Bass Odyssey Live on Saturday 6th June 2020
Originating in Alexandria, St. Ann, Jamaica, Bass Odyssey is one of the few that still maintain the authentic sound system format of huge amplified portable speakers, stacked as columns for a live performance. Founder and owner Keith Walford was involved with music from an early age. After graduating from York Castle High in 1976, young Keith who joined his father's local mechanic business, partnered with him to expand it by adding the service of being a vendor and operator of juke boxes and gaming machines across the island. As both a hobby and small business gig, young Keith would play vinyl and cassettes on his massive component set at small events such as weddings and birthday parties. Simultaneous with his increasing demand was the re-emergence of the sound system era in the Jamaican entertainment scene in the mid 1980s which inspired his path to establish the Bass Odyssey Sound System in 1989. For this reason, many dispute the established date of Bass Odyssey Sound System as 1989 due to the earlier career of Keith as a Dj and selector himself playing at numerous local gigs. Initially the transition involved Walford, close friend at the time Bunny Hayles, Winston and first official selector Tenor One.
Music Genres: Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, UK Garage
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