Flux Pavillion, Doctor P, FuntCase and Roksonix join Chase and Status, DJ Fresh, Zane Lowe and Mistajam at this winter's biggest UK bass event.
Since being announced just a few weeks ago, the response to UKF Bass culture has been phenpmenal. 30% of all tickets have now been sold, with another 25 acts still to be announced.
And just announced to join the already formidable line-up, in a world exclusive, is Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, FuntCase and Roksonix aka the fantastic Circus Soundsystem.
The product of Circus Records, head honcho’s Flux Pavillion and Doctor P make up two quarters of bass music’s next big thing. Their mission – “to throw away the conventions of the music industry and do things the way they think they should be done”.
With the ability to sing and play a large variety of instruments it’s obvious that music comes naturally to Flux Pavilion. Signing tunes to Rottun, Shift, XS Records, Stupid Fly and Dubmented Beats and working with artists such as Datsik and Trolley Snatcha, his tunes have dominated the charts. Well known for his high-energy performances and smashing anthems, Flux is now a worldwide performer. Catch him at Bass Culture this winter as part of Circus Soundsystem.
Having produced music under aliases such as DJ Picto, Shaun Brockhurst aka Doctor P was immersed in experimenting with new sounds, noticing an emerging sub-genre of more energetic bass-driven dubstep, with tracks like Rusko's ‘Cockney Thug’. He was inspired to try his hand at making dubstep tunes in the same vein, and created the joyous and body-popping ‘Gargoyle’, shortly followed by the blindsiding ‘Badman Sound’ (Dub Police). When he posted his new track ‘Sweet Shop’ on his MySpace to test for interest, little was Doctor P to know that this was to change the course of dubstep history and encourage a whole new generation of dubstep fans. With the recognition that his work earned him, the phenomenon of ‘Doctor P’ grew exponentially as he started DJing globally, and remixing for respected artists such as Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Example and Plan B.
FuntCase is known for his raw and dirty sound, forging the way with his ‘filthy’ style of dubstep. He was heavily influenced by happy hardcore and jungle, and after hearing ‘Bandwagon Blues’ by Twisted Individual, he fell in love with the drum and bass sound. It wasn't long before FuntCase began trading tracks with Doctor P, and an offer soon followed to bring him into the Circus Records camp with the release of his famed track ‘So Vexed’ in 2010.
Guy Abbott and Phil Desborough, aka Roksonix, became interested in hip-hop and jungle when they started attending events like Slammin’ Vinyl and Helter Skelter. After being introduced to Caspa and Rusko’s ‘FabricLive 37’, they were inspired to make new sounds – Roksonix was formed. Their first dubstep track, a bootleg remix of ‘Hide and Seek’ by Imogen Heap, was an instant internet sensation. The boys followed this up by entering and winning the Circus Records remix competition of Flux Pavilion’s track ‘Voscillate’, with subsequent remixes of ‘Follow’ for Crystal Fighters and of ‘Sergeant Smash’ for Talay Riley. See for yourself at Bass Culture this winter.
See the full UKF Bass Culture line up so far, and get your tickets below, before it's too late!
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