BASSLINE: THE UK DANCE SCENE THAT WAS KILLED BY THE POLICE

March 18, 2014 — Leave a comment

I wrote an article for VICE about a story I initially blogged about a year a ago, based on an interview taken by Alex Deadman (@Deadmanjunglist). Read it here,

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/the-rise-and-fall-of-bassline?utm_source=vicetwitteruk

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it’s the story of Niche club and the genera of Bassline (a mad and unique form of speed garage) that was created in the club.

Like all dance music scene it attracted drug use. But trouble with the police only started when a turf war between drug dealers began. The police made war of the scene and had the genera effectively banned from the city.

It’s a classic example of the war on drugs damaging music and nightlife and I’m really glad the story is finally getting the media attention it deserves.

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