Northwestern Pennsylvania’s Heating up

Summer has not yet fully begun and temperatures may not have reached that warm blissful mark, but by the looks of it North Western Pennsylvania is about to get heated up with quickness as regional events go full swing announcing Line ups and calendar dates.  With an emulsifying mixture of sports, art, music and lifestyle some of the regions finest promoters and business owners are setting you up for some not to miss opportunities to see first-hand some of the best musicians and athletes performing for your entertainment.  Here is a rundown of some of these events so you can mark your calendar and get your tickets in time, as well as all the information you need.

JUNE 4th   9AM – 4 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/1797598367135031/

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Celebrating their 4th year in business in a big way!  REAL FITNESS and TRAINING is going overboard giving back to the members and to the Erie community via a great charity in Grady’s Decision. Check out all the action as we are having our 1st annual Benching for Babies fundraiser for Grady’s Decision. Grady’s Decision is a great charity that helps families dealing with premature babies living in the NICU. So for every pound benched that day local companies will be donating 1 penny! We anticipate benching over 150,000 POUNDS! So do the math!!! Our live DJ(NatasK) will have the joint rocking as the weights are moving and money is raised! You better come hungry as we are going all out on the grub as we will be slow cooking some serious BBQ; beef brisket, whole chickens and pulled pork along with all the fixings! While you are here be sure to check out our new line of ELITFTS Strength Equipment, the new RTF Gear and our awesome vendors including Revolution Nutrition and Purus Labs!

This is great time to come check out the only RESULTS BASED GYM in Erie Pennsylvania! Support a great cause, get in a great meal and get on your way to achieving the best body of your life.

JUNE 4th 8PM – 12 Midnight  https://www.facebook.com/events/482179838639149/

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Shine On Entertainment brings in the summer vibes with a loaded lineup of emerging hip hop artists from across the state with the Shine On Showcase, an event designed to let each performer have an opportunity to perform for Industry Judges for prize packs and the ability to network with other artists and fans alike.  Also joining the festivities, Pittsburgh’s own Team Epic, RARE Nation and The Company Only as they come together to kick off their Epic Nation Only Tour in Erie Pennsylvania. Do not miss out as this will be a night to remember,  get your ticket NOW!

Special Guest Performances By: GPisGoingPlaces & NATASK

Showcase Details:

– 12 Acts

– 10 Minute Sets Per Performer

– Order Drawn At Random

– Judged By Music Industry Guests

– Best Performer Takes Home Prize Pack

 

JUNE 25th  https://www.facebook.com/events/557283784445518/

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Pittsburgh’s most beloved Prom is back

Last year’s Galactic Do-over was a huge success and this year will be no different!

Prom Do-Over 2016;

10,000 Leagues under the City,

Presented by:

Get Nasty and Crown Royal

This year’s Do-over prom will take us under the sea where mystery hides behind every un  turned rock.

Mermaids and Jelly Fish will help guide you through three levels of the darkest parts of the ocean!

Be careful not to disturb any sea creatures and keep your eyes open for sharks around every corner!

The Team has been hard at work in the planning Pitt. The ideas have been flying and we’ve come up with some great plans for this year’s theme!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

https://www.showclix.com/event/Prom2016

One dollar from every ticket sold will go to :

Healcrest Urban Farm

 

KING and QUEEN contest link!

http://woobox.com/hqxcza

 

Submit your Name and get those votes contest sponsored by Pittsburgh Normll, Head Of The Glass, and Crown Royal

Crown Royal Menu and Drink Specials feature all night long!!!

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Beauty Slap

http://thebeautyslap.com/

Beauty Slap describe themselves as Future-Brass-Thunder Funk and I couldn’t argue a word of that if I tried.

They’ve been selling out shows all over Pittsburgh for the last year including a special event with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra!

 

Walkingstick (Oakland,Ca)

Jungle Sky/Hip Step/TXP/Jungle Riddim

Social media: djwalkingstick.com IG: @walkingstick_79 & @graffrenzy Snapchat: Walkingstick79

http://www.djwalkingstick.com/

Ragga Jungle Dj and Producer. Internationally known and locally Grown!!!!

Pittsburgh’s OG Junglist is coming home for a special one night only performance!

