Posts Tagged ‘reggae’

Calling all roots fans on the little reggae dot!!

We promised you wouldn’t have to wait so long for your latest dose of all things rootical, and we’ve delivered!

The Straits Sound System ups stumps and moves again, keeping it fresh while still bringing all the classics, with Caribbean vibes from calypso and mento, through yankee inspired R&B and soul, to your favourite ska, rocksteady, roots reggae and some heavy heavy dub stylings.

In conjunction with the fine folks at Ture, the boys are returning to where it all kicked off (well, downstream aways). That’s right, we’re setting up by the Kallang Riverside, this time in the courtyard of Loysel’s Toy. Cheap eats and beers (with wine and softies too) will be laid on by Kilo, so come thirsty!

Tunes kick off at 3pm, easing you in to your long weekend, winding it up during the evening and winding down at midnight.

Saturday 28th April
Ture, 66 Kampong Bugis
Cheap Beer + Food laid on (no BYO)

5 minute walk from Lavender MRT

See you all there!



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Thanks to the Jungle Crew who trekked out west to the Dragon Kiln to see the Straits Sound System burn down the House!

The night had it all: fireworks, burnin coals and a friendly visit from five-0, and of course the killer tunes turned out by JC JSJ and TK! The Straits Massive is growing and we had South Africa, the US UK and Oz, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Germany and of course Malaysia and Singapore represent!

Extra thanks to Todd and John Stewart and the Jalan Bahar Clay Studios for letting us chase the Dragon, Dirk for the set up, and Chef Ken for manning the coals.

As always, photos and tracklists after the jump.


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Last Saturday, the Straits Sound System got low down and dirty with the Rude Boy theme in a new location and with a bunch of new friends. Surrounded by the Wessex jungle, the beers went down as the sun, and some massive tracks, went down too – including some new-old Calypso and Mento, jumping ska classics and soulful rocksteady (big shout out to Mohair Slim and Vince Peach of PBS FM, and Nick of Singapore), burning reggae and heaving dub. Big thanks to Rose and Soprano’s for letting us skank the night away, and to all the new faces who showed us that Singapore loves its Roots! Respect.

Keep it locked right here for upcoming Straits’ Sound Sessions. We go Bigger Better Longer Stronger


Tracklists and more pics after the jump!


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dub day afternoonTom working it hard

Dub day afternoon - JSJJohn Stewart on R&R

Dub day afternoonjohn finding some inspiration

Dub day afternoon - mark pano IIthe bigger picture

Tracklists after the jump…


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Dub Day Afternoon Flier

Remember folks, from little things big things grow. We’re planting a seed.

Hope to see ya there!

– The Straits Sound System

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