Fusing their favourite elements of world music and sound system culture, they explore new possibilities between musical traditions. Ancestral Afro-Latin rhythms, Jazz and Hip Hop come together with contemporary bass music! This results in a uniquely high energy and psychedelic Global Bass sound – complete with the flair of live musicians and the exciting builds and drops of House, Breaks, & Jungle music!
Passionate about collaboration with both their recordings and performances, they often call upon guest features from artists such as K.O.G, Franz Von, Simo Lagnawi (Electric Jalaba), MC Spyda, Dr Syntax and many more. With almost no tempo untouched from 70- 180BPM, they’re an extremely eclectic and versatile band that can customise sets for most stages and occasions.
The Hippo Sound System is a collective formed in 2018 by Bristol UK’s notorious ‘samba junglist’ DJ Hiphoppapotamus.
“Origins” is their long-awaited debut album!
Touring the festival scene across the UK and Europe their explosive live performances have earned them a well trusted reputation for blowing up dancefloors, moving feet and uplifting souls! Their tracks have been featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 6 by Jeremiah Asiamiah, Don Letts and Craig Charles. Don Letts also included their track “Into The Jungle” on his “Best of 2020” round up.