Here are the Audios for last weekends Destination Kingston Clash between Jackpot and X-Ta-C 4×4.
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Schlagworte: Clash, Dancehall, Destination Kingston, Download, Jackpot, Reggae, Soundclash, Waagenbau, X-Ta-C 4x4
Schlagworte: Clash, Dancehall, Destination:Kingston, Hamburg, Massaya, Reggae, Soundclash, Sting like a Bee, Waagenbau, X-Ta-C 4x4
Unfortunatly Jackpots MC, Simma, was sick and couldn’t make it to the clash. But nevertheless they got the title with Marcus from Sting Like a Bee on the Mic as the Replacement Killer.
From what I’ve heard it was a deserved win, but not a landslide victory.
Schlagworte: Court Jesters Crew, Dancehall, Destination Kingston, gifted and baaad!, Hamburg, Interview, Massaya Sound, Reggae, Rote Flora, Satisfaction Guaranteed, Semik, Smart, Spruddy One, Trappa, Upclose and Personal, Waagenbau, Young
Today, we’re talking with a sound from the north of Germany, which is known for its excellent Dances, much appreciated Mix CDs and their good reputation all over germany and europe.
Ladies and Gents, please welcome the Righteous Warriors Massaya Sound from Hamburg to our Blog!
#Please introduce your Sound and all the members to the readers.
Massaya Sound – Hamburg’s finest in reggae and dancehall
Our Sound consists of 5 Members: Trappa (the MC) and the 4 selectors Smart, Semik, Roman and Till.
#When was the founding of your Sound and since when do you djing?
The sound was founded 2003 by Trappa, Semik, Roman and Pruzza who decided to leave the sound in 2004. A few months later Till was integrated in the sound. Smart joined the sound in 2008.
We all have different musical backgrounds. Trappa and Semik used to be in a rap crew called “Subkultur” in the 90s where they had their first stage experiences. Smart was the main selector of the parked-up sound Hammerheart soundsation which was founded in 1995.
#Can you describe which style your sound plays mostly?
We play all kind of styles of reggae music. It all depends on the massive. But I guess we are known for not only playing what the people already know but to vary our style throughout an evening. There are more then 50 years of jamaican music out there and many songs – not only out of the last 20 years – deserve to be danced to.
#Please tell me about the most important cornermarks in the sounds history, like clashes, the baddest dances, etc.
Hm, the cornermarks of our sound. Let me start with an event called “Upclose and Personal” which was our first dance we organized ourself. We played alongside the Hamburg roots and dub sound “Stepping Warrior” in the legendary venue “Rote Flora”. Over 600 People came out to enjoy this session and most Hamburg Soundmen came over. It was aswell our first collaboration with Nico Liebetanz who since then is responsible for the whole Massaya Artwork and our CI.
Another cornermark was the win of the Hamburg 45 Clash 2005. In that clash we played our first Spruddy One Dubplates and they got HUGE forwards. Spruddy One is part of the Massaya Family. He’s the first lovers-singer (who has various different topics, still) from germany and we try to support him in every aspect.
During the last years we were juggling alot – touring the whole a germany and several parts of Europe.
One of the most important cornermarks was our dance alongside Black Scorpio and General Trees in 2005. The Dance was held in the Basement of the Rote Flora which is a very small lane that only fit a handfull of people. Vibes Mad!
Our biggest success was to be the first dancehall sound from continental europe to ever win a clash in the UK – the “Bring You Tunes And Defend Your Sound Euro Edition” clash in London in March 2009.
#Which plans do you have for your sound in the near future and what are the real longtime plans for it?
In the near future we are planning to defend that title in Camden (London) on November 29th. Then, there might be a next clash in the UK in early 2010, but it might as well be that the promoter for that clash cancels his plans – we’ll see and let you know.
In the long run, we’re thinking about establishing Massaya as a label to put out a few productions. We’re still a bit hesitant about it cause that would also mean to voice less dubs and we’d probably take a break from clashing for a little while.
all pictures (c) by niculai constantinescu
#Which persons, sounds, artists have influenced you musicallywise?
We are highly influenced by the soundsystem culture in a whole. Too many to name them all. In fact we are all inspired by different personalities and sounds – to each his own. But just to drop some names: the hamburg local soundsystem who were active in the 90′s had a huge impact on us i.e. “Lionhearts”, “Hammerheart”, “Crucial Vibez”, “Roots Commandment”, “Silly Walks”. On top of that we are inspired by Soundsystem tapes and live recordings from all sounds all across the world.
#What was the first dubplate you ever voiced, and do you still play it?
Our first dubplate was General Degree. We dont play it too often though.
Thank you Semik for the Answers!
Please check the latest Mix of Semiks Satisfaction Guaranteed Series by clicking the Cover.
Also check Massayas Soundcloud Profile for the other Mix CDs of this Series and some more stuff.
Schlagworte: Dancehall, Destination Kingston Clash, Hakuna Matataa, Jackpot, Massaya, Music Master, Reggae, Soundclash, Waagenbau
Audios are available trough Massayas Soundcloud Account.
Thanks for promoting and providing the recordings so fast.
Dub fi Dub
Schlagworte: Clash, Dancehall, Destination Kingston, Hamburg, Jackpot Sound, Massaya Sound, Music Master, Reggae, Soundclash, Waagenbau
Schlagworte: Clash, Dancehall, Hakuna Matataa, Hamburg, Jackpot Sound, Massaya, Music Master, Reggae, Soundclash, Waagenbau
The whole thing will not happen until the 24th of october, but nevertheless i’ll let you know about it.
Jackpot Sound (Mainz, Germany)
Hakuna Matataa Sound (Meissen, Germany)
Music Master (London, UK)
Don’t know about the rules yet, but i’ll keep you updated.