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!