1. As the Lighters Up events keep growing and evolving, Soul Shakers ‘d like to share some of the history and background stories with the audience. You might love the jams they play, but the rich narrative often gets lost in between all the festive eccentricity.

    They’ll be taking you back in time to tell you all about the growth of Sound System culture, the prashing and terminology,... Some of the biggest names in the scene will be doing the talking! From Beljam, to London all the way to the heart of Kingston where it all started. They’ll be explaining the influence this culture has had on modern sounds like Drum and Bass, Grime and even some of the current mainstream bangers.

    Keep an eye out and get in the know. Nothing says ‘netflix and chill’ like a good nightlife documentary!

    LIGHTERS UP : An Introduction to Soundsystem Culture | Teaser 2015
    A documentary by Soul Shakers

    Music
    Kiko Bun - Where I'm From (I Remember How To Dub)
    Cadenza - Poison Dart (feat. Interface & Kerwin Prescott)

    Writers: Rien Samson & Kristof Cools
    Editor: Toon Persyn
    Camera: Toon Persyn & Ivo Maes
    Animations: Sam Maerschalck
    Interviews: Rien Samson & Koen 'MC Mota' Meuris

    Contributors (so far):
    King Shiloh Soundsystem (NL)
    Channel One Sound System (UK)
    Mungos Hi Fi (UK, Scotch Bonnet Records)
    Rodney P (UK, RiddimKilla)
    JStar (UK, Nice Up Records)
    Toddla T (UK, Girls Music)
    Cadenza (UK, The Full Hundred)
    The Partysquad (NL, Rebel Yard)
    The Jillionnaire (T&T, Major Lazer, Feel Up Records)
    TLP aka Troubleman (BE, Studio Brussel)
    Civalizee Foundation (BE, Clash Winning Soundsystem)
    Suns Of Dub (JA, Addis Pablo, T&T, Jah Bami, Ras Jammy)
    DJ Zinc (UK, Rinse)
    Mad Professor (UK, Ariwa)

    Contact: Rien Samson - rien@soulshakers.be

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  2. Op dit moment bevinden Soul Shakers zich in Kingston, Jamaica. Sinds de voorbije zomer werken ze aan een unieke nightlife documentaire 'Lighters Up', waarin Sound System & Bass Culture in beeld worden gebracht. Van de Lage Landen, via het Verenigd Koninkrijk, straight to the motherland Jamaica.

    De invloed van dit eiland is van onschatbare waarde voor de hedendaagse dancemuziek en om dat te begrijpen, moet je haar geschiedenis kennen. In Kingston gaan ze samen met Mc Mota op zoek naar het kleurrijke verhaal achter deze cultuur, spreken ze met levende legendes uit de scene en graven ze in studio-archieven. Bekijk hier de video recap van hun eerste week!

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  3. Soul Shakers recap of week n°2 in Jamaica, visiting the Wickie Wackie Festival in Bull Bay was just a perfect weekend. Great perfomances by Zincfence sound w/ Teflon, Shayddz, Jahkime, Jane McGizmo, Dre Island & Chronixx, Kelissa, Pentateuch, Jessy Royal, Morgan Heritage, King Harrar / EDB family, Raging Fyah, Kabaka Pyramid, Rory Black Dub... On Monday we first went to Ribbiz to catch up with our friend Kamal Bankey, afterwards to Mojito Mondays to see a real dancehall a move, Supahype on the controls! By day we went out to visit some legendary studios and on wednesday we visit the legendary Ston Love party: Weddy Weddy Wednesday, a true experience, watch it here!

    Op dit moment bevinden Soul Shakers zich in Kingston, sinds de voorbije zomer werken ze aan een unieke nightlife documentaire 'Lighters Up' waarin Sound System & Bass Culture in beeld worden gebracht. Van de Lage Landen, via het Verenigde Koninkrijk, straight to the motherland Jamaica. De invloed van dit eiland is van onschatbare waarde voor de hedendaagse dance-muziek en om dat te begrijpen moet je haar geschiedenis kennen. In Kingston gaan ze samen met Mc Mota op zoek naar het kleurrijke verhaal achter deze cultuur, spreken ze met levende legendes uit de scene & graven ze in studio archieven.

    Bekijk de trailer van de documentaire hier: lightersup.be/

    Music :
    Lady Lex - Breaking Up (Peckings) x Ricky Ticky - Dubplate
    Mr. Vegas - Mus Come A Road
    Vybz Kartel - Dancehall
    (Promotion Use Only)

    Shoutout by Ricky Ticky, Spektacular & Courtney at Mixing Lab studios - Party at Wickie Wackie Festival (Thanks to Ash & Tami, Zincfence family, Dre Island, EDB / King Harrar crew), Ribbiz (Kamal, Ribbi, ...), Danny Pepperseed, Mojito Mondays (Big up Supahype) & Weddy Weddy Wednesday (Stone Love crew, Jason)

    Writers: Rien Samson & Kristof Cools
    Camera & Editor: Toon Persyn
    Animations: Sam Maerschalck

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  4. At last the final recap of our journey is online! Due to a likkle accident our cameraman had at the Major Lazer concert in Mas Camp, we had to postpone some of the editing... As we came back to Beljam, surgery got him back on track, Big Big Up Toon, thanks for everything!!

    This small video shows what we've been up to, working on a documentary about sound system in the country that invented the whole culture ain't easy... BUT I think we did a pretty good job, we spoke with legends such as U-Roy, Papa Jaro from Killamanjaro, Burro Banton, King Jammy, Clevie (from Steely & Clevie) to name a few. Future heroes like Chromatic World-Wyde N-Tertainment, Iba MaHr, Teflon & Shaydz from Zincfence Band, Dre Island, Exile Dibrave, T.J. aka Likkle Briggie & Kazam Davis from King Harar Sound International... & Many Many Many More!!

    RELEASE DATE: SOON REACH - SUMMER 2016 !!

    Early docu teaser: lightersup.be/

    Writers: Rien Samson & Kristof Cools
    Camera & Editor: Toon Persyn
    Animations: Sam Maerschalck

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