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Submerge & Shelter @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

Fri 10 Nov

There’s a real rumble of subsonic sounds in Cardiff at the moment, with a proliferation of low-end focused promotions causing swathes of punters to pull hearty bass faces at venues across the city. Maybe they’re just beginning to catch up – Submerge has been doing it since the dawn of dubstep. Here, the veteran promotion is teaming up with relative newcomers for an evening of ostentatious basslines at Ifor Bach – no stranger to plaster-crumbling sounds itself.

Big-hitters Kahn & Neek are fitting headliners for this double-header. If you’ve checked out their FabricLive mix or their Radio 1 essential selection from earlier this year, you’ll know that the Bristol-based duo are masters of hopping across the entire spectrum of the 140bpm spectrum – from grime and dubstep to beyond. With releases on Idle Hands and Peverelist’s Punch Drunk, they’re a heavyweight pairing that’ll push the able Clwb soundsystem to its limits, and will doubtless bring a big bag of enviable dubplates with them.

Elsewhere on the card, Blokeye and Effigy return fresh from a dungeon-rumbling appearance at Croatia’s outlook festival for a b2b rinseout, while strength in depth is bolstered by Ollie G, Kloc and Bandit. You’ll be able to feel the tremors of this one all the way over in Barry.

Tickets: £6-£10. Info: 029 2023 2199 (KD)

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