HUDDERSFIELD'S first and only dubstep night is gaining devotees.
The next monthly all-nighter Basement Dub Sessions – nicknamed Dub in a Pub – takes place on Saturday at the downstairs town centre Bar Vibe in New Street.
And the events – held on the first Saturday of every month – have grown in popularity since they were launched in October.
And this time organisers are welcoming Leeds-based DJ Exodus, aka Simon Scott, who’s renowned across the UK scene for his dancehall, dubstep and roots sounds.
Entry is £3 or two for £5 and the line-up between 11pm and 6am includes Dub Chemist, Red J, Yokah, Iko, ICT, Digikal Rootz, City Skank and MC Ken.
City Skank, aka Dave Cowan, said: “Dubstep is a new experience, a dance community. It’s a British sound that's grown from reggae and takes influence from jungle, garage, techno, ska and hip hop.
“It’s very experimental; there are no rules or formula. Our MCs freestyle their lyrics over the DJs’ beats, using an echo chamber.
"The Basement Dub Sessions are the only nights of their kind in Huddersfield and people are loving them. It’s really taking off. We want to put on more nights in more places more often, while keeping it underground.’’
Deighton dubstep singer Ras Sis, who’ll be performing on Saturday, said: “Dubstep's not the sort of music you can loaf around to; you need to get up there and dance! I love to see the crowd skankin’ and enjoying themselves.’’
DJ Digikal Rootz, aka Tony, said: “We’re playing for all our tribes.’’
The club night’s reputation grows as dubstep sweeps the nation, with artists like Benga, Skream and Burial amassing big followings.
Bar Vibe, which has a dance floor, was transformed last month when Huddersfield University artists’ group Crim Collective decorated its walls with striking graphic art designs.