Soundsystems' Way Of Life
DJ Ripley plays experimental street bass sounds from cities all over the world, especially those where immigrants mix music from their hometowns with big bass and drum machines. Rooted in jungle, dancehall, hip-hop, noise and dub, Ripley’s crashed through breakcore into other hybrid sounds including azonto, cumbia, bhangra, baile funk, garage, footwork, grime, jersey club, kuduro, dembow, juke, gqom, bounce, and more. Her eclectic, high-energy sets have opened minds and lit up dancefloors across 24 countries on four continents. As Professor Larisa Kingston Mann, she recently published Rude Citizenship: Jamaican Popular Music, Copyright and the Reverberations of Colonial Power.