s from creation” – Sister Nancy, Bam bam (Stalag Riddim), 1982
Sister Nancy visste, och vi som känner det vet det också, att vår musik har funnits där sedan begynnelsen. Sedan det mänskliga hjärtat började slå och dess glädje ville prisa skapelsen med musik. Det är vad reggae handlar om – kärlek, enighet, tolerans och tron på det naturligt mystiska som förenar oss alla.
Vi som känner det vet – att reggae är världens bästa fest- och dansmusik. Att det finns en större energi i rösten hos en hjärtekrossad Beres Hammond eller i Chronixx hunger än på alla världens EDM-golv tillsammans.
Och reggae tar inte slut. Det b…örjar i begynnelsen, men som essensen från vilken den är kommen fortsätter den återuppfinna sig själv – samma hjärtslag fast i nya bröst. Samma eviga energi.
Och nu får vi äntligen spela all denna reggae för er på Södra Teatern. All rockers no slackers. Reggaemusik från begynnelsen in i framtiden och bortom, med några av Stockholms bästa reggae-selectors som står för urvalet.
The hardest working reggae journalist in the business, Gibbo, linked up some weeks ago and wanted us to make a video mix of our favorite reggae and one drop songs for 2015. Here’s the result: 45 minutes of Safari favorite reggae songs for 2015, spiced up with a great portion of dubplates.
Finally the third installment in the Word, Sound and Power mixtape series is available online. The concept is very simple: the hottest reggae songs on the road right now spiced up with nuff dubplates and exclusives from the current stars of reggae music. In case you missed Vol.1 and Vol. 2 in the seris, make sure you check them out.
For some time people have been contacting us requesting Spotify playlists. So here we go, the first installment in the “Reggae Inna Mi Ears” series. Our top 20 reggae songs right now! Make sure you follow us on Spotify (username: Safarisoundinternational) and share the playlist with your friends.
Kabaka Pyramid, one of the most prominent reggae artists of times visits Sweden for the very first time in October. Get your tickets from early and don´t miss out on one of the biggest events this year. Recently Kabaka Pyramid released the video for Well Done, which is the biggest reggae song in the streets right now. The video for the song (produced by Damian Marley) was premiered on Billboard some days ago. Read more about it here and watch the video bellow.
Soundcloud is slowly dying out and we don´t have any plans of staying on a sinking ship. If you wish to keep up to date with upcoming mixes and live audios, make sure you follow us on Mixcloud. Our entire Soundcloud library (around 50 mixes) has been imported to the new Mixcloud page.
This Friday we are honored to warm up for Damian Marley at Gröna Lund in Stockholm, on the same stage that his father stood on 35 years ago. More information about the event here and information about the after party here. See you there!