One of the most widely-regarded and respected sound systems to come out of Jamaica, Stone Love first emerged in 1973 around the Torrington Lane area in Kingston, when ex-policeman Winston “Wee Pow” Powell built the system, playing mostly soul cuts. But the sound really took off when DJs Rory and Cancer joined Wee Pow in the 80s and the three selectors, each representing different styles and crowds, combined their sounds. However, it wasn’t just in the varied selection that Stone Love pioneered the dance. Rather than get live acts to come in and spice up the session, they went about accumulating a wide variety of dubplates, juggling their own one-off versions on the fly, and changing the culture of the dubplate for ever. Without Stone Love, the career paths of artists such as Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks and Beenie Man, among many others, would have looked very different. In addition to the confidence to walk their own path, Stone Love also had a secret weapon in the form of sound engineer Winston Samuels, whose understanding of acoustics and sound dynamics gave them a huge advantage over the other sounds. Now boasting a family of 12 members, Stone Love have become one of the most prominent international sound systems, invited to bring their pioneering, positive vibes to clubs and festivals all over Europe, the USA and Japan. Join the Movement.