Bringing on the bass beats

  • Metro News
  • Friday, 17 Jan 2020

Hadean helps bring the bass back to the clubs.

WHAT You Call It – Bass?!, a new drum’n’ bass and bass house night, will debut at Jiro KL tomorrow.

It is a brand-new night encompassing a full range of bass music genres featuring a who’s who in the local bass scene paying homage to the successful UK-based “What you call it” events.

The idea behind this new night comes from the days of the Freerange party nights in Oxford, according to Kuala Lumpur-based Kayturi, who will be among those who will host this night here.

“There was a night called Freerange in Oxford, big night, they’d done it all around the country — Oxford, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Brighton,” he explained.

“Around the time that UK garage had been dead for a little while, they started a night, a little underground night — What You Call It?! Garage. It’s a kind of play of words.”

Along with other things that happened at the time, those nights went on to be part of a UK garage revival of sorts.

“It kicked garage back into the kind of mainstream underground scene, if you like,” Kayturi adds.

“So when I was thinking of a name, I thought, there was nothing better than that because the idea behind this night is, people talk about bass music or drum’n’bass as a thing of the past. So I thought I’d do it, I’ll use that brand. It’s a test; hopefully it will go well and we’ll do more.”

This weekend will focus on drum’n’bass and bass house. Featured guest is UK Bass House’s rising star and headliner Hadean, who has been a pivotal part of Brighton’s bass scene for a number of years now, being both a resident at the highly regarded “In The Face” events and a regular performer for the “24-Hour Garage Girls” event company.

With a who’s who of local drum’n’bass DJs in support, and Jiro’s Function One Sound System thumping bass, it’s going to rumble with Hadean, DJ Low, Kayturi, Ken Dee and Loops Collective.


61-1, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, KLFor cover charge info and reservations, call 03-2387 2085.

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