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Events and such

Posted in reggae with tags on November 13, 2012 by olbiiyah


September to January is a hectic time in the life of International unknown DJ I tell thee.

Here is quick run through of upcoming gigs:

Friday 16th November // Freestyle presents… @ Bulls Head, Moseley Birmingham










Friday 23rd Nov










Saturday 1st Dec

I’m up in Sheffield playing with the Mighty Riddimtion Sound. Not got full details

Saturday 8th Dec


Friday 14th Dec @ Spotlight, Digbeth Brum


These are jus few flyer from other night I featured on of late

Last 6 month is technicolour

Posted in Africa, Food, plants, reggae on August 7, 2012 by olbiiyah

The last 6 months have run quick, too quick. Feeling less and less time to update the blog with runnings as runnings don’t run themselves. So pictures of my last 6 month will have to do and there are a lot. More exciting than my literal incompetence……

Mari & Gold

 Abashanti @ Leicester Carnival

 Rain @ Leicester Carnival

 The beginning of a beautiful Wisteria, thanks Mum

 Jerk Fish

Home made BBQ from salvaged bricks and a chimney

 This years second Gooseberry yield

Porridge from the homelands

Egg and rice


Previous mess

Evening primrose


Sorrel leaf salad, Rosemary for lamb and potatoes, mint for tea, Sage for Lamb, Chives for Potato salad, Red Currant for Duck etc

 Spicy tofu

 Stank of Piss

 Best Restaurant we went to in Morocco (not hard) Went for breakfast and dinner for 3 days in a row. Great Pigeon Pastillas!

 Agadir – can’t remember what it says

 Essaouira Harbour



In play betting

Saharan sunset


On set of Tremors starring Kev Bacon



Hill and Valley

Monkey fingers

Lonely donkey

Spot the stork?


Miniature Pomegranate

In bloom Bonsai

First festival of the year in Wales


Football crazy Football mad, Last day of the season multiscreen

Lemon citron

Chicken livers in sherry sause

Crab linguine

Brother Culture, I and Dub Judah

First time bloomer in lounge since bloomed again

Old bud in Portico Quartet, Birmingham Town Hall

St paddys day, Digbeth

Home grown broc

First loaf I’ve made

Ital Food for event. That to …..

this £5

The Mystic Revelation of Olbi Iyah’s Record box…

Posted in reggae with tags , , , , on February 5, 2012 by olbiiyah

Thats right Deep Roots Like Dirt 1972-78

Wow! Not uploaded any mixes for time so….

This selection comes straight from vinyl and showcases the dark, deep and militant roots that often gets over looked and under played.

I did this mix in the summer 11′ but failed to upload it due to sheer laziness. It only seems right to dedicate this selection to the memory of John Girling a friend and long time supporter of the Birmingham reggae scene. I know he would have loved this selection and feel sorry that he never got to hear it.

RIP Jon Girling (Zen, Obi 1)


Ruff und Rugged Roofrack

Posted in Food, Jungle, reggae on February 5, 2012 by olbiiyah

Put it on the roof rack! 

JA 86′ t’s

Posted in reggae with tags , , on February 5, 2012 by olbiiyah

Many peeps told me to do it so I did it!

Very Limited Edition only 30 made ‘This is Jamaica 86′ T-shirts
sm/m/lg sizes

Hit me up if interested as is only a few left. Organic Cotton and hand screen printed.

By direct for the Friendly Fire Shop

Summer rewind

Posted in Food, Jungle, reggae on February 5, 2012 by olbiiyah

Snow has jus fallen upon the midlands and much of the UK it wouldseem and I’m still catching up with the summer and trying to work out what happened!

Secret Garden festival Moomalicious, Bongoton and I. Glad I had my hair to keep me warm because had no tent or bedding.

Shambala with Whomanity and fam.

Boomtown Festival with my boy Aries

More Boom chilling with the Steel City Massive and Isabel.

Jus after rocking the Roots Yard to its core at Shambala with MadMax and Debra

Shambala with Pablo Rider

I had the duty to look after the all conquering Congo Natty and fam. Burnt my hand heating patties for all of them, no body goes hungry on my watch!

Fire pon a dead ass

Posted in Halloween, reggae with tags , , , on February 5, 2012 by olbiiyah

So I’m trying to catch up with myself. Here is a few pics that probably convey my runnings better than I can literally.

Halloween dance…

great dance but sadly the only pic I got from the dance was this beautiful show of King Beyond coming from straight from beyond the grave.

oh jus found this one of the Ital pumpkin stew I made for this event.

Nothing doing

Posted in Food, reggae on February 1, 2012 by olbiiyah

Nothing doing (English football saying): when a referee does not call foul on an ambiguous tackle that divides the crowd…. also describes my inability to maintain this blog.

Since my last post things have happened, foods been eaten and events have been run.

Taken from my time selecting in Aber. I had loads of absolutely beautiful pictures from there but lost my phone and

Naphtali Warrior and I at Skarumba Hi Fi

Rock-pooling! One of my favourite past times as a kid. Many a day I spent knee deep at the front of Sea View in Isle of White. Crabwalking

Wet Clarks

Seaweed one of natures miracle workers.

love that shit
to much Wales done



Posted in aquatics, Food, reggae with tags , , , on August 10, 2011 by olbiiyah

Jus got back from a much need holiday and it would seem the UK has gone to shit. The worst kinda riot an unrighteous one that sees yout fuck up the place for shits and giggles. Little fryers that suck the life outta poor communities, a result of a lack of heavy manners at the home and social neglect. Jah needs to strike them with the rod of correction for the devil finds work of idle hands. My heart goes out to the good honest people that have worked all their lives to set up small businesses like that of my friends at Ideal Skate Shop and Hatman that have been looted.

Should have stayed in Spain….


Cambino Serra.




Prawn cocktail on a Scorpion Fish bed.

Duck confit say no more.

Prentice a apprentice, mantice a mantice. Rescued from a pool

everyday, This was served to me by a Real Madrid legend that used to play for them in the 70s can’t remember his name but big up your badself and all the Torrevieja crew.

me and the Governor Reggae legend Joseph Cotton. Proud moment!

at home in El Mojon, is this a Honeysuckle? Answers in please…

A dog Mr Chiwawa named after me.

And thats your lot hope it provided you a light relief from all shit going down outside.

Passion over Profit

Posted in reggae on May 2, 2011 by olbiiyah


If like me you like to listen to music when cruising the outtanational super highway click here and listen to the last Version Galore Radio Show I did a couple a weeks back.

Grab your Kangol and dus off your Clarks

ITS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After the somewhat surprising success of the first THIS IS JAMAICA 86′. I (olbi iyah) thought I would once again revel in my lust for DIGITAL DANCEHALL along with likeminded entertainers.

This time were coming bigger and better with all PST’s SoundSystem upstairs plus the addition of the 8BIT LOUNGE offering retro gaming for all loafers tired from skankin’ hard.


OLBI IYAH (Lombard Royale/Jam Jah)
HEALA (Longshot Sound)

Pon the mic: LEWE IRIE and friends

Jus £5 or £3 NUS/DOLE CARD/befo 12

”big props to all that made it to the first one, it filled my little heart with such joy hearing the reports as well as your appreciation of that crucial era of Jamaican music.”

There is always Caribbean Food you jus a fi bang pon the window and say ‘Yo Pecker mi wan some bludclaat food inna mi belly!’


BLESS UP!!!!!!!!!


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