As UBB resident MC Ridda would say, “Rewiiiiiiiind Selector!” With 2022 coming to an end we wanted to take a chance to look back at all that has transpired at United By Bass and SD Union this year. From the successful launch of United By Bass Recordings to extremely amazing events, 2022 has been quite a year filled with truly memorable experiences. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and relive all that has happened with our 2022 end of year rewind.
After almost 20 years of providing top-tier electronic music events in San Diego, California, we decided to take our love for electronic music to the next level in 2022 and successfully launched the long-awaited United By Bass Recordings which would be the newest extension of our passion. With a focus on discovering and delivering innovative and inspiring music from all genres, United By Bass released the ‘War Tapes’ EP by Bristol, UK artist Ben Soundscape to much anticipation. Followed by 3 more releases featuring Dave Owen, Dip Vertigo, and Horge with accompanying remixes by Dela Moon, Mitch Dodge, Ophanim, Cole Vassallo and Reggie Yang, UBB Recordings finished out the year strong and is pressing the gas into 2023 where we’re set to bring it up another notch. Catch the first release of 2023 dropping on January 20th.
In its twelfth year running, SD Union, San Diego’s largest Drum N Bass event shows no signs of slowing down and 2022 was another one for the books. With all events near or at capacity, SD Union saw a growth in its attendance and welcomed so many new attendees to Spin Nightclub for shows that featured artists like Bensley, Degs, Delta Heavy, DJ Aphrodite, Echo Brown, Grafix, Lenzman, LTJ Bukem, Mob tactics, Reid Speed, Rene LaVice, T.R.A.C., and Winslow. San Diego continues to show their love for DNB and it’s amazing to see the overwhelmingly positive response to the lineups SD Union is curating.
With the January kick-off event just a few weeks away, SD Union is set to make 2023 another amazing year for Drum N Bass in San Diego. Join us on Friday, January 13th as we welcome the legendary Makoto back to San Diego alongside Hospital Records artists Degs & Winslow with support by UBB resident Ghost M.D and SD local Nix. Grab your tickets today so you can secure your spot on the dance floor for what will be an amazing night of music in Americas finest city.
This year also saw the return of SD Union Day Dream, our signature DNB day party held at The Hole In The Wall which featured a stacked lineup with Bachelors Of Science, Ben Soundscape, Colette warren, Dave Owen, Scott Allen and the San Diego debut of Command Strange. The day was truly special from start to finish and there really is something amazing about dancing to DNB under the San Diego sun with all of your closest friends. We already have plans from multiple Day Dream events in 2023 so keep an eye on our social accounts because they’re going to be even bigger and better than before.
Combining Art, Food, Golf & Music, The All Crew Classic Charity Golf Tournament returned for its second year to raise money for a great cause. United By Bass’ signature charity event took it to another level in 2022 attracting even more players, attendees, and sponsors which resulted in UBB raising even more funds for Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a charity for children that transforms the lives of disadvantaged infants, children, and teens with physical deformities caused by birth, accidents, abuse, or disease through the gift of reconstructive surgery and related healthcare services, at no cost whatsoever to patients
Attendees enjoyed a day and evening full of golf, activities, and catered dinner all while amazing artists from all over Southern California provide the soundtrack throughout the beautiful Shadowridge clubhouse and course in north county San Diego. When it was all said and done, United By Bass was able to raise over $10,000 with all proceeds going to Fresh Start for the second year in a row.
As United By Bass gears up for the new year, rest asured that the All Crew Classic will be back for a 3rd year in a row and promises to be even bigger and better than years past. Announcements are coming soon so hold tight.
During the 2020 pandemic, United By Bass and all other event production companies had to table all in-person events until it was deemed safe enough for us all to return to the local pubs, nightclubs, and festival grounds. With no end to the pandemic in site, UBB transitioned to Twitch where we curated weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly shows that featured artists from around the world. These streams were an amazing release and proved to be a crucial outlet for our team, the artists and our music family from all over the globe. It also was a perfect way for United By Bass to gain new fans which eventually turned into new attendees to our in-person events when they finally returned in 2021.
Even though in-person events had returned we decided to keep running all of our Twitch shows. Our weekly Friday show ‘UBB Stream’ which is curated by Charles Rebellion is now on it’s 130th episode. Closing out the year this Friday, December 30th will be Charless Rebellion with MC Ridda which will be a memorable stream, to say the least.
Now that we have gone through our 2022 rewind we want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has supported our Label, events and streams this year. 2022 was definitely one for the books and the overwhelming support continues to leave our entire organization humbled. It also is truly motivating and helps push us to go even bigger in all of our invdevours. 2023 is already shaping up to be amazing so keep an eye on our socials to see what we have in store for all of you. Thank you again Pandas, we look forward to seeing you all in 2023!