Welcome back! Today i want to talk about a project we’ve been runnin for the last four years. If you follow the blog, you’ve already heard about our IN BASS WE TRUST night in our hometown. This event started as an experiment: back in 2008 i was listening my man Baro playing some wicked dub 45s from UK, while i was very much into dubstep (and still i am), and i was like: damn, in our area nobody plays roots dub AND dubstep in the same night. The vibes and frequencies of course fit very well together, so we decided to start a monthly event based on Dub, Roots Reggae, Jungle and Dubstep.
It’s all about breaking the boundaries between musical styles. We try to educate the people by satisfying them with the music they relate to and then surprising them with different sounds they don’t expect. We have a 20kW strong sound system powered by our man Roccia from Satellite Records and we do our thing at Paci Paciana, Bergamo, a people’s place where everyone is welcome, outside the rules of business.
During the last 4 years our IBWT night had a quite remarkable success, we had hundreds of people coming to see us even when it was snowing, and we had the honor to host some big names like Nancy & Phoebe, Soom-T, Benny Page and Congo Natty. This year we affiliated with the Outlook Festival and they gave us the honor to represent our hometown at the festival. Meanwhile, new local young and talented artists are joining the crew and the family is getting bigger.
I feel we’re quietly and proudly building a legacy on our town’s musical history and it feels amazing. Big up everyone involved.
So here we are with this mix, which is going strong on Mixcloud right now, with over a thousand listens as of today. We tried to recreate the vibe of our nights, to give an idea of the blend of sounds we are pushing. Hope you like it! And if you want a DL link, don’t be shy, just ask. Peace