 

Nect3r (Pheonix,AZ) Soundwaveradio.net

House – Jackin House – Electro House

Tune in sundays at 4pm to hear the best in house music mixed by Nect3rwww.soundcloud.com/nect3r

http://www.facebook.com/Nect3r

 

Local Support from:

 

RSK (All the BASS)

Doverspike (Dub/Riddim/Bass)

Robbie Rockso (Trap/Future/Bass)

Natask (Dub/Riddim/Hip Hop/Bass)

Lush b2b Rizzo (Hard/Trap/Style)

Status Jackers (DRUM AND BASS)

The Godfathers 5 man tag set

(House/Disco/Funk/Soul)

(Strobe, Ez Lou, Terry Kicks, Scuzzi, Bob Teagarden)

Speaker Spankers Crew

Miss J ( Drum and Bass)

Phunkphonic ( Breaks)

Brian Beat (Drum and Bass)

Syneater (Garage/2step)

Disco Dan (Tech House/House)

Mr Stitch (House/Tribal/Tech)

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Mr. Yukk b2b Tiko (Dubstep/riddim/jump up)

Holly Hood (Hip Hop)

Lexa Terrestrial (Hip Hop/Pop)

Chris Allen (Hip Hop)

Fortified Phonetx (Hip Hop)

Lazy JP (Hip Hop)

Barz Blackman (Hip Hop)

Corey Eaux (Hip Hop)

Grimey Click (Hip Hop)

Mac Cartel (Hip Hop)

Ally K (Acoustic)

Dj Joey Ruckus (Turntablist)

Special Guest Host ***Thelonious Stretch***

Sunday School, MC and DJ Battle CONTEST WINNERS

MC Freddo Filial (Hip Hop)

DJ N00neimp0rtant (Drum and Bass)

 

JULY 9th  https://www.facebook.com/events/1012631978775420/
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Presented by G.O.D Productions and Dirty Ramen

Ahoy There! Avast Ye, Matey! Do ye have a pirate’s taste for BASS and BOOTY? Are ye ready for the return of the LOUDEST and LARGEST Sound System treasure can buy? Have ye been searching the Seven Seas for the Legendary Pirate Vessel ,“SHIPWRECKED”?

Search no further!

WHITE SAILS ON THE HORIZON!

 

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—-14 – Hour Event

—–Indoor and Outdoor Stages

—–Over 25 Acts

—– 5 Headliners

Featuring

<<<<BARELY ALIVE>>>>>Both Members! [Mssachusetts] (Dubstep/Filth) {DISCIPLE}

Firepower Records, Never Say Die

facebook.com/barelyalivemusic

soundcloud.com/barelyalive

http://barelyalivemusic.com/

<<<<DACK JANIELS>>>>

Los Angeles, CA (Bass/Dubstep)

{40OZ CULT} {Rottun Records}

http://dackjaniels.us/

<<<<SLUGGO>>>>

Phoenix, AZ (Dubstep/Krunk)

{ULTRA GORE} {DIMMAK}

Slugstep.com

<<<<SCRVP>>>> Boston, MA (Bass/Trap)

{EXPLOSIVE AM}

<<<<SOULWAVER>>>>

Alabama (Trap/Twerk)

{1200 Hustle}

 

WITH LOCAL SUPPORT BY

(In Alphabetical Order)

Akuma

Andre Schrock

Black Daddy

Calladore

ChaoticStyle

Cypher

DJ Hattrix

Haji

Kilo

K-Ped

Mighty Mike Saga

n00neimp0rtant

NatasK

Potpocket

RSK

Slim Stanky

The Assassins

Tika

Tik0 Vs Dicey Vs Mr Yukk

The Kosmonauts

Wes Mantooth

 

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Event Features:

WALL of SOUND

The lost vessel “SHIPWRECKED” is being returned to use from the watery depths! Davey Jones himself has answered our call! Join us in celebrating a full comeback of the WALL OF SOUND Turbo Audio Sound System! Get ready for a Sound Experience like NO Other!

Louder, Bigger, Most Bad ASS!

