Hear the four way soundsystem battle!

Ever since Notting Hill Carnival started in 1959, sound systems played a vital part in London's cultural psyche. To celebrate this tradition, four of the city's most pioneering sounds will stand up to be counted and play it out over four rounds with specific rules in London's first cross-genre clash ever.

Hosted by Don Letts, this once in a lifetime Culture Clash saw Jazzie B's Soul II Soul, the mighty Trojan Sound System, Goldie's Metalheadz, and dubstep pioneers Digital Mystikz also known as DMZ fight for the Roundhouse massive's favour with nothing but big tunes from their respective scenes.

The funki dreds of Soul II Soul were at the forefront of UK club soul in the late 80's, scoring big both sides of the Atlantic via 'Back To Life' and 'Keep On Movin'.

With their iconic robo-skull logo, genre-defining 12" releases, and legendary club night at Hoxton's Blue Note Caf, Goldie and his Metalheadz label played a pivotal role in propelling the junglist movement to unknown heights.

Trojan Sound System have been selecting the most crucial roots 'n' culture anthems for years. And Digital Mystikz aka Mala and Coki are amongst those to constantly push the vibrant dubstep and hardcore scene to new shores - whatever it is called right now.

Check their own label/clubnight DMZ plus some truly earth-shattering sub-bass scorchers on Soul Jazz, Tectonic and Planet Mu. No ice cream sound allowed! Check these baddest sounds playing nuff big tunes from four generations of bass culture. Final Round: The Decider! Clashing sounds play the biggest tunes they have in the bag. May the best system win. Decide for yourself!


Round 4: Final Round - The Decider
Hosted by Don Letts

Soundsystems play 15 minutes each in the following order:
Soul II Soul


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