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dBass are Glasgow's pioneering jazz fusion collective, effortlessly delving into hip-hop, soul and contemporary jazz to create music that is at once pensive, brave and soulful.
The various members of dBass have long been the source of much of Glasgow's live crossover jazz, experimental and hiphop. The product of an assortment of jazz heads, folk-improv experimentalists, and contemporary classical players, the band positively relish their unorthodox sensibilities.
The collective has already cut its teeth at Glasgow venues The Arches, King Tut’s, The Art School and The QMU, and Edinburgh venues, The Jazz Bar and The Bongo Club, and at the Knockengorrach festival. Most recently dBass shared the stage with Red Snapper in a packed King Tut’s. They have played alongside Grandmaster Flash, Red Snapper, The Herbaliser, Calvin Harris, Guru, The Portico Quartet, The Hidden Orchestra, Boom Monk Ben and Stuart McCallum (Cinematic Orchestra). dBass have also recorded sessions for Radio Magnetic and Subcity radio.
In August 2008 dBass toured with Injuns (aka The Dead Man's Waltz), culminating with the release of a split single with their tour-mates. Qoral Reef (dBass) / Jake of Monterey (Injuns) was released as a 7” vinyl and digital download on Kopparberg’s Collective label. Qoral Reef was described by The List as “a platter of off-kilter, late-night soul with a jazzy garnish on top."
dBass’ second EP, entitled Garden, was released in a limited edition run in November 2009 and was subsequently aired on BBC’s Jazz on 3 program.
Their latest EP, Alloy, is due for release on CD in March 2012 on the band’s own label. The band are currently performing in and around Glasgow, as well as writing new material (their members can often be found jamming at the Tchai-Ovna on Wednesdays).

"amazing, creating a sound and style entirely unique to themselves." Music-news.com
"The highlight of the night ... a delight to watch ... they displayed an amazing array of sounds that were a joy to hear." Chris Torres, Bringdaruckus.com
" **** - Sure, they're jazz, but which jazz? Close your eyes and you could be listening to six veterans of the 70s fusion scene instead of the fresh faced youths that actually occupy the stage. " The Skinny