The hotly anticipated ‘Summer Bounce 2012’ lived up to it’s hype with hundreds of dancehall fans turning out in full force. The Malthouse venue, reached its full capacity before 12.30am leaving the security team with no choice, but to do one in and one out entry, leaving many fans waiting to get in. Missile did warn everyone well in advance to reach early, as this event was all ways going to be a road block. The vibes inside the venue was bubbling with the likes of Skippa J turning it into a stage show, getting the crowds full attention especially when he got them all to do the ‘WILLIE BOUNCE, it did madddd, The Supa Click dancers bought a crazy mad energy, dancing on the stage all though the night keeping the crowd well entertained busting all the latest dancehall move [having dancers does make a huge different].
Each time Stone Love has played in Ipswich, it has all ways been a road block. The first time was back in 1994, and the last time was in 2006 and now they returned for Missile’s flagship ‘’dancehall’ event Summer Bounce 2012, with one of there main selectors BILLY SLAUGHTER who played the Stone Love way…easy juggling mixing dub plates with 45’s old & new. Billy Slaughter has a world renown unique voice, once you hear it, you just know that it is Stone Love playing. Supa Click made there first appearance in Ipswich kicking off there deejay set with a Hip-hop segment which really got the crowd extra hype, you had to be there to see it. All in all it was a very successful night, it might not of pleased everyone, but it was something totally different to the usual club night out. It was dancehall vibes at its best with a mixed crowd of old and young, that in itself was very good to see. Reggae, Bashment RnB, Hip-hop, old and new flava’s all mixed together. Like they say ‘variety is the spice of life’.
Many thanks goes out to all those who attended, your support is well appreciated. Winter / Summer Bounce is now Missile’s flagship event for dancehall, look out for Winter Bounce 2012 & Summer Bounce 2013 it ah go maddd… please leave a comment.
Video footage coming soon…