These Artists Are Battling the Dilution of Caribbean Sound System Culture
GAIKA's 'SYSTEM' exhibit in London and the New York-set film 'Mas Fuerte' show how gentrification could change Carnival if we're not careful.
Burners Are Riding Around on a Giant Model Phonograph
The 'La Victrola' float is a 35’ tall mobile art installation modeled after a crank turntable from the early 20th century.
The Hi-Fi DIY of Colombia's Bass Lords
Late nights street dances have gone down on Colombia's Caribbean coast since at least the early 1950s, when picó sound system culture was born.
The Wall of Sound
The untold story of the Grateful Dead's short-lived mega PA, arguably the largest, most technologically innovative sound system ever built.
Things You Never Knew About Carnival, London's Best Street Party
Ishmahil Blagrove has put together a book that tells the story of Carnival from its inception until the present day.
This Adorable, Two-Foot DIY Sound System Will Melt Your Ears (and Your Heart)
I just want to hug the 'lil bugger.
Let's Talk About This Humble Boat's DIY Dub Sound System
Here are two guys who really have their shit together.
Enter An Alternate Sensory Reality With Max Cooper's 4D Sound Show
A new 4D sound system is letting the electronic music producer manipulate sound so it moves in time, changes shape, and hits you from all corners of the dance floor.
Bass Grows in Brooklyn: Why One Man Spent a Year Hand-Building a Massive Sound System
In the late 1940s, Colombians and Jamaicans simultaneously began building and decorating massive sound systems and throwing street dances playing imported records. In Colombia, it was African music. In Jamaica, it was American R&B. Like finding cell...