Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Gappy Sundayz - 09/10/2011 - Champion Squad

Having attended the Gappy Sundayz Launch night a few weeks back, a few things were noticeable to me upon my arrival. Firstly and most importantly, the night seemed to be growing in numbers with more and more people realising that Gappy Sundayz is the only way to end their weekend! With enough attendees to fill the capacity of the dance floor and create a nice partying atmosphere, the night was ready to get into full swing...

Upon my actual entrance to the venue, resident DJ Bugzy Sound was building up a vibe, people were still arriving, and drinks were being ordered by the bar. In the atmosphere, a slight sense of excitement lingered and the anticipation of the set from the guest sound Champion Squad could be felt all around the premises. Even I found myself glancing at the clock to try and estimate when they were going to grace the decks!

Travelling all the way from Miami, Florida, Champion Sound made their debut in London at Gappy Sundayz on Sunday 9th October 2011! Being a memorable date for this reason, and the fact that the majority of the crowd, including myself, were unaware of their musical ability up until this date, this edition of Gappy Sundayz was one that was likely to stick to mind.

Playing Dancehall, Reggae, and Bashment, Champion Squad ensured that they left an everlasting memory in our heads and set the levels for the guest DJ’s scheduled to DJ at the event in the forthcoming weeks. Whilst exhibiting the quality of their music collection, they also took the time to remind us of who they were throughout their set by playing a series of dubplates. Not that we were going to forget who they were after the selection that they laid down on the night! Here is a clip taken live on the night to give you a little insight of the set which they delivered... (The video quality is not the best,  my apologies!)

If that wasn't enough for you, you can download the full set here!

Now from the look of things, the set was enjoyed by all including the CEO Gappy Ranks, and the duo from the night which was of course DJ Reem and Hypa Snypa who together form Champion Squad. I personally loved their set to the point that I didn’t want to vacate the venue and I had my cab driver outside waiting for me! On a final note, I have now vowed to keep up-to-date with the current activities of these guys, and listen to them on a regular basis. I look forward to their return to London and I deeply hope that they won’t keep me waiting too long!!!

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