June 9-11: A Bass Odyssey
It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce a big collaboration in June 2017! We'll be teaming up with Lion's Den, Moonshine Recordings, Impulse Berlin, Dub der guten Hoffnung, Higher Ground Recordings, Peace Time Sound, BUNS Soundsystem and tons of amazing artists to bring you an unforgettable weekend of dub and soundsystem music at Mensch Meier in Berlin!
✪ ✪ ✪ BASSBOOK EVENT ✪ ✪ ✪
✪ ✪ ✪ June 9th-11th, 2017: A Bass Odyssey ✪ ✪ ✪
an audiovisual journey thru 50 years of sound system culture and music
2 Nights ❂ 1 Day ❂ Indoor & Open Air ❂ Proper Sound Systems
40+ Artists ❂ Live Acts ❂ Workshops ❂ Performances
Visual & Light Art ❂ High Chai ❂ Great Food
Chill Space ❂ Photo Exhibition
X-Amount of Vibes
Serendubity ✺ Lion’s Den ✺ Moonshine Recordings ✺ BUNS ✺ Impulse Berlin ✺ Dub der guten Hoffnung ✺ Higher Ground Recordings ✺ Peace Time Sound ✺ Irie Ites
dub ❂ steppas ❂ roots ❂ dubstep ❂ rootstep ❂ jungle ❂ drumnbass ❂ dubwize ❂ reggae ❂ halftime ❂ future dub ❂ garage ❂ grime ❂ bass ❂ and everything inbetween!
On one fateful night in the late 1960’s, a sound system operator by the name of Rudolph “Ruddy” Redwood went to Duke Reid’s “Treasure Isle” Studio in Kingston to cut a one-off dubplate for an upcoming sound system session. When he played the record – on which the vocal track had accidentally been left out – the crowd went crazy, chanting the lyrics and calling for rewind after rewind. Bunny Lee, an influential producer who had attended the dance that night, later told the legendary King Tubby of the records effect on the crowd. This eventually led Tubby to pioneer a new technique of “dubbing” the vocals in and out of the instrumental track, which would soon come to be known as the “version“.
This revolutionary technique would not only lead to the creation of dub music, but also paved the way for a future generation of sound system operators and engineers to gain access to modern mixing techniques using analog studio hardware. Following an influx of Jamaican immigrants to the British Isles in the 60’s & 70’s, sound system culture began to gain international exposure, with homegrown sound systems such as the legendary Channel One & Jah Shaka championing the sounds of the Caribbean in the UK and abroad.
50 years later the sounds and culture are livelier than ever, with countless artists across the globe tirelessly pushing the sounds of dub, steppas, roots, jungle and dubstep on self-styled soundsystems and rigs. From June 9th-11th we gather to celebrate thier legacy and pay homage to the true spirit of bass music, with an all-star line up of local and international purveyors of soundsystem culture!
✧✦✧ Soundsystem Education - Hosted by Serendubity ✧✦✧
✦✧✦ Powered by an extra-special Soundsystem (TBA) ✦✧✦
✪ Young Warrior (Jah Shaka Music / Prince of Dub Soundsystem // UK)
Son of the mighty Jah Shaka, for the first time in Berlin!
✪ Umberto Echo (Echo Beach // Munich) ⋆LIVE⋆
✪ Jah Schulz (Railroad Records // Stuttgart) *LIVE*
✪ Acid Dub Foundation (Serendubity // Berlin) ⋆LIVE⋆
✪ Catitah (Sound Systren / Serendubity // Berlin)
✪ Ital-P (Serendubity // Berlin)
✪ Visuals by Flimmerkiste
Check out the full lineup & information on:
A Bass Odyssey ✧ Facebook ✧ Resident Advisor ✧ Irie Ites (Deutsch)
Limited edition Presale Tickets are now on sale here: