Sound systems

In the Jamaican reggae scene from 1975 to 1976

With King Tubby testing amps and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry at the controls of his Black Ark Studio mixer for flyovers at Randy’s Record Mart, Derrick’s Record Shack and sound systems across the country. In 1975, director Ted Bafaloukos visited Jamaica, exploring the island’s reggae scene for his film Rockers. Beginning as a documentary, the project […]

Sound systems

Detroit’s historic United Sound Systems studio spared demolition

One of Detroit’s iconic music spaces will be untouched by the wrecking ball, according to a new real estate deal announced on Friday. United Sound Systems studio is where John Lee Hooker, Aretha Franklin, Bob Seger and Parliament were just a few of the legendary artists to record. Open since 1939, it is Detroit’s oldest […]