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Beats and Bass is Exeter University’s dance music society and club night, offering members the chance to take part in the world of UK dance music in every way possible. Whether it’s attending our club nights or socials, DJing at our workshops, coming on trips to clubs and festivals outside Exeter, producing music or getting involved with our radio show on XpressionFM… - there's something for you to sink your teeth into! Scroll down to see what we do and find out how you can join the Beats and Bass family.

  • Nights

    What, when and where?

    We offer our members the chance to enjoy sets from guest DJs and residents at our monthly club nights hosted at Exeter’s favourite underground venue, Cavern. Our residents play a wide array of genres from Techno, Grime and Hip Hop, to Drum & Bass, Disco, House and everything in between. Previous headliners have included Dusky, Artwork, Boddika, Melé, Benton, Space Dimension Controller, Marcus Visionary, Madam X and many more.

    How much?

    Beats & Bass members receive discounted entry to all our events. Entry price can vary but it’s usually around £4/5 for members, and £6/7 for non-members. Members can buy tickets in advance through the link provided on the Facebook event or through the Students’ Guild website ( Non-members can buy tickets on the door.

  • Trips

    What, when and where?

    Beats and Bass organises several trips throughout the year to club nights in Bristol, Bugged Out Weekender in January and Love Saves The Day festival in May. Last year we hosted a room at Motion’s Futureboogie takeover night in November and a party room at Bugged Out Weekender.

    How much?

    Members receive discounted ticket prices as well as discounted coach travel, depending on the event.

  • Socials

    What, when and where?

    We hold regular socials at Urban Underground, a popular cocktail bar in Exeter where aspiring DJs in the society are given a chance to get some practice playing to a small crowd. You don’t have to have any experience, so if you feel like you’re ready to showcase what you’ve got, contact the Beats and Bass page when the Facebook event goes up to bag a slot. The socials are also a great opportunity to have a few drinks and get to know other members.

    How much?

    Absolutely free! Members and non-members are welcome. Drinks are 10% off for Beats and Bass members, however.

    Anything else?

    Join our Come Skank With Me forum to find people to go clubbing with when your mates can’t afford to go with you. No one wants to rave alone!

  • Workshops

    What, when and where?

    Encouraging our members to DJ is a significant aim of the society. DJ and music production workshops are held every two weeks in the university’s state of the art music facility Kay House, located on the west end of campus near Duryard halls. You can learn or practice your own skills in a relaxed and friendly environment on our professional grade equipment, including two sets of CDJs + mixers, as well as Technics for those wishing to improve their vinyl mixing. All members are welcome to attend, from complete beginners to experienced mixers – committee members are always on hand to provide assistance to those who need it.

    Anything else?

    Join our DJ & Production Workshops Facebook group. To book a slot, simply comment on the Facebook event when it goes up. Each slot is 20 minutes long. Please bring some of your own music to mix on either USB or CD, or vinyl if you wish to use the Technics.

    We recommend downloading and running your mp3s through a programme called rekordbox ( before putting them onto your USB. Tunes already analysed through rekordbox will mean their tempo will remain constant on the CDJs and not jump about. Please ask the Facebook page or a committee member for further information.

    We also aim to hold a few day-long DJ workshops throughout the year, enabling members to book hour long practice slots instead of 20 minutes.

    How much?

    Absolutely free! Members only though we’re afraid. However, to attend the workshops, you must purchase a music card for the 2015/16 year, which can be bought from this link ( or in person from the Music Office located on the bottom floor of Cornwall House.

  • Radio

    What, when and where?

    Beats and Bass holds its own weekly hour long radio show on Exeter University’s very own radio station XpressionFM. The show includes guest mixes from residents and members, as well as original productions from members, interviews, and recordings from our club nights and socials. The shows are subsequently uploaded to our soundcloud (

    How can I get involved?

    We are always looking for mixes and productions from our members to showcase. To get involved with the radio, or if you have any questions, please contact Liam, our Radio Officer, at

  • General

    How do I join Beats and Bass?

