Bass & DNB

Future Roots

Future Roots Edmonton

The Future Roots collective has been instrumental in the creation of a vibrant Edmonton scene for all forms of electronic bass music, including fostering the newest movements such as wave, 160bpm, footwork/juke, and dub techno. Founded by Dean Musani in 2005, Future Roots has played an especially major part in the local drum & bass, dubstep, and future bass movements. They have led a continued push to explore the cutting edge of sampler and synth based soundsystem music, hosting groundbreaking artists sometimes years before they are known to a wider audience. Artists such as DJ Rashad, Sam Binga, Machinedrum, Kahn, Addison Groove, Eskmo, OM Unit, Plastician, Joker, and even Excision & Zeds Dead were all introduced to Edmonton through Future Roots events and the goal to discover and introduce new music in the region continues alongside the new focus on releasing original music through their newly minted cassette label!