Ed Solo – Friday 5 December 2014

Written by Mishima on . Posted in News


Quite frankly – if you want your crowd to go mental, if you want a hook so massive it could land a blue whale and if you want your basslines dripping with warmth and menace in spectacularly equal measure – then Ed Solo is ya man”.
LSD Magazine

Buried in his laboratory somewhere in subterranean Brighton and knee deep in downright dangerous frequencies, Ed Solo is cooking up a relentless storm of dancefloor gold. Extraordinarily prolific and one of the finest engineers/producers in the dance music business, Ed honed his skills as a junglist before ducking and diving through every style of broken beat going. With a sublime ability to make whoever he’s sat next to in the studio sound shit hot, a precision ear for sonic good times and an instinct for heavyweight tunage, his stamp on electronic music runs as deep as some of his subs.

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Ed cut his teeth at the controls in the mid nineties by engineering the likes of Black Twang, Elizabeth Troy & Roots Maneuver at the notorious SOUR Records studios. Distilling his own creativity into the mix, he went on to lay down a series of groundbreaking collaborations with jungle kingpin DJ Brockie, unleashing such classics as ‘Represents’ and ‘Echo Box’. Surfing a spectrum of drum n bass, he released on a fistful of universally respected labels like True Playaz and Undiluted Records.

The later part of the decade saw Ed shift operations from London to Brighton and into a studio above Krafty Kuts record shop. This move led to all manner of mischief, mayhem and rampaging funk as breakbeat hit its apex and signature tunes like ‘Ill Type Sound’ and ‘Bunker Buster’ hit the street.


In 2007 Ed released the timeless album ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ alongside Skool of Thought and Darrison. Critically acclaimed on dancefloors the world over, the album dropped a systematic stream of blazing tracks including ‘When I Was A Yout’, ‘We Play The Music’ and ‘Love Your Life’

Support from Bass Kitchen residents Mishima, Dr Fly, Guy the Rev and Wobbling Wookie, plus special guests DJ Skink, Butcher and Dying Giraffe.

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