Season One of Our Yard focuses on the foundational Sound System stories from the Windrush 1st & 2nd generations as they find their feet in post war britain during the 1970's and 80's.


OUT NOW - Lloyd Coxsone, Don Letts

COMING SOON - Mad Professor, Dubplate Pearl, Mikey Dread (Channel One Sound System), Lady V (V Rocket International)

Chapter One : Foundations W/ Lloyd Coxsone

Part One

Part One of our conversation with Lloyd Coxsone we speak on him laying his foundations after immigrating from the West Indies to the UK in his teens, the challenges he faced like many others of the Windrush Generations,experiencing racism, police brutality and prejudice in many forms but still being able to elevate himself and others in the face of adversity.

Part Two

In part two of our conversation with Lloyd Coxsone we touch on different sound systems that inspired him as he expanded the sound to the world.

Chapter Two : DIY Culture W/ Don Letts

We cover the culture clash king, Don Lett's dads sound system, experiences as a yout, how he found his way in to the fashion scene through Acme Attractions, DIY Culture, influencing his peers by introducing dub reggae to the table and his progression as a director and producer while selecting some tunes of the times.

About Us

Our Yard is a project brought to you by Mimm Studios, a Black Led creative studio exploring heritage, history and music through the lens of Caribbean Culture.

Look out for up and coming interviews as we take a journey through the chronological story of Black British Music from the 1960's to present day along side clothing drops, events and film screenings.