Young Warrior, Hatcha, Radikal Guru, DJ Madd, Violinbwoy, Echo Ranks, Aries, Navigator, Brian Brainstorm, Umberto Echo, Jah Schulz, Lion's Den, Mack, Acid Dub Foundation, RBYN, Roko, Zemon, Infra, Saiman, Hi Enz, El Ninho, Tommy Lexxus, Jimi Handtrix, Darkwing Dub, Seriaz Sound, Mighty Melody, O-Ton, Freytakt, Mr. Narci, Bauminista, Goldfinga, Boogoo Yagga Dub Disco, Dubfish, Benjammin, Ital-P, Catitah, 65 Shapeshifters, Mysterious Kid, Flimmerkiste
✧ June 9th-11th, 2017: A Bass Odyssey ✧
An audiovisual journey thru 50 years of Soundsystem Culture
2 Nights ❂ 1 Day ❂ Indoor & Open Air ❂ Proper Soundsystems ❂ 40+ Artists ❂ Live Acts ❂ Workshops ❂ Visual Art ❂ High Chai ❂ Great Food ❂ Chill Space ❂ Photo Exhibition ❂ X-Amount of Vibes!
Serendubity ✺ Lion's Den ✺ Moonshine Recordings ✺ BUNS ✺ Impulse Berlin ✺ Dub der guten Hoffnung ✺ Higher Ground Recordings ✺ Peace Time Sound ✺ Irie Ites & more!
dub ❂ steppas ❂ roots ❂ dubstep ❂ rootstep ❂ jungle ❂ drumnbass ❂ dubwize ❂ reggae ❂ halftime ❂ future dub ❂ garage ❂ grime ❂ bass ❂ and everything inbetween!
On one fateful night in the late 1960's, a soundsystem operator by the name of Rudolph "Ruddy" Redwood went to Duke Reid's "Treasure Isle" Studio in Kingston to cut a one-off dubplate for an upcoming soundsystem session. When he played the record - on which the vocal track had accidentally been left out - the crowd went crazy, chanting the lyrics and calling for rewind after rewind. Bunny Lee, an influential producer who had attended the dance that night, later told the legendary King Tubby of the records effect on the crowd. This eventually led Tubby to pioneer a new technique of "dubbing" the vocals in and out of the instrumental track, which would soon come to be known as the "version"
This revolutionary technique would not only lead to the creation of dub music, but also paved the way for a future generation of soundsystem operators and engineers to gain access to modern mixing techniques using analog studio hardware. Following an influx of Jamaican immigrants to the British Isles in the 60's & 70's, soundsystem culture began to gain international exposure, with homegrown soundsystems such as the legendary Channel One & Jah Shaka championing the sounds of the Caribbean in the UK and abroad.
50 years later the sounds and culture are livelier than ever, with countless artists across the globe tirelessly pushing the sounds of dub, steppas, roots, jungle and dubstep on self-styled soundsystems and rigs. From June 9th-11th we gather to celebrate thier legacy and pay homage to the true spirit of bass music, with an all-star line up of local and international purveyors of soundsystem culture!
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