Bass addicts will be heading to the Shhhbeen on Saturday night for some ground-quaking Dubstep and Drum & Bass at this year’s Wilkswood Roots Reggae Festival. Taking over the decks into the small hours will be a posse of Dorset-based producers and DJs pushing out some pulsing beats and heavy riddims including:
Cardiff based Grime veteran Dubzta is joining us this year, bringing a heavyweight one off set of reggae-infused Grime and Dubstep. Set to lock off the dance, Dubzta is owner of the Tormented Audio record label and is no novice to production and mixing, from clashing grime legendary DJ Spooky on Beatboss live at Nass festival to DJ duties for grime icon Devilman. He has released productions voiced by legends such as Devilman and Tempa T as well as a string of productions released on many labels including Grime pioneer Slimzeeʼs label Slimzos records, Project All Out records, Ghost House and many more.
Drum and bass producer /DJ Daniel Peters has just a short ride from Wareham to Wilkswood Roots 2019. He has releases on Subliminal Recordings, Samauri Bass Audio, Bulletproof Records, Twisted Beatz and Bass Legion. He has provided track support for Noisia, Sub Zero, Annix, Voltage, Ray Keith, Ed Solo and Deekline. Expect some naughty D&B with some Jamaican undertones.
Local DJ Big Worm will be making his overdue debut at Wilkswood Roots Reggae this year. Be prepared to be jumping off the ceiling for the entire set. With 20+ years of DJing under his belt including a long running residency at Swanageʼs Bar One and guest spots at Bestival, Urban Freestyle and local event Funktion, Big Worm will be serving up a fire selection of upfront Reggae, Dancehall and Hip Hop riddims peppered up with the stone cold classics to nice up the dance.
Joe Hussey aka Pesticide is a 26-year-old DJ/Producer from the Bournemouth. Pesticide is a self confessed bass addict who is studied Digital Music Production at Southampton Solent University to start preparing his own arsenal of bass-heavy beats. His eclectic taste in bass-heavy beats ranges from Glitch Hop, Dubstep, Garage, Drum & Bass, House, Techno and anything in-between along with his mash-up style of mixing means Pesticide has the ability to cater to different audiences, although his primary target audience are fellow bass freaks like himself. Pesticides musical background started as a teenager playing bass guitar in Punk/Ska bands but he finally found his niche when he started DJing seven years ago. Pesticide has a residency at the Bournemouth club night ‘VIBEZ’ and plays at various other nights where he’s sure to be mashing up the dance floor with bass heavy beats.