Bass Coast Festival 2016 stood up to it’s winning podium position party with a long list of annual Bass Coasters claiming this was the best instalment yet. Here at Jungle JamanJi we have since heard many a Bass tale of golden times under Merritt’s summer sun.
For our third and final feature we focus on British Columbia based Lighta! Sound. Our previous ‘Nugsz of Gold’ blog features, (Esette and Westerley) proved to be on point, with friends old and new speaking highly of their sets and sounds from the festival.
The ‘Lighta! Reggae Jam’ opened Saturday on the PK’ powered Slay Bay Stage. Stepping up to big Bass bins with wee delicious vinyl records, Lighta! Sound welcomed the weekend’s sun to an afternoon of delightful vibes. Being our personal highlight of the festival we chose to feature them as our third and final ‘Nugsz of Gold’.
The Lighta! crew consists of various DJ’s and dominates the deep Bass sound of dancehall, dub wise and reggae . The word ‘Sound’ in their title is in homage to the roots of their musical trade: meaning ‘crew’. It also symbolises the unity and respect of their following. and movement.
Lighta! Sound have been throwing sound system parties in BC since 2007 supporting and booking such international artists as Daega Sound, The Bug, Kode 9, Benga, Hatcha, Matty G and Loefah to name a few. To follow Lighta! Sound get involved in their Facebook Group for all their up and coming productions, mixes and Bass friendly events.
Holding down their Bass status in the provence they continue to be a Bass Coast regular and since the festival a guest mix, by crew member Taal Mala, blessed some air waves on Radar Radio during Scratch DVA’s show.
Michael Red’s Brighter Colours is also set for a release on Really Good Recordings. The EP is available now and offers four diverse songs of sound system music. We particularly loved ‘Lil Birdie’ for it’s lurky low end twist to such a high pitched accent.
The Lighta! Sound crew consist of members: Michael Red, Max Ulis, Daega Sound, Self Evident, DJ Cure (Greazus), The Librarian, Mandai, Tank Gyal, Tusk, and of course Taal Mala. Be sure to follow them up on their Soundcloud & Mixcloud.
In anticipation to 2017’s ‘Space Coast’ festival we leave you with this monstrous set from Bass Coast 2016 by Taal Mala. From the couch-lands to the camp grounds we had a lot of fun exploring Bass Coast’s musical diversity and would highly recommend its mélange of global Bass friendly audio and visual arts to the world.