The vision of A Bass Odyssey is to unite various crews, labels and artists from around the world! Each group was chosen for their long-standing involvement in and dedication to their particular scenes.
The idea of the Lion’s Den was set into place by Ras Lion a few years ago and has been developing ever since! With a focus on connecting different people, different influences and inspirations while merging creative energies.
The record label Lion’s Den has the aim to promote proper Dub, Steppaz, Reggae, and other music in the same terrain on vinyl and digitally, including videos, art installations, merchandise, etc. Lion’s Den is working with various vocalists, musicians and producers from all over the world to deliver the finest in conscious music and spread positive vibez – always on a musical mission…
As a sound system force they come in with a heavy weight selection… musical ambassador Ras Lion (selektah / engineer), mostly joined on lyrical duties by the multilingual MCs/singers Kali Green and konTa or guests.
On Saturday night, Lion’s Den will be teaming up with the mighty Moonshine Recordings, bringing you an extra-heavy line up – from Poland, Hungary, France, Germany and the UK – to keep you stepping until the sun comes up!
Hailing from Bristol, UK – a city long known for it’s open-minded attitude and forward-thinking bass music scene – we are joined by the mighty Peng Sound Records – who with their debut release in 2012, “Find Jah Way” (see the video below), created one of the biggest anthems of the year, and one of the most sought after records for dub/step enthusiasts to date! Since then they have followed up with a number of quality releases and remixes from some of Bristol’s biggest names in futuristic dub and sound system scorchers!
On Saturday, January 13th, Peng Sound will be teaming up with the mighty Lion’s Den Sound System to present one of the heaviest lineups Berlin has seen in a while (probably since the last Bass Odyssey!), with Dubkasm, Gorgon Sound & Ishan Sound, label managers Ossia & Wilfy Rootikal, as well as some special guests flying in from Bristol!
<< 45Seven is a 7″ imprint specialising in all things dubwise – from rootsy jungle to cosmic dub. Mastered and cut by the vinyl professor LXC and pressed on authentic 7″ with cut out hole these releases pack a punch – just like the original 45’s that shook Jamaican sound systems to their foundations in the 70’s! >>
We are very excited for this excursion into future roots music, featuring several of the artists who have been instrumental in the label’s output over the past 5 years! Alongside label manager LXC and contributors Lowcut & Toni Wobble, we will be joined by a very special guest coming all the way from Istanbul: Flatliners (a.k.a. King Fifi)! Also, Phuture T will join us from Amsterdam, and Dub Across Borders will be driving down from Copenhagen! And as if that weren’t enough, the one and only Beam Up will be dropping in to present one of his unique live sets!
The All Tribes Crew is made up of selectors Patch, Baba Roots & Joe Dub – known in the UK for their conscious works with the Bristol Reggae Society & Teachings in Dub. Situated in Berlin for a couple years now, they’ve wasted no time in furthering the education of the youth with their musical teachings!
In a classical sound system style, they will be joined by the talented horns-man Vale and one of Berlin’s most iconic MCs Longfingah, to bring you the finest roots music – from ska and rocksteady to early reggae, rockers, dub and beyond, always with a conscious message!
The BUNS Soundsystem are a fairly new outfit hailing from the UK, now based in Berlin! They will once again be powering the second floor (45Seven) with their impressive, heavyweight (literally!) Sound System!