The Electric Brixton will be hosting a quartet of the biggest, baddest bass music artists in the world on Friday 13th November as Soundcrash descend on the capital.
Although Friday the 13th may be considered an unlucky day, fans of jungle, drum & bass, dancehall, reggae and all other bass heavy sounds will be feeling very lucky indeed as four DJs, all of whom are considered some of the best in the business, will all be playing. With a combination of live and DJ performances set to kick off from 10pm right through until 6am, if you like your bass, you can’t afford to miss this.
First on the hit list is jungle legend Congo Natty. Under a number of aliases that include Rebel MC, X Project and Conquering Lion, Michael West has pioneered the jungle revolution that begun in the 1980’s alongside the genres most revered names. From releasing early UK Top 20 hits to his newest album, aptly names Jungle Revolution, Congo Natty’s music has strived to bring jungle to the ears of everyone.
The second guest to take to The Electric Brixton on 13th November is The Bug, the pseudonym of British musician Kevin Martin who has been making music for well over two decades. Influenced by the likes of The Iration Steppas and The Disciples, Kevin’s music reaches wide across the musical spectrum as he crafts his work as a sax player, vocalist and programmer to hone dub, hip hop and jazz core. He is more recently known for his work under the guise King Midas Sound.
Mala needs no introduction being one half of the inimitable dub duo Digital Mystikz. With friend and fellow musician Coki, they have risen through the underground to being one of the most in demand dubstep outfits of today. As a club night DMZ has been described as one of the most influential club nights in the genre and the pair have put out some of dub’s most prolific records, often collaborating with other producers such as Loefah, Kode9 and Cooly G.
The final addition to the line up is another of dubstep’s MVPs, dBridge. Since taking the solo path after work as Future Forces Inc. and Bad Company, Darren White has released a number of impressive compilation albums, most notably the addition to the Fabriclive series that was widely acclaimed, which was a collaborative effort with Instra:mental. As an artist who has said he likes to hear imperfections in music, he is a performer who will front creative, mind bending music that will round off this incredible line up in style.
Words by Josh Plews
Photos courtesy of Congo Natty