As a first time Basslights attendee and a DMV (Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia) native, I didn't really know what I was getting into when I made my way to Hampton, Virginia for the annual gathering of Bassheads dubbed Basslights. I had seen Bassnectar at HARD Day of the Dead but it was only a 45 minute set, making my initiation to the Bass Community pretty shortlived. The lineup for the first day of the two-day “Bassmas” celebration started off with Beats Antique, Exmag, Pretty Lights and of course Bassnectar. We got off to an early start, getting to the venue a few hours before the show to take part in the some of the most ridiculous and sought after Hotel shennanigans of the year.
Hopsin took the time to sit and break down the real reason behind him throwing in the towel on the Hip Hop Scene, check out the footage below! (Props if you noticed the Dumb and Dumber 2 reference)
Posted on Dec. 26, 2014
Written by Alex Dixon.
One thing I really enjoyed listening to this track besides the funky groove lines and heavy 'trap' drop was the syncapated melodies. Not to mention just listening this makes me happy to know that the Floozies are big fans of analogue and live instruments - so this just pretty much makes me really giddy to go see them again. I'm not going to say much more just click play.
Written by Owen J.
Posted on Dec. 19, 2014
Buku, the New Orleans-based music and arts festival, is back for its fourth year. With previous lineups including heavy hitters like Diplo, Skrillex, A-Trak, Datsik, and Flying Lotus, it should be known that Buku throws the f**k down. And this year is shaping up to be much the same. The lineup just dropped.It is written.
“Of all the time I’ve spent on soundcloud looking for bone shattering, crowd pleasing tracks, few have measured up to the quality possessed by renowned producer Loud Lord. But rather than regurgitating generic bangers that one might expect to hear at Electric Daisy Carnival, Loud Lord adds creativity to his productions by sampling Bill O’Reilly and other outlandish figures. Today I was thankful to speak with him for a brief period to dissect the methods of his madness.”
We got to take breakthrough trap production duo Flosstradamus on tour of a considerably dope field of pot on their first HDYNATION tour stop in Seattle thanks to Dama Cannabis Products x Empty Planet Productions x The-Re-Up.com. Curt and Josh got to start their trip to Seattle off right by taking a look at what the top tier cannabis cultivators, Dama Cannabis Products have to offer.
GRiZ: After a busy year of touring and producing, GRiZ finally gave us a peak of the magic he's been up to. This song was definitely worth the wait and the full year taken to get it right really payed off. "A Fine Way to Die" shows GRiZ revolutionary style, blending funky, jazzy sax solos with smooth bass lines and electronic sounds to create the perfect mix of genres. Download it free from the man himself here: "This song took a whole year to make and it comes from the very bottom of my soul. I hope you guys enjoy!!!!" - Grant/AKA GRIZ
Check out our Hard Day of the Dead Aftermovie Edit! Happy with how shooting freehand came out with this! So many dope artists played here, Bassnectar, RL Grime, Diplo, TY Dolla Sign, Araabmuzik, Deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Big Gigantic, and my favorite WA based producers Odesza!
Brought to you by The-Re-Up.com and EP Productions.
Everything went pretty smoothly, besides a tire pop, dealing with wack LA traffic, and trying to find our car after the show in a huge parking lot haha.
Check out this banging track from Zeds Dead. Ella Eyre's vocals compliment the track immensely and give it depth right before a heavy bass line.