**Ear Protection Will Be Available For Purchase at”The Galley”**

PIG ROAST

Drop Anchor! Grab your fork! Pull up a chair! Upon SHIPWRECKED’s glorious return to the mainland, we were blessed with its bounty from the tropics! FRESH Whole Pigs, born and raised on the isles, will be roasted outside ALL DAY in a variety of BBQ styles! Bring your extra dablooms!

**Vegetarian Options WILL Be Available for all ye Veggie Pirates! **

PIRATE VOLLEYBALL

Fire in the hole! When SHIPWRECKED landed, the wake dug up 2 Sand Volleyball Courts! Competitions will be held starting at 4PM, Free Play until then. Bring Your A-Game!

More Details TBA

“SHIPWRECKED” PIRATE SHIP STAGE

Our Master Shipbuilders have outfitted SHIPWRECKED with the finest new outfitting’s ever seen on such a stage! This year, we present a LARGER Stage fitted with integrated Laser and Lighting Systems; A project brought together by multiple companies working hand-in-hand to present a stage unlike any seen before! Be on the lookout for the 20-LB Laser Cannons!

DJ MIX COMPETITION

ATTENTOIN ALL YE ASPIRING DJ SWASHBUCKLERS!

Anyone can enter! 2 Winning DJs will be selected!

Winners Receive:

1-Hour Timeslot on SHIPWRECKED 2 WALL of Sound

V.I.P Package

More Details TBA

SHUTTLE BUS

A Pirate Shuttle will be picking people up in DOWNTOWN Pittsburgh for a round trip voyage! Shuttle Pass will be available ONLINE ONLY in May. More Info Coming!

TICKETING INFORMATION

17+ for General Admission

21+ for V.I.P Package

17+ GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS

—Early Bird G/A Tickets: $15

(SOLD OUT)

—Tier 2 G/A Tickets: $20

—Tier 3 Door Price: $30

 

NatasK’s Debut Album Making Waves.

NatasK – I Keep It Moving (DÉBUT ALBUM REVIEW)

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I love music that’s fresh and I love artists that aren’t afraid to mix it up and come with something new. I’ve got the début album from Pennsylvania producer and bass fanatic NatasK and that’s exactly what he’s brought here. A high end production, ‘I Keep It Moving’ is a genre straddling collection of Electronic Music that encompasses the sounds and vibes of a whole spectrum of musical fashions. NatasK takes influence from House to Hip Hop, Drum & Bass and UK Garage to Dubstep and beyond and uses this combined acquired musical knowledge to superior effect.

The album opens with a touch of Eastern flair infused with Hip Hop and Electronica, a chilled tempo and a commanding big orchestral drum beat setting the track up, laced with the harmonising of vocalist Lake City Fresh. The intro setting the pace for what’s to come. As the album moves on, the rate is stepped up and the bass brought harder; really kicking the record into gear. ‘Closer’ again features vocals from Lake City Fresh as well as a colab from 814 Bass Crew associate Ghost Alive.

‘Lose It All’ again steps the album up a notch and is one of the stand out tracks of the album for me. Impeccably produced and brilliantly conceived, that Future Bass vibe standing strong, an almost tropical drum line and Lake City Fresh this time spitting fire before serenading the beat with perfectly delivered vocals. Supported by an ethereal but domineering synth chorus and a haunting piano line, the track firmly cements NatasK ability and scope as a top level producer.

We’re next hit with a Drumstep destroyer that holds the bass cannon to your head and demands you move; we’re more than happy to oblige! Toned out and grimy, the tempo rises slightly as the album leads perfectly into the dark and moody Drum & Bass track ‘The Voodoo Speaks’ and features the second colab on the album from Ghost Alive. Another exceptionally crafted track and another firm nod to the producer. ‘The Stringer’, a hyped up, syncopated explosion, pace quickened again with a touch of the classical ringing through at the half way mark of the album completes the uptempo trio.

‘Bone Shaker’ features the third and final colab from Ghost Alive and is a Junglist revivalist masterpiece. The track is a homage to a scene that is enjoying a resurgence on both sides of the Atlantic and is yet another testament to the skill of the production team. ‘Funk’ warps the mind with its barrage of punchy bass hits and minimalist twangy rhythm whilst ‘Space Hopper’s fantasy like beat takes the listeners ears to another dimension completely.The penultimate track on the album see’s NatasK bring out the big guns again with yet another highly accomplished track. The deep, tonal bass reverbing through the system as a frantic but on point beat leads the atmospheric synthesized chorus straight into your musical receptors creating a feeling of satisfaction and full on musicaly derived, bass-lined joy! The album finishes how it started, with the intro of ‘Wasted Time’ used as a backing beat for rapper Mack Boyer to unleash over.

