On April 21st 2019, the inaugural Bass Music Awards 2019, which promises to be the biggest celebration of all things bass Manchester has ever seen, takes place at the hugely atmospheric 5000 capacity o2 Victoria Warehouse.
The Bass Music Award nominations have now been shortlisted - Who wins? You Decide!
Up for Best Drum & Bass DJ, we have in no particular order Andy C, High Contrast, DJ Guv, Dimension ^ DJ Hazard.
Best Bass DJ shortlisted acts include TQD, Darkzy, Jamie Duggan, Skepsis & Holy Goof.
In the Best MC Category, you can choose your favourite from Bru C, Eksman, Harry Shotta, MC Skibadee & Evil B.
Best Live act nominations go to General Levy, Chase & Status, SaSaSaS, Sub Focus & UK Apache, whilst Best Group nominations are SaSaSaS, Crucast, Problem Central, Noisia & My Nu Leng & Dread MC.
To vote head to www.bassmusicawards.com/vote Voting closes 10am on 21st March, so get involved to get your act to the highly coveted top spot!
The winners will be announced on Easter Bank Holiday Sunday 21st April, which will also see
a huge live show to Manchester's industrial O2 Victoria Warehouse with a huge line up featuring he biggest names from the bass world who will play special sets and back to backs, with MCs on hand to amp up the energy levels.
The line-up packs a real punch from to top to bottom, with previous award winner and London artist Dimension striking his perfect balance between underground and crossover access. His tunes have caught the attention of greats like Chase & Status and he has headlined every major festival in Europe next to releasing on the likes of MTA Records. On top of that are legends Hype and Hazard whose seminal Playaz label and party has long been a bastion of the scene after a 17 year residency at Fabric, London, plus multi-genre specialist Sub Focus, who again played many huge shows at Together in Ibiza this summer and never fails to dazzle.
Another mouthwatering set will come from Australian outfit Pendulum, who have proven to be one of the biggest acts in drum & bass over the years, with mesmerising shows and high energy, hard hitting productions that really rattle your ribs. Then comes General Levy, one of the most in demand MCs of his generation, he?s worked with the likes of Sly & Robbie and Shaggy and remains a true stalwart of the scene.
DJ Friction + MC Linguistics are one of d&b's dream teams having lit up stages around the world with their jump up style and unrivalled on-stage chemistry. They are a must see pairing who have very much shaped the scene over the years. Elsewhere there are the bass heavy, so called 'purple sounds' of Bristol's Joker, who was an early dubstep innovator and still major player in the bass scene, plus the fantastic four way team of Problem Central Ft aka Majistrate, Logan D, Eksman and Evil B, as well as enduring scene legend and long time hero Nicky Blackmarket
With this plus many more names playing across two rooms and a whole night of action, The Bass Music Awards 2019 are set to be another must-attend event for lovers of all things bass.
The Expanse: In Alphabetical order.
FRICTION + LINGUISTICS
HYPE B2B HAZARD
PENDULUM - DJ SET
PROBLEM CENTRAL FT (MAJISTRATE, LOGAN D, EKSMAN, EVIL B)
SUB FOCUS - DJ SET + MC ID
The Bunker: In Alphabetical order.
DJ Q B2B JAMIE DUGGAN
SHADOW DEMON COALITION
TOTAL RECALL & MAGIKA