Bass Culture Clash: Salvador vs London pitches some of the hottest acts from the London bass scene against their counterparts from Salvador, Brazil’s bass capital in the state of Bahia. The bands will hit the UK following ground-breaking Bass Culture Clash performances together in Bahia, with festival shows in Salvador’s iconic Pelourinho neighbourhood.
London’s formidable dancehall soundsystem The Heatwave will be bringing their “bashment raving scandal” featuring the UK’s number one dancehall queen - MC Lady Chann. Natty will be twisting roots and recruiting hearts with his deep spirit melodies. OQuadro step up with old-school hip hop, Salvador style. And Os Nelsons unleash the connect between Bahia beats and global ghettotech. With influences ranging from Vybz Kartel, Marley and Devlin to Jackson do Pandeiro, Racionais MCs and Buraka Som Sistema, watch out, this battle is wide open.
Bass music is a crucial cultural force shaping the sounds of London and Salvador – two of the world’s most dynamic music cities.
10th May 2013 - Ilheus, Brazil
Venue: Lona Cultural
11th May 2013 - Bass Culture Clash Festival, Salvador, Brazil
Venue: Pedro Arcanjo
16th May 2013 - Bass Culture Clash, London, UK
17th May 2013 The Great Escape, Brighton, UK
Venue: Komedia Downstairs
18th May 2013 - Movimientos, London, UK
Venue: Notting Hill Arts Club, London, UK
Lineup: Os Nelsons, Oquadro