This show was most enjoyable! Sound System Fridays was blessed with two veteran foundation Sounds – Downbeat and Black Scorpio. Both Sounds were in town to take part in ‘Legends of Dancehall’ – a half dance/half award show that was happening at the JCA later on that night. Little did Downbeat and Black Scorpio know that they would be recognised and honoured for their contributions over the years with a Lifetime Achievement Award courtesy of King Turbo.
Black Scorpio and Downbeat’s stay was short, but, sweet. Both Sounds gave the massive a taste of some of their classic dubs from the past right up until the present whilst MCing. I was in total awe! I didn’t know just how deep their boxes ran, I just knew about their contributions to the industry – owning a Sound System and holding producer credits. I was looking forward to interviewing these legendary cats live and direct!
Unfortunately, both Sounds had to leave before Midnight for their performance at the JCA. What a shame! I was so looking forward to doing my usual interview, especially with these guys – legends! Big Up Newby who held it down until the end of the show! He picked up the vibes and took us to a higher level.
Big Up Jahmin of King Turbo for securing the Sounds and for bringing them down to the ReggaeMania studio! Big Up Klymaxx Sound as well as Eclipse Sound – they passed through, but, did not play. Fulljoy the Podcast!