Mystic Sound Wins World Clash
The atmosphere was electric, and the excitement reached an all-time high at the 20th anniversary staging of Irish and Chin's World Clash held recently at Toronto's Tibetan Cultural Center.
Mystic Sound nabbed the title, continuing the winning legacy of Canadian sounds for a third year, and securing Canada as the international home of World Clash in 2019.
Mystic Sound scored the win defeating the American Rumble champion Dynamq, in a 'tune-fi-tune' showdown that included a slew of powerhouse selections from the likes of Andrew Tosh, Gregory Isaacs and Tony Tuff. The high powered Canadian sound sailed through the competition, seeing the elimination of the competition, including World Clash champion and fellow Canadian sound King Turbo, along with several of the battlefield's most promising sound systems Jah Works (Japan Rumble), Mour Dan/ Empire Sound (UK Rumble), Dee Buzz (Euro Rumble) and Three Sevens (Caribbean Rumble).
Horns and whistles resonated in the centre as the clash came to life. There was nothing sweeter than the well-orchestrated dubs that echoed through the colossal speakers as contenders aimed to make their mark on the coveted World Clash stage.
For several hours, sounds captivated the crowd, hitting performance highs and lows. Much to the surprise of ecstatic clash fans, Mystic Sound, played by members Tyrone and Fabian, proved a force to be reckoned with in the heated battle, quickly shedding their underdog billing, as they dominated the second round with an arsenal of new dub plates and music from some of the who's who of dancehall including Masicka, Govana, Aidonia and Rygin King. Consistent performances throughout the clash, combined with blunders by competitors helped solidify Mystic's position in the renowned war.
By all accounts, World Clash culminated its 20th anniversary with a bang, serving as the ideal way for Irish and Chin to close out the yearlong celebration of the industry's longest-running sound clash brand. The famed promoters proudly eye the future as they continue their mission to highlight Jamaica's indigenous and vibrant sound clash culture.