Matterhorn is Coming
Tony Matterhorn at Club Lex, East London - April 28, 2001
Sammy Jeggae & Jughead The Highest Grade Promotion Original Monster Munch in association with The Original Paper and King Alloy proudly presented Blim Blim News Flash – Tony Matterhorn at Club Lex, East London, England on Saturday 28th April 2001.
The Dainty Crew arrived at Club Lex around 2.30am to a half empty venue. Trevor Sax was on the wheels of steel flinging down a couple of current Dancehall favourites namely The Tixx and Bounce riddims.
Capleton then protested about the 'Dutty Life' before the Scarface riddim was played followed by Capleton 's 'Hands Up'.
Bounty advised that the 'Reggae Boyz' brought him joy, and then Sizzla bawled 'Anytime Now' before Capleton launched into "Big mudda mouth lashy".
The 2001 version of the Hot Wax riddim got rinsed with Major Mackerel the first up on the version excursion then onto Elephant Man, Buju Banton, Sizzla ending with Bounty Killer's 'Bloodbath'. By this time the venue started to fill up and TOK were fire bunning the 'Chi Chi Man' before the Orgasm and Blue Drawers riddims.
Trevor Sax slowed down the pace with Sizzla's 'Divine' and Tony Curtis' 'Love Should Have Brought You Home'.
Aquarius then played George Nooks' 'God is Standing By' dub to a lukewarm response followed by a Dennis Brown tune. Sizzla sang about 'Good Ways' and then Capleton's 'Jah Jah City' got the dub treatment. Buju's 'Hills & Valley' intro was tagged onto Luciano's and Terror Fabulous' 'In This Together' before Sanchez advised never 'Dis The Man'.
Buju Banton and Beres Hammond asked 'Who Say Big Man Don't Cry'? while Sanchez remembered the 'Saddest Day of My Life'. Wayne Wonder and Buju Banton joined forces on 'Movie Star' and Sanchez was impatient on 'I Can't Wait’ before advising that he was 'Missing You'.
It was as if Destiny Child's 'Survivor' woke the crowd and the show of hands and shouts gave the tune the first forward for the night. Ja Rule's ‘Put It On Me’ followed. Eve's 'Who's That Girl' had the woman singing out for more and Babycham warned to keep your 'Hands Off My Property' before Shaggy and Rik Rok were in denial on 'It Wasn't Me'.
Judging by the poor response to Destiny Child's 'Independent Women' there couldn't have been many independent woman in the place other than yours truly of course. R Kelly's 'Fiesta' got a forward and then you could see the masses doing various variations of the Screechie dance. Alozade's 'Nuh Watch Gal' and TOK's 'Chi Chi Man' got laid over the Fiesta riddim to the crowds' delight.
The Superstar riddim had Sizzla bawling "Give it to dem, give it to dem, give it to dem" while Beenie advised that all paedophiles had to go 'Straight Madden' for touching the 12 year old. Capleton directed that "Battyman to get boom" before TOK's Dancehall anthem 'Chi Chi Man' got it's second outing for the night. The place got crazy and took Missy Elliot's advice to 'Get Your Freak On' and then Lexxus' 'Pray' was laid over the said riddim.
Goldfinger of Asha World Movements stated that he was in Jamaica when Willie Haggart dropped out and sent out his respect and bigged up Pinky from the Black Roses Crew in the house. He then continued on the tribute to Black Roses head man and Dancehall supporter, Willie Haggart, Bunny and Blacka Douche and dropped the likes of R Kelly's 'I Wish', 'Missing You' and Simply Red's 'Holding Back The Years'.
The Jamaica National Anthem was played and then Elephant Man's 'Jamaica' was dropped on the Fiesta riddim and the place went wild. More of the Superstar riddim was dropped followed by the Headache riddim. Sizzla requested that we 'Get To The Point' and Beenie was on the paedophiles case again with 'Straight Prison'. Back to Sizzla bawling "Blaze up me chalwa, little but me talawa" before Capleton asked us to "Cooyah cooyah when you see me with de fire".
It was now time for the Mentally Ill one to step to the decks. Matterhorn had a customary cigarette in his hand and then he went onto the disco classic Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive'. Then he asked, "If you beautiful spin your roll" and you could see the woman spinning round in the dance. He then dropped Madonna's 'Like A Virgin'.
Matterhorn played 'Footloose' and then dropped a few Dancehall tracks on the riddim namely, Alozade's 'Nuh Watch Gal', Cham's 'Hands Off My Property', R Kelly's 'Fiesta' and Elephant Man's 'Jamaica'.
Bounty Killer and Wayne Marshall’s ‘Smoke Clears’ represented Ward 21’s Trilogy riddim. Sizzla was asking, "see them a gaze" while Capleton was stating, "long time me ready bun down dreadie". There were 3 more Capleton tunes spinning on the decks, 'Bus It', 'Good In Her Clothes' and 'Crazy Look' before Lexxus stated that he had no 'Problem'.
Cobra's 'Tek Dat' on the Grass Cart riddim got a great response from the ladies before Vegas' 'She's A Ho' was dropped. Vegas advised that he 'nah sucky ducky to wear no name bran' before Beenie Man stated, "You dun know seh the fassy dem nuh like me". Bounty then warned off his enemies and advised them that the "Eagle & the hawk them surround me". Capleton was advising "Dem nuh like me and me nuh like dem".
Admiral Bailey said we were all 'God Pickney' and Leroy Smart said 'you know your friend better than your enemy them'. We got treated to the Bellyas riddim and for the third time for the night TOK's 'Chi Chi Man' got played. The Bounce riddim got played again before Glamour 2 of Aquarius and a few people around the sound began to raise their hands in the air and we were advised that it was the Pop Up dance that was being demonstrated to Sizzla's 'Get To The Point'.
The Dancehall version of rock and roll was dropped in the form of the Mup Up riddim and then Bounty gave us 'Stainless'. Matterhorn said that nuff man love to chat bout which and which gal them sex and said that them "mouth light like lighter". He then went onto say that their was no restaurant under gal before dropping a new Bounty tune of the same name.
He then sent out his respect to Willie Haggart before Capleton advised that he was on the prowl for woman with 'Hunt You' while we were wondering why Alozade doesn't 'Watch Gal'. Sizzla must be full up a stamina cause once again he was saying to the woman that was giving it to dem. The tunes were dropping thick and fast and even when the lights were turned on around 6am and the emergency exit door was opened letting in the daylight people were still dancing away.
People milled around and eventually reluctantly began to depart the venue.
Big respect to Sammy Jeggae the "Original Monster Munch" for his co-operation with this review.
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