About DJ Earthpipe, Sweetpotato Soundsystem

In January 2018 DJ Earthpipe performed at Goa Reggae Sunsplash in Arambol India. In 2017 he performed in Barbados and in Sri Lanka at the 'Back To Jungle' festival in Sigiriya. In July 2016 Earthpipe performed twice in Poland at the Reggae On Festival in Czestochowa (Zlotakurka on Facebook) and at the Ostroda Reggae Festival (http://www.ostrodareggae.com). In January 2016 Earthpipe also performed at the Sunrise Bar at the famous 'Full Moon Beach Party' at Hadd Rin on Koh Pagnan island, Thailand.
Sweetpotato's DJ Earthpipe has been performing since 1988 starting at The Radford Arms and other local venues throughout Nottingham at legendary 'Diseased Discos Incorporated' (DDI), organised by a collective of friends playing anarchic selections of alternative music. DJ Earthpipe, has promoted all things dubwize in a career already spanning 30 years that has resulted in him performing at Outlook festival in Pula Croatia and Glastonbury Festival 4 times as Zion Train's tour DJ. 4 Essential Festivals in Brighton with an Essential event at Brixton Academy supporting legendary Lee 'Scratch' Perry. and another at Finsbury Park London supporting Jonney Clarke, Max Romeo and Horace Andy to name a few. He has played at the Megadog Beach Festival & the Solar Eclipse Festival in Cornwall. Earthpipe has played on West Africas largest radio station 'Radio 100' in Banjul in Gambia to millions of listeners alongside friend Musa Mboob master drummer. He has also completed a 10 date tour of France and a 4 gig tour of Poland with thanks to his friends 'Rise Up Sound' in Chestachowa. Bless Jah Rasta for continuous guidance and protection. I am very fortunate. and grateful. Thanks to all the Sweetpotato crew and decor artists and all the beautiful people who have helped me and made all these things possible. There are too many to mention, Respect always!

Earthpipe has always had an interest in ultimate sound quality that started in his teens, spending every penny he had on his hi-fi and music and writing essays on this subject at school. 5 years of studying sound technology in the late 90's at Confetti Studio’s in Nottingham. Also resident sound system and DJ at Subdub in Leeds for 20 years he has been working under the watchful eye of the mighty Iration Steppas that has made him the the sound boy he now is.

An earthpipe is an ancient traditional smoking device made from the earth. This smoking technique is found in Africa and is usually made in the clay found on riverbanks by moulding clay around a reed or grass stem then pulling out the reed leaving a tube under the ground. A bowl to hold the herb is made at one end and the users mouth is put to the ground to use the device.

Sub Dub and Sweetpotato Soundsystem Nottingham DJ Earthpipe and The Sweetpotato Soundsystem have been performing at monthly all night events at SUBDUB & EXODUS & TRANSMISSION events held in Leeds over the last 20 years.

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Earthpipe has performed with the biggest names in dub, roots reggae, jungle, drum & bass and dubstep over the last 20 years : Lee 'Scratch' Perry / The late Augustus Pablo / Johnny Clarke / Max Romeo / Earl 16 / Jah Shaka / Mad Professor / Dub Syndicate / Zion Train / Asian Dub Foundation / Lucky Dube / Goldie / Revolutionary Dub Warriors / Dreadzone / Grooverider / Kenny Ken / Shy FX / Ray Keith / Grooverider / The Disciples / Conscious Sounds / Dj Steppa & TC1 / Talvin Singh / Trans Global Underground / Iration Steppas / Aba Shanti - I & The Shantiites / Jah Tubby / Mikey Dread (Channel One) / Vibronics / RSD / Digital Mystics / Exodus / Hatcha / Skream / Youngsta / & many many more!