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Yard Beat wins Boom Clash

May 23, 2017     VRA   0 Comment     News

Coming off their recent win at the Boom All-Star Sound Clash, winners of the four-tiered battle, YardBeat Sound System, visited THE STAR to clear up suggestions that their fan base came out of nowhere.

“We put a lot of time and energy in the clash, so we don’t want nobody misunderstanding the Japanese sound,” Desem told THE STAR. “We used to travel all over the world, do Europe tour. We are the first Japanese sound to go to Africa, as a Japanese sound. We went to New York and take the trophy. After that, we reach Jamaica.”

Since their success at the Boom All-Star Sound Clash, YardBeat found themselves being accused of ‘buying out’ patrons. However, local sound system manager Tall Boss of Di Unit, begged to differ and, instead, advised that Jamaican selectors study the music since foreigners are now dominating them on their own turf.

“These selectors are only playing songs that are current. You must learn to play music outside of your era. That is why I have my selectors study the music. We have to get familiar with music from the ’70s and ’80s, and not just ‘top-ten songs’,” he said.