On March 15th, 2023, Soul II Soul‘s JAZZIE B was live In Conversation for us at Shades Bar in Sydney. If you missed the event or want to relive his great stories, the video is now finally available on our YouTube channel (embedded below). During the hour-long talk Jazzie shared lots of history and insights ranging from politics to sound system design and the quest for perfect sound – it’s full of Jazzie’s wisdom and witticisms. And what a generous guy he turned out to be – after agreeing to play a few tunes following the interview, he instead DJ’d for over 2 and half hours, until we had to shut him down so the bar staff could go home!

This was another free Groovescooter In Conversation event in a long-running series that has seen everyone from Gilles Peterson, Hot Chip and Gregory Porter to Devo, Stereogamous and Pauline Pantsdown. Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to be at the next event like this. Sign-up for our newsletter at – Big thanks to Jazzie B, James Locksmith, Dean/Zepherin Saint from Inner Sauce, 2SER, Radio alHara, Andy at the now defunct Shades venue & everyone who worked together to make this night happen.

JAZZIE B live In Conversation - Sydney March 2023
JAZZIE B live In Conversation - Sydney March 2023