About DJ Earthpipe, Sweetpotato Soundsystem

Walt aka DJ Earthpipe, has promoted all things dubwize at his Sweetpotato Promotions events in a career already spanning 25 years that has resulted in him performing with some of the biggest reggae artists! He has performed as a DJ at Glastonbury Festival 4 times in the 1990's, supporting Zion Train, Talvin Singh & Grooverider, also at Brixton Academy supporting Lee 'Scratch' Perry and the late Augustus Pablo at the same event. He has played at the majority of the Essential Festivals in Brighton and London with the likes of Max Romeo, Johnney Clarke, Transglobal Underground and Asian Dub Foundation. and at the Megadog Beach Festival & Solar Eclipse Festivals in Cornwall. Earthpipe has played on West Africas biggest radio station 'Radio 100' in Banjul, Gambia to possibly millions of listeners alongside friend Musa Mboob the master drummer. He has also played parties in Sri Lanka, and a New Years Eve Beach Party in Palolem, Goa, India. 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 Czestochowa. Earthpipe is returning to perform for his friends 'Rise Up Sound' in Czestochowa in Poland on 1st & 2nd July 2016 to celebrate his 50th Birthday at the Reggae On 5 festival playing a dancehall reggae set!
"Big thanks to Rasta for guidance and protection. Thanks to all the Sweetpotato crew and followers to all those nice people who have helped and supported me and made all these things possible. I am very fortunate. Respect always."

Earthpipe has always had an interest in ultimate sound quality that started in his teens, spending every penny he had on improving his hi-fi and music and writing essays on this subject at school. After 5 years of studying sound technology in the late 90's in Nottingham, and working under the watchful eye of the mighty Iration Steppas at Subdub in Leeds has made him the the Sound Boy he now is.

Walt DJ Earthpipe also runs his own PA & Staging Hire company called Party Power PA Hire - www.partypowerpa.co.uk Earthpipe loves nature and wildlife he is a strict vegetarian and also has a keen interest in cooking and growing his own food, and producing his own music at his home studio in Nottingham.

AAn 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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DJ Earthpipe will always be grateful for already having chance to meet and perform alongside some of the biggest names in dub, roots reggae, jungle, drum & bass and dubstep over the last 25 years : Mungo’s Hi Fi Soundsystem / Earl 16 / Adam Prescott & Reggae Roast Soundsystem / Jah Shaka / Mad Professor / Dub Syndicate / Zion Train / Asian Dub Foundation / Vibronics / Riddim Tuffa / Lion Dub / Revolutionary Dub Warriors / Dreadzone / Kenny Ken / Shy FX / Ray Keith / Dj Steppa / Iration Steppas / Aba Shanti - I & The Shantiites / Jah Tubby / Mikey Dread (Channel One) / Congo Natty/ Kenny Ken/ RSD / Digital Mystics / Exodus / Hatcha / Skream / Youngsta / & many many more!