Sub-liminal Presents : Bassman (Shadow Demon)

19 Nov 2016
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20 Nov 2016

Sub-liminal Presents : Bassman (Shadow Demon)

Location
1-3 Madeira Drive, BN2 1PS Brighton, United Kingdom
Venue
The Volks Nightclub

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14/7/1965
Bassman was born in downtown Kingston, Jamaica, home of early musical influences; Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Eek-A-Mouse among others. It was also capital to the notorious Yardie culture.
1972
Bassman encounters his first sexual experience in Kingston. This was to mark an epic adventure of shenanigans, fleeting romance and mis-adventure
1973
Bassman left Jamaica and moved with his Parents to Saltley, Birmingham, UK ñ As Britain imploded Bassman susses the joint.
1977
As the Sex Pistols exploded onto the British Punk Scene ñ Bassman and his crew formed the Donkey Kong Possee … an apt name for the fun that was to follow.
1981
Aged 16 Bassman serves 3 months in Brockhill Remand Centre for various theft offences ñ Bassman and the crew fuel a lifestyle of flash clothes, fast girls and intoxication.
1982
Bassman starts on the road to musical success understudying the early Rappers and MC s with Reggae bands at the Medicine Bar , Birmingham.
1985
More robbery and this time itís 2.5 years at Leicester Prison ñ this time though itís harsh ñ Bassman learns the true meaning of living on your wits in an overwhelmingly racist , violent atmosphere of hate and revenge. The weak wilt and Bassman matures.
1990
Guns girls and blow. Happy days marred by the death of Sedley Sullivan , a true friend of Bassman who was gunned down at Leeds Carnival. It is thought the shooting was performed by ëWhite Tonyí from Manchester, who himself was then executed in 1991 by a rival gang .These events marked a re assessment of Bassmanís philosophy.
1991
Bassman starts to MC at Coast to Coast Studios with the likes of Carl Cox , Mickey Finn, Sasha and more. The professional Bassman is born, he earns his first legit pay packet of £40 . The hardcore gigging commences.
1992
Bassman is invited to appear at the Worldís largest rave at that time – Fantazia at Castle Donington.
2001
The Teacher rips up the stage @ the first of 8 consecutive appearances @ the legendary Global Gathering
2002
Bassman serves 2 years 17 days at HMP Strangeways for dope smuggling . This time the lessons are learnt.
2000′s
Bassman plays around the world at some of the biggest dance festivals known ñ Moscow , Canada , Switzerland , Berlin , Yugoslavia , China.
2005
The start of Bassmanís annual birthday bash at the Custard Factory , Birmingham – 5000 people , peace , love and good times.
2010
Bassman grasps the nettle and forms his own record label looking for fresh hungry talent ñ watch this space