We’ll start with some Dancehall, Latin, Reggaeton, Dembow moving into Afrobeats, Amapiano, GQOM, Tribal, amping up into some Carnival vibes, UK Funky, Garage, Baile Funk, Brazilian beats, getting bassier from Grime, Garage and Dubstep to some Footwork, Jungle, Drum & Bass and anything else that might find it’s way in there, as long as there’s a Bassy undertone and a rhythm that makes you want to shake your Booty!
The biggest impact I think Booty Bass is having in Bristol and on the festival/entertainment scene, in general, is showing that not only are these spaces necessary – ones that highlight our Blackness and/or our Queerness – but that people will come to see women and non-binary people DJ.
I’ve worked in the music industry for a while and whenever I would challenge promoters about why they were constantly booking the same white, cis, het men and paying them an arm and a leg more than anyone else, I would be told that ‘they’re the ones who sell the tickets’. Well yes, but only because you won’t invest in anyone else. Promoters look at what we’re doing and see that we have created a formula that works, where people feel seen and celebrated for their uniqueness. Venues see that our crowds are the nicest that they have and our communities see that we appreciate and love them for who they are.