Exit Festival is gearing up for a Bass R:Evolution - taking their already renowned bass program to a whole new dimension by teaming up with UKF, the world's premier league of precision bass scientists.
'Exit is undeniably one of the most influential festivals of our day,' states Jenni Cochrane, AEI's Head of Events & Tours. 'UKF and EXIT share one common goal in this partnership: to unite music fans from all over the world to create one incredible live experience.'
'We are very excited about establishing cooperation with UKF' said Dusan Kovacevic, EXIT festival founder. 'UKF is the world's leading platform in the bass music and it will certainly help bringing our famous bass program into even higher levels.'
So far confirmed acts include; DJ Fresh Live, Friction & MC Linguistics, SKiSM, The Prototypes, Inspector Dubplate, Brookes Brothers and Dub Phizix & MC Strategy. From number one-smashing scene shapers to the some of the most cutting edge names in bass, these are just the beginning of a slew of bass heavyweights we will confirm in the coming weeks.
Ever since the first edition of Exit festival in 2001 ended with spectacular show of Roni Size with MC Dynamite chanting: 'Serbia, are you ready for the future' - the living link with the drum and bass underground and this unique Festival was obvious. Serbia was ready for the future and it came with the force of bass.
Is it something about the old fortress that is the home of Exit, or something about the hill overlooking Danube river, that brings out the amazing positive energy from the artists and audience - no one can tell for sure, but anyone will testify that the bass sounds never pump so strong as they do there in front of a 20,000 strong crowd gathered in front of the Main Stage every night, after headlining band finishes the last guitar based note.
Exit is the historical leader in promoting bass culture in the European festival circuit, bringing the best from drum and bass, hip hop and dubstep underground to the biggest stage with the 'After 2am' program becoming one of the signature elements of the festival, giving Exit a special underground edge. Roni Size, Andy C, LTJ Bukem, Goldie, DJ Marky to Pendulum, Noisia, Zinc, Netsky, Friction, DJ Shadow all played important role in developing 'After 2am' program at Exit, with hip hop additions of Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash, and later dubstep pioneers like Skream and Benga, Caspa and Rusko or Chase and Status.
EXIT is committed to bass music culture and is exited by what the future R:Evolution will bring.
Wherever you look, Wherever you listen: Bass is everywhere. From the top 10 to the hottest underground venues, low-end frequencies are currently running rampage and this year's EXIT Festival is gearing up for a Bass R:Evolution by teaming up with UKF, the world's premier league of precision bass scientists.
UKF will be backing up every inch of hype and attention they've enjoyed over the last four years by taking full responsibility of the overnight schedule on EXIT's legendary main stage from 1am onwards. With a legacy that boasts infamous selector sessions from the likes of MistaJam, Andy C, Roni Size and many, many more, UKF are set to build on the great work that EXIT have already achieved? And take it to a whole new dimension.
With previous party carnage notched up on the bedposts of Germany, USA, Czech Republic and Belgium, and proven festival main stage fun hosting the headliners at London's SW4 last summer, UKF's partnership with EXIT takes the brand's bass broadcasts to a whole new level; And acts as a reminder of why EXIT Festival has become the essential ticket for all fans of cutting edge music.
From its DIY roots as a dedicated YouTube channel set-up by music evangelist Luke Hood - who was only 16 at the time - UKF has developed into an essential one-stop-shop for all things bass. The brand boasts exclusive streamed content, live event broadcasts, ticketing, merchandise and a rigorous global party schedule? Which includes this hugely exciting debut partnership with EXIT Festival.
With over two million subscribers across their channels, and over one billion views, UKF showcases and celebrates nothing but the most exciting music that?s driving this exciting movement. From dubstep to drum & bass via all boundary-breaking bass hybrids in between, no brand represents this sonic revolution better than UKF.
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