King Shiloh Sound System, based in Amsterdam, Holland, is an international, independently operating, roots reggae & dub sound system, founded and inspired through the inspiration of Jah Rastafari in 1991. The state of the art 40kw 6-way stereo sound system is at the heart of all activities, spin-offs include a successful record label (King Shiloh Majestic Music) and a weekly radio show on RootsLabInternational.
The sound system phenomon began in Jamaica in the 'fifties' and has grown worldwide to what it is today. From Jamaica to Japan, the UK to Brazil the excitement a big sound can generate when 'playing out' is unique. Enormous self-made speakers, the largest amplifiers available and a crew to build it up, operate it, and break it down are the key elements.
King Shiloh are known as the traveling sound, they have covered more distance in the last 20 years with their sound system than any other in Europe. Ground-breakers outside of the UK and responsible for inspiring a whole new generation of sound systems across the continent. They were the first non-UK sound to play there with their own sound system, becoming regulars at the famous University of Dub in London. Their sessions are regularly sold-out be it in NL, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany or the UK. They are regulars at the top sessions in Europe like DubStation in Paris and ReggaeBus in Brussel.
Apart from playing in Europe with their sound Shiloh also travel further afield in a 'dj style' having played in Thailand, Jamaica, USA, Israel, Russia, Ukrainia, Greece etc.
The Shiloh record label has grown from strength to strength becoming one of the most successful in its genre. From the first release on the 23rd of July 1997 (a double A side 12 inch disco single featuring the then unknown Ras Ibi on the two vocal tracks and mixed by the talented Majestic Warriors in Koln, Germany) there has been a catalogue of top releases including tracks from reggae legends Earl Sixteen & King Kong. The latest release "Ethiopian Dream" from the later mentioned was recorded in Ethiopia and represents the first album coming out of Afrika from a 'Reggae Major'.
King Shiloh's relationship with producer Dub Creator spans 20 years and he is at the centre of all recording works in the Netherlands. Other productions have been from Gussie P, Iyah One, Slimmah Sound, Disciples, Vibronics etc.
Today King Shiloh are firmly established in the NL music scene, the mega DubY2K sessions in the Paradiso (& Melkweg) and the legendary Bunker sessions @ NDSM are firmly established as a major part of Amsterdam music history. Now the MC Theater Weekenders are fast becoming legendary, with international guests like Jah Shaka & Iration Steppas playing alongside King Shiloh on the Shiloh sound.
Bredda Neil, is the operator of the sound & selector of the music, Ras Lion, is the original MC; master of ceremonies, Majestic B is the third original member. Big Bless is the current MC, Jef Free the utility crewman. In the past members have included Lyrical Benjie, Papa Mystic, Afrique Asher, Bagga T (Jah Melodie), President Kirky, Iyah One, Red Danny, Ras Iyiapo & Jah Roots.
Spooker is directed at supporting artists and events, primarily in electronic music and nightlife. Our efforts are handling and booking shows in the Netherlands and more recently in Israel and the Middle East, all coordinated from an Amsterdam based office.
Amsterdam's electronic music scene has professionalized in recent years, and Spooker has found its own unique place within this world. We manage and provide business support for some of the finest Dutch artists. Our aim is to help and provide an environment, in which the artist can grow creatively and professionally.
Currently Spooker, founded by Daan Spoek, is building a solid foundation on which the organization can grow consistently through human and transparent business. Always focusing on tomorrow, the intention is to establish reliable long term relationships with our partners.
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Dr. Jan van Breemenstraat 1 / T14
1056 AB AMSTERDAM
Office + 31 (0)20 - 3318540