Rumble Sound Clash Series Erupts in Japan and the U.S. with New Winners Rodem Cyclone and Stereo 5
Before a sold-out crowd in Yokohama, Japan’s Bayhall, some of the country’s most talented sounds competed in the well orchestrated Japan Rumble, emblazoned with musical fury and crowd control! Sounds like Emperor, Hemp Zion, Rispec Jam, Superior Sound and Rodem Cyclone aimed to dethrone the respected, defending champion Jah Works.
After rounds of elimination, it was Jah Works and Rodem Cyclone that made it to the final stretch. Bringing an arsenal of seamlessly curated dub plates to the stage, Jah Works and Rodem Cyclone made Japan Rumble’s climactic “Rapid Fire” aka “Tune-fi-Tune” one for the books! As fate has it, Rodem Cyclone defeated Jah Works, seizing the coveted Japan Rumble championship title!
Stereo 5 nabs the U.S. Rumble title.
Meanwhile, across the globe, hardcore clash fans cheered for their fav homegrown sounds at Garage in Bronx, NY. Sound killers on the heated U.S. Rumble line up included Culture Blend, Super Force, Stereo 5, Snow White and Jah Mikey One. Although Super Force lived up to their powerful name and reputation through out the clash, it was “Bronx Bomber” Stereo 5 positioned in certified “warrrr” mode, slinging impactful dub plates with no mercy during a final “Rapid Fire” showdown. Due to a noteworthy clash showing, Stereo 5 earned the respected “U.S. Rumble” championship title.
Established more than four years ago, Irish and Chin’s Rumble Series has provided a viable platform for dozens of sounds. Held in several countries each year, the 2019 Rumble season kicked off in clash hot spot Toronto, Canada at the top of June, seeing the fearless Klymaxx as the new Canada Rumble champion!
” I am proud of the Rumble Series,” says Chin. “Even when sound clash can present itself as a tough sell at times…that doesn’t negate the exposure for competing sounds and the excitement for the musical sport we can’t get enough of.”
Two clashes in different parts of the world on the same night is a first for Irish and Chin. In fact, it’s a first for any promoter that we are aware of. The awesome feat is a true testament to the global impact of sound clash and Irish and Chin alike.
Promoters Chin, Mighty Crown and champion Rodem Cyclone take selfie with sold out crowd.
Promoted in conjunction with Reggae Girls/Authentic Reggae Music, U.K. Rumble wraps the series summer line up, with Caribbean Rumble slated for later this year. Notably, winners of the Rumble Series will head to the famed World Clash (the Superbowl of sound clash), where they will vie for clout, fame and a reputable position in the industry.
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