Winner: Best Live Act (South West Music Awards) UK
Nominated: Breakthrough Artist of the Year (The Pier) US
BBSS have played 18 of the most prestigious British Music Festivals
Easy Star Records recording artist
BBSS have shared the stage with Katchafire, Cypress Hill, Easy Star All Stars, The Madness and more
In a UK reggae scene that has long eschewed bands in favor of sound systems, Backbeat Soundsystem are a different beast, bringing 8 musicians to the stage. While many of their peers are slavish in their attempt to recreate an authentic Jamaican-leaning sound, Backbeat Soundsystem are not afraid to go in totally different directions, pulling in influences from all across the music spectrum, to create their vision of modern reggae. Dean and Adjua effortlessly tear up the stage with lush harmonies, soaring melodies and natural born chemistry. This combined with a flawless horn section and undeniable groove leaves the audience mesmerised by their show stopping performance. Bringing an electronic flavour to the mix, with dub effects, sirens and live analog synthesiser, Backbeat Soundsystem remind the world that dub reggae is at the forefront of dance music culture.
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