So Mungo’s Hi-Fi and YT at Bare Safe on Friday 7th October at Exeter Phoenix was one of the best nights I have been to for a long time. For those of you that don’t know Bare Safe is an acronym for Bizarre Absurd Ridiculous Easy Skankin Avinit Festival Experience and this it truly is. Over the past year and more at The Cavern and The Cellar Bar they have had live acts such as Gypsy Unit, Slamboree, First Degree Burns, Strictly Steppers, The Magnus Puto Band and Peachy Farmer as well as local and top underground Dj’s performing at their events. These nights could easily be describe as some of the most outstanding, friendliest, laid back, amazing, fun-filled evenings I have had.
The evening started in the auditorium with local producer Illogik playing out some home grown Dub setting the mood nicely thorough the Function1 Sound system while in the Bar on Unit 8’s newly constructed rig Funky Mucker started the night with some funky breaky remixes. Blazenstein and Shire Roots from the Irie Bingo Cru were up next in the main room bringing the best in Devon reggae with Shire Roots on the Mic and Blazenstein on the wheels followed by the Vibration Lab selectors. Meanwhile in the bar Unit 8 selectors where keeping the crowd busy with a Jungle set from Yug, who despite a few power cuts still kept the crowd going, a mighty set from Skyhigharist followed by Dephicit who mixed in a few of his own tunes. Mouldy soul was up next in the bar with a Glitch Hop set composed of his own material while Mungo’s and YT were in the main room starting their epic two hour set playing classics such as Scream and World News, respect to the Devon reggae massive who skanked away for the whole night in the packed out main room. J man finished the evening in the bar with a rinsing jungle set that had the place rammed and bouncing.
Despite Bare Safe usually being in smaller venues the amazing atmosphere was still the same. Big up to Promoter Oli for bringing Scottish reggae legends Mungo’s Hi-Fi to Exeter for the first time and for pulling off an amazing night.
Can't wait for the next one on November 2nd at The Cellar Bar with live act Monk3y Logic and Dj support from Pie Man, Olmec, Sharky, Panda and Ike.