On April 21st 2019, The Bass Music Awards 2019 promises to be the biggest celebration of all things bass Manchester has ever seen. It takes place across two hugely atmospheric rooms at the city’s 5000 capacity o2 Victoria Warehouse with a huge line-up including genre leading superstars like Dimension, Friction + Linguistics, General Levy, Hype B2B Hazard, Pendulum, Guv + Eskman, Sub Focus, DJ Q B2B Jamie Duggan, General Foor, Joker, Majistrate, Nicky Blackmarket, Problem Central Ft (Majistrate, Logan D, Eksman, Evil B) and Shadow Demon Coalition.
The sure to be spectacular evening kicks off with an award ceremony that will honour the best of the best in various categories from the last year, followed by a delicious dinner. After that, the biggest names from the bass world will play special sets and back to backs, with MCs on hand to amp up the energy levels. The venue itself is also a star that is really leading from the front with a famous devotion to detail, perfectly punchy, crisp sound systems and impressive production values throughout the space. It boasts large rooms with brick lined walls and a raw industrial charm that is perfect for a big rave up.
The line-up packs a real punch from to top to bottom, with previous award winner and London artist Dimension striking his perfect balance between underground and crossover access. His tunes have caught the attention of greats like Chase & Status and he has headlined every major festival in Europe next to releasing on the likes of MTA Records. On top of that are legends Hype and Hazard whose seminal Playaz label and party has long been a bastion of the scene after a 17 year residency at Fabric, London, plus multi-genre specialist Sub Focus, who again played many huge shows at Together in Ibiza this summer and never fails to dazzle.
Another mouthwatering set will come from Australian outfit Pendulum, who have proven to be one of the biggest acts in drum & bass over the years, with mesmerising shows and high energy, hard hitting productions that really rattle your ribs. Then comes General Levy, one of the most in demand MCs of his generation, he’s worked with the likes of Sly & Robbie and Shaggy and remains a true stalwart of the scene.
DJ Friction + MC Linguistics are one of d&b’s dream teams having lit up stages around the world with their jump up style and unrivalled on-stage chemistry. They are a must see pairing who have very much shaped the scene over the years. Elsewhere there are the bass heavy, so called “purple sounds” of Bristol’s Joker, who was an early dubstep innovator and still major player in the bass scene, plus the fantastic four way team of Problem Central Ft aka Majistrate, Logan D, Eksman and Evil B, as well as enduring scene legend and long time hero Nicky Blackmarket
With this plus many more names playing across two rooms and a whole night of action, The Bass Music Awards 2019 are set to be another must-attend event for lovers of all things bass.