From humble beginnings, to becoming Holland’s Number One Champion Sound. Herb-A-Lize It was born in east-Holland, a son of the city called Enschede (En-ska-day). The name Herb-A-Lize It is now an international household name, respected and admired my it’s peers and loyal fans on every continent.
It all started after the original founding father Stef visited the Reggae/Dancehall epicenter, Jamaica-Jamaica back in 1995 and tasted the true essence of this musical culture, which we have grown to love so much. He returned to Holland with a head full of ideas and a burning desire to get Herb-A-Lize It up and running.
Sultan, a long time friend and a local DJ on the scene in En-ska-day at that time, joined the sound in 1998, bringing his charismatic, never give up, take no prisoners mentality into the brand.
In 2001 Daddy Jim, the wickedest, free-styling spitter in town joined up with the crew adding his original Jamaican MC quality to a then young and growing sound. In 2005 the amazingly talented Trini-born D-One (Jammasters Ent.) took over as the main DJ/Selector and from day one together with Sultan, have been igniting dance-floors across the globe. No wonder they are hailed with the title of “European Party Machine.”
Energy, excitement and the element of surprise are elements you’d get in a typical Herb set. No two sets would ever be the same because nothing is planned in this Sound. A combination of Reggae, Dancehall and Soca with a few surprises in the mix are the key ingredients in a Herb-A-Lize It cook up.
Herb-A-Lize It has shared the spotlight with many other famous international soundsystems, graced the stage at many premium concerts and festivals and have performed alongside numerous major worldwide famous recording artists.
Apart from being notoriously know for their impressive custom tunes and extraordinary live performances, Herb-A-Lize It is also well known for being the only Dutch soundsystem that hosts sound-clashes. “War-Inna-East” is a yearly clash organized by Herb-A-Lize It, bringing together the finest international soundsystems to do battle on Dutch soil. Herb-A-Lize It agency is a new initiative where the emphasize is on presenting quality entertainers to the world. Activities such as booking agent for reggae superstar Ziggi Recado and managing Poison Darts yearly European tour are just some of the activities handled by the agency.
The crew has been strengthened over the years by the addition of more members. Fyah-Monk comes from St. Martin and Souljah is Dutch and they both function in diverse capacities. Colombian Carlito and Dave the Jamaican are the newest members and make up the “young-team.” Carlito DJ/Selector and Dave the MC.
The future continues to look bright for Herb-A-Lize It as they continue to see the blessings flow. They are a soundsystem that would definitely continue to forge their own destiny, continue to push the envelope of creativity to higher and higher heights and continue to feed the world with their magical musical vibes and unique brand of goodness.
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Herb-A-Lize It Loved by few, Hated by many but Rated by all!