BASSFoundation is a crew originally formed in New Delhi, playing and promoting drum & bass, dubstep and reggae-dancehall in India and abroad. The collective consists of deejays Big Daddy Klein and Praxis, with Delhi Sultanate on the mic.
Formed back in early 2009, BASSFoundation were one of the first crews to promote drum & bass and dubstep in India, and the first ever regular night to hit New Delhi. Almost four years on and the scene is thriving, with a range of home-grown producers and DJs, and underground and established names from all over the world regularly touring the country.
BASSFoundation’s combination of the traditional reggae sound system format with newer electronic genres has drawn a large, dedicated following at their own jam-packed monthly nights in Delhi, as
well as numerous gigs across the country and further afield. Musically they rep a broad spectrum of drum & bass, from melodic soulful flavours and reggae-tinged sounds to deeper rollers, as well
as mixing things up with jungle, dubstep and dancehall. BASSFoundation’s ever-growing box of dubplates features specials by leading recording artists from Jamaica and the rest of the world.
Delhi Sultanate – with his background as a dancehall MC – provides unique and uncompromising, politically-conscious lyrics, reflecting the fiercely non-commercialist ethos of the crew. They have played to capacity crowds at almost all of the major venues in India, as well as being regulars at the Sunburn, Holi Cow and NH7 festivals.
In 2012 they were invited to play at Outlook Festival in Croatia - Europe's largest and most respected bass music and sound system culture festival, featuring the biggest artists in world. BASSFoundation were also asked to host the official Delhi Outlook Launch Party, which featured D&B legend Alix Perez, as one of three ground-breaking events across India (co-organised by Krunk).
Promoting underground music further, BASSFoundation regularly host some of the scene’s best names from India and abroad. Guest artists have included: Ant TC1 (Dispatch Recordings), Alix Perez (Shogun Audio), Nymfo (Critical), EBK (Renegade Hardware), Shiva Soundsystem, REDS, Klute
(Commercial Suicide), Kush Arora, Subatomic Sound System, Nucleya, B.R.E.E.D, Vachan Chinnappa, Ska Vengers, Reggae Rajahs, Bay Beat Collective, Osmani Soundz (Anokha, Nasha Records), Sub Swara, and many more.