The Shakori Hills Vinyl Lounge features local DJs spinning tunes the old fashioned way, between sets on the Meadow Stage. With a beer stand right alongside, it’s the perfect place to mellow out with friends and dance to timeless grooves. (Near the Meadow Stage, throughout the festival) Catch the Vinyl Lounge All-Star Dance Party on Thursday and Saturday in the Cabaret Tent at 11pm. (On Facebook @grassrootsvinyllounge)
With a background running successful record shops in both his native England and in New York City, Dominic is a long time collector and versatile selector who now resides in Raleigh. His sets favor a mod atheistic that utilize Garage, Psychedelia, Funky Soul, Latin Jazz and just about anything else that’s tasty.
Based in the Bull City, Craig spins the best in Soul. With a background in the music business and successful DIY promotion, he has years of experience as a working record buyer and boasts a serious collection of his own. From Motown hits to Northern Soul obscurities, he plays all original 45 RPM singles from the golden era of America’s music.
As a musician, selector and founder of the Grassroots Vinyl Lounge, Caleb showcases forgotten Soul, Funk, Disco and more at each and every Grassroots festival location. He can otherwise be found spinning at parties and sessions near home in Carrboro.
Spinning vinyl since 1989, Ras J is a veteran selector with over two decades of experience. His groundbreaking 1990s radio show ‘Ewadjo’ on WECS in Connecticut featured live dub mixes and freestyle sessions, one of the first of its kind in the country. He has opened for Steel Pulse, Buju Banton, the Wailers, Culture and the Budos Band, and currently hosts two of the longest running 100% vinyl parties in North Carolina, Simmer Down and Soul Deep. His festival sets at Shakori Hills include forays into psychedelic rock, soul and funk, while his passion remains classic roots and bass heavy reggae.
Selector B Steady
As a music explorer, DJ and traveler B Steady digs deep playing events around the world. From Kingston, Jamaica to the Redlight District in Amsterdam and at home in the US and his sets reflect this. On a foundation of Jamaican music he adds beats and rhythms from around the world, linking the world’s music back to the little island of Jamaica, all in an effort to showcase how influential the island of Jamaica has been to music worldwide. In 2016 he teamed up with Algoriddim and brought the Riddim Macka sound system forward to play Jamaican music the way it was meant to be heard, big speaker boxes and 8000 watts of power!
You can hear him on WXYC 89.3, Mixcloud or at events he hosts around the Triangle (45 Revolutions, Soul Deep Cellar, Simmer Down, One Track Mind)
Affiliations: WXYC 89.3, Red Light Radio, Grassroots Festivals, Moog Festival, Kingston All Stars