A History of Bass 1980 - 2014
PINCH // PLASTICIAN // MARK ARCHER (ALTERN8) // ROBIN BALL
FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY @ RHYTHM FACTORY, LONDON
23:00 – 06:00
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Tape up the windows, box up the breakables, give your Gran some earplugs, there’s going to be a bass explosion on Friday 21st February at Rhythm Factory as Memory Box returns for a special night exploring ‘A History of Bass’ from 1980 to 2014. From second generation dub to today's modern bass sound via House, breakbeat, Rave, Drum & Bass, UK Garage, Grime & Dubstep, its all covered.
The night and line up runs in a sequential, historical order with Memory Box host Robin Ball kicking things off with a roots of bass set from 1980 – 1990 showcasing his passion for origi-nal electronic Bass music. He’ll play a progression from second generation UK dub music by the likes of Mad professor, Jah Shaka and Adrian Sherwood right through to the bass heavy sound of late 80’s house, breakbeat and rave from the likes of Renegade Soundwave, S.U.A.D. and The Prodigy. Robin is followed by rave hero Mark Archer of Altern8 fame taking up the baton from 1990 – 1998 playing a mix of early hardcore, rave and jungle. Original dubstep pioneer Plastician picks things up from 1998 – 2005 digging through the roots of Garage, early grime and the music from Croydon that eventually got coined the name of Dubstep. Bristol’s bass kingpin Pinch brings things up to date representing the emersion and then consequent mutation of the UK dubstep sound. Robin then closes the night with a bass classics set.
Memory Box is just one year young, and in its inaugural year, has captured and celebrated defining moments in the last few decades of electronic music. Delving deep into its rich his-tory, Memory Box trawls the archives to produce a broad selection of sonic memoirs to en-lighten, inspire and educate a new generation.