As You probably notice everything in Hot Shot Wear everything revolves around music. That way on our website You can find from time to time interviews with bands and people that in our opinion deserve bigger attention. This time we want to invite You to read short conversation with Mr Fried G from SoulBoys vs RudeBoys. We are really impressed of his hard work for ska and reggae scene and it was a pleasure to ask him few questions. Enjoy Yourself!
Hot Shot Wear: Can You introduce yourself to our readers. And of course tell us what exactly is Soul Boys Vs RudeBoys. And who is involved in this project?
Mr Fried G: As long time vinyl lover & dj MR FRIED-G started 5 years ago to organize some dj and live gigs, after years of dj-ing for all the big names in ska, like: pat kelly , Aggrolites, hepcat, the Specials, Intensified, fishbone, deal's goanne bad, the slackers, rico rodriguez and a lot more.... I try to make a combination of new boss, rocksteady & early reggay after a while I took some friends under my wings ,to go and dj all over Belgium and Europe :THE DUKES OF SKAZZARD(ska- rocksteady),MISTER DINGALING &THE STEAMING PEANUT ( boss reggae)LUKE DAMBUSTER (boss-oi)
Hot Shot Wear: I have to tell You that i'm impressed how many great gigs Soulboys Vs Rudeboys have made.
Tell us which bands and djs arleady played in Antwerp and who will play in near future.
Mr Fried G: Yeah, it's not easy because it's a small scene, but if you do nothing you just kill the scene! It's like some of the new ska boss dj's never buy new records from bands, but I think you should support new bands because they also work to keep this music alive. The bands and dj's I already booked are: Cello, Phil Bush, Asher G, DJ Amma, the Pepper Pots, the one droppers, Aggrolites, the Beatdown, Void Union, Vin Gordon, Clive Chin, Manu Aggro, the immigrants, Rudie Sounds, Intensified, Soul Radics, Keith & Tex, Red Soul Community, Darren Benneth & Madame Scorcher.
Future plans: coming up first is the SMILE festival, it's an open air reggae festival with a Dubstage, dancehall and a live stage where we do a combination of all styles of reggae. Soulboys vs Rudeboys have got their own stage where everybody plays on Sound. From rocksteady to ska to boss with a special guest from the US Ashwut Zound Zystem. He won the Trojan Treasure Isle trophy so that will be a heavy day with a big line-up!
For the rest of the year the plans are to get Jesse, Nico and Vic to come and play in Antwerp. More shows coming up: King Hammond, the Upsessions, the Aggrolites, the Beatdown, Two Tone Club, the Prizefighters and a lot of DJ's: Steve Rice, Thor Thundering Vibration, Arnaud Selecta, Real Cool Sound, Paul Homer, Mass Centi.
Hot Shot Wear: And Your top 5 boss sounds tunes is:
Mr Fried G: 5 top tunes in my style of dirty reggae!
The Impalers : ‘The impaler’
Delroy Wilson : ‘This lifes makes me wonder’
The Maytones : ‘Cold you up’
Stranger Cole : ‘Cow in a pasture’
The Gaylads : ‘Do the reggay’