Dead Weight: RSD (Thu 18/04)


Another small club, sub heavy evening with
Bristol bass music legend and dubwise sound pioneer;


(Smith & Mighty/Tectonic/Punch Drunk/U.K.)

Perhaps better known as Bristol bass music stalwart Rob Smith and one half of the respected production duo Smith and Mighty, has been pushing bass heavy rhythms for more than two decades. Forming the, now legendary, production duo Smith and Mighty with collaborator Ray Mighty in 1987, the pair’s early releases on the Three Stripe label were influential in laying the groundwork for both the trip hop and jungle scenes for which Bristol would become renowned.

As well as their own releases, they take production credit for Massive Attacks first release ’Any Love’ and Fresh Fours top ten hit ’Wishing on a star’. From there it went to a world-wide respected musical career as Smith & Mighty – with world-tours and releases on K7; including the now legendary DJ Kicks Mix series.

Rob remains firmly at the forefront of Bristol’s endlessly inventive music scene, with a staggering discography and a range of projects encompassing dub, drum and bass, 2-step and dubstep, Rob Smith has his finger squarely on the basspulse.

Under the moniker RSD, Rob Smith produces fresh, innovative bass music that simultaneously pays dues to his deep soundsystem roots while pushing things ever forward. He comfortably adapts to the rolling, sub- heavy rhythms of dubstep. With releases on respected labels including Punch Drunk, Earwax, Tectonic, Black Box and Moonshine, RSD’s sound is typified by impossibly heavy soundsystem testing sub-lines and junglist dub breaks!


Alongside local selectors;





Doors open 10PM.

Limited $10 Pre-sale tickets are available below!

There will be door sales on the night.


You Sleep. We Grind