13 Oct 2018
A multi-sensory celebration of the influence of Caribbean culture on life in London – including discussions, screenings, creative workshops, delicious food, drinks and music in collaboration with Trojan Records and Reggae Roast sound system.
Tickets can be bought individually for each event over the weekend or you can purchase a weekend pass for £15.
Image Credit: Vicky Grout
Saturday 13 October
Bass in the City: Sounds Like London (3-9pm) £6
An afternoon celebrating the influence of Jamaican bass line and sound system culture on London's vibrant music scene. Through a series of back to back interviews with some of our city's most celebrated artists, we'll uncover the cultural lineage of London's most iconic sounds – from Jungle and D&B to Dubstep and Grime.
Speakers include: Soul II Soul's Jazzie B OBE; Trojan Records' Chips Richards; Dubstep legend Mala; Jungle pioneer Congo Natty; D&B godfather Fabio; Metalheadz photographer Eddie Othchere and legendary photographer and Grime documentarian Vicky Grout.
Join us and the artists afterwards for a intimate Sounds Like London after party in our bookshop Libreria sponsored by Hennessy.
Sunday 14 October
Shelly Belly's Supreme Sunday Roast (12-3pm) £15
A special Sunday Caribbean with Shelly Belly's, masters of the jerk drum and original purveyors of Caribbean street food in London.
Book your place for one of the 2 sittings throughout the afternoon at 1pm and 3pm.
Trojan50 Pop up Vinyl Sale (12-5pm) Free
In celebration of Trojan Records’ 50th birthday, we're hosting a special pop up record sale in collaboration with Matters of Vinyl Importance.
Carnival Queen Life Drawing (3-4.30pm) £10
A unique opportunity to draw one of London's Notting Hill Carnival Queens in all her glory!
Legacy in the Dust – The Four Aces Story (4-6pm) £3
A rare opportunity to see this documentary which tells the story of legendary Dalston music venue The Four Aces, which famously introduced new music genres to the UK, most notably Reggae and played host to some of the most influential musicians of our time.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Winstan Whitter and music journalist Lloyd Bradley.
Reggae Roast Music Take Over (6-10pm) £5
A brilliant end to the weekend, Reggae Roast, one of the UK's leading sound systems will be hosting a special Sunday afternoon session as part of Bass In The City.
Bass in the City is part of Second Home's City Life Festival. Running throughout October, the festival will explore the relationship between urban spaces, communities and identities and champion London as a place of inclusivity and diversity.