This Wednesday, 17 February, Red Bull Music Academy presents a one-off, genre-spanning soundclash, hosted by Don Letts.
Jazzie B’s Soul II Soul, the Trojan Soundsystem, Goldie’s Metalheadz and Digital Mystikz will fight for the favour of the Roundhouse crowd. We’re talking about the kind of gladiatorial contest that would make even the hardest Roman warrior shit his loincloth.
Soul II Soul was one of the late 80s and early 90s most important soundsystems, a melting pot of cultural influences that went on to conquer the pop charts with seminal club tunes like ‘Back to Life’. Since its earliest 12″ releases and legendary, game-changing nights at the Blue Note, Goldie and his Metalheadz crew have been at the forefront of drum ‘n bass. Trojan Soundsystem’s roots sounds keep the original chest-rattling sounds of Jamaica burning, while Mala and Coki AKA Digital Mystikz, meanwhile, are two of dubstep’s true originators and most incorrigible chest-rattlers.
The night runs from 9pm-3am. We’ve got five pairs of tickets to give away; if you fancy getting your hands on one, simply e-mail your name to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will be notified by 2pm on Wednesday 17 February.