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The UKʼs premier one day Hip-Hop, Beats and Bass festival returns in January 2020. Upgrading from a London all day festival to 2 weekends across London, Bristol & Manchester in January 2020. Gathering the best artists from the underground culture, Beat Horizon offers you a carefully curated blend of some of the world’s finest music including a wide variety of genres such as Hip-Hop, Dubstep, Reggae and Drum ‘n’ Bass and more. The festival features acts like Talib Kweli the vanguard for deep-thinking conscious rap, legendary Goldie and his muscular Funk and Soulful pulses, MC Dynamite, South London Dubstep icon Mala as well as Drum ‘n’ Bass pioneers Roni Size and LTJ Bukem. This cultural collision of hip hop, dub and drum ‘n’ bass includes Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon, Sampa The Great, Lowqui, The Insiders, Jeru The Damaja, Bristol Dub Club, DJ Cheeba, Lion Pulse Sound and many more.
After nearly 20 years of releasing mesmerizing music, Talib Kweli stands as one of the world’s most talented and most accomplished Hip Hop artists. Whether working with Mos Def as one-half of Black Star, partnering with producer Hi-Tek for Reflection Eternal, releasing landmark solo material or collaborating with Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Just Blaze, J Dilla, or Madlib, Kweli commands attention by delivering top-tier lyricism, crafting captivating stories and showing the ability to rhyme over virtually any type of instrumental.WEBSITE
A true pioneer of the jungle & DnB scenes, Goldie co-founded the genre-defining label Metalheadz. Unlike some of the more anonymous electronic artists of the time, Goldie has always cultivated a strong personality, combining roots in hiphop and graffiti culture with funk, jazz influences.WEBSITE
Roni Size’s whole life has been about building something new from whatever was around him. From Bristol youthclub parties, through the white heat of rave and the founding moments of jungle and drum’n’bass, to transforming underground electronic music into something that could be played by a live band on the biggest arena and festival stages, he has at each stage created completely afresh – not just a sound or style but an entire methodology of how music can be made. And each time, that new creation has reflected his heritage, his surroundings and the precise moment in which he’s operating.
Sampa the Great (Sampa Tembo) is a poet and singer-songwriter. Expressing herself through music, poetry and visual art, Sampa captures listeners with thought provoking words, while encouraging people to enjoy the simplicity of creativity.
Well-known Drum’n’bass producer, DJ, and head of the Good Looking Organisation of labels and artists. Widely acknowledged to be one of the leading figures in the genre of atmospheric or intelligent jungle. Born in London in 1967, he started out playing house in the late 80’s and early 90’s before setting up his Good Looking Records label and releasing seminal jungle tracks like “Demon’s Theme” and “Music”, as well as the popular Logical Progression series of compilations. Still producing and touring the world today.WEBSITE
Mala is a producer, DJ, label owner and visionary best known for his contributions to the scene known as dubstep. But to people who have been touched by his music or moved by his DJing, he holds deeper place in their hearts. Through certain frequencies, his music carries a message that fundamentally connects people.WEBSITE
Kendrick Jeru Davis, known as Jeru the Damaja (born February 14, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rapper best known for his 1994 debut album, The Sun Rises in the East, ranked as one of the 100 greatest hip-hop albums of all time by the editors of About.com.WEBSITE
Ben Payne and Joe Wills aka The Insiders have released music on some of the most pretigious labels in the drum & bass scene over the past decade. Tracks have appeared on Renegade Recordings, Metalheadz, Creative Source, 31 Records, Defunked, Nu Directions, Integral, Frontline and Good Looking (as Catch 22) amongst many others.
DJ Cheeba is hailed as one of the most progressive audio visual artists around today and has found an audience world wide with his unique style of turntablism and video manipulation.
Cheeba has produced a variety of celebrated projects including video mixes, movie re-scores, adverts, documentaries and commissioned projects for everyone from Led Zeppelin to Aardman as well as the eclectic mixtapes that he’s best know for and have topped iTunes download charts.WEBSITE
The complete MC, LowQui is a genuine host, lyricist, and audience entertainer. Regarded by many as a true DJ’s MC, his ability to read crowds, compliment mix structures, and facilitate the transfer of energy between DJ and audience is second to none.
Now deep into his second decade as an MC, LowQui has continuously worked on a global scale as MC of choice for the best. The Metalheadz family, Goldie, S.P.Y, Andy C, DJ Marky, Black Sun Empire, Skream, Benga, Storm, the list goes on.WEBSITE
Dynamite MC, (born & Dominic Smith, 7 October) grew up around the world , Germany, Ireland, Brazil , Gloucester , Bristol and now London. He originally gained prominence in jungle/drum and bass, working with Roni Size and Reprazent, but has also released hip hop and breaks and garage material.