Verboten hosts three highly anticipated shows starting this August, culminating in the 8-year anniversary party for Trouble & Bass, the Brooklyn record label and promotion crew known around the world for their cutting-edge bass sounds. Get ready for the likes of DJ EZ, Kode9, Mala, Ikonika, Jack Beats, AC Slater and many more coming through this summer and fall.
August 16 Trouble & Bass + Say Yes: DJ EZ / NEVERMIND / DJ Technics / UNiiQU3 / Star Eyes / Tony Quattro / Jubilee / C0p0ut
After huge sets for Boiler Room, RBMA, and MOMA’s PS1 Warm-Up party, UK garage legend DJ EZ
touches down in Brooklyn for a highly anticipated DJ set at the Trouble & Bass
monthly at Verboten
. Prepare to be awed at his quick mixing and mastery of the decks, flawlessly joining the dots between 2-step and bassline classics and the most bleeding-edge tracks of today with an energy that’s unmatched. Listen to his Boiler Room set here
EZ will be joined by NEVERMIND
—the L.A. based duo of Grenier and Petey Clicks. Noted producers in their own right (with releases on Tectonic, Melodic, Symbols, and Party Like Us), the pair will be releasing 3 EPs of party-ready technogrime and future garage on Trouble & Bass before the end of the year. Already getting much love from Salva, Boys Noize, Plastician and many more (and props from XLR8R, Fact, Nest HQ, and Do Androids Dance), NEVERMIND’s DJ debut is not to be missed. Listen to their Part One EP here
In the Cabaret Bar, T&B bass queen Star Eyes and Mixpak’s hot gyal Jubilee debut their new party, Say Yes, inviting special guests including Baltimore Club pioneer DJ Technics and the first lady of Jersey Club DJ Uniiqu3 (Lit City/Brick Bandits). Rounding out the bill are T&B’s Tony Quattro and Teamwerk’s C0p0ut.
September 18 Hyperdub Records 10 Year Anniversary: Kode9 / Mala / DJ Spinn b2b Taso / Ikonika / Scratch DVA / Jubilee / Star Eyes
The influential London label Hyperdub Records celebrates its first 10 years of remarkable electronic music helmed by Kode9. The event also features Mala, known as one half of legendary outfit Digital Mystikz and the man helped put dubstep on the musical map in the mid-’00s. Joining in are the legendary Teklife crew’s DJ Spinn and Taso playing back to back, and Ikonika, whose forwarding-thinking, melodic take on UK underground dance music and technical proficiency as a DJ is widely celebrated. Hyperdub key player Scratcha DVA plus Jubilee and Star Eyes round out the bill.
October 3 Trouble & Bass 8-Year Anniversary x Night Bass Tour: Jack Beats / AC Slater / Hannah Wants / Kry Wolf / T&B Crew
Trouble & Bass
just announced a heavyweight line-up for their 8th anniversary party with UK bass giants and longtime friends Jack Beats
, T&B crew member AC Slater
, bassline stormer Hannah Wants
, and Bristolian house bad boys Kry Wolf
touching down at Verboten for the Night Bass Tour
, bringing their tastemaking fusion of house music with the dirty basslines of UK garage. Get a taste of the Night Bass sound with AC Slater’s August 2014 mix on Soundcloud here
Also on joining in are the T&B crew, secret guests and many more surprises. Those who have been to a T&B birthday before know how rowdy, sweaty, and amazing their parties can be. But don’t take our word for it: watch the recaps of the 5-year anniversary featuring Plastician here
and the 6-Year Anniversary featuring Salva, Nadastrom and Mike Q here
About Trouble & Bass
Trouble & Bass is the sound of staying up all night and getting wild in the streets, sweat dripping off the walls and speakers pounding in your face. For the last 8 years, these rowdy ravers have brought raw energy back to the world’s dancefloors, effortlessly flipping bass-driven dance music in all its forms. T&B was born in the dirty streets of NYC, arising out of Drop the Lime’s vision of a futuristic mob of DJ/producers playing hard-hitting underground beats and breaks with no rules. These heavy-bass champions built that vision into a reality with genre-bending DJ sets, rowdy monthly parties (known for breaking talent such as Skream, Night Slugs, and Rusko in the US), and a world-renowned record label with over 100 releases to its name. This iconoclastic crew (winners of the RBMA 2013 Culture Clash) has done more than any other to put Brooklyn on the bass music map while creating a signature aesthetic that’s recognizable around the world.