BUMS e-ticket : Don Letts (DJ Set) plus Natural Selectas, Dom (Blood & Fire), DJ Gripper
Don Letts plus support Natural Selectas, Dom (Blood & Fire), DJ Gripper
Friday 14th June 2019 7pm-4am
Don Letts - The Rebel Dread
Born in London in 1956, Don Letts was perfectly placed to explore the fledgling worlds of reggae and punk through his early exploits into music, film and fashion in a 70s Britain where these rebel cultures coexisted amidst turbulent social times.
DJing at legendary punk haunt, The Roxy and working at Acme Attraction, a fashion outlet down the road from Malcolm McClaren’s ‘Sex’ boutique, Letts is credited with bringing the punk and reggae scenes together, eventually working extensively as videographer and director with The Clash on acclaimed films Westway To The World and The Punk Rock Mivie. Letts also directed music videos for Musical Youth, Elvis Costello, The Psychedelic Furs and The Pretenders.
Musical ventures with Keith Levine and Jah Wobble (as Steel Leg v The Electric Dread) and with The Clash’s Mick Jones in Big Audio Dynamite again fused his Jamaican heritage with punk, new wave and electronic influences.
As a DJ, Don Letts has been influenced by many genres of electronic music, including the early B-boy and hip hop scenes in NYC and the fusion of styles in post punk and contemporary electronic music. This is evident in his hugely popular and respected BBC Radio 6 show, Culture Cladh.
Don Letts continues to catalog the marriage of art, film, writing, culture and music in a unique way that has influenced generations eith it’s original DIY punk ethic.
Natural Selectas are DJ and production duo Pat and Tom from Cumbria. They run a dubwise sound system and events in their hometown, Ulverston. Strictly vinyl specialists, they cut exclusive music and their own productions to wax, and spin the finest heavy weight dub, reggae, 140, jungle and more.. They’ve previously played the same events as Iration Steppas, Zion Train, Vibronics, Charlie P, Horseman and Cheshire Cat, including festivals such as Eden Festival, Solfest and Beat-Herder!
Dom (Blood & Fire)
Since 1987 Dom has been a DJ in and around the northern parts of the uk & on the scene internationally since 1992 playing quality music on radio , at festivals , in clubs , in parties and basements just about anywhere in the world!
Dom has toured as part of the blood and fire sound system with reggae stars such as Horace Andy, Dillinger , Trinity, U Brown , Ranking Joe, Joseph Cotton , Dennis Alcapone & Spikey Tee. He has toured extensively in the USA , CANADA , New Zealand , Australia, Russia & all of Europe numerous times.
His live show has featured on Channel 4 TV and BBC Radio 1 John Peels Show.
His sets are varied and enjoyable for any music head, more back room than stadium dj, but he can rock a crowd anytime and anywhere as he proved at the legendary Sonar 2006. At the closing party after headliner Jeff Mills
Dom took more than 3000 people on a crazy journey all morning through remixes , dancehall, early jungle , and Dubwise electronica!
He has held residencies in Manchester at the infamous shack in The Electrik Chair, Band On The Wall , The Roadhouse and at Cargo London and held residencies In Cork, Limerick, Copenhagen & Sub Dub Leeds.
Early 90’s saw Dom living in Lancashire again after a spell in Sardinia and he was again playing parties in Cumbria and Lancashire including Blackburn , Barrow, Grange , Hodge Close including singing and mc’ing at some major raves in the acid house days and also in the Barrow scene!
He’s really excited to be invited to BUMS for a reunion with the original heads and a legendary pioneer and figurehead as Don Letts
our resident and host is regarded as one of the finest DJs around and for good reason. Having been spinning and collecting music relentlessly for over 30 years, Gripper is as comfortable spinning 7 hour sets of house, deep house,and disco in the mix at BUMS as he is mixing up the jazz, dub, broken beat, electronica, left field and world exotica at his monthly residency at Amsterdam’s Kashmir Lounge.
Note : all tickets are electronic and do not need to be posted. Instead, the buyers name will be on the door on the night of the gig, along with number of tickets purchased. If you can bring a copy of the booking confirmation (either on your phone or printed out) then that may help if there are any problems. Usually your name is enough for our lovely doorstaff to sort you out. 😋