Soundcrash welcomes in the new year with a night that will see some of the UK’s foremost bass peddlers put the KOKO soundsystem severely to the test! Tell the January blues to do one from the dancefloor in a breakbeat stylee with LTJ Bukem’s jazz-infused drum and bass grooves. But first, kick off the night and warm up your cockles with the Trojan Sound System, themselves a testament to British sound system culture. Their forebears Channel One Sound System – thirty years on and stronger than ever – will also take the stage to provide a sense of that dubwise perspective from the rootical side.
A brilliant coming together of icons that cannot be missed – and if you’re quick you can bag yourself a ticket for just a fiver and see you down the front!
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.
A folklore that Trojan Sound System know only too well, having been working the circuit relentlessly since their formation in 2004. They maintain their efforts to educate the uninitiated on the wonders of sound system culture, spreading their message of unity and love via the most on point reggae, ska and dub selections to be had, managing to satisfy both the audiophiles whilst igniting the dance. Having previously toured and supported the likes of Gregory Isaacs and Horace Andy to name but a few, you can rely on Trojan to deliver the champion sound!
Thirty years ago Channel One Sound System started the era of the house parties / blues dances in London, and went on to play at venues that would become legendary including The Leyton Youth Club, The Four Aces or the Brixton Recreation amongst others. From 1983 Channel One was the first Sound System to take Roots/ Dub music internationally, to colleges, polytechnics and Universities. Their first international dance was in Italy in 1990, and since then they have played many infamous sessions across Europe, Israel, Turkey, New Zealand and Australia… and won a soundclash against Skream & Benga, Goldie’s Metalheadz and the Souljazz Soundsystem by popular vote. Serious business.
Tickets for this event are available from the venue box office, and can be purchased at face value if payment is made in cash. Please note promoters may increase ticket price if purchased on the night.
Please note, this is a late night event. Artists will be appearing on stage later than at a usual gig. If you need more information, you can contact the venue for stage times in the week of the event.