Irina Dunn once said: “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” But, hey, give a fish a fixie and who knows what japes may occur. It might not need it but then it might just like it – at the very least, that’s a spectacle right there. Bear with me on this tenuous link – “When Fish Ride Bicycles” likewise points to a duo unconcerned with the status quo and more concerned with, well, what if? What if they put an album together that sounds remarkably dissimilar to a lot of hip hop at the moment but that also, weirdly, feels remarkably reminiscent? What if…?
Five years ago in 2006, Soundcrash was born, the brainchild of graphic designer Rob Waller. Now one of London’s premier music events companies, over the years Soundcrash has deftly ushered the cream of today’s underground electronic, hip-hop and bass music through its doors, and these artists have, without fail, slayed an array of avid fans. From an unforgettable audience with the ever-intriguing Mos Def, to magical nights at the Royal Albert Hall with the Cinematic Orchestra, to Ninja Tune’s blowout 20th birthday celebrations and more, Soundcrash has grown from humble beginnings into a key, much needed part of London’s always-electric live music scene.