Sir Valdez

Located at Golborne Road

the carnival's
original raggamuffin sound 

Sir Valdez is another one of the Carnival's most established sound systems.
Its founder, DJ Sir Walter Riley (aka the Dude), started playing at Carnival with the original Studio One Sound System back in 1975. The Sir Valdez Sound officially started in 1978 and were residents at the famous 'All Nations' nightclub in Hackney until it finally closed its doors to the public after being sold to developers 21 years later.

Travelling the circuit playing internationally in Italy and France, the Valdez Sound System have also been involved in many sound clashes in Jamaica. Sir Valdez is one of the few Sound Systems that still retains and can boast its original line-up of DJ-selectors (Squid and Doctor) who have the experience of entertaining a mature crowd with a catalogue of sweet reggae music.

The atmosphere to be experienced with Sir Valdez at Carnival is just electric. Since 20i5 Sir Valdez have teamed up with DJ Robbo Ranx and DanceHall Rocks to produce an amazing reggae showcase, annually playing host to international names such as Sean Paul, Mr Vegas, Stylo G, Machel Montano, Fuse ODG, Agent Sasco to name but a few... 

Great news for the future is that in 2018 the system was passed on to the young-bloods (Sir Walter's sons) who intends to carry on in their father's footsteps (under his great guidance of course). Jerome aka DJ JR and Tyrone aka DJ Psycho would like the system renamed simply 'SV'. They've already started the process by embellishing these letters to the front of the Valdez speaker boxes.


British Association of Sound Systems

The BASS member sound systems are predominantly made up of the Sound Systems that you will find located at the annual London Notting Hill Carnival (Europe's largest street festival) which takes place every year over 2 days, during the August Bank Holiday weekend in London. 

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