David Rodigan will be exploring the foundations of UK bass music as he takes his Ram Jam tour up and down the country, and to make matters even more exciting, the first of the lineups has just been announced ahead of the Electric Brixton show on October 15th. With some killer acts joining to dictate lessons in grime, jungle, garage, dubstep and reggae, the night in South London will be another impressive chapter in the musical life of one of Britain’s most legendary DJs.
Tickets will go on general sale at 11am Thursday 8th September.
Performing at and hosting the night himself, Rodigan will welcome Newham Generals, comprising of D Double E and Footsie, as the headline act, with the pair presenting one of the two grime sets of the night, the other coming from Plastician presents Plasticman. Two separate lessons in jungle will also be conducted, with Top Cat leading one whilst the other sees Randall go back to back with Kenny Ken as Skibadee features on MC duties. Legend of the genre Zed Bias takes up responsibility for garage, whilst Hatch & Crazy D man the ship for dubstep. Iration Steppas, one of the biggest and best reggae sound system crews in the country, are a well-advised choice for reggae representatives.
The night in Brixton is the fourth of five shows in the tour, with the first instalment taking place at Leeds’ Canal Mills on September 30th. Heading through Nottingham’s The Brickworks, Brighton’s Concorde 2 and Electric Brixton en route to the final show, which takes place at The Warehouse Project in Manchester on Thursday 20th October, the tour will bring different lineups but the same quality to each leg, with Rodigan’s infectious sonic selections evidently matched by his ability to select the selectors. Tickets will be in high demand, so register for tickets now and secure yourself the opportunity to enjoy one of the shows this autumn.
Newham Generals (D Double E & Footsie)
Plastician presents Plasticman
Randall b2b Kenny Ken feat. Skibadee
Hatcha & Crazy D
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photo courtesy of David Rodigan