First Drop : SMiTHMUSiX

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Following the successful release of his new pop single Summertime Fling (ft. Alyshah) which was released June 17th, 2016, EDM Trap/Twerk artist SMiTHMUSiX aka Stickman launches the first single from his new Trap/Future Bass EP ‘Stick It to the Man’ titled “Independence Day” on July 4th. The EP features collaborations with Jamaican artist RATIGAN and UK artist LADEE LUSH. The 5 track EP will feature ‘Independence Day’, ‘Lose Control’, ‘Flip that Pigeon’, FCKU’, and ‘Dab This’