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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tweeter box Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 August 2009 at 7:36pm
im sure it was a fair match
 
it was judged by a group of people so im sure no match fixing was involved!
 
would love to see some footage pon the tube
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kilowattsounds Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 August 2009 at 12:54am
Earthquake had a lot of support on the night operation stood on their own but held their own Trust me, i think if it was on neutral ground the outcome may have been different but one of the best dub clashes i have been to for years vibes were extra special a proper quality session 10/10
MORE BASS LESS BEEF INCREASE THE PEACE !!!!!



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Originally posted by YoungBlood YoungBlood wrote:

Originally posted by kilowattsounds kilowattsounds wrote:

I SENSED AN UPSET TO BE HONEST OPERATION PLAYED REALLY WELL REALLY WELL!


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wicked session

operation get stitch up,  everybody who know soundsystem know say KE would go tru before dance start cause dem have big name. Get Real only advantage he had was he was playing at home

big up nick, stack sound round and deep, bet whole heap of people on here would hate to see which amp you had on scoops..

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Iyah it a compaction there are Judges, from what I am reading the session was wicked both sounds played well, wish I could have been there, Nick enjoyed himself did not see any complaint from him, sounds like he held his own that +1 to the smaller sound, the good thing about the Dub Cup is it does not matter who you are if you perform you will get reconition BIG UP NICK I see from the thread you PERFORMED let hope you get a chance to play in a bigger area promotors are you reading this
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Any Photos or footage
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Hello People,

This post is dedicated to all the people on this forum working for positivity against the downpresssors, backbiters and bloodsuckers. Let us not get involved with those who waste their time and lives chatting nonsense and lies!

As I said in my last review I must state my affiliation to Operation, but have strived to maintain a neutral tone and provide you all with a quality review.

Again many thanks to Asher and all the Unification Dub Cup family, including stall holders and craft traders, for an uplifting and meaningful experience, much needed in the present times.

On arriving to the venue King Earthquake was already set up with the sound firing, and setting up his merchandise stall, this evening run by his sons. To quote Paulus this was much like a “back a yard” dance, basic facilities provided not in the dancehall itself but in the pub at the front.

Unlike the last round where we initially struggled to get the sound up and running properly, this time even with a small crew we got Operation set up really quickly and smoothly.

This dance was quite different to the last one I attended between Operation and Quadraphonic, this time unfolding slowly as the night went on. Both sound playing a very wide variety of tunes and playing their system different all night. I heard a mixture of Roots, Rub-a-Dub, Digital, Steppers, One drop and more.

On the opening of the judged section the dancehall was busy, with approximately 100 people attending, including system crews. Earthquake seldom strayed from a heavy Steppers path, playing some of his own productions. Many people in the crowd responded well, and some people responded only, to the Steppers selections.

Operation held their corner and played the songs he truly felt in contrast to Earthquake’s predominant to the Steppers vibe. The dance was better for this, allowing the audience to experience a greater variety of music, artists, tempos and styles.

As the judged section progressed and whilst playing their strongest or most loved tunes in both sound played their preamps and pushed the sounds hard.

Operation consistently sounded good with particularly good performance on the vocals in tunes. The one stack setup could be heard well, all the way to the back of the room. The bass sounded low and heavy all night. Operation was pushing the sound later on, but it always felt well within limits and like the stack had more to give.

Earthquake was hitting hard with bass, and the full depth was felt on the last 3 or 4 selections of the judged section, these tunes bringing out the best of the bottom end of the rig. Earthquake was pushing very, very hard at points, the top end getting more than slightly uncomfortable.

Earthquake generally got a better response from the stepping dancers, who obviously felt Eathquake’s 4x4/Steppers selections. Operation really had a deep vibe going at points, the crowd showing their love more through cheering and clapping just after Operation’s selection in the 1-for-1 judged section.

When Operation dropped his own Marley Dubplate the atmosphere was amazing. Not wild and hectic but touching and meaningful with a very warm and felt response from the crowd and a well earned rewind of the tune.

From start to end there was open communication and support, coming from each sound and given to the other. Although a competition this dance was not a clash, but a genuinely friendly meeting between two sounds and two people, who love music and love sharing it even more.

The results of the judging meant Operation was 1 point down on a few categories, but everyone in the dance knew it was a very, very close competition. Although only one sound went through to the next round, I believe I can say there were no losers in this dance.

Look out for the Unification Dub Cup Manchester quarter final on the 22nd of August between Freedom Masses and Megatone Sound Foundation. Unfortunately I cannot attend, but this dance looks set to be a real cracker and I believe, will be filled with the same truly positive vibes as this weekend just gone.

Much respect to all the supporters at this dance, all sound system and sound persons involved in the competition and all people keeping love in their hearts!

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WICKED REVIEW, MANY THANKS, CANT WAIT FOR THE DVD FOOTAGE Clap
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Love the reading Iyah give me more incite to what happen bless
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Film or pics? anyone, nuff flash going off in the dance.
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looee wicked review, very accurate & a good read.  give thanks

Edited by mr.dubz - 11 August 2009 at 5:23pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nick Sasquash Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 August 2009 at 8:33pm
I took these on my phone whilst stringing up.... Hope to have pics from the dance tomorrow, I am not sure if any video or audio was taken?

Operation Stack at the Dub Cup Quarter final...

King Earthquake at the Dub Cup Quarter final...  one of 2 Stacks...
https://operationsoundsystemrecords.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/OperationSoundSystem/

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*Runs off to the studio* Embarrassed
 
Better get busy... Glad everything went well!
Guessed EQ would play alot of Steppas... TOO MUCH!!
 
AUG 16TH - DUB SMUGGLERS MEETS OPERATION @ SAKI BAR
(8 - 1) £5
 
 
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A few more pics from the dance....
https://operationsoundsystemrecords.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/OperationSoundSystem/

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