The respected bass music blog will celebrate its first birthday by taking over a room at the Bristol club night next weekend.
The primary focus of the event has generally been drum & bass, and that theme is set to continue in Lakota's main room on the night, with Ed Rush, Doc Scott and Teebee heading up the acts contributing to the eight hour marathon of rolling beats and speaker-busting basslines. Although the Dissident organisers usually curate their entire line-ups, this time around they've brought in bass music bloggers Sonic Router and fledgling Bristolian label Idle Hands to look after rooms two and three respectively.
Sonic Router's Oli Marlow will have special cause for celebration, as he'll be using the bash to commemorate his blog's first birthday. In that short space of time, Sonic Router has already become an essential online stop for fans immersed in the constantly shifting sands of dubstep, and Marlow has recruited five of the acts that he's been championing to lay down sets. Gemmy, Jack Sparrow, Shortstuff, Brackles and Reecha are the chosen ones, while Marlow and UFO promoters The Kelly Twins will provide support.
Idle Hands burst onto the scene late last year with a mysterious techno-compatible dubstep release—which we now know was by Peverelist—and label boss Chris Farrell will be showcasing his expanding artist roster in room three. The Punch Drunk boss is set to headline, while October, Kowton and Atki2 will provide a blend of dubstep, UK funky, garage and techno. Farrell will also take to the decks alongside RA's own Richard Carnes, AKA Richard Carnage.