Venue:  Fourgrounds Media Inc.
Time:  Friday 10pm
Category:  Music
City of Origin:  St. Catharines ON
Price:  FREE
Websitehttps://www.mixcloud.com/marinko-marinkov

Snapshot:

Sound System culture via ghetto $Y$TEM sound crew is a nod to the island tradition, Niagara’s only Jamaican style sound system run by DJ Whiteboy Dreadlocks aka Marinko.

About:

Sound System culture can be traced back to the late 1940’s in Jamaica, an operator (read Sound Boy, Selector or DJ) and a sound system became a viable alternative to hiring a band for entertainment. Sound systems became competitive and used various technological advantages and types of performance to stand out from the other sound systems. This eventually culminated in the popularization of reggae music, instrumental versions or “dub” and the addition of vocalists. ghetto $Y$TEM sound crew is a nod to this tradition, Niagara’s only Jamaican style sound system run by DJ Whiteboy Dreadlocks aka Marinko. The Niagara Solar Sound System is also informed by Jamaican style sound systems, but here sustainability is key as well as taking advantage of the physical space and dimensions of urban architecture to help amplify a signal.

Artists:

Heiki Silaste – live electronic musician
Phil Shore aka Snap Back – dj
Marinko Jareb aka Whiteboy Dreadlocks is a DJ and artist who has performed and shown his work internationally. Marinko runs the Niagara Solar Sound System, ghetto $Y$TEM and is a NAC member.

More Links:

https://soundcloud.com/marinko

https://twitter.com/discomarinko

http://thediscogallery.tumblr.com/