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Since 1997

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Advocating Heavy Bass Music & Sound System Culture
Member of Small Axe International Sound Movement

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Our latest Events & Activities

Event Dates

A full list of all our upcoming events. Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • 04 September

    MuBu Allstars

    Musikbunker Aachen

    Event Info
  • 11 September

    Swag It Up!

    Starfish Aachen

    Event Info
  • 12 September

    Kennedypark Open Air

    Kennedypark Aachen

    Event Info
  • 18 September

    Reggae Rotation

    Musikbunker Aachen

    Event Info


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Small Axe Merchandise

Get your limited edition Sound System merch now! Because of custom prodcuction we can take your order via email until our online store is up & running!

  • PRICE 15€
    Sound System T-Shirt Yellow

    Available in S - Fruit of the Loom

  • PRICE 15€
    Sound System T-Shirt Red

    Available in S - Fruit of the Loom

  • PRICE 15€
    Sound System T-Shirt Green

    Available in S - Fruit of the Loom

  • PRICE 3€
    Small Axe Sticker Pack

    4 pcs.


if you are a big tree, we are the small axe

This jamaican proverb was popularized by Bob Marley in 1971, and it describes the small axe as a tool of criticism, and a symbol of revolution against opression in any way.
Listen to Bob's song right here

Small Axe Sound Europe was founded by Dirk 'Sensi Ryder' & MC Mical in 1997 in Aachen Germany. Together with their crew they built a heavyweight soundsystem and voiced a bunch of dubplates in the studios of Kingston Jamaica. The crew gained huge success all over the mainland of Europe, Uk & USA, and in the early years of 2000 Small Axe travelled worldwide to perform on the biggest festivals and stage shows all around.


After MC Mical's tragical death in 2009 Small Axe refrained from travelling & touring. They kept on promoting parties & stageshows in their hometown Aachen, and after some years and continuing hard work Small Axe is back again, in full strenght and on full blast! We're ready to work any show, no matter if big or small. Resorting on 20 years of experience, Small Axe will surely drive any crowd mad. The performances are always sure to be loaded with pure energy & positive vibes! The Soundsystem itself doesn't require any explanations. What you see is what you get!  

Today's Small Axe Crew Members Are:
Sensi Ryder - MC, Selector / Inspecta C - MC, Selector / Radicall - Selector / Zafee - Selector / Carsten - Engeneer

Popular event series in Aachen by Small Axe Sound (past & current):
Reggae Thursdays / Dancehall Fever / Reggae Rotation / Sky's Not The Limit

Some of the artists who were working with Small Axe over the years:
Sebastian Sturm / General Levy / Daddy Freddy / Mr Williamz / Solo Banton / Pinchers / Reggie Steppa / Turbulence / Natty King / Exile Di Brave / Jamalski / Tamika / Mamadee / Treesha Moore / Denham Smith / Tiana / Shocking Murray / Nature / Gavinchi Brown / Colonel Lloydie / Nosliw / Maxim / Danger Dan / Moses / Cornadoor / Dr Ring Ding / Backyard Crew / and many more

Some of the Sounds who were performing with Small Axe in the past:
David Rodigan / King Tubby's / Sentinel / Heavy Hammer / Supersonic / Pow Pow / Soundquake / Herbalize It / Runn Sound / One Love Hi Powa and many more

Events Played:

  • European Link Up 2000 / 01
  • King Tubby's 30th Anniversary Bash 2001
  • Brooklyn Biltmore Reunion 2001
  • World of Reggae 2001 / 02
  • Splash Festival 2001 / 04
  • Reggae Geel 2001
  • Rototom Sunsplash 2002
  • Rodigan's 25 th Anniversary Bash 2003
  • Sean Paul Show Philipshalle 2003
  • MTV Hip Hop Open 2004
  • Summerjam Cologne Bay 2004 / 05 / 06 / 08
  • Afro Latino Festival 2011










Got a question about our events, shows and bookings, or just wanna link up? Get in touch!