Returning to Brainchild are Alex Rita and Andwot – the leading lights behind London’s Touching Bass: a movement of London-based soul disciples who hold down a biweekly NTS Radio residency, a regular discussion series at Brilliant Corners called Speaking In Sound and a monthly dance (communicated via texting service) among other creative endeavours.
Over the last three years, the latter has become a playground for soulful music of all kinds. As residents, Alex and Andwot (alongside the rest of the Touching Bass selectors), have cultivated a space for musical exploration where emphasis is firmly placed on dance and community above all. A space unbounded by genre and lead by feeling instead, with talented local selectors and heavyweights equally likely to grace the decks.
The pair have been slowly taking this approach across London and international dancefloors, with appearances at Dimensions (2016/2017), Sunfall (2017 after party) festivals. Plus multiple appearances at cultural institutions like the ICA and TATE Britain/Modern. All grounded by the intent to make listeners think and feel.