On Tuesday 14th March, The Bodega in Hockley was rammed full of bassheads cutting shapes and throwing limbs to the sounds of bassline and drum and bass at the University of Nottingham Bass Society’s event. After months of planning and promoting, students representing the society took to the stage to showcase their DJing skills and passion for bass music.
“Bass Society President Bexxy put the sound system to the test with those wobbly basslines”
The first act of the night was Czech Rob, Vice President of the society, who played the finest Disco, Techno and 140 swampers to warm up the crowd. Up next was Shana G; the Rewind head honcho and URN Radio host, who played a selection of garage and bassline. She performed an absolutely flawless set and got the crowd’s booties shaking.
The headline act of the night was Hybrid Theory, a UK Bass duo from Birmingham that run the record label Four40 records. We chose this headliner based on a poll we held on our Facebook group, as a way of paying back our members for their support over the years. They had a killer selection of UK Bass music old and new, and the duo were equally as impressed with the turn-out of the night and enthusiasm of the Bass Society as we were with their set.
“Keep an eye out for these names in the future because, trust us, they’ll be big”
Following on was Bass Society President Bexxy, a female drum and bass DJ who you may be familiar with from her appearances on line ups in Nottingham and London. She shelled down Bodega with her 175 beats per minute selection spanning across the DnB genre and she definitely put the sound system to the test with those wobbly basslines. Finally was Ali Baba, URN radio show host and resident at the night Swing and Bass, who never fails to impress with his unique style of mixing and ragga jungle selection.
This was the first event that the Bass Society have held in years, and following its success, we will definitely be hosting more. One of our aims is to offer a platform to rising DJs and expose the talented individuals which we are lucky to have as part of our society. Keep an eye out for these names in the future because, trust us, they’ll be big.
Tune into our weekly Bass Society Radio Show on URN on Tuesday 11pm-1am. If you’d like to be part of the Bass Society, membership for the year is £3. Like the Facebook Page for information on upcoming events.
Images courtesy of Georgie Bray