'Saturday Nights' Presents:
** DISCO SHED ** Feat. COUNT SKYLARKIN AND THE DISCO SHED DJS
Returning to the ORANGE STAGE for another Satturday night of "SHED ANTICS"!!
Count Skylarkin stumbled into DJing in the late 90’s after his mixtapes proved a hit with customers at a South London cafe. The lauded DJ, promoter, garden shed enthusiast and all-round dapper dan behind Skylarkin’ Soundsystem, an hour in the company of the Count guarantees jumpin’ jivin’ rockin’ swingin’ reggae, ska, soul, dancehall and rhythm & blues, aching feet and grins all round.
The Count has shared stages, decks and rum with such black music luminaries as The Wailers (UK Tour DJ), The Specials, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, The Skatalites, Prince Buster, Alton Ellis, Max Romeo, Mad Professor, Don Letts, Jerry Dammers, Trojan Soundsystem, Benga, DJ Yoda, Alex Paterson (The Orb), Massive Attack’s Daddy G and Horace Andy.
As co-founder of The Disco Shed he has made headlining appearances at numerous summer festivals, including The Big Chill, Latitude, Reading, Truck and The Mayor’s Thames Festival. Shedless, The Count has also rocked Glastonbury, Shambala, The Secret Garden Party, Notting Hill Carnival and countless others. An authority on reggae music particularly, he has written for several music publications, including NME.
“Oxford’s most esteemed dubmeister” The Guardian
“A local institution, providing an essential education in all things ska, reggae and r&b.” The Guardian
“Club Night of the Week” The Guardian
“The King Of Rum & Bass” Oxford Mail
“Rhythm and blues meets rocksteady, calls round for ska and rock and roll to see if they’re playing out before heading round to drum ‘n’ bass’s place for a party right out of the top drawer” bigchill.net