Common People Oxford 2018

Count Syklarkin

From compiling TDK D90s in the early 90s to touring with The Wailers, remixing for Trojan Records and performing in front of thousands at festivals all around the world, Count Skylarkin has been making people dance for the past 20 years – specialising in new and vintage reggae, rocksteady, Jamaican ska, hot swing, jump blues, dancehall, hip hop and jungle vinyl, turntablism, pork-pie hats, dapper suits and guaranteed good times.

As co-founder of The Disco Shed he has made headlining appearances at numerous summer festivals, including Bestival, Latitude, Leeds, Reading and The Big Chill. Shedless, The Count has also rocked Glastonbury, Boomtown, Shambala, The Secret Garden Party, Outlook Festival (Croatia), Standon Calling, Winterwell, Notting Hill Carnival and countless others. An authority on reggae music particularly, he has written for several music publications, including NME.

Currently Count Skylarkin is the creator and curator of critically-acclaimed ‘Big Ten Inch’vintage clubnights at The Book Club in Shoreditch and of course Skylarkin’ Soundsystem at The Prince of Wales in Brixton and The Cellar, Oxford.

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