View pictures from a new book about the sound systems of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
At its peak, the town of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, had over 30 sound systems. It may seem an unlikely place for a vibrant sound system culture and black music scene, but from Armagideon to Zion InnaVision, the Arawak club to Venn Street, Matamp to Valv-a-tron, Huddersfield has been a stronghold of the British scene, yet has remained largely overlooked.
Sound System Culture traces sound system origins in Jamaica to their establishment in Huddersfield, and details the people who helped establish Huddersfield as the reggae and sound system capital of northern England. It is published by One Love books, and began life as a Tumblr (which is regularly updated here).
It also exists as a documentary and installation, which includes a traditional sound system, Heritage HiFi, a turntable and a stack of 10-inch dubplate vinyl which include sound bites from the people interviewed for the project.