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Touching Bass


  • Downtempo
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Alex Rita and Errol (fka Andwot) are the leading lights behind Touching Bass: a movement of London-based soul disciples who hold down a bi-weekly NTS Radio residency, a discussion series called Speaking In Sound and a monthly dance (communicated via texting service) among other creative endeavours.

Over the last three years, the latter has become a playground for soulful music of all kinds. As residents, Alex and Errol (alongside the rest of the Touching Bass selectors), have cultivated a space for musical exploration where emphasis is firmly placed on dance and community above all. A space unbounded by genre and lead by feeling instead, with talented local selectors and heavyweights equally likely to grace the DJ booth.

The pair have been slowly taking this approach across London and international dancefloors, with a debut Australia/Japan tour in 2018 and appearances at the likes of Dimensions (2016/2017), Field Day (2018, opening for Erykah Badu) and Brainchild festivals. Plus multiple appearances at cultural institutions like the ICA, BFI (in support of the official Black Panther film premiere) and TATE Britain/Modern.