It was a thrilling night for clash fans and one of great surprise, as juggling contender Sky Juice of Metromedia won the sound industry’s most coveted competition, World Clash R.E.S.E.T.
This iconic victory marks the first time a juggling sound won World Clash. Clash fans turned out in the droves to experience the excitement and energy of World Clash R.E.S.E.T., which was filled with historical moments, performances and music selections.
Following Metromedia’s consistency was King Addies, who was fresh off the heels of defeating World Champions Bass Odyssey. King Addies delivered a stellar performance through out the clash, earning a spot in the “tune-fi-tune” [final round] against Metromedia.
Skyjuice of Metromedia with the World Clash R.E.S.E.T 2013 Trophy
All sounds brought experience, charisma and undeniable entertainment to the World Clash stage! Now you get to re-live the world’s renowned competition completely free.
Global marketing/promotions group Irish and Chin, who specializes in Reggae/Dancehall entertainment, recently hosted two reggae songs versus one dancehall track on their weekly 45 clash competition. The competition allows the public to listen and vote for the song that they think is the best and should be the next big thing.
The clash which ran from June 3rd to June 10th featured “One Bag A Reggae” by Ishabel (reggae), “Have You Lost Somebody” by Tydal (reggae) and “Pack Up & Run” by Karamanti (dancehall).
The public overwhelmingly voted for Karamanti’s “Pack Up & Run” which is to be the next single off her new album entitled Dancehall Retaliates. Karamanti is very pleased with the victory and says that this is confirmation that dancehall music can be just as positive as reggae.
Listen to “Pack Up & Run” here. Watch the Dancehall Retaliates Documentary here;
It’s been an iconic month for the sound system industry, as two giants have joined forces; Caribbean entertainment gurus Irish and Chin and legendary “Kings of Clash” King Addies.
The announcement has created an enormous buzz among sound system and dancehall fans, especially diehard Addies followers. Irish and Chin’s addition of King Addies to their management roster further solidifies the goals of their Campaign R.E.S.E.T. (Restoring Exciting Soundsystem Entertainment Together), namely the aim of creating a unified playing field for clash and juggling sounds.
“I am more than honored to be officially working with King Addies, a sound that I grew up following and emulating when I was young,” says Garfield “Chin” Bourne of irish and Chin. “I have the utmost respect for King Addies. Frankly, everyone on my team is excited about this addition to our management roster and prides themselves with the role we will play in their growth.”
While Irish and Chin has laid out many worthwhile future plans for King Addies, it’s global touring and international competitions that will take precedence. Irish and Chin would like to secure worldwide bookings and tours for King Addies, which will ultimately expand their presence and fanbase. This historical sound should be afforded infinite opportunities based on their undeniable impact on the Caribbean diaspora. Among numerous accomplishments, Irish and Chin has successfully marketed and managed Mighty Crown for over 13 years, resulting in global exposure, huge endorsements and high profile performances. The Caribbean entertainment firm plans to create a marketing strategy for King Addies, which will enable them to reach their full potential.
“I own one of the world’s greatest sounds. King Addies is my lifelong investment and passion and I would like to see my sound remain relevant for years to come, ” says Eton, King Addies’ Owner. “Working with Irish and Chin is the best way to move forward.”
Without any question, King Addies is credited for being the “architect” of high caliber style clashing. Their intense activity and track record during the Biltmore “Golden Era” of sound clash (a period in America that ranged from the 80’s to the 90’s) is unprecedented and heralded by nearly every selector, sound system and clash fan in the arena. It’s King Addies style that has served as the blueprint for American clash culture. The future of King Addies sound is just as bright as it’s illustrious past. The sound has been refreshed with new faces that boast the talent and skills to carry on it’s huge legacy. The sound’s lineup includes King Pin, Killa Bo, A1 and Swugee Don.