What do you do when you see a Shooting star?

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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 in the Shine On Showcase. Also joining the festivities, Pittsburgh’s own Team Epic, RARE Nation and The Company Only come together to kick off their Epic Nation Only Tour right here in Erie, with feature performances from NATASK and GPisGoingPlaces.   Catch this unique event as Up and coming MC’s will be showcasing their talent for some of the Industries finest Judges for a combination of Prize packs.   One of the Erie MC’s currently making some head way in the regional Hip Hop scene that you will want to keep an eye and ear open for is William Weyes. 

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Tickets are now available:

Saturday June 4th  8-12 Midnight

 

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

 

Pushing the Headspace!

Two New songs From NatasK….. A little Preview of some of the material coming up for spring of 2016.  NatasK has been hard at work all through the winter and has been formulating a whole new arsenal of tunes, and collaborations.  “Tight Rope” and “Parasitic”  both capture various sounds and tempos constructed around the 808 Kick Drum and Punishing Bass lines.

https://natask.bandcamp.com/album/i-keep-it-moving

Catch Full Length DJ mixes as well as all of NatasK’s material here:

NEW Video- The Stringer : NatasK…. The LOFI Throwback.

Featured on The FULL Length ALBUM….. ” I Keep It Moving”  by NatasK.    Shot with an I phone 5 and an Free App, This video uses modern technology to bring a unique look into a DJ’s mind…. all while capturing that Lofi Element once popularized in Grunge music circa the Early 90s.   The Stringer is a Melodic 140 Bass tune, with Punching Drums, and Deep Bass.    Please have a  view, and enjoy.

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Album Available :  https://natask.bandcamp.com/album/i-keep-it-moving

 

FREE DOWNLOAD- Mirage by NatasK

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Here is a Free Download just for YOU!!!  Just in time for your Holiday travels, a Must to your play list…. Mirage by NatasK.  This Deep Drum and Bass tune, has many influences from the early sounds and rise of DNB worldwide, with choice Break beats and a Smooth Droning Bassline, Mirage is certain to get your head bobbing.

Merry Christmas from 8BC Recordings.

Make sure to Check Out   the FULL LENGTH ALBUM…… ” I Keep It Moving” featuring Lake City Fresh, Ghost Alive and Mac Boyer.

https://natask.bandcamp.com/album/i-keep-it-moving

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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

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http://www.ourbassaddiction.com
http://www.facebook.com/ourbassaddiction
http://www.twitter.com/seaniselectric

NatasK Album Release October 15th

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Photo: Amanda Woiner)  Lake City Fresh with NatasK in the studio.

Artist: NatasK
Record Label: 8BC Recording
Releasing: Wednesday October 15th 2014
Hosting Digital Release: http://www.814basscrew.com
Album: I Keep It Moving… #IKIM

The debut album “ I keep It Moving” from NatasK (814 Bass Crew) is an emotional plunge into the deep world of Electronic Music with influences from a wide variety, all expressed through Broken Beats, Bass, and Melodies that both drive a dance floor, as well as appeal to the every day listener. With deep roots in the DJ culture, spanning the last 16 years, as well as being the founding member of the 814 Bass Crew, this is one of the first looks at this up and coming producers personal take on the music that has been a big part of his life and Electronic music as a whole all while trying to create new paths and sounds to broaden the previously type casted molds of individual genres. With a range of Tempos and Speeds NatasK combines the sounds of Dubstep, Techno, Drum and Bass, Hip Hop, Trap and UK Garage to grab the listener’s attention, and feel the mood and dynamic of each track. “I keep it Moving”, features the vocals of Lake City Fresh, and Mack Boyer of Hollah House as well as Production features from Ghost Alive also of the 814 Bass Crew. The 1st official single from the Album “Lose it All” is a Carnival style Dubstep song, featuring the powerful and inspirational Lyrics and Vocals from Lake City Fresh, and explains the metaphoric rise and come up of becoming a Man in a world seemingly hopeless at times, all in time with the choice broken breaks and Pulsing Baselines. After World wide Charting Success earlier in 2014 with EP single “Manowar” feat Akuma, NatasK is ready to deliver the driving energy that is his Live performances, and His production skills to the world stage.

