First artists and concept of the 14th Seasplash Festival revealed!
A special edition of the 14th Seasplash Festival is heading our way and is dedicated to the sound system culture. During the festival, the dominant majority of regional sound systems, present and active on the scene, will be introduced, as well as a few guests from abroad.
As soon as it came to life, Seasplash Festival was one of the first events to start promoting the sound system. Half way till today, on the 7th festival edition to be exact, we introduced the DubSplash stage, which is where the first Croatian sound system called Digitron performs as the resident.
It's a culture descended from Jamaica, which implemented via their immigrants and gained popularity throughout the '90s in Great Britain. Since then, its popularity is rising continuously, being one of the fastest growing subculture festival trends in Europe and beyond. In the context of popular culture, the sound system is a group of DJs, sound engineers and MCs that play reggae and other related music. On this occasion, a special feature is that the musicians come equipped with sound systems, usually handmade. That way, besides the selection, performance and style distinctiveness, each sound system introduces itself with their own sound.
But before all that, it is appropriate to introduce some of the guest performers which we announce on this occasion: DON LETTS (UK)
Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70's through the 80's, 90’s and well into the millennium. His work has been exhibited in The Kitchen N.Y.C, The Institute of Contemporary Art, The N.F.T in London and was honored at Brooklyn’s BAM festival and The Milan Film festival. In March 2003 he won a Grammy for his documentary Westway To The World.
He came to notoriety in the late 70's as the DJ that single-handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae. It was whilst as a DJ at the first punk club The Roxy in 1977, that made his first film The Punk Rock Movie w/ Sex Pistols, The Clash and many others. This led to a period directing over 300 music videos for a diverse mix of artists ranging from Public Image to Bob Marley. He then moved into documentary work making films on the likes of Gil Scot-Heron, The Jam, Sun Ra, The Clash and George Clinton. His most recent documentary was for Sir Paul McCartney’s new project. Feature films include the legendary Jamaican movie 1997's Danchall Queen.
Along with his autobiography Culture Clash: Dread Meets Punk Rockers released in 2007 Don was also the subject of the documentary film Superstonic Sound: The Rebel Dread in 2010. He currently presents a weekly radio show on BBC 6 Music called Culture Clash Radio and still DJ's nationally and internationally.
Abassi Hi Power is the custom built 12 kilowatt sound system that is run out of Cologne, Germany by Neil Perch of Zion Train. The sound system specializes in heavyweight dub sessions and features Perch at the controls, Dubdadda on the microphone, King Bee and Ras Imo.
Dub Invaders (High Tone Crew)
Dub activists since the early 2000’s, High Tone has continuously evolved their music throughout their albums, constantly exploring new soundscapes, ready to free themselves from their own codes to create a hybrid and modern sound.
Founded in 2009 with the release of the first opus Wake The Town & Tell The People and a sound-system tour, the entity Dub Invaders enables the members of High Tone crew to revive the original spirit of a culture that shaped, influenced and inspired them from their start. In 2012, a second album comes out, full of outstanding guests (El Fata, Zeb Mc Queen, Solo Banton, Echo Ranks). The collective then embarks upon a French tour alongside the O.B.F and Dub Addict sound systems, followed by some international gigs (Dour Festival, Tokyo Dub, St Petersburg …).
2016 will welcome them back to distill their roots, digital, heavy steppa, bass music and even junglist sound on international sound systems. At the same time, 4 EPs will be released on Jarring Effects label throughout 2016, gathering top ranking singers, met along the road. For instance, on the first one announced for next April, Omar Perry and Doubla J meet Aku Fen and Dj Twelve!
DUBATEERS feat. BROTHER CULTURE (UK)
East London based Dubateers has and continues to produce some of the heaviest UK dub and reggae music to have ever hit the streets. Dubateers firmly holding to their foundations as an underground sound outfit, based on original rastafarian values. Dub fans since 1993 they launched in 2004 their releases which have become huge anthems for many of the UK’s greatest sound systems, both release music and dubplate, often unadvertised or without name or reference in sessions.
A history of a decade of well known prolific releases of multiple albums and singles totalling in the region of 100+ singles, and having worked with an array of unknown and known artists, Dubateers have set themselves up for a long future in dub and reggae music, with a solid foundation. Although now solely run as a completely independent outfit by original founder Nick Dubateers, Dubateers have been very busy for the last 2 years (2012-2014) rebuilding a new studio to further many new production techniques for a planned prolific release period in the near future...
Brother Culture is an MC based in Brixton, London. He started his career around 1982 for Jah Revelation Muzik sound system. As part of the Twelve Tribes of Israel Rasta brotherhood, Brother Culture toured in the USA, Jamaica, Caribbean and Canada throughout the 80’s. In the early 90's, he started to MC at London’s Dub Club, in which he made new associations with active UK dub/roots producers such as Adrian Sherwood and Manasseh.
In the mid-90's, the UK dub/roots scene evolved in new sub-genres of music such as drums & bass. Brother Culture proved to his fans that he was able to adapt his unique style to the new emerging scenes and began to collaborate with labels such as Liquid Sound Design.
Since 2000, he continues to travel the world as an established MC artist spreading out the positive message of Jah music. He also continues to record new productions for many producers and bands such as The Prodigy (Thunder from the album Invaders Must Die), Mungos Hifi, Hammerbass, Roots Garden Label, Dubmatix or Kinyama Sounds.
HR & exYu Festivalska Ulaznica - Ranograbilica [HRV] Vrijedi samo za exYu državljane (potreban dokument sa slikom)
Festivalska ulaznica uključuje besplatno kampiranje.
[ENG] Valid only for exYu citizens (ID required)
Festival ticket includes free camping 240.00 HRK
EU & World Festival Ticket - Early Bird [HRV] Festivalska ulaznica uključuje besplatno kampiranje.
[ENG] Festival ticket includes free camping
(~90 EUR) 694.00 HRKhttps://www.entrio.hrhttp://www.seasplash-festival.com/
[ENG] IMPORTANT NOTE:
* HR & ex-Yu tickets - ID required - valid only for Croatian citizens and citizens of countries of ex Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo)
* Name on the ticket - must match the name of the attendee of the festival
* Minors - The Festival is strictly over 18's only
[HRV] VAŽNE NAPOMENE:
* HR & ex-Yu ulaznice - potreban važeći dokument sa slikom - vrijede samo za Hrvatske državljane i državljane neke od zemalja bivše Jugoslavije (Slovenija, Hrvatska, Srbija, Bosna i Hercegovina, Makedonia, Crna Gora i Kosovo)
* Ime na ulaznici - mora odgovarati podacima osobe koja će ići na festival.
* Maloljetnici - Ulaz na festival je dozvoljen isključivo osobama starijima od 18 godinahttps://www.entrio.hr