Feat. Dego Ranking
Soundcrash are thrilled to present a special performance from a truly inspirational dubstep figurehead, exploring dub and beyond with a live MC in a limited capacity East End railway arch venue.
There are few artists in the dubstep sound who can truly be credited with driving the genre forward – while paying homage to the rich heritage of music built on 140bpm. V.I.V.E.K is one such artist who comfortably stands within this small group of dubstep tastemakers and influencers.
Much like the sound he is known for, V.I.V.E.K has a rich and varied background – combining his own Indian roots with early experience gained producing both DnB and dub at the turn of the millennium. Announcing himself in 2007, the producer released anthem after anthem on some of the most respected imprints in the dubstep genre – DEEP MEDi, TECTONIC, seminal reggae imprint GREENSLEEVES and most recently via SYSTEM MUSIC, his own imprint. Each release, whatever the label, catalogues V.I.V.E.K’s ability to combine his musical influences to form sounds characterised by sharp midranges, light snares, dubbed out space and heavy low-end rumbles. Not to mention some truly beautiful melodic presence.
For this special limited capacity show in East London’s secluded Archspace venue, V.I.V.E.K will team up with MC Dego Ranking, exploring dub and beyond with fresh and exciting live elements added to his already formidable mix sets.