The top 5 acts to catch at BassWeek
BassWeek is almost upon us, and a number of TO concert promoters including Toronto Jungle have come together to present two weekends of ear-bleeding, lung-shaking, face-melting acts. Huge names in dubstep and drum and bass are coming across the pond to join local Toronto favourites at some of Toronto's best venues starting next weekend. Here are five sets you would be ill-advised to miss.
With tons of remixes released already this year, the champ of the dubstep whistle is coming to Toronto. It's been a long time since "Tetris" and "Sweet Shop" were mainstays of every dub club, but the Doctor hasn't slowed down for a second. Catch him at Adelaide Hall on March 22 with our next candidate (see below).
The grime/industrial basshead from Nottingham melted faces with his 2010 release, "Ginger Pubes". I had the opportunity to catch him shaking Wrongbar in 2011, and if there is one dubstep show you should see in your life... well, let's just say that in a genre where it's very easy to sound like everyone else, no one sounds quite like the Monsta.
I spoke with Toronto's drum and bass ambassador back in January about the state of the bass scene in our city. Marcus will have a great chance to test the waters again when he smashes Sound Academy with Lush and some other big names on March 21.
Jungle legend Mampi Swift has been in the game for almost 25 years now. Old dogs will know him from his massive 1997 release "The One", and he has been leading the way as label boss of Charge Recordings ever since. You can bet a guy who has been around this long has tweaked his set to perfection. Check him out at Barcode (upper level of Product Nightclub) on March 28.
This Hornchurch, UK native is bound to rattle windows at the Sound Academy on March 29 when he takes the stage with Toronto legend Rene LaVice and many others. Energetic drum and bass beats that will resonate in your chest - this is what to expect from Andy C when the lights are flashing and your feet start moving.
BassWeek runs March 21-29 and features four events, one on each Friday and Saturday of the weekends. Find the full line up here.
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