Young Echo Sound is a ten-strong collective of boundary pushing producers, vocalists and sonic provocateurs, whose incursions into dub, bass, drone, grime, noise and techno have sent a fresh charge through the UK musical souterrain resonating deep from their basecamp of Bristol. As their number has slowly grown since 2010, their output has stayed on the same singular path: shifting between live radio transmissions, collective and solo 12” releases, essential club nights and their legendary festival takeovers, the Young Echo Sound moves with high stealth, eluding the obvious grid points of electronic music.
Comprised of El Kid, Ishan Sound, Jabu, Kahn, Manonmars, Neek, Ossia, Rider Shafique, Vessel and Bogues, each Young Echo protagonist is making waves in their own world, with releases on a spread of labels from Tectonic to Tri-Angle via Blackest Ever Black, as well as a fertile pool of in-house collaborations and offshoots including Killing Sound, FuckPunk and Gorgon Sound.
The Young Echo showcases are a chance to jack into the mainline live and direct over the course of a whole night…a loose and loud collision of room-shaking dub, coruscating noise, tampered R&B, incendiary grime and proto-punk 7”s, all delivered with the intense brio and enthusiasm that brought these heads together in the first place.
“Young Echo’s members have already proven themselves to be talented individuals; when they pool their influences and styles as a collective, they draw a musical map of their home city.” The Quietus
|07/07/17||Young Echo Sound in Somerset, UK||Samphire Festival|