Matterhorn reaches sound clash final
Ace selector Tony Matterhorn has booked his spot in the finals of the Boom Energy Drink All-Star Sound Clash, powered by Magnum Tonic Wine, after narrowly escaping a bold and animated attack from Choice Movement Sound from Negril last Thursday.
Matterhorn will face either Emperor (from Japan) or popular selector Fire Links, who will face each other this week.
This final showdown follows 13 weeks of competition among 12 sound systems competing at the highly anticipated weekly sound clash event on Olympic Way in St Andrew.
Opting to go first after a coin toss, Matterhorn started his round with his customary onslaught on his opponent, telling the bus load of supporters from Negril to "go back home". He launched into classics from top artistes, including Buju Banton, Junior Gong, and Bounty Killer, and littered the venue with Vybz Kartel dubs.
Not to be outdone, Choice Movement's lead man, Slaughter, stamped his dominance on the stage in his work gear. Slaughter's team set the venue ablaze with a classic from I-Wayne. With skilled showmanship, Choice diversified their 20-minute set with dubs from Freddie McGregor and Nitty Kutchie, and ended a blazing set with a flip of Devin the Dakta's Rrri Bam Bi Deng Deng.
The judges awarded round one to Choice Movements. Slaughter and his team also took round
two having elicited great responses from the crowd with big hits from Bounty Killer and Buju Banton. It was the third round that saw Matterhorn laying it down with big hits from Cocoa Tea including Go Home, Rockers Island and Good Life. This was the tipping point for Matterhorn, who also went on to win the tune-for-tune segment.