After a while of silence regarding sound system culture events and parties, Romania steps out with a festival dedicated to this music - DubCamp festival 24-26 of June. We had our moments. The sound system on the streets of Bucharest during Street Delivery at the beginning of 2010, One Love Festival, Subsonic Festival, Reggae Pon di Hills, and some other small gatherings pinpointed the first local steps in the sound system culture.
Pioneers like Kaya Foundation and Irie Warriors Sound System opened the doors for new sound systems and crews such as Kazee Sound System, Jah Order, and Riddim Bandits. Selectors playing the riddims of reggae and dub have also increased, coming not only from roots but mixing the genres and bringing new flavors. Unfortunately, the events remained scarce, and the venues paid little to no attention to what this culture had to offer.
So, on these premises, a festival such as DubCamp builds on the promise of what the local scene offers. Located close to Timisoara, the festival has three stages. One dub arena, one jungle stage, and one daytime stage. Each of the three stages come with a carefully selected lineup promoting a sound from within the dub music family.
Aba Shati-I, Mungo's HiFi, Radikal Guru, and General Levy are the festival's headliners. What makes the festival unique are the local selectors coming all over the country. Click here and discover a long list of people with a strong passion for this sound.
We hope to see as many of you at the festival: June 24-26th.