Published on Wed Sep 15, 2021 by David J Colbran
Fantastic weekend shooting at the Positive Vibration festival here in Liverpool. Highlight for me wasn't an act but a sound rig installed in a club that already has quite a good system ! Hanger 34 hosted the Sinai Soundsystem, which has been rocking the reggae vibes out of Sheffield since 2013. And it ran both days with guest performers and some of their own DJs playing.
It really was one of the most incredible experiences hearing and feeling this system - when running at full pelt it created that full-on body vibration. But without the usual distortion. Reminded me of times spent at Notting Hill Carnival and more recently the better systems in clubs like Fabric, The End and Berghain. Massive respect to Huw and the crew.
Sound system legends Channel One. Established in 1979 by Mikey Dread and Ras Kayleb and regulars at the Notting Hill Carnival
The DC Ruts - a reggae-influenced British punk rock band, formed in 1977 performing at District for the festival
Distant Drums, a live street reggae arts dance performance act outside Camp and Furnace
Jah Wobble and The Invaders of the Heart live at District
DJ Keith Marely on a fab little open air soundsystem
Mad Professor a dub reggae music producer from the UK smashs the Sinai Soundsystem at Hanger 34
Tags: music, live, festivals
Author: David J Colbran
As I always say, Africa Oye is my favourite festival and probably the nearest, being about 15 minutes walk from my home. Slightly delayed, is the 30th anniversary of the festival a few weeks ago.
Back on the blog with a quick update on recent business and commercial photography commissions. Working with a housing association, a bike charity, a medical society, a recruitment agency and a dental practice.
A really interesting commission working with Livv Housing documenting a fire and rescue exercise in high-rise residential apartments in Kirkby. These are the people who will literally save your life!
"Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank-you so much for the brilliant job you did for us in Bootle barracks the other week - we hit the Echo and also the Plymouth Daily (where we have an interest in veterans services) so we were dead chuffed."