On Saturday Red Bull Studios London presented Strawberry Fields tickets holders with a stage set in a reconditioned speedboat complete with a giant Funktion One system and stunning LED back drop. Nestled at the back of the dance arena, DJs Toddla T, Zinc, Danny Byrd and Melé drew ravers clad in novelty sunglasses, hot pants, wellies and animal suits, for an unforgettable afternoon of the best in UK bass music.
In the build-up to the festival Red Bull Studios Live released the line-up through twitter with the crescendo resulting in a headline set by Radio One's Toddla T being announced on Friday night. At the end of July Toddla curated the Red Bull Studios Live stage at Tramlines Festival in Sheffield inviting Julio Bashmore, T Williams, Benga and more to play. Watch the highlights.
The stage at Strawberry Fields kicked off with Melé, who recently recorded a refix of crunked out banger ‘Beamer’ with MCs Ghetts and Kano at the Tower Bridge hub. Reaching the decks at 3pm it was evident that revellers had come to dance. Much like the success of the cracking Mix Monday session he put together last year; Melé's set was a fusion of electro, techno and old school styles that was greeted with a rapturous reception.
Bass music bastion Zinc arrived at the decks with MC Dynamite, leading the crowd in a call and response from the bow of the boat. Zinc concluded his set with the original version of the Jackson Five classic 'Blame it on the Boogie', sending the crowd into a nostalgic frenzy.
Danny Byrd took the baton from Zinc blasting out a set of raucous soulful drum and bass, with a remix of rock classics like 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. He finished off with an exclusive new track, sending the crowd wild, before the shout of "REWIND!" was heard, the new tune dropped again. Toddla T took the reins, minus his Sound collective, playing a bubbly sunset selection.
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