All star line up of artists covering reggae, grime, drum n bass and dubstep - keeping the stage bass-heavy in Norwich
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Multi award winning Outlook Festival joins forces with BassJam to bring the UEA in Norwich a night of heavyweight bass.
Featuring an all star line up of artists covering reggae, dubwise, grime and drum n bass the night includes 1Xtra’s David Rodigan MBE and an exclusive set from Ed Solo.
Also there will be DMC champ JFB, Scottish dancehall legends Mungo’s Hifi, 1xtra’s Logan Sama alongside rapper P Money plus more keeping the dance floor alive until the small hours.
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain,” said Bob Marley - he was not kidding - for this night you can be assured of healing vibes all the way until 4am in a night that is sure to please.
Biggest name of the night is David Rodigan who for more than 35 years has been the top dog in the bass heavy-atmosphere of Britain’s reggae dance-halls.
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The key to his success is an unsinkable passion for reggae music, which first took a hold as a schoolboy when he heard ska music in the early ’60s.
A stalwart of the newly legalised Kiss 100 and host of Radio 1Xtra on Sundays between 7 and 9pm he plays his unique collection of customised dub plates and classic recordings extensively across Europe.
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Other welcome names on the set list are Mungo’s Hi Fi, the Glasgow-based sound system and production unit who pull off a rare trick of making reggae and dancehall that is original and of quality.
Mungo’s was the brainchild of two dance DJs at the turn of the millennium, inspired by King Tubby, Prince Jammy and the UK’s Unity Sounds.
They’ve worked with everyone from Sugar Minott and Ranking Joe in Jamaica to Major Lazer in America, Kenny Knots and Solo Banton in England, and Scotland’s Soom T.
Ed Solo is a British disc jockey and record producer of electronic and dance music who has worked with artists including Blak Twang, Deekline, MC Det, Fatboy Slim, Roots Manuva and Shy FX.
Joining the night is twice UK DMC champion, Brighton-based JFB, who has been called the thinking man’s Grandmaster Flash by Fatboy Slim and crosses over from jazz funk to hip hop, break beats, dubstepdrum and bass.
Logan Sama, formerly known as Larry Longtime, is an English Grime DJ from Brentwood, Essex. He has appeared regularly throughout his career on iconic radio stations Rinse, Kiss FM and BBC Radio 1Xtra.
Bringing grime to the show is Paris Moore-Williams, better known by his stage name P Money, an English grime MC from Lewisham, who is also active in the dubstep scene.
The night is the official Norwich launch of Outlook Festival which is the largest soundsystem culture festival in Europe, bringing together the biggest names from the most vibrant and cutting edge dance scenes around.
The festival boasts eight different areas to party in including the beach, an amphitheatre and a glade within a forest and for the first time this year boasts a boat party.
Now into its ninth year it is set in an abandoned fort during four days at the end of summer and features underground dancefloor music, from house, techno, dubstep, reggae, dub, hiphop, garage, grime and electronica.
Bassjam Norwich Outlook Festival launch is on Friday April 15 from 10pm to 4am at the LCR at the UEA. Tickets £20. To buy follow this link