About The Blast
It might seem like a madness nowadays, but not that long ago boring single genre events were the accepted norm (with the possible exception of massive festivals and some free parties). Music fans were generally tribal and it was almost unheard of for a promoter to offer the opportunity to dance to a whole range of different genres on one night all under one roof… Sound boring? Yeah we thought so too.
At some undisclosed point in time, three guys met up somewhere in Bristol, and after a few too many drinks they got a bit shouty and eventually decided they were bored of this narrow minded approach and that it was time for a change… The Blast was born.
A few hazy years down the line (not to mention a lot of late nights and amazing events), The Blast started to feel it was time to up the stakes a bit… it was time to break free from the safe little cocoon of our much loved 200-300 capacity venues and hatch out into a full blown megarave showcasing some huge lineups of the likes never seen before.. We stepped up to the plate, and the monster that is STB was born:
Rolling forward a couple more years and The Blast and STB events are now very much one and the same. Most importantly we still staunchly refuse to be limited by genre, venue or convention, we simply strive to keep working with the most exciting bass focused acts around and make each event the most fun we can…
Founding member of The Blast and one of the three original Blast DJs alongside Dubious and Tom Blast. TS2W pushes the envelope of 160-180bpm jungle, D&B, and juke inspired sounds as well as dabbling with Dubstep, Grime and more.
From his early Dubstep productions 4 years ago to his more recent 170 tunes Jaydrop has continually gained support from renowned artists across the spectrum. He’s released on both UK and European labels, graced the main stage at Fabric and played at some of the UK’s biggest club nights.
Early support for Jaydrop came from the Dubstep / Grime pioneer Plastician on his Rinse FM show. This followed by the Tempa released Dubstep Allstars compilation which featured 2 JayDrop tracks entitled Blind Run and That’s How It Is.
2014 saw an EP release on Swiss label Demand Records as Jay began to speed up his production tempo to 170. Further releases that year came on Alchemic Breaks as well as Skutta Records alongside Mystic State. These gained him support from the likes of Skeptical, Loxy, Icicle, Eastcolours, Hydro and Ruffhouse, but it’s the support of Doc Scott that will see Jay release on his legendary 31 Records imprint in 2015.
One of Bristol’s most reputable MCs that has now firmly taken his place behind the decks, Koast has been smashing up dances for over a decade now, taking in garage, dubstep, hip hop and a little bit of everything else in between. His own imprint Durkle Disco has been pushing the boundaries of UK Funky + 140 with impressive effect, if you haven’t checked Durkle’s SWU.FM show it’s definitely one to tune in to and expect outrageous hype levels.
As a producer and away from Durkle Disco, Koast has notched up releases on formidable labels including HENCH, Ninja Tune & Black Butter. If you’re after for a set filled with 100% vibe-filled selections, look no further.
Bristol born and bred, K Stylz has been at the top of the circuit for a minute representing the fullest flavours of UK Garage, Funky, Drill and Grime. Taking his sets to parties across Europe, he’s not one to shy away from high-level cutting and mixing that reaps energy to the maximum.
Make sure you tune into his show on SWU.FM to experience those K Stylz stylings and you’ll not be disappointed, you might even hear one or two of his own cheeky productions in there too!
Georgia’s rise to one of Bristol’s most recognisable and versatile selectors has not gone unnoticed. Joining our crew in 2018 she has gone from strength to strength seeing her perform on Arcadia at Glastonbury, bringing heat to a 10,000 strong crowd B2B Shaboom at the festival’s Wow stage and consistently unleashing well-curated selections across the bass music spectrum.
The newest member of our squad, Birmingham-born Shaboom has been adopted by Bristol as has grown into the city’s expert in 140, Dubstep, Drill and Hip-Hop. Notable sets are in abundance including a fire set with Georgia in front of 10k people at Glastonbury set his sights high, regularly holding down sets on the airwaves with the likes of Heartless Crew, his own SWU.FM show and a personal favourite… when he brought relentless energy to our pop-up at Size? Bristol!
Watch this space for a range of Shaboom-curated takeovers at our nights, our guy is well on the ascendency.
Rarely seen behind the decks these days Tom Blast is a Founding member of The Blast and one of the three original Blast DJs alongside Dubious and TS2W. With a life long love of bass and his roots firmly in Jungle & D&B Tom Blast was firmly converted to Dubstep and 140 sounds around 2006 before eventually re-embracing DNB and 160-180bpm bass music in more recent years. Nowadays his DJ sets can take in everything from Golden era Jungle to Garage, UK Funky, Grime, Dubstep, and everything in between.