Published on September 6th, 2017 | by Sid Wesley
The Dance-Off 10th Birthday Summer Showdown 2017
If you’re a festival lover and you’ve been to Secret Garden Party, Boomtown, Shambhala, Love Saves The Day or Snowbombing, there’s a very good chance you will have come across ‘The Dance-Off’ stage. For those that have never been to any of those festivals, the crew who go by the name of, The Dance-Off Soundsystem, build an installation that is a feast for both the ears and eyes and lay on a 3 day party that you’re unlikely to forget ever!
‘The Dance-Off’ stage is centred around a boxing ring where anyone can step up and go toe to toe with a dance floor foe. Sometimes these dance-off’s are amazing and sometimes it’s total car crash but that’s what adds to the fun of it all. It’s not all about the general public throwing their best shapes though as the boxing ring also hosts expert turntablists and professional Bboys and Bgirls who show everyone how it’s really done! The backdrop to the boxing ring features in it’s heart a DJ booth and to the left and right of that, well, that can be whatever is in the minds of the super creative folk who make up the Dance Off Soundsystem.
I was in attendance at this years Secret Garden Party and I did go to party at ‘The Dance-Off’ stage and I’ve gotta tell you, they sure know how to put on a show! It was a poignant gig for the crew this time around as it all started for them at SGP 10 years ago and it worked out that they would be celebrating their 10th birthday at the last ever SGP festival, which I’m pretty sure is why my mind was blown by the spectacle they put on.
To celebrate their 10th birthday further, The Dance-Off Soundsystem have released 2 free mixes which give a perfect indication of what you should expect if you decide to party with them. The first of these is a lush Funk/Soul/Disco mix that’s full of cool flavours. The second mix is far more lively and features a selection of Breakbeat, Bass, Garage, D n B and Jungle tracks. So that’s one mix to get your house party rockin’, and one to kickback to once you’ve expended all that energy, top stuff!
If you’re ever in the vicinity of ‘The Dance-Off’ stage, pop along for a proper good ol’ knees up. To find some videos of what you can expect CLICK HERE.
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