Sashi Redefines Dancehall Culture with Historic Synergy Event

Clash of the Titans Set to Make Waves
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Sashi, the vanguard of Jamaican entertainment, proudly announces a groundbreaking addition to its illustrious lineup: Synergy. Taking place on May 24, 2024, as part of the highly anticipated Sashi Weekend, Synergy promises to elevate dancehall culture to new heights.

Sashi Redefines Dancehall Culture with Historic Synergy Event

Synergy is a nod to the glory days of dancehall, where sound systems and DJs had to prove themselves on the musical battlefield through a clash. Sounds systems is what birthed dancehall. Before dubplates, the artists did live clashes on sound systems.   For the inaugural staging of Synergy, the Sashi has called upon Tony Matterhorn,  Ricky Trooper, Metro Media and Bass Odyssey.

In addition to the stellar lineup of artists, Synergy will feature four sides, each with its unique style and sound. From the legendary Sound Clash Sound Systems:

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Tony Matterhorn

Tony Matterhorn: Known for his explosive energy and infectious vibes, Tony Matterhorn emerged from Kingston, Jamaica, making a name for himself as part of the dynamic duo King Addis. His ability to deliver an energetic and exciting live show propelled him to victory at the dancehall World Cup in 2000.

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Metro Media Sound System

Metro Media: With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Metro Media has garnered the respect of artists and audiences worldwide. The creative song selections and onstage antics of their selector “Big Belly Sky Juice”  have earned him the Guinness Sounds of Greatness Recognition Award, celebrating his contribution to dancehall culture.

Ricky Trooper: A legendary sound killer from Killamanjaro and owner of Sound Trooper Sound System, Ricky Trooper boasts an impressive 50 years of experience in the industry. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award during Reggae Month Essence of Reggae Promotion, in recognition of his unparalleled skill and contributions to the dancehall scene.

Sashi Experience 2024
Ricky Trooper

Bass Odyssey: Hailing from the hills of St. Ann, Bass Odyssey is widely recognized as Jamaica’s best sound system, dominating the music arena for over 23 years. Known as the “World Champion Sound,” Bass Odyssey has won numerous sound clash titles and continues to captivate music lovers worldwide with its unique juggling and clashing of reggae and dancehall music. These legendary dancehall icons will converge at Synergy for a night of electrifying showdowns and musical prowess.

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Bass Odyssey

At the core of it, Sashi also introduces a pioneering draft system, where DJ/Sound System will select 10 artists from a pool of Dancehall Clash heavyweights from the 90s. These legendary figures, with their extensive catalogue of songs, include: Professor Nuts, Danny English, Oneil Famous, Peter Metro, Junior Cat, King Kong, Bunny General, Lone Ranger, Nitty Kutchie, Quenchaid, Major Mackerel, Josey Wales, Screechie Joe, Little John, Admiral Bailey,  Roundhead, Guinney Pepper, Utan Green, Singing Melody, Wickerman, Silver Cat, Ricky General, Mega Banton, Admiral Tibet, Jigsy King, Flourgon, Daddy Lizard, Echo Minott, Frisko Kid, Terry Ganzie.

“This is more than just a clash – it’s a celebration of our musical heritage and the vibrant culture that defines us as Jamaicans,” says Horatio Hamilton, founder of Sashi. “Synergy pays homage to the pioneers of clash culture and the cassette stalls in Halfway Tree that kept us abreast of clashes and new sound releases. It’s a nod to the legends born from these clashes – Sky Juice, Tony Matterhorn, and Ricky Trooper – and the cultural icons they helped shape. This event transcends borders and brings together fans of the music and the culture, from uptown to downtown. This was what made Ninja Man, Yellow Man, Shabba, Beenie Man, Wayne Wonder and Bounty Killer household names in the 80’s and 90’s.”

Synergy promises to be a night of nostalgia, excitement, and raw energy, drawing fans from around the globe to witness history in the making.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of history – secure your tickets now at www.sashi.com and witness the clash of the titans at Synergy!

Sashi Weekend Events:
Sashi Fashion Show: May 23,2024
Synergy: May 24,2024
Sashi Live: May 25 (featuring Busta Rhymes and Ne-yo),
Sashi Beach Party: May 26, 2024

For more information and ticket inquiries, visit www.sashi.com.

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