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Beats&Bass is Exeter’s dance music and DJ society. The society is about creating a network/platform for people who love music on any level, whether it’s through DJing, production or coming to our events. We want B&B to be inclusive, accommodating all genres and styles to nurture and showcase creativity.

We run bi-weekly DJ and production workshops, where our residents are always on hand to offer tips and advice. There are also opportunities to play at monthly resident clubnights which have previously headlined by acts such as Artwork, Mele and Benton to name a few. Additionally we host a large variety of socials and trips throughout the year, past examples being trips to Motion and Love Saves The Day in Bristol.

Beats&Bass is more than a society, it’s a collective outlet promoting the exploration and discovery of new music and new tastes; through connecting with like-minded people.

See you in the dance. Join the Beats&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 underground venue, Move (by the Quay). 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 (https://www.exeterguild.org/societies/beatsandbass...). 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 (http://rekordbox.com/en/) 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 (http://www.exeter.ac.uk/music/membership-themusiccard/) 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 (www.soundcloud.com/beatsandbassuk).

    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 lm427@exeter.ac.uk.

  • 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 – jk343@exeter.ac.uk.

    What are your social media?

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

events

Beats & Bass Present: HAAi (2 Hour Set)

28 / 11 / 2017 | Exeter Cavern, Exeter

For our last show of 2017, we welcome Phonox club's resident DJ HAAi- to Cavern for her first night in Exeter! "HAAi's absorbing & slow-release style makes for sets that deal in long lasting pleasures rather than instant hits of gratification, part of the reason she was installed as resident at London club Phonox. Often calling on heavily percus... View event on Facebook

Extreme Collab Presents : Lusty & Juicebox at MOVE

27 / 11 / 2017 | Move, Exeter

Summer is over, winter has come: and the Extreme Collab. is back! Every now and then we (sailing, snowsports, windriders, surf, longboarding and slacklining) get our shit together and bring you a combined social and its always sooooo EXEtreme... ******Headlining: LUSTY & JUICEBOX****** Lusty has been involved in the Exeter Scene for the past 3 ye... View event on Facebook

Residents

  • MEHNDI-B

    MEHNDI-B

    MEHNDI-B (known to her mother as Rebekah Louise Ashford) is returning to the Exeter night scene after her year abroad in Barcelona - from which her greatest achievement was procuring a slightly horrendous red dancing jacket. A lover of music eclectivity she is representing the females, holding residencies for both Beats&Bass and Hold It Down this year.

    She can normally be spotted ‘waving around’, which describes a unique double armed dance motion - usually resulting from one too many red stripe.

    Her sets are never solely one genre, taking listeners on a life-affirming journey from disco house to garage to dub.

    Soundcloud
  • MOTHER K

    MOTHER K

    Faerie-born Mother K, an ethereal gypsy, has relocated to Exeter after spending a year floating around the southern hemisphere. Whether or not the rumours are true (is she truly a product of M15-funded medical testing? Is she really the illegitimate love-child of Congo Natty and Mary Berry?), what we do know is that she’s serious about her beats.

    Though elusive when frolicking amidst forestry, or dancing under the moonlight, you can catch her behind the Beats & Bass decks channelling her naughty musical treats. From sweet-sun beats of jungle, to those sickly jump-up drops, drum and bass is usually always on the cards. 

    Spot her toothy grin and unruly mane, spinning tunes so hot you’ll be needing sunscreen.

    Soundcloud
  • KSS

    KSS

    From Paris to Chicago, KOREAN SEX SCANDAL is a cultivator of international bizarre party tracks ranging from Techno, to Breakbeat and/or Acid.

    His outlook on underground music is as eclectic as his percolating performances that can only resemble to that video from which his name was taken from. Subtle but uncompromising, he draws his inspiration from legends such as LCD Soundsystem, Ben Klock, Helena Hauff and  Kanye West (-Wut? - Yeah man, he loves Kanye like Kanye loves Kanye).

    Lucky him, he's become the newest Beats & Bass Radio Officer for the year and will be taking over the B&B radio show every month on Xpression FM, in addition to holding a residency at Hold it Down and Room 303.

    Soundcloud
  • Lusty

    Lusty

    Lusty first began DJing at a young age. He started around his hometown near Birmingham playing his friends house parties and local clubs. After a few years grafting he began Djing for Red Bull, playing at various events all over the country including Hijacked Festival and Rugby Varsity. 

    You may have seen him providing a mixture of majestic beats around Exeter...

    Soundcloud
  • WireBear

    WireBear

    Engineer. Chef. DJ.

    In a world full of chase; the music keeps him absent. Romanced by the dark-electronic sounds of Berlin & Hamburg. Inspired by the authenticity of the Middle East to New York's Hip-Hop. Whilst Bristol and London; has nurturing his tastebuds from early days.  

    He is hypnotized by world of underground music from Trip-Hop to Experimental Symphonies, he says music is his favourite of drugs. Once Ryan aka. WireBear, sets up & unbends his MacBook, he simply takes control of his reality. His decks, his tools to start the epic changing from within. Music is within that moment of silence. Meditate. Enjoy the drop.

    Soundcloud

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contact

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

committee

Bex Ashford

President

ra352 (at) exeter (dot) ac (dot) uk

Katie Hodgetts

Vice President

X (at) exeter (dot) ac (dot) uk

Rowan Walker

Treasurer

X (at) exeter (dot) ac (dot) uk

Alex Applegate

Radio Officer

X (at) exeter (dot) ac (dot) uk

Ryan Lahoria

Web officer

X (at) exeter (dot) ac (dot) uk

Sarah Berk

Social Sec

X (at) exeter (dot) ac (dot) uk

Josh French

Stock Officer

X (at) exeter (dot) ac (dot) uk

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