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

GREENLEAF 2 with NATASK

Enjoy this FREE DOWNLOAD from NatasK,   The GreenLeaf 2

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Produced, arranged By NATASK and hand mixed with 2 Technics SL-1200 and a Pioneer 400 using Serato SL1.
This is some of the Beats, tracks, and Previews of the material to be released OCTOBER 15th on full length ” I keep it Moving” by NATASK being released Independently on www.814basscrew.com aka “The BASS Blog”
NatasK’s first full length of Original Productions also features some collaboration with Ghost ALive, Mack Boyer, and Lake City Fresh, to provide a journey through Bass, Feeling, and Movement. ENJOY this FREE DOWNLOAD.

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Taking Back the Under-Ground

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  JULY 1st  2014  2 Step Tues: Features:  NATASK  814 Bass Crew,  Plasma Pool REC.

As the summer is getting under way, we here at the BASSBLOG wanted to spotlight a weekly event happening in the Mighty Steel City of Pittsburgh PA, that has taken a Strong arm approach at re surging the Underground Sounds of 2 Step and UK Garage.  Slowly becoming one of the most Dominant weekly events in the 412,  2 Step Tuesdays,  Dishes up some serious Heat.   We recently had a chance to Pick the Brain of  MIAA GLO RIGBY, the events Host and promoter and here is a little bit of what we found out.

Residents:  Eryn Evans, Syneater,  Hanna

1. How long has the event been going, and who are the founding members and residents?

“2-Step Tuesdays has been going since Jan 7, 2014. We’ve been through many venues but we are currently at Gus’s Cafe in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. My goal was to find residents already into the garage sound… I started this night because I was getting bored with the music at parties. It was all so mainstream and had that “dark & dirty” vibe…but mostly everyone played the same sound. I was always a house lover and a friend of mine when I started partying spun speed-garage. As I reconnected with those garage roots and would talk to others about it they would all say “Oh man I love garage but you never hear that stuff played!” If so many people wanted to hear it, why did no one play it? So I decided to change that. We had two weeklies in Pittsburgh end in the past two years and The city was definitely looking for the next big thing. I’ve personally never been someone who wants to DJ, i connect to music through dancing – and I wanted to go out and dance to the music I like! so I grabbed three of the best Djs I know, put them all in a room every Tuesday, throw in some drink specials, and 6 months later its still growing every week. I encourage all genres as long as it has a garage feel to it, break beats, real, authentic dubstep & grime, bass line, speed garage (which i affectionately call ‘hardcore for big kids’) We started out as a bi-weekly, that changed after about 3 weeks. At first it was also just my residents and a monthly guest, but that changed quickly as well when so many people wanted the chance to play. That is really what its all about for me. Getting these DJs, who you would never think would play garage music, to come out and throw down a set. They spend so much time digging through old and new stuff and then get infected. Its awesome when i go to parties now and someone we’ve had as a guest throws some 2-step or bass line in their set. And this new generation of EDM enthusiasts aren’t quite aware of the spectrum of music and I’m hoping by introducing people to it we can get it to revive with the next generation of DJs, although I have to say I don’t mind the underground.”

2. How do you feel your event impacts the Western PA EDM scene, and with such a Massive history of Broken Beats in Pittsburgh, How do you see this furthering the landscape for DJs and Producers currently?

Its crazy because a year ago everyone told me a garage night would never pick up. They’d laugh and say “No one plays that stuff because they don’t make it anymore.” or “its too hard to find.” Just because something doesn’t have its own beat port category or you can download the top 100 tracks doesn’t make it hard to find, it means you have to make a soul connection with the sound and really get into digging things up. That ends up being what everyone loves about it in the end.

www.soundcloud.com/2steptues  For mixes and Tunes

www.facebook.com/2steptues Fan page and Event Info.