Greetings to one and all, yours truly, Bongo Damo back with more reggae news from the Midlands !!
This time I wanted to highlight some of our family members, a fresh crew coming outta Brumtown, The Young Culture Collective !!
Following in the footsteps of us here at Friendly Fire HQ, Young Culture also consist of a Sound System as well as a Live Band. The two characters at the centre of it all, working both the sound and band are Stevie Young and Richie Culture who have been tirelessly putting on dances and gigs in and around Birminghm for the past few years.
As DJ’s they are regulars at Jam Jah Monday’s (my go-to men if Robidon is ever away !) as well as frequently playing at all the familiar spots in Brum that put on Reggae events, PST, Mama Roux’s, Dark Horse etc they have been putting on bigger shows with names such as Solo Banton, YT, Mungo’s Hifi in venues like the Hare n Hounds and the Mill (formerly Rainbow Warehouse) as they are on April 27th when they’re bringing Mungo’s back here.
The live side of it all is starting to come though nicely now too with gigs around the country as well as at home, smashing it at the weekend at Digbeth Dining club featuring “the youngest veteran” 10 year old Jah Mooly on one track and mashed up the place !!
In the studio too they’re quickly following their first release Goal featuring the legendary Peppery to put out another track, Herbalist timed nicely for the 420 celebrations. Both tracks feature the big, bad, talented Horseman on drum kit who you will have heard on Prince Fatty, Holly Cook and Kingston Express stuff alongside yours truly on percussion and show this young band playing like veterans, wicked and slick ! So highly recommending you check em out folks you can download their new track Herbalist for free………….. 1LOVE