A deaf rave where the bass is turned up high took place in Liverpool as part of a major music event. The event was organised by disabled and deaf arts festival DaDaFest for the Liverpool International Music Festival.
Deaf raves feature bass turned up very loud so the music can be felt through
the body. Hearing people were advised to wear earplugs. Among the performers on Friday night were DJ Troi 'Chinaman' Lee, who plays a
mix of hip hop, R&B, reggae, dance and electro swing.
He said: "Deaf Raves aim to bring deaf people together as one, it a joy to
see all different deaf communities unite and have fun. We express visually and we love feeling the vibrations and vibes of the
DJ Chinaman and MC Geezer performing back in 2009.
He said when he was growing up there was "a lack of opportunities for deaf
people going out to socialise." The DJ said he can hear the music with his hearing aid and can tell if its
R&B, jazz, soul or techno. Other performers included MC Geezer, who signs to the songs, and DJ Inigo.