The album is an easy listen. Not one track is a chore to listen to and the flow and course of the album walks the right path. The album fuses elements of a whole mass of different genres; Electro, Dubstep, House, Drum And Bass, UK Garage, Jungle, Hip Hop into one hugely exciting mix. natask2Each track is a pleasurable listening experience, each equipped with its own unique elements and original charm. The mood effortlessly shifts back and forth from joyous and upbeat to dark and brooding appeasing a whole range of emotions and feeling. It’s what music should do, and it does it right! For a début album, the level of production is at a near perfect level. The album is a very worthy listen to for all our bass addicts out there and is a outstanding introduction to a music maker who is truly worthy of your support!

‘I Keep It Moving’ is released on record label 8BC Recording and available NOW through the BandCamp link below.

LISTEN & PURCHASE

NATASK
http://www.814basscrew.com
http://www.twitter.com/NATASK814

OUR BASS ADDICTION
http://www.ourbassaddiction.com
http://www.facebook.com/ourbassaddiction
http://www.twitter.com/seaniselectric

When Fresh Gets Dirty. “Never Lose”

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We are getting your week started off right! Here at the BASS BLOG, we are excited for the up coming release “I keep It Moving” by NatasK, his first full length album release.   As NatasK has been digging deep into the realm of Bass, Broken Beats and a variety of tempos and Speeds, NatasK has started to find an added level in his production adding some dynamic collaborations with some amazing vocalists. One of these vocalists being LAKE CITY FRESH.  a native of Erie Pennsylvania.  Their Featured Track “Never Lose”  will surly get your attention.  With choice drums, Punchy bass, and a driving rhythm and melody that LAKE CITY FRESH is really able to articulate upon.

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Inspired by the RnB greats like Luther Vandross, Lenny Cooke, Al B Sure, R. Kelly, Jagged Edge, Tank, and Michael Jackson,  it was apparent that Lake City Fresh was destined to write music from an early age with over 250 songs written by the young age of 13.  With the Name Lake City Fresh,  a nickname given to him by his brother for his desire to always be clean, we finally have an up close look into this vocalists come up.   After graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)   Lake city Fresh found himself back in his home town of Erie PA, and after some hard work and exploration of sounds he released his first mixtape… “The Enlightenment”  to then be followed by now classics “More than Music” , “BayBreeze Music” and the most current Project “Presque Isle Boii.”   With a spark of a musical revolution and the forging of a new sound Fresh has been exploring multiple styles and genres, ultimately entering him into the Bass music spectrum with this Collaboration “Never Lose” with NatasK of the 814 Bass Crew, also an Erie Native.

PromoPIC1WIth the sucess of his mix tapes, Lake CityFresh Has been Artist of the Year in the Rock Erie Awards  of 2012 and 2013.  Lake City Fresh has dropped tracks with PA heavy weight BOAZ, as well as finding himself on Yo Gotti’s “Hard”.  Featured also by the likes of Un Kasa,  LCF recently opened for RnB greats H-Town.  From the west coast to the East Lake City Fresh has started to work with some of the top artists in the industry all while finding his own creative ways to excel his passion in singing.   Be on the Look out for more work from NatasK and Lake City Fresh on  NatasK’s up coming full length Album…. “I keep it Moving.”

https://soundcloud.com/lakecityfresh

Follow  NatasK and Lake CIty Fresh on Twitter :   @natask814   @lakecityfresh

Jon Quest, Exclusive Interview.

With the End of 2013 closing, we wanted to make sure and Highlight some of the absolute Heat on the calendar even though its starting to get really cold outside!  BASSBLOG sent field reporter  Jason “Iggy” Imig out to retrieve some more upclose looks at MC’s in the Regional Hip Hop scene.  With A huge show coming up Dec 19th at The Crooked I   Erie PA put on by 2189 and BENCHERS UNION, and a brand New Mixtape about to set it off, we wanted to find out what exactly makes Pittsburgh MC, Jon Quest tick. BOOM!

