Big Up Soul Survival Sound! – MC Bumpy Rage and DJ Junior Selector delivered an intense delivery of dub plates, mixing and patter that gave anyone listening an exciting feeling of being inside of a sound clash! After hearing a few minutes of this sound play, it was obvious that they had a plan – it was to be the first Sound on Sound System Fridays to play all dubs (no 45’s) – Rootsman was the first sound to drop all dubs, but, did so for only two hours and ten minutes. This is very interesting because Sounds that pass through ReggaeManiaRadio – Sound System Fridays have no obligation to do so. They have free reign when it comes to what they play, what they say and who they invite down. So, the choice of playing all dubs comes down to a level of difficulty that each sound sets for themselves.
Soul Survival played all dubs and even the toughest critics had to admit afterwards that they did so rather flawlessly. Sounds that are featured each and every Friday are also asked to invite an artist(s) to perform live with them – this is part of their agreement in securing a spot on ReggaeManiaRadio – Sound System Fridays. I have to give Soul Survival props for thinking through their opportunity and delivering three very fine artists as guest performers – Lindo P., I Brilliance and a stunner, Jamaica’s Michael Buckley (I still don’t know how they found him!). What an honour!
This night was hardcore to the max – ‘uncensored’ in its entirety! I am still chuckling when I think back at Lindo P. tapping me on the shoulder – he said, “Wow! Ron, we can curse – maddd!”. At one point, I looked around and I swear, over a dozen men were in my studio! Everybody was enjoying themselves and having fun. Nuff niceness!
I Brilliance sounded better than I’ve ever heard him. I’m being totally honest when I say this, Lindo P. being next to him hyped him up. Jamaica’s veteran artiste, Michael Buckley was calm, cool and collected when he performed and his voice…he has been blessed with a ‘golden’ voice – nothing more needs to be said.