    Join HERE. Membership fee is only £10 for a full year, and is easily made back by attending a few events.

    Who do I contact if I have a question?

    Please message our Facebook page and we’ll try and reply as soon as we can.

    Does Beats & Bass hire out equipment?

    Yes, we have a range of speakers, monitors, CDJs, mixers and Technics available for hire. Beats and Bass members receive a discounted hire rate. Please contact our Facebook page or email our Stock Officer, James, for more details –

    What are your social media?

    We are active on Facebook, Soundcloud, Twitter and Instagram!



  • ITEM


    Starting as a bass player for a Ska/Dub band, Bristol-based ITEM has been producing a wide variety of music since he was 15, taking his influences from Jessy Lanza, Burial, Massive Attack, Four Tet and Paleman to name a few. The diversity of his sound is also reflected in that of his sets, panning from staple garage and dubstep to brutal Jungle and Drum & Bass.

    Over the past year he has enjoyed supporting sets alongside Exeter’s finest student DJs, as well as several main room events and a prime time slot at Hijacked Festival 2015. With a new EP set to come out later this year and continuing residencies with Beats & Bass Society and Hold It Down, ITEM’s not one to be missed.

  • wgwn


    Essex-native wgwn, (pronounced ‘wag-wan’), has a real soft spot for all things off-kilter. A fan of UK Funky, Grime and Garage, Exeter clubgoers last year witnessed his eclectic blend of bass-heavy club tracks and bootlegs of pop royalty when playing out for Beats & Bass, Exit and Hold It Down.

    Not happy with sticking to 130-140 bpm, wgwn has also kept listeners guessing by dabbling in dancehall, jungle and soca. Expect maximalist synths, dubs from his Classical Trax pals and a bucket load of chart music mutations.

  • Tom Deuchars

    Tom Deuchars

    Tom Deuchars (pronounced Tom Deuchars) has been described as "the champion of Exeter's underground clubbing scene" by Exepose Music and "Unimpressive." by his now ex-girlfriend.

    As well as playing for B&B Tom sports a few other residencies for Our House and Thick As Thieves/Hijacked Festival. Expect a combination of House and Techno with a bit of Disco thrown in too.

  • Surplus


    Entering into the 2nd year of his Beats & Bass residency, Surplus is a confident selector when it comes to getting the crowd moving. Playing out a mix of techno, electronica and house, he has supported the likes of JoeFarr, Benton and Will Saul, as well as representing Beats & Bass at all DJ showcases and Hijacked Festival.

    Expect arpeggiating synths and solid grooves. Be sure to also catch Surplus playing out at the English Disco Lovers (EDL) club nights.

  • Kingtrix


    Fresh from his year abroad and with a residency at Exit under his belt, Kingtrix is itching to get back on the decks! Often experimenting with a mixed bag of genres (DnB/Dubstep/House/Garage/Reggae), he isn’t afraid to confess his addiction to Drum & Bass and is eager to mix any style guaranteed to get you moving.

    Expect a combination of fast breakbeats and intoxicatingly heavy sub-bass lines, as well as some classic early 2000s Dubstep. Hold tight and meditate on bass weight!




Drop us a message on our Facebook page our get in touch with one of the committee below.


Eleanor Train


et305 (at) exeter (dot) ac (dot) uk

Dan Bailey

Vice President

dtb203 (at) exeter (dot) ac (dot) uk

Tom Deuchars


tjd213 (at) exeter (dot) ac (dot) uk

Alex Elder

Publicity Officer

ae308 (at) exeter (dot) ac (dot) uk

Kier Childs

Web officer

kc344 (at) exeter (dot) ac (dot) uk

Amisha Kanwar

Social Sec

ask208 (at) exeter (dot) ac (dot) uk

James King-Thompson

Stock Officer

jk343 (at) exeter (dot) ac (dot) uk

Liam Monsell

Radio Officer

lm427 (at) exeter (dot) ac (dot) uk