Dubstep and Dubwise breaks come to One Love
The One Love reggae festival, now in its fifth year, has moved to a new site this year – Hop Farm in Kent, also the home of Vince Power’s acclaimed new fest.
Amongst the top reggae acts – including Aba Shanti-I, Cornell Campbell, Dawn Penn, the Disciples, Dub Syndicate, Iration Steppas, King Tubby, Macka B, Michigan and Smiley – there are a whole raft of top quality electronic music acts playing the Lively Up Yourself marquee at the event.
Tailoring to an extent their sets to reflect One Love’s vibe, some great dubstep and dance acts will be rolling up to throw down some big anthems.
Barry Ashworth from the Dub Pistols has curated the dance tent on the Saturday night, bringing some of his peers along to join his Dub Pistols Soundsystem. Breakbeat legend Krafty Kuts, acclaimed duo The Freestylers, Mooqee & Pimpsoul, aka the Bombstrikes Soundsystem, and the Drum Monkeys will be spinning dubwise breaks and other sounds in keeping with the event.
Meanwhile, on the Friday night, dubstep comes to the dub festival, which was set up in memory of reggae legend Bob Marley. Curated by top dubstep-inclined audio-visual crew the Urban Knights, the line-up is headed by dubstep pioneer Hatcha, one of the sound’s pioneers since his days in Croydon with Skream & Benga and the like. The Kiss FM DJ will be joined by Eddie K, Fonti & Bushkin (formerly the Heartless Crew), Killsonic, and the Urban Knights themselves.