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Latent Variables Vol.2, il nuovo EP di Hylu Unit 137

Sonic Street Technologies gode del supporto da parte di diversi collaboratori e di relazioni costruite negli anni. Anche prima di SST, alcuni membri del team lavoravano assieme come Sound System Outernational, collaborando con artisti, scrittori, musicisti, professionisti e appassionati di sound system da tutto il mondo. Hylu, fondatore di Unit 137 sound system, di stanza […]

  • Posted on 24 June 2022
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Hylu, Unit 137 EP release: Latent Variables Vol. 2

Sonic Street Technologies has long enjoyed the support, shared interests and enthusiasm of many friends and collaborators over the years. Even before SST, several of the current team worked together as Sound System Outernational, collaborating with numerous artists, writers, musicians, sound operators and people passionate about sound system from all over the world.  Hylu from Unit 137 has been one […]

  • Posted on 24 June 2022
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Thanks for our late research project manager Charlotte

The project team gives thanks for Charlotte Ayton-George (6 May 1983 – 23 April 2022) and her invaluable work on the project. Charlotte was our Research Project Manager, but also an amateur writer and psychology enthusiast who called both London and Kingston Jamaica home. On the project Charlotte was always hard working and full of […]

  • Posted on 14 June 2022
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Events

Lewisham Sound System Trail, May 2022

The Lewisham Sound System Trail was an event organized by the Lewisham Borough of Culture 2022 comprising of four open air sound system stages, or yards, set up in the Deptford area and featuring established and up and coming sound system operators, singers and MCs from the Lewisham borough. Unit 137, one of the four […]

  • Posted on 1 June 2022
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Exploring Research Relationships

  SST hosted a research network meeting on Friday 6th May 2022 called Relationalities of Research. We invited research colleagues that are part of the SST network to share and explore our relationships as practitioners and researchers to our fields of enquiry and participants. We choose this topic, Relationalities of Research, as a common theme […]

  • Posted on 11 May 2022
  • by Natalie Hyacinth
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Sonic map

The SST Sonic Map aims to provide an extensive coverage of different SSTs operating across the globe by focusing on the three main elements which make an SST: the sound technologies employed, the crew which operates them, and the environment in which they operate. By building an interactive, user-friendly and intuitive database, the scope is that of giving exposure to the diverse but equally vibrant street sonic cultures, allowing comparison between different SST, fostering mutual recognition and cross-fertilization between practitioners and aficionados from different backgrounds, and providing fellow researchers and academic institutions with a glimpse of what is currently happening out on the streets. The Sonic Map is an open-project which relies on the crucial collaboration of the SST communities involved. If you know, own or operate an SST which is not currently listed on the map, or if you notice some amendments needed in an existing entry, please contribute!

Sonic Street Technologies (SST) is a European Research Council (ERC) funded research project (2021 – 2025)

The project aims to map the distribution and history of these SST worldwide; to investigate the social, economic and cultural conditions from which they are born; and to achieve a deeper understanding of the nature of technology itself and its uses for social and economic progress.