Dreadzone are the original pioneers of UK bass culture who love playing live. And they are back at The Brook in April with a promise to get you up and dancing with their feel good music that’ll make you loose yourself a little with it’s spirit of freedom and joy. Expect throbbing bass and a stomping sound system!! And joining Dreadzone for the gig, is our home grown, Southampton based Hip-Hop Funk & Reggae Band, Basement 83. This night is gong to be massive, loud and pumping!!
One of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene, Dreadzone have steadily been releasing albums and progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub since their inception in 1993. Still going strong after nearly 25 years in the game they have also long been and still are, one of the best live bands around.
Heading into 2018, Dreadzone move forward as a 5 piece, after parting ways with their guitarist after 10 years, and are focusing more on the electronic and dub elements of their stage show - a sound they developed in earlier years of Dreadzone. Their old skool dread sound comes bubbling to the surface on new album ‘Dread Times’ which digs deep into their dub and reggae roots whilst still keeping the beats fresh and the textures electronic.
Dread Times is the band’s 8th studio album and the 3rd release on their own Dubwiser label. The album stormed into the Top 40 UK Official Album Charts on release – the first time the band have charted in over 20 years. The album also made the Top 10 in the Indie and Dance Charts.
“An exciting mix of styles and sounds backed up by great songs..” - Jack Cowens, Dub Pistols
BASEMENT83’s catchy songs draw inspiration from Hip-Hop, Funk, Reggae and Breaks, creating a cross-genre distinctive hybrid sound with both electronic and traditional instruments.
BASEMENT83 play at a variety of festivals and venues across the UK including Boomtown, The Isle of Wight Festival, BlissFields, No Man’s Land, Victorious Festival, etc.