DJ Naz draws first blood

Monday, May 13, 2019

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DJ Naz stood top of the pile at the 2019 Guinness Sounds of Greatness (GSOG) series opener held in Buckfield, Ocho Rios in St Ann, last Friday.

The only female in the sound system face-off, she went up against DynamQ, Digital Wave Sound and Presto Mix. However, after battling it out in the Dub fi Dub and Tune fi Tune, she was declared the “Champion Sound” by a landslide against DynamQ.

“It was nearly a missed opportunity as I met in a car accident two days before. Having experienced several stumbles along the way, I felt defeated and had opted out of the competition,” said DJ Naz. “Luckily, my amazing friends convinced me otherwise, which gave me the confidence to rise up against my opponents.”

Nathan Nelms, brand manager of Stouts and Malta at Red Stripe, said he was pleased with the start of the competition.

“Tonight was incredible. We not only created an atmosphere that took people back to old school dancehall, but we allowed for patrons to create some lasting moments,” he said. “Guinness has been synonymous with dancehall since inception and what we witnessed here was nothing short of the ultimate sound clash experience. DJ Naz brought an authentic presence to the stage as she embodied what it means to be 'Made of More'.”

The judges were Notnice, Bishop Escobar and Delingy from Bass Odyssey, while Badda Bling and Jade did emcee duties.

The crowd went wild during the performance of Teejay, who delivered his popular hit songs including Uptop Boss, Braff, Owna Lane, and Shub Out.

The seven-week long competition will feature some of the hottest local (and international) sound systems.

Guinness Sound of Greatness continues next Friday in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, and will feature Shadrock Sound, Black City Sound, King Tafari Sound and Twin Tower Sound as well as a special performance by Jah Vinci.

The finale is set for 214 Spanish Town Road on Friday, June 28.

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