Hatcha Announces 50 Hour Livestream Event

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Hatcha and some of bass music’s pioneers have teamed up for a massive live stream event benefitting mental health charity, Mind.

It’s been nearly a quarter of a century since dubstep first emerged in the UK. Since those early days, the genre has blossomed into something much larger, crossing international borders and spawning a lengthy list of sub-genres. There is, however, one constant: the pioneers of that early sound have continued to push the genre into new realms while staying true to the sounds birthed in the UK’s underground. Now, over 20 years later, Hatcha is continuing that journey with a massive 50-hour livestream featuring some of the biggest names in bass music history.

Conducted in partnership with Phase Transition and Heritage London, this event will be “a nonstop, 50 hour journey through dubstep, drum and bass, UK garage, and grime.” It will feature 26 hours of music from artists like Shiverz, Sukh Knight, FuntCase, and more, as well as a 24 hour set from Hatcha himself. The festivities kick off on May 14 at 6 PM UK (11 AM PT) and end on May 17 at 12 AM UK (4 PM PT), and will be available to stream for free across a variety of platforms. Donations raised during the broadcast will benefit Mind, a UK-based organization dedicated to improving mental health support across England and Wales.

It’s no surprise that Hatcha, one of the most influential electronic artists of all time, is behind this event. As early as 2003, he played shows on Rinse FM, sharing dubstep with thousands of new listeners. He also inspired one of dubstep’s biggest stars: while working at Big Apple Records in his hometown of Croydon, UK, he began to play a genre called “dark garage,” an early precursor to dubstep. His employee, Oliver Jones took a deep interest in the music and began to learn production. Today, he is best known by another name, Skream, and he too will be joining Hatcha for this epic experience.

It’s rare to see a single lineup with this many legendary names, so make sure you catch some or all of this incredible music marathon. You can catch Skream, HATCHA, and many more of bass music’s finest by tuning in on May 14 to Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube. Make sure to follow Phase Transition on Instagram for more information!

HATCHA and Friends Livestream Lineup:

HATCHA and Friends – Lineup By Artist:

  • B-Live
  • Beezy
  • Benny Ill
  • Benton
  • Chef
  • Chunky
  • Coki
  • Crazy D
  • Cyrus
  • Darkside
  • Deep Tempo
  • Discarda
  • Distance
  • Eddy Seven
  • El-B
  • Flowdan
  • Grooverider
  • HATCHA (24 Hour Set)
  • Haze (Funtcase Presents)
  • Heartless Crew
  • Heny G
  • Hijak
  • Hype
  • Jambaki
  • Juiceman
  • Kie
  • Killa. P
  • Loefah
  • Logan Sama
  • Lost
  • Martin Larner
  • Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont w/ Echelon
  • MC Ultra
  • MC Uno
  • N-Type
  • North Base
  • Oneman
  • Onyx Stone
  • Oxie & Neutrino
  • Para
  • Plastician
  • Pokes
  • Raggs
  • Sam Divine
  • Scott Garcia
  • Sharky P
  • Shiverz
  • Skream
  • Slimzee
  • Smasher
  • Smokey Bubblin’ B
  • SP:MC
  • Squarewave
  • Sukh Knight
  • Surge
  • Toast
  • Tubby
  • Tunnidge
  • Vapour
  • Youngsta
  • + more TBA

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Born and raised in Morristown, NJ, Alec’s EDM journey started back in 2014 when he saw Flume during his first tour of North America. It wasn’t until college, though, that Alec really developed a love for EDM after attending Moonrise Festival in 2018. His tastes span all genres, ranging from drum & bass to downtempo to trance. If you can’t spot Alec in the crowd, you can usually find him on the lacrosse field or whipping up something delicious in the kitchen!

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