This Friday the legendary Tuff Gong Studios will come alive with the soothing vibrations of cool music, thanks to the Iration Ites – Vinyl Series. The Uprising Roots in association with Lees Unlimited and Tuff Gong presents IRATION ITES - VINYL SERIES PART 3 - TUFF GONG EDITION.
The Iration Ites – Vinyl Series will feature legendary vintage sound systems and disc jockeys known to spin the “original wheels of steel”, with resident disc jockey Lee Tafari, Ivor (The Entertainer) Smith and DJDC (the one with the direct consciosness) in charge of the nights’ vibe.
Darren Hamilton, manager of The Uprising Roots Band, one of the promoters of the Iration Ites says that the January 7 staging will be the third staging of the Iration Ites – Vinyl Series and will be a “very special event”.
“January 7 is the day when the Ethiopian Christmas is celebrated and so it’s a very significant day in the Rastafarian community. We are more than happy that we will be able to not only stage Iration Ites at Tuff Gong Studios, but that we will be able to create a unique experience for patrons because of this special day,” remarked Hamilton. Tuff Gong is a space where positive energy can grow and the community of Reggae lovers can enjoy conscious, positive vibration and build the Love energy that’s so necessary today.
‘We want to remember the days when the dancehall did sweet…Anywhere two sound box set up and some sweet Reggae tune a flow… likkle food and drinks deh bout…good people and good vibes used to follow.' added Tuff Gong Spokesperson, Donisha Prendergast.
‘Vinyl is the truest essence of the highest thought and sound of man.’ Stated The Uprising Roots Band
Once a month, on a specially chosen day, the Love energy will be lifted with melodies recorded on Vinyl from legendary Lee’s Unlimited and different Collectors’ memory box at the Musical Home of Reggae, TUFF GONG located at 220 MARCUS GARVEY DRIVE, KINGSTON.
Earlier, Hamilton in earlier announcements said that the vinyl series would feature disc jockeys and sound systems from back in the day and they will be playing strictly from records. He says this remains the same.
“There are no CDs, no auto-tune, nothing like that allowed at Iration Ites – Vinyl Series. Real, true old-time spinning from some spectacular sounds and DJs and in the way records were meant to be enjoyed,” he said, also keeping tight lipped about what was in store for the music lovers that will be turning out to the event.
He hinted however, at the fact that the retro dancehall mood would be fully complimented by the décor. Items from the Record Shop will be on display for discounted prices, providing the opportunity to experience Music from all over the world that has been recorded at Tuff Gong over the years. Persons will also be able to experience how vinyls are made. Admission to the event is a cool $300, with no tickets being pre-sold. Food and refreshments will be on sale. Start time is 7pm sharp.