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Most MC’s these days are one dimensional…they find their niche and stay there. The story weaver, the battler, the metaphorical cat but few and far between do you find one who encompasses all these in one physical form. Jon Quest is one of those dudes. Having come up through the historic Shadow Lounge era of Pittsburgh hip hop, Jon earned his chops getting involved in their Rhyme Cal series of events. As one half of the Varsity Squad duo, with his homey Beedie, Jon has been able to branch out of the 412 area and start to build a solid fan base of his own.

Currently Jon is working on his third mixtape in his Seasons series, appropriately titled Season 3. Make sure to catch Mr.Quest when he comes to the Crooked I December 19th with Copywrite, Mic Excel& Short Moscato, and Erie’s own Ill Noyz!

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  Photo: Dan Mason. Currently Jon is working on his third mixtape in his Seasons series, appropriately titled Season 3. Make sure to catch Mr.Quest when he comes to the Crooked I December 19th with Copywrite, Mic Excel& Short Moscato, and Erie’s own Ill Noyz!

You are in the beginning stages of working on Season 3 of your series of mixtape. Are there any producers or MCs you are reaching out to that haven’t been on your past releases?

 I wish I could answer this right now but as you stated yourself, I’m in the beginning stages of working on it so it can really go in any direction. I will tell you that I will bring back some of the crew that I did work with as far as producers and I’m going to try to reach out to some new artists for features and producer work! It’s still up in the air right now. I have some new jams on deck that aren’t 100% finished or just haven’t been the right time to release it yet.  It might even be a whole new JQ…just never know. Stay tuned! There are going to be surprises i can promise you that!
You have been coming up to Erie pretty steadily since Varsity Squad came up to 2189. How have you seen it change since then and what is it that makes you excited to play here?

Before I came up to Erie, I always thought to myself “man I would never go Erie…what’s even up there?” but now Erie is like my 2nd home. The energy and love that I receive as a solo artist, or group, is incredible.  It’s not always like that here in Pittsburgh, I’ll be honest. Erie is a special event every time if its 100 or 10 people in the crowd for the show
You were/are apart of the whole RhymeCal events. Do you feel that has had an impact on your MCing and if you could explain to people reading this how rhyme cal differs from your typical rap battle ..

Rhyme cal has definitely helped shape how I rhyme. It forces you to use your imagination and get out of the box which is what I like to do anyway so rhyme cal was just that advanced course to the school of emceeing for me. For the people reading this – RhymeCal is a freestyle competition with several categories. Although you will have battling one on one at some point in the game but you’ll also run into crowd topics, or may even have to battle a fictional character in 45 seconds to an instrumental. Best emcee gets the grand prize.

What other music do you dig besides hip hop? Who have you been listening too lately?

I try to listen to everything brother – If you live in a box you’ll produce that box type music. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of TDE, Infected Mushroom, 90s hip hop golden era just to get my mind right to create Season 3 the way I want to create it.  It’s really all over the place when it comes to listening to music.
You def have an affinity for video games…favorite system and what games have you been spending time on?

 I’m Sony all day! I recently started playing “The Last of Us” again. I beat it in 3 days…tweak mode haha. I should’ve taken my time so that’s why I’m giving it a second spin. I copped the PS4 but Call of Duty Ghosts is the only game I have for it and just like any other COD game…it gets old quick.
Congratulations on your newest addition to your fam. I know you take being a father very seriously. How does being a dad/husband impact you doing your thing musically?

The thing about being a family man and doing other things that can consume your time is all about finding the balance. It’s hard to do but somehow I manage. Every once in awhile I will let life consume me and put music on the back burner and end up getting writers block for however long it may be BUT at the end of the day family is more important than music. Music is just a stress reliever for me and something that I love. When that day comes that I can take care of my family from doing music as a career well then…my story will change but for now it is what it is.

By: Iggy 

Check this New one from Jon Quest.

Also!!!! Get his first mixtape release here.

http://www.datpiff.com/Jon-Quest-The-Real-Adventures-of-Jonny-Quest-The-Mixtape.132049.html