Errol (Touching Bass)

Errol (Touching Bass)

Already dubbed as one of the UK’s key forces ‘pushing the culture forward’ by Complex, Errol is steadily carving out a unique, multifaceted space for himself as a DJ/broadcaster, curator/host, writer and founder of Touching Bass.

Underpinning it all is the London native’s passion for promoting the eclecticism of soulful music and the culture behind it which, among other things, has led to a varied local and increasingly international DJ schedule.

From supporting esteemed genre-hoppers like Theo Parrish, Josey Rebelle and Gilles Peterson and multiple tours across Australia/Japan to blessing dancehall legend King Tubby’s soundsystem in Jamaica, numerous festival appearances and warming up for Erykah Badu, Tony Allen and Yussef Dayes to name a few.

Alongside his personal pursuits, Errol and an array of close friends have slow-cooked Touching Bass — the community-come-club night, concert series/curatorial platform, record label and staple NTS Radio show — to become a contemporary musical movement; recognised as a “burgeoning South London institution“ by Mixmag, hosting events across three continents (stretching to festival stage curation and hosted discussions) and quietly gaining respect both at home and beyond.

Beyond the decks, Errol continues to contribute to the fabric of underground music through journalism (The Guardian, The Fader, Resident Advisor, The Independent) and eclectic curation. Between 2015-2018, he hosted and programmed pivotal moments for Boiler Room including much of the recent UK jazz explosion (Yussef Kamaal’s debut show, Nubya Garcia, Ezra Collective), Mala’s unforgettable Deep Medi session, collaborating with Saul Williams in London, New York and Miami (including an appearance from Mos Def) plus crucial appearances from Anderson Paak, Khruangbin and Alice Coltrane’s Ashram to name a few.

Most recently, he has expanded to film music supervision, co-curating the soundtrack for Black To Techno; the experimental documentary by multi-award winning director, Jenn Nkiru, which premiered at Frieze Los Angeles and was nominated for ‘Best Short’ at the IDA Awards.

 

"Alongside his personal pursuits, Errol and an array of close friends have slow-cooked Touching Bass — the community-come-club night, concert series/curatorial platform, record label and staple NTS Radio show — to become a contemporary musical movement"

AGENT: Alasdair Howie

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