Stef (Studio Engineer/Back Office)
Daddy Jim (DJ/MC)
Souljah (Back Office)
From humble beginnings, to becoming The Dutch Number One Champion Sound.
Herb-A-Lize It was born in east-Holland in the city of Enschede (En-ska-day).
It all started after Stef visited the Reggae/Dancehall epi-center, 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 the time, joined the sound in 1998, bringing his charismatic, never give up, take no prisoners mentality to the Sound. This was the start of Herb-A-Lize It Assault on the Dutch Reggae/Dancehall scene.
In 2001, the caribbean infiltration on the sound began. Jamaican born Daddy Jim, the wickedest, free-styling spitter in town brought his MC/lyrical talents on board. Possibly one of the baddest selectors on the scene, Trinidadian D1 from the Jam Masters crew followed in 2005 and becoming the main selector of the sound. Fyahmunk has been the last island man to join the crew so far. Straight outta St. Maarten, he brings his mad, versatile, explosive MC-ing style into the mix. In 2009 Herb-A-Lize It became even more multi-membered (and multilingual and – cultural) as Columbian born young selecta Carlito, who on-stage contributes to the appearance of Reggae/Dancehall party- and clashmachine Herb-A-Lize It and Souljah, born and bred Tukker like Sultan and Stef, started alongside Stef to concentrate on both Herb-A-Lize It's ever expanding dub box as well as backoffice duties.
A typical Herbalize-it set is ram packed with energy, excitement and of course the element of surprise. No two sets would ever be the same because nothing is planned in this Sound. A combination of reggae and dancehall 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 big international sounds, graced the stage at many well-known reggae concerts (Summer Jam and Two77Splash to name a few) and performed alongside just about all of the bigger reggae/dancehall artists all over Europe. Herb-A-Lize It is now known and respected not only as a Big Sound System with a seriously sick dub-box, but also the only Dutch Sound that hosts clashes. War-Inna-East is a yearly clash organized by Herb-A-Lize It, which brings together the wickedest Soundsytems to do battle on Dutch soil. The future looks bright for Herb-A-Lize It, the Sound that would definitely keep on making their own destiny and pushing the envelope of creativity within this addictive Reggae/Dancehall world to higher and higher heights.
So look out for Herb-A-Lize It, playing soon at a city near you!
Herb-A-Lize It Loved by few, Hated by many but Rated by all!....