King Addies & Bounty Killer Take Dandy Shandy
(YourDigitalWall Editorial):- New York City, New York Jun 9, 2022 (Issuewire.com) – The Dandy Shandy event recently welcomed a few thousand revelers into Miami Marine Stadium for yet another historic night of upscale Caribbean vibes, and neither rain nor the United States immigration could kill the historic moments that took place at America’s largest and baddest 90’s Dancehall party.
In its 8th year of production, the “Video Light” edition of the one-night, the outdoor festival was a vibe as irie as an exclusive escape to an uptown Kingston street party, and officially made complete with a coconut jellyman selling fresh coconut water, as well as a mobile Smoke Truck, a King Patty truck and also a Grace Jerk truck.
True to legendary and original Dancehall VHS tape culture, a video man circled the venue and captured the Dandy Shandy ladies in rare form, as they danced under the stars to golden-era tunes curated by some of the best Reggae Dancehall selectors in the industry.
The soundscape for the night was kicked off early by HMV Sound, who properly set the pace as patrons literally ‘rocked and come een’.
Accompanied by Walshy Fire (Major Lazor) as his MC, Renaissance Sound’s DJ Delano proceeded to take the buzzy crowd down a memory lane of epic 90s R&B.
Massive B’s Jabba (Hot97) and Chudney Shotta followed with a nice 90’s Soca, Hip Hop, and conscious Reggae segment.
However, what came next was something unexpected, as Bounty Killer’s iconic voice surprisingly rumbled through the sound system speakers, shocking the crowd. The top-notch sound system made the ‘Poor People Governor’, whose USA work visa was revoked over a decade ago, sound as if he was literally in the venue. However, Bounty Killer performed live, by way of the live stream, and took the dance to another level for 20 epic minutes.
When asked about the move to bring Bounty to the Dandy Shandy massive via live stream technology, 1/4 of the promotion team JazzyT stated, “Bounty is one of the most iconic Dancehall artists to emerge from the 90’s era. We wanted to do something different and create history for our patrons and the brand, and he didn’t disappoint! He didn’t even have a reverse camera and was unable to see the vibe of the patrons while performing…but he’s a professional and it was incredible!”
After Bounty Killer’s historic remote performance, KingPin of America’s greatest sound King Addies entered the arena and curated a sizzling performance that seemed to have every woman in the party in “bruck out” mode. The first-ever sound system/DJ to be featured on the event twice, the champion sound was invited back to Dandy Shandy 2022 after completely shelling the record-breaking Spring 2021 event, and left the crowd wanting more. A feat that came as a shock to most dancehall and sound system fans who only know of their dominant, 4-decade long sound clash legacy, King Addies once again proved to be an icon in the upscale Caribbean nightlife scene.
Slated to end at 3 am, at approximately 2:45 am it began to rain and KingPin’s crowd control prowess reigned supreme as he immediately dropped Lady Saw’s infamous, smash hit “It’s Raining”, as the crowd excitedly continued to revel in the rain.
KingPin’s thoughts on the night were, “The ’90s is a very special and influential era in Dancehall music. It’s also the era that King Addies and artists like Bounty Killer actually dominated together, and both emerged as music legends. So, taking the crowd back to that epic Addies/Bounty era, right now in 2022, is a blessing.”
A collaborative effort between long-time friends, Dandy Shandy is one of the East Coast’s premiere Caribbean party brands. Its dance floor was fun-filled with beautiful patrons who flew in from all over the US, and also Jamaica for the one-night event. The who’s who crowd included: Living Legend rapper Busta Rhymes, Christopher Martin, Laa Lee, Bunji Garlin, Tifa, Zumjay, Garfield Bucka Taylor as well as various additional influencers from the entertainment and corporate sectors.
Dandy Shandy occurs twice a year and its “Lime Tree Lane” themed event will bless Miami Marine Stadium again the week of Thanksgiving on Friday, November 25th.