Touching Bass is the South London-based musical movement/curatorial platform, club night, concert series, record label and flagship, biweekly NTS Radio show led by Errol and Alex Rita, sustained by a wider community of friends.
Our ethos centres around the real-life human and spiritual ability of music to bring people together — music to make you think and feel.
At the root lies the TB Dance — a monthly club night communicated via text and with an open music policy — which has become a playground for sonic exploration and hosted talented local selectors and globally-respected heavyweights in equal measure since late 2014.
From this foundation grew two of our ongoing series: Speaking In Sound, our intimate, non-alcoholic discussion-based series previously held at Brilliant Corners — and the TB Live concert series, housed at one of our favourite spaces, Unit 31. In 2021 these two entities fused under the Speaking In Sound name, partnering with leading arts space 180 Strand as our new home.
Since 2019, Touching Bass has also steadily established itself as a cult record label representing leftfield and electronic soulful music and releasing critically acclaimed projects from the likes of Demae, cktrl and Hiatus Kaiyote’s Clever Austin.
Over the years, connecting with cultural/community-driven institutions — including the British Council/Venice Biennale, 198 Gallery, Tate Britain/Modern and young people network, Create Jobs — has remained a priority. Most recently, we have delved deeper into the role of curator, hosting stages at the inaugural We Out Here and Turning Tides festivals.
"Our ethos centres around the real-life human and spiritual ability of music to bring people together — music to make you think and feel."
AGENT: Alasdair Howie