sábado, 2 de septiembre de 2017


It all started with a pack of mix cds named Supersonic in the summer of 1998 that Panza (selector),
Supersonic’s head honcho released all by himself. By that time he was not even thinking about
running a soundsystem, dub cutting, participating in soundclashes or touring the world. He just
wanted to share his new found love for reggae and dancehall music through his mixes. Things
started to develop and Panza soon saw himself selecting at various clubs in his hometown Berlin
where he met Spider (mc) the following year. The two played their first gigs together and became
the core of the soundsystem as it still exists today. Since Spider spent several years of his childhood
in Trinidad and grew up listening to reggae he was destined to become the mc for the sound. Later
that year both linked up with Uzi, a soundclash enthusiast and tape collector who took care of sound
fx and administrative issues. In 2001 Sonic won the much acclaimed “Kill Or Be Killed”
newcomer clash and instantly gained ground among the German soundclash fraternity. The sound
became a force to be reckoned with, toured all over Germany, played major festivals and
participated in soundclashes. The mixes got spread worldwide and Supersonic was in demand both
home and abroad. The real breakthrough in the clash arena came with “Riddim Clash 2004” where
Supersonic buried three opponents at Munich’s Muffathalle. At this point there was no holding back
and Supersonic became one of Europe’s leading forces in soundclash.
By 2005 Supersonic recruited Danny Fyah, former mc on Fire Sound from Dresden who started
supporting Spider on the mic at various juggling dances. Only one year later it was Jr. Blender, the
remix icon from Hamburg who joined the crew as a new selector. He was the perfect addition to
Panza and pushed the sound in new directions while his productions skills paved the way for future
milestones. He is also one of the creative masterminds behind the successful So Shifty project that
came to prominence in 2009. With almost ten years in the business and a growing interest in own
productions it was just a question of time before Supersonic would release their own selection. By
2007 the first riddim selection named “Devils Angel” got released with international recording
artists such as Bunji Garlin, Luciano, Natural Black and Junior Kelly just to name a few.
Internationally Supersonic made a mark in Gambia in 2008 and gained lots of new followers and
please long time fans while on tour throughout the country. The following year it was time for the
sophomore selection called “Message To You Rudie” produced by Blender, who created an
homage to the good old days of rocksteady. The line-up featured Bunji Garlin, his wife Fay-Ann
Lyons, General Degree, Mojo Morgan and Marlon Asha among others. On top of that Supersonic
played in Brooklyn, New York for the first time and had the crowd in frenzy at “Global Clash”.
The custom built Super C was the tune for the night and Supersonic took home another trophy.
Only one year later Supersonic defeated Mighty Crown in Holland at “War Ina East” in Club
Atak. In both 2010 and 2011 Supersonic successfully toured Japan, on the return trip alongside
Yardbeat and L.P. International. During their trips to the Far East Supersonic played major cities
such as Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kobe and many more. On the production side Supersonic came
across with the third release entitled “Knock Out Riddim” again produced by Junior Blender. The
much acclaimed dancehall riddim featured Ward 21, Degree, of course Bunji Garlin and many
others. In 2012 Arno and Chris, formerly with Soundvibration joined Supersonic and became the
new generation of the sound adding a different approach on things while sharing the same passion
for the music. With three selectors and three mcs, Supersonic can cater all kind of events on any
given day, delivering all styles reggae music has to offer.

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