A sound clash is a musical competition where DJs from opposing sound systems or “sounds,” as they’re most commonly referred, compete against each other in front of an audience. Sound clashes take place in a variety of venues, both indoor and outdoor around the world, and primarily feature reggae or dancehall.
Irish and Chin Productions has been the force behind World Clash, one of the most revered sound clashes in the world for nearly twenty years. World Clash has inducted the likes of Japan’s Mighty Crown and England’s David Rodigan.
Referred to as the big league of clashes by industry standards, World Clash attracted thousands of attendees last weekend. Entitled “The Rise of New Champions,” the sound clash welcomed fans to witness a burgeoning fleet of sounds take their shots at international fame and bragging rights on the big stage. The line-up of seven sound systems from five countries included Innocent (US), Young Hawk (US), Warrior (Germany), Jugglerz (Germany), King Tubby’s (United Kingdom), Renaissance (Jamaica) and King Turbo (Canada).
“The Rise of New Champions is the start of a new beginning for global visibility of sound clash culture,” says sound clash producer Garfield ‘Chin’ Bourne of Irish and Chin Productions. “It’s the cultivation of new stars, which help the sound industry move into the future.” World Clash was a mega concert, requiring competing sounds to combine music, speech, stage presence, and timing to meet World Clash’s high competition standards. Canada’s King Turbo was ultimately declared the winner.
Irish and Chin Productions is gearing up for its next event “Reeewind to Rocksteady” with Marcia Griffiths, Freddie McGregor, Code Red Band and David Rodigan.
For more information, visit http://www.irishandchin.com.–angela mack