One of the first projects delivered by Beat Bazaar, when it was launched in 2009, was an electronic music performance at Contact Theatre in Manchester, which was part of the Decibel Festival.
The project transferred electronic beats from the bedroom studio of breakbeat production duo Backdraft to the stage, presenting a selection of songs from their debut album. The showcase featured vocalists from the Beat Bazaar Collective Mr Fox, Che3kz, Veba, Tracey Elizabeth, Empress Ebere, who performed a song each, backed by a live band.
The performances were all magnificent however the real star of the show was Master Drummer, percussionist and all round musical genius, the late Richard Sliwa, who programmed and played every single track live on the providing as phenomenal performance on the virtual drum kit.
Beat Bazaar Live is a unique live music showcase bringing new British Music to the forefront through its innovative use of bass, beats and basslines laced with beautiful vocals.
This electronic showcase presents new songs from the forthcoming Backdraft album: ‘We Know Where You Live’ which features high energy broken beats layered with rumbling basslines, and dark synths complimented by catchy hook lines & melodies and immaculate production.
Adding spice and passion to the menacing electronica beats, the vocalists, Mr Fox, Ebere, Che3ks, Solja, Anthony Crook, Veba & Tracey Elizabeth inject their own flavours of reggae, roots, soul, hip hop, thrash metal, grime, dubstep, resulting in a distinctively unique work of sonic art which pushes the boundaries of breakbeat to invent something fresh and new.