A night of heavy beats and basslines with LTJ Bukem, Roni Size, DJ Kentaro
Soundcrash presents a night of heavy heavy beats and basslines with…
plus special guests
04 MAY 2013 at The Forum
Soundcrash presents a heavy-duty line-up with two out and out legendary drum’n’bass producers and Tokyo’s finest turntablist and his breakbeat heavy new live show going head to head on a enhanced Forum sound system. Bass for days!
Emerging out of the late 80’s as a DJ, LTJ Bukem discovered his passion for drum and bass when exploring the realms of jazz fusion. So it’s natural that when Bukem’s career as a DJ progressed in the early 90‘s and he found himself delving in to the studio, it was these frantic breakbeats in tandem with the melodic, yet almost awry basslines of jazz instrumentation that informed Bukem’s creations, developing a progressive and textured sound equal parts anthemic and tranquil. The album was titled ‘Logical Progression’ and marked Bukem as an innovator, a tag that has stuck through his work on his own esteemed Good Looking Records imprint, and still bears strong today as Bukem continues to DJ extensively across the globe under his‘Progression Session’ banner.
Bristol native Roni Size is one of the U.K. jungle scene’s most respected names, with production credits spanning dozens of labels, projects, and releases. Although not as quick to rise to acclaim (either critical or popular) as peers such as Goldie or LTJ Bukem, Size’s influence as a producer, label owner, and committed underground magnate figured him as one of the emerging sound’s true pioneers. The breakout success of his debut album New Forms (including Britain’s prestigious Mercury Award) finally confirmed his stature and vaulted him to a greater degree of popularity than any other drum’n'bass producer.
Known the world over as both a turntablist and as a sound creator, Japan’s DJ Kentaro first entered the consciousness of the global music community by scoring a landslide victory at the world’s biggest DJ battle, the DMC 2002, to become the first ever Asian Champion of the World. Since then he has performed shows across the globe, played Fuji Rock and other large scale festivals outside his home country and continued to tour HARD. While increasingly playing sessions with singers and instrumentalists, he also started to move his focus onto track producing and started releasing remixes, both of Japanese and international artists, with a clear drum’n’bass bent but never quite straying from his Hip Hop roots. His latest album, “Contrast”, was one of the heaviest releases in 2012 and the live show that accompanies it is sure to do some serious damage at The Forum.