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November 7, 2019 0 Comments Editorial, News

New Jersey’s King Shine Loses WFC Belt

On Friday, October 18th in New York City, the very first WFC champ King Shine from New Jersey lost the title and belt to the very first belt challenger from Berlin, Germany, the crowned King of Europe, Supersonic.

Before the clash, two different social media polls had both sounds neck and neck regarding who the public thought would win. So, patrons went into the clash knowing it would be a real competition, and the contenders certainly didn’t disappoint, as the hard fought musical battle came down to one song at the very end.

The clash had 5 regulation rounds, of which Jimmy Spliff of King Shine won the first two, with no question. Supersonic’s mc and selector duo, Spider and Panza, started off slow and wasn’t receiving any forwards nor crowd engagement, so, by the beginning of the third round it wasn’t looking good for them at all. However, Supersonic turned it around in a major way in round three, and received some of the biggest forwards of the night, on almost every song played. That round tipped the scales into Supersonic’s favor and they went on to win rounds 3, 4 and 5, while King Shine struggled to connect with the crowd.

The rules of the clash stated that a sound had to win 4 of the 5 regulation rounds in order for it to be considered an official “lock off”, and eliminate the need for a tune-for-tune, best of 7 songs playoff round. Since neither sound won 4 rounds, the tune-for-tune playoff began with King Shine leading 3-1. However, Supersonic came back to tie the score at 3-3, and the very last song sealed the deal, making Supersonic the official new WFC champion. 

Patrons from Spain, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Canada Jamaica, Florida, Boston, Jersey, Philly, Washington DC, and the New York tristate were definitely in the building.

It was a very successful competition, produced by legendary sound and promotions team, King Addies, along with promotional partners: Kingston based TV program The Release, Irie Jam Radio, Reggae Vibes Media, Tek9 Promotions, Britelite Promotions, Power of Reggae and Impulse Nation.

The belt is now headed to Europe and Dinero, of King Addies Promotions stated, “The journey for World Fight Club has just begun!”

Next up, WFC Round 3, which goes down in 2020! Follow @WorldFightClubWFC for recaps, pics, news and announcements.

October 13, 2019 0 Comments Editorial, News

World Fight Club: A New Sound Clash Era

The worldwide buzz is picking up major steam, as King Addies Promotions gets closer to Round 2 of their all-new sound clash league—World Fight Club (WFC).  A prestigious belt title on the line, the second installment of the exciting, competitive series goes down on Friday October 18, 2019 in North America’s sound clash mecca—New York City. This epic, one-on-one, musical square off features the crowned “King of Europe”, Germany’s Supersonic Sound as the first ever WFC belt challenger, versus USA’s defending WFC champion King Shine from New Jersey.

King Shine’s battle tested selector, Jimmy Spliff, made history by earning the very first WFC champion title in the inaugural “Round 1” event, in March 2019.  Having killed two New York City sounds (in NYC), he established King Shine as the Tri-State WFC Champion—however, the upcoming WFC2 is for the international title.

Supersonic, is an accomplished powerhouse that has competed victoriously over industry icons like Mighty Crown, Sound Trooper, Freddie Krueger, King Turbo and legendary Black Kat–to name only a few.  Nominated by global sound clash fans on social media, and later selected by legendary King Addies, Supersonic re-enters the arena after being off of the battlefield for 4 years—which is what aficionados of the culture negatively consider “parked” (out of the game/no longer competing). Additionally, the Berlin based heavyweight hasn’t competed on US soil in over 6 years.  Meanwhile, King Shine has been consistently (also quite controversially) coming up in the ranks, and actively killing respected sounds like Sound Trooper, Pink Panther, Earthruler, Alaska Sound and more. King Shine is one of the most frequently competing sound systems in the world.  Since earning the champion title, they’ve already dominated and won 3 one-on-one bouts, in the USA and Canada.

With WFC2 right around the corner, the writing is officially on the wall: Supersonic will either dispel the “rusty gun” myth and reclaim their prominence as a formidable force to be reckoned with, ah yawd in Europe (their turf) and abroad; or, Jimmy Spliff may slay arguably the biggest giant in the eastern hemisphere of the world, and confirm King Shine is indeed a heavyweight.

World Fight Club is an emerging, cutting edge brand, created by experienced sound clash experts, which offers a fresh approach to a long existing, ever-evolving and growing industry. For several decades, sound clash entertainment events have been taking place in established and new markets such as Japan, various European countries, the UK, Africa, South America, across the Caribbean and of course its birthplace—Jamaica.  And over the years, events have pulled various sized crowds ranging from a small circle of friends at underground bouts, to more recently over 20K exhilarated patrons in one event.

A new arena for champions, WFC is an ongoing battle series for musical supremacy and it’s all about dominating crowd approval, donning the beautiful belt and big bragging rights. However, the WFC league stands out among other clash brands because only true thoroughbreds in the global arena can face the ultimate test of top tier musical savvy, and wit, in WFCs classic format of less sounds competing, in longer timed rounds. But most importantly, the champ must be prepared to continuously defend the highly coveted belt versus any challenger selected by the producers, in order to keep the title.

This musical war of worlds will be covered and broadcasted internationally on “The Release” television program, which targets over 19 million viewers across USA, Canada, Jamaica and other Caribbean nations on 5 cable television networks including:  CIN, CEEN, CVM, HYPE TV, and READY TV. 

WFC is produced by North America’s #1 sound system, legendary King Addies, who has also been barrier-breaking, competitors in the culture for the last 36 years. Highly respected and referred to as the “Iron Fist of New York” by other industry titans, their promotional team also includes: Tru Money Musiq, Irie Jam Radio, Reggae Vibes Media, PowerOfReggae.com, Britelite Promotions, Tek9 Promotions and Impulse Nation.

WFC invites all mainstream DJs, and their fans, to get involved. Co-founder Shinez said, “Everyone loves music and exciting competition. Sound clash is the best of both worlds and World Fight Club is the ultimate experience.”

Download and tune into the Irie Jam 360 app on Tuesday, October 15th at 9pm ET sharp for the live pre-clash press conference and contender weigh in. Meet Supersonic at the Pre-WFC party on Wednesday October 16th at Club Timehri’s, in Washington DC. And, Come out to the main event on Friday, October 18 at Lodricka Hall in Queens, NY. Join the movement and buy tickets at WorldFightClub.Eventbrite.com

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