Sound System Culture

In 2013 Let’s Go Yorkshire developed a project named Sound System Culture in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, where for many years a thriving reggae sound system scene existed, out of all proportion to the size of the town. The project captured the stories of Huddersfield’s Caribbean community’s past and brought them to life through a photographic exhibition, book, film and interactive sound installation. The installation consists of a custom-built sound system, a turntable, Matamp Super Nova mixer/preamp, Matamp Quasar amplifiers and Fane loudspeakers, and allows the public to interact with the sound system.
My role was within this project was photographer, researcher and Junior assistant art director. Prior to this this project i had a years of exsperience, interst and knowledge on this subject so this had influence on role with me starting of as a volentee and ending as paid consequential member of the head team.
After completeing this project and the fabrication of the fisicul publication the project gained hude interested and coverage from large media outlets such as The Guardian, BBC's The One Show, ID Magerzine and many more.
This influenced the popularity of this book & evntually the tour exhibition which led to the book selling out in Europe and USA.
We are currenly in the process of doing a offshoot project called 'Lets Play Vinyl' which is showcasing the new generatuion of sound systems spread across the whole of he UK and how much the scene has developed.

Team Credits

Elliot Baxter

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Project Tags

  • documentary
  • journalism
  • photography
  • publishing
  • exhibition
  • music
  • culturalimportance
  • heritage

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