Friday, 31 October 2014

Culture Clash in my opinion [with first round vids/rest rounds audio]

First off, big up Red Bull. Bigging up the sponsors usually means this is a sponsored post. However, this isn't a sponsored post. They put on a big show and shoved 20,000 people into one place to experience Jamaican culture even if the music wasn't explicitly Jamaican. So big up Jamaica cos none of the music yesterday would exist in the way it does without it and there wouldn't be a format. Jamaica changed the way music was made and consumed. Both were on full display yesterday.

Keywords: 

Dub/dubplate/special = song cut specially to either big up your sound, kill another sound or both. Most "dub plates" are pretty much extinct - they're just specials - but everyone understands the term dubs.
A$AP Flop = A$AP Mob

First round = normal juggling/playing music
Second round = hosting
Third round = Sleeping with the enemy (playing other teams genres of music)
Fourth round = dub for dub/five minutes to play songs

I will update the post with videos as and when they come through.

Anyway, no real long talking. Just gonna summarise my thoughts on the sounds performances. Hindsight is a wonderful thing so obviously there will be a lot of that. But yeah.

p.s. my reading of it beforehand





So to the night...

First up the immortal Stone Love. Putting it out there from the beginning - we knew they were never going to compete let alone win. Some competitors (I mean "one competitor" but we'll get onto that) were there to expose it to a wider audience, Stone Love were there for credibility. There has to be a pure Jamaican music sound. Stone Love have a reputation for mixing the genres from day, but they're a Jamaican sound first and foremost. Plus, they are legends in sound system even though they aren't really a clashing sound.



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