James Tombling (aka FATBAZ)
A previous winner of the Centre for Music's dubplate competition, James's track 'Freak' was pressed on a double A side vinyl release.
James was so inspired by winning the Dubplate competition that he decided to release an album 'Concussion' alongside the dubplate release.
James studied Robotics at UWE Bristol and was a regular user of the Centre for Music (CfM)'s DJ room..
He makes huge DnB bangers as well as doing a bit of DJing in Bristol, including a blistering set at Amplify 2020.
Freak - FATBAZ
Check out this short film made from Amplify 2020 featuring student performances of original music, DJs and the winners of our annual dubplate competition.
Amplify performances including FATBAZ
Watch FATBAZ and other student performances from our Amplify 2020 event.
FATBAZ album - Concussion
Listen to the full album 'Concussion' released in 2020 on Spotify.
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Guy won our 2020/21 Dubplate competition with his song 'Plans' after joining the Centre for Music for the first time in 2020 while studying Music Tech at UWE Bristol.
Mike Fergie (aka Suitcase Sound System) is a previous CFM Dubplate runner up and live streamed an incredible performance from our Band Room. He studied Music Technology at UWE Bristol and makes deep dub for his sound system inspired by Jamaican dance music culture.
Listen to Dubplate 2021 winners Guy Williamson and Mike Fergie's freshly cut tracks , plus music from other previous winners, and find out more about the Dubplate competition.
Centre for Music run an annual competition to celebrate music of black origin including hip hop, rap, RnB, grime, and afrobeats. Winners can receive a professional mix and master of their track or a pro video shoot giving them an asset that is ready for commercial release.