UK’s most renowned d’n’b quartet, Rudimental, has just been added to Urbanscapes ’16’s two-week-long festival – rounding up the venerable roster of international acts to three individual concerts (the other two being Tame Impala and M83). Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor, and Leon Rolle might have come from London’s thriving underground – feeding off UK dance genres like jungle and breakbeat aside from d’n’b – but in their current incarnation as a mainstream act with two successful studio albums, they combine analogue instrumentation with electronic production as a formidable full live band. Recent album We the Generation continued their winning formula of marrying d’n’b rhythms with vocal contributions by singer-songwriters (this time, most notably Ed Sheeran’s), a model indubitably borrowed from the EDM scene. Tickets for a couple of Urbanscapes‘ concerts have sold out within hours before — it’s a war zone in this creative arts festival, people — so to avoid this from happening to you, set multiple reminders on Thursday 17 March ’16 as that’s the date tickets for Rudimental go on sale. The night is sure to be, well, mental but in a good way, of course.
If you’re unfamiliar with Rudimental’s work or haven’t kept up with them for a while, watch their music video featuring Ed Sheeran, it’s brilliant:
Date Sunday 1 May ’16
Venue KL Live
Tickets RM169 (Phase 1) / RM199 (Phase 2) / RM229 (Phase 3) *tickets go on sale Thursday 17 March ’16 via ticketpro.com.my.
More information on Urbanscapes here. JUICE will be around with a camera in hand, so if you don’t want to end up in the print edition of the magazine looking like a hobo, look good with awesome fashion finds here.