Reggaetown Prague

Soundsystem culture arrived to the Czech Republic through the free party and techno festivals of the 1990s, but reggae is catching up, with a new generation of dub activists, record labels and selecters who are schooled in the high energy cross over styles of future roots.

“Outside of Jamaica, reggae is important mostly to certain type of people from alternative and underground movements. The media brought the lifestyle, entertainment and enjoyment aspect. Maybe, that’s why Germany had such a singular boom of reggae dancehall. But the artificial hype disappears. It’s happening all over Europe right now. The real core stays, that’s why we still try to keep all these elements and principles alive, to stand firm and try to keep the spirit, although we are surrounded by a suppression system.” [Yuki, United Forces of Dub]

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