Big Ups With Sweet V

Name, Location, What You Do:
Sweet V. Brooklyn, NY. Selector/DJ and Hair salon/vintage boutique owner.

Influences:
I’m influenced by Jamaican and English sound system culture from the 70s and 80s, Jah Shaka, King Tubby, Black Scorpio and soooo many more but that’s the vibe.

Favorite Records at the Moment:
Tristan Palma “On The Attack, Ranking Ann “Something Fishy Going On”, Bitty McLean “Heart Mind & Soul”.

Best Digging Story:
Nothing super wild but one of my favorites is going to the Bronx to check out Moodies records, found some 7 inches that had been on my want list. At the time Lloyd ‘Bullwackie’ Barnes studio was upstairs, I got the chance to go upstairs and check it out and meet him, and was given a copy of the Love Joys’s Lovers Rock album by the producer himself ! Couldn’t get better for me!

Favorite Mix and Why. Any Genre, Any DJ.
Studio One/Coxsone tribute show by Reggae Twins and JAmaica Rock 8/23/2012 Tenor Saw, 80’s digital and more by Queen Majesty are fresh in my mind. I like the Studio One / Coxsone tribute for the original sounds you don’t get to hear all the time, just some sweet rocksteady classics . The second one is just a hard Digi mix, totally different vibe but wicked still.

LP, 12”, or 7” format?
Jamaican 7”s.

Junk Food You Can’t Live Without:
Fries, Chips, Cereal !

Most Memorable Gig Played:
At the Den in East Flatbush, played there for years every Sunday. It was a underground spot if you knew you knew. Nuff Brooklyn reggae legendary selectors like Jah Wise would be in there on occasion , artist would pass through and hold vibe, but if it was a earth strong celebration for any of the old school heads, it was over! Every one would come out, Sister Caroll, Jonhnny Osborne so many! Crazy to be a part of that, playing a record that inspires them to jump on the mic and ask you to play the version and getting pulls ups on tunes from the ones who lived that era, nothing better !

Record That Never Leaves Your Record Box:
Dennis Brown “Black Magic Woman”.

Shout Outs, Last Remarks, and Gig Info:
Shout out to boss DJs who’s always inspire me like Queen Majesty who’s one of the first reggae vinyl DJs I knew about when I moved to New York 11 years ago. Natasha Diggs my good friend, who I met buying records from her at the flea market, and Ras Tayo Dirty 45s for the digging adventures and mentoring.

More info on Sweet V here.

Listen to Sweet V mixes here.

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