It's great to see that Stone Love is taking steps to help rebuild the sound arena.
For quite some time now, I have been preaching that the only way to respark an interest in dancehall sound systems among patrons is to give them what they what to see. Over the year's sound system politics have destroyed the arena causing huge divisions among some of the industries top named sound teams. A problem which over time caused patrons to soley be entertained by the same combonations of sounds for years.
These combinations again formed by politics, were profitible to those who were members of the click, but drove the sound industry in the ground. Eventually, patrons became fed up of seeing the same cookie cutter line ups over and over again and the demands for these sound packages started to diminish.
But there is still hope. Mighty Crown and David Rodigan successfully toured together for two years, adding a lot of needed hype to the arena.Shortly after, Bass Odyssey and Stone Love carried the tourch, causing another woo factor among dancehall patrons. And lately, Stone Love and Kilimanjaro have put aside their differences in an effort to generate some much needed hype in the arena. Stone Love and Kilimanjaro now officially have the industry talking. The buzz is on.
I said it before and I will say it again, Stone Love holds the key to breaking down a lot of the barriers in to sound industry. They are viewed as the trendshetters for the sound industrys business structure. Once they take a stance. Other sound teams normally follow suite. So, if Stone Love announces tomorrow that it's ok for juggling and clash sounds to play and tour together, then more than likely other sound teams will see it the same way.
I wonder who Sone Love will free up next!! Will it be Mighty Crown.LOL. Big up to Stone Love "a long time dis fi gawn!"