Starting its life as Luke Hood’s humble YouTube channel for sharing electronic music, UKF (United Kingdom, Frome) is now Youtube’s largest bass-heavy electronic music channel, and has expanded itself into a multi-faceted, five-channeled electronic music brand with its own compilation series, podcasts, merchandise, and ticketing platform. UKF’s user viewcount on Youtube hit the 1 billion mark after just 3 years. It took the human race, like, 1.3 million years to get that kind of following. Their touring electronic music night won “Best Really Big Party” at the 2012 Red Bull Elektropedia Awards, and they’re bringing it to Buenos Aires this weekend.
Buenos Aires’ Hype will be hosting the night at Groove club, Palermo, continuing Hype’s work as one of the leading events in the emerging EDM and urban music scenes in Argentina. Hype’s weekly parties at Kika have hosted local and international artists from across the genre’s many-headed spectrum, from House to Moombahton, and from Public Enemy (overcoming their artistic differences) to Capital Cities and Datsik.
We spoke to Founder and Director of Hype Matt Ashley about what’s happening for electronic music in Buenos Aires at the moment:
“With regards to electronic music the city is very much dominated by the house, techno and trance scenes”.
“The massification of electronic music (“EDM”) worldwide in recent years has led to it growing in popularity in Buenos Aires as well. The Dubstep and Drum & bass scenes, which in the past were very much limited to the underground, have started to appeal to a wider audience as well, partly thanks to weekly parties such as Hype that showcase the more alternative side of EDM, house and bass music. Artists such as Skrillex and Zomboy have played numerous sold-out shows here in the last few years”.
Artists featuring on this edition of UKF BA:
Barely Alive (USA / Disciple Recordings)
Spag Heddy (NL)
Dodge & Fuski (UK / Disciple Recordings / Never Say Die Recprds)
Hamilton (UK) / RAM REcords)