Stone Love Movement

Based in [Kingston, Jamaica], Winston "Wee Pow" Powell built the Stone Love sound system in 1972, using locally-built amplifiers. These were soon upgraded, and the equipment has been kept up to date over Stone Love's four decade history, with long-time engineer Winston Samuels in charge of technical aspects of the sound system.

It became Jamaica's most popular sound system, known for its superior sound quality, and maintained this position into the 21st century. It has also played overseas in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan. Stone Love is renowned for its exclusive dubplates, which have included sides by many of the artists which it helped to establish, including Buju Banton and Wayne Wonder, and Johnny Osbourne and Shabba Ranks, Sanchez, and Beenie Man.

In the 1990s, rivalry with the Killamanjaro sound system led to a series of 'sound clashes' being staged.

In 2003 Powell started a second sound system, Purple Love, which concentrates on vintage Jamaican music.

A live album featuring a recording of the sound system performing, Stone Love Live, was released in 2005 on November Records.

The sound system hosts the 'Weddy Weddy Wednesday' party every Wednesday at its base in Burlington Avenue, Kingston.

Apart from Wee Pow, the selectors have included Rory, Geefus, Billy Slaughter, Billy Cosby, Diamond, Fire Ras, Ice Burg, Black Fox, Scary Gary, Dwayne Pow, Jazzy, and Genius.

The sound system spawned the Stone Love and Father Pow record labels that have released hits by the likes of Bounty Killer, Jigsy King and Tony Curtis, Capleton, Tanya Stephens, and Daddy Screw.

In August 2014 it was announced that Powell would receive the Order of Distinction in October that year.

On 30 October 2014, the movement appeared at the Red Bull Culture Clash, clashing against Boy Better Know, A$AP Mob and eventual winners Rebel Sound (David Rodigan, Shy FX, Chase & Status and MC Rage).

To celebrate Stone Love's 42nd anniversary, the sound system toured the US in a series of performances that will culminate in an event on 27 December 2014 at the Red Stripe Oval in Kingston.

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Ron Miner (DJ Indiana Jones) Got his start in 1983 Deejaying at Melody Skateland on the Westside of Indianapolis. While attending Ben Davis High School Ron was a dj for rap group D-KOR (Group also included DJ Top Speed and David Woodard) and made mixtapes for his friends and family. Ron was named Indy when he moved to New York in 1994. Ron worked as an intern for Pendulum Records servicing College Deejays and Mix Tape Deejays with Vinyl. This led to a job with EMI records as National Director of Crossover Promotion, where Indiana Jones was born. A certified Pacers, Colts, and Hoosier Fans, New Yorkers were quick to call him Indiana leading to the name Indiana Jones. After working for EMI,"Indiana Jones" spent time in the clubs of NY spinning at such legendary clubs as LIFE, The Tunnel, ReBar, and Jet Lounge. Since moving back to Indianapolis. Ron has worked as an On Air Mixer with RadioNow WNOU 100.9, Tour Deejay (C-Rayz Walz)(Rhymefest), , Event Manager (Martell Cognac, Seagram’s Gin, Malibu Rum) and Club Promoter (The Vogue, Midtown Grill, Blu, Subterra). As DJ Indiana Jones, he has spun alongside Mark Ronson, A Trak, Cosmo Baker, Richie Hawtin, Grandmaster Flash, Mick Boogie, The Rub and has opened for acts ranging from Run D.M.C. and Sean Paul to Sting and Destiny's Child. DJ Indiana Jones has been voted "Best Club DJ" by the Readers of Indianapolis' Nuvo Newsweekly in 2002 and 2008 and with a client list including LRG, Scion, Man Alive, Finish Line, Rich Kleiman, Peyton Manning, and Jermaine O'Neal among others, DJ Indiana Jones is a sure shot. Currently supporting residencies in New York, Orlando and Indianapolis his demand is diverse and far reaching!

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