[EVENT] RED BULL MUSIC ODYSSEY 2018
Last night 50 artists took the thames for a celebratory exploration of British Music culture and beyond.
To hear full sets and highlights from the night, check out redbullradio.com. Sets from Denis Sulta, AJ Tracey, Kamaal Williams & Moses Boyd, MoStack, Goldieand Kranium are available on the Red Bull Radio player now.
London, 1st July 2018: Last night, Red Bull Music Odyssey, a celebration of the UK’s most vibrant underground music scenes and influences, saw a flotilla of boats packed with almost as many artists as fans, take to the Thames for a first of its kind, epic journey through British music culture.
Across six boats, an audience of over 2,000 Arset sail through the capital, with each boat captained and curated by one of the most progressive artists in their respective scenes. Turning up the heat, each boat’s line-up feature some of the finest artists within the scene, including those that’ve both shaped the present and are forging the future of the sound.
Exploring everything from House and Techno through Jazz and Broken Beats to UK Rap, Red Bull Music Odyssey created the ultimate sound waves whilst taking in many of London’s most iconic landmarks, featuring a spectacular Tower Bridge opening display – with all boats passing through as a united fleet.
On board, crowds watched on as their captains and line-up took to the helm to celebrate their respective scene. The Forever Dancer, captained by Glasgow’s Denis Sulta, brought the heat to the dance floor with the infectious sounds of House and Disco. Pioneer Larry Heard took audiences back to where the sound began with the crowd chanting his name as he stepped down from the decks, with HAAi bringing the crowd through the sound of 2018 with her percussive style.
AJ Tracey hopped straight off a plane and onto a speed boat as he spedacross the Thames to greet crowds and perform his set on board. Captain Steel Banglez quite literally brought down the roof as he blasted one of the biggest UK rap tunes from the past year, Bad.
Hailing from the heart of Brooklyn, Dancehall king Kranium lived up to the boat’s name ‘The Wine Up’ by wining girls and showing them how it’s done over the pond. Bringing the house down and the crowd to her feet, scenes on board saw Julie Adenuga being held aloft by members of Heartless Crew.
After docking at North Greenwich, the journey continued with the Red Bull Music Odyssey Afterparty which saw each scene come together, under one roof, for a series of unique collaborations. The incredible line-up featured headliners from each scene and never seen before B2B sets including Denis Sulta b2b Jamie 3:26, Goldie b2b Henry Wu, Randall b2b Heartless Crew and Jubilee b2b Swing Ting ft. Fox.
Full sets and highlights from Denis Sulta, AJ Tracey, Kamaal Williams and Moses Boyd, MoStack, Goldie and Kranium are available on the Red Bull Music Odyssey Channel on Red Bull Radio from Monday 2nd July. Stay tuned to the channel for the rest of the content to go live throughout the week.