Bass Culture Clash 2013

Bass Culture Reggae

The influence of Jamaican sounds on British bass music

‘The influence of Jamaican sounds on British bass music’ 2nd – 16th March 2013 London – Brighton – Leeds – Newport

Bass Culture Clash is a stage-show like no other; legendary artists, including Top Cat and Skibadee, go against the hottest new acts in UK bass such as Stylo G and Lady Leshurr in a live music battle, led by UK soundsystem The Heatwave.

The 2013 tour will visit Brighton, Leeds, Newport and London throughout March, each event is produced in conjunction with leading bass culture promoters Vagabondz, Redux, Dagger and Mista Ifsta. Grime duo Newham Generals will make a special appearance at the Leeds leg on 6 March.

“Bass Culture Clash is about celebrating the influence of Jamaican music on British bass music. We will see legends from the world of jungle, grime, dancehall take to the stage to perform over classic bass riddims, and their own tracks, with a live band set-up.” – Ben Ryan, Creative Director

Bass Culture Clash was launched in February 2012 as part of Roundhouse Rising festival in Camden, London. It then made the journey to the biggest music showcase convention in the world, SXSW in Austin, Texas.

The Bass Culture Clash 2013 Tour aims to bring some of the UK’s most exciting acts together to provide the ultimate experience of a UK bass battle, in a live-music set-up. Later this year, Bass Culture Clash will tour Brazil in what has been billed as Bass Culture Clash – Salvador Vs London. This will see a UK contingent perform, collaborate and battle the best of Salvador’s fresh bass music acts. There are 4 tour dates in Brazil with the show then returning to the UK for a date at Great Escape Festival in Brighton and an industry showcase at Roundhouse in London, in May 2013.

Born from the garrisons of Jamaica, reggae music has given a voice to people of all cultures and backgrounds around the world. Today reggae music’s ability to evolve and influence other genres is still relevant with new forms like dubstep, grime and bass music all pushing new boundaries. “Lady Leshurr delivered a breakthrough performance in the Bass Culture Clash showcase that, according to The Times critic Will Hodgkinson, ‘got hardened, middle-aged record industry execs jumping up and down with their hands in the air’.” – Joe Clay, Saturday Review, The Times on Bass Culture Clash

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