RRL 2016: Entrevue avec Seed Organization & Clinton Sly

Comme vous le savez, Dure Réalité a mis sur pied un tournoi de sound clash; la Revolutionary Reggae League. On y présente 7 combats, à raison d’un par mois, afin de courroner le meilleur soundsystem de la ligue en décembre prochain.

Le quatrième clash, qui aura lieu le samedi 3 septembre prochain, au Bar Backstage, opposera des pionniers de la scène reggae & dancehall; SEED Organization FT. Clinton SLY VS Blackout Sound System & Prophecy Izis, IPOW

 Nous avons réalisé une entrevue avec les deux soundsystems qui clasheront ce weekend afin de vous permettre de connaître un peu plus les artisyes derrières les platines !

Voici donc l’entrevue réalisée avec Seed Organization et Clinton Sly!

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Could you make a short description of your soundsystem ?
Seed Organization has been playing earthshaking dub for almost two decades on radio and in session. They have shared the stage alongside international heavyweights Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Dubmatix and Panda Dub. Now teamed up with respected vocalist Clinton Sly, the duo have been mashing up the dance all over Canada.

 

What is your experience in reggae culture?

Seed Organization: To me reggae culture is about the people coming together in a positive way, whether songs are about protesting wrongs, praising the almighty, celebrating ganja or just about having a good time.
Clinton Sly: It’s been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. For me, it’s been amazing to see how far across the globe is has reached.

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Who are your favorite artists ?
Seed: Burning Spear, Black Uhuru, King Tubby, King Jammy and of course Bob Marley.
Clinton :Culture, Buju Banton, Burning Spear

 

Do you have any influences / references?
Clinton: Current events, friends, family. Every aspect of my life influences my musical vibrations.

 

In your opinion, what is particular to the Montreal reggae scene ?

Clinton: It definitely, needs more unity. There are too many different factions of people who don’t support each others events.

 

What do you think homophobic or sexist remarks that are sometimes found in reggae songs?

Clinton: It’s not an issue exclusive to reggae music but it has become less prominent in the music. People will forever have different opinions, beliefs and what not. Ours is to keep it positive.

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What made you want to subscribe to the Revolutionary Reggae League?

Seed : When I first heard of it I jumped at the chance to be a part of it. As Clinton mentioned earlier, its an amazing way for the different Montreal factions to come together and see what’re all doing. Also Montreal hasn’t had clashes like this for a long time so its an honour to be included.

 

According to you, what causes people to come out to see live clashes ?

Seed: I think people really like the light-hearted competition a clash brings out in normally positive, friendly people. It can bring out the best in both selectors and deejays.

 

What makes a good clash ?

In many cases, dubplate specials from various artists or surprise older tunes that still have potency in the dance halls.

 

A message for your opponent ?

Seed : I’ll leave the last word for Clint…
Clinton: Yuh better be ready!

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