Don Rankin brought it last Friday Night – arriving early and bringing their own machine. MC and Don Rankin President Fouti Rankin was first to select and play the sound, accompanied by his full-time selector Curry. The crew kept it easy, but, fast tempo for the first half-hour, after overcoming the turbulence, quickly steadied down to deliver one of the more entertaining shows seen on Sound System Fridays.
It wouldn’t come down to playing ‘all dubplates’ all night as some previous sounds had chosen to do. Instead, Don Rankin mixed high quality dubs with high impact 45’s and entertaining live speech. This was all topped up by great live performances by none other than Michie ‘Bahd Gyal’ Mee (her third time here), Lindo P. (his fourth time here ) and Trinity Chris (his first time here) not to mention the ON stage style of energy and antics from Don Rankin member – Problem Child. He never stopped!
This show cannot be summed up in print – it should be experienced aurally and visually! Listen + watch, you’ll understand what I am talking about. Congrats Don Rankin, you brought it to Sound System Fridays – your numbers were a testament to this (the overall viewers on Ustream eclipsed all previous record holders and you came close to tying King Turbo’s record for the highest steady viewership)!. Good luck in “Real Steel” Don Rankin! By the way…this Friday January 18th, Sound System Fridays welcomes Silverhawk Sound (Richie Poo) and LP International (Killa D) – make it a date!