Drum & Bass on the Bike rolls into Cambridge this weekend
Drum & Bass on the Bike, which, as the title suggests, involves someone on a bicycle playing drum & bass music while being followed around by revellers, music-lovers, well-wishers and people who may just be curious, will be coming to Cambridge this Sunday (October 10).
The increasingly popular idea is the brainchild of experienced DJ Dom Whiting and on Sunday, he will cycling through the following city locations while stopping and performing: King's College, Parker's Piece, Riverside Bridge, the Fort St George pub, Market Square and Jesus Green.
Dom, 25, said: "We're starting at two o'clock by King's College and we'll be riding around Cambridge for an hour and a half or so." Dom has attached his decks and a speaker to his Danish Christiania bike and plays a live set using it, making this a concept that hasn't really been done before.
"For the last six months I've been travelling across England doing various rides," he explains. "We've been to Manchester, London, Bristol, Nottingham, Birmingham, Brighton... I've actually been to Ibiza as well to do one and I'm going out to Dubai in 10 days to do one so that one will probably be even hotter than Ibiza!"
Dom, who lives in High Wycombe, puts the bike in the back of his van and then drives to the different locations - usually unaccompanied, although sometimes he has a photographer with him. "I've been DJing for about six years," he says, "and yeah, we just thought we'd come up with a different concept.
"It's having a moving background that everyone's interested in, that's why it's done so well because there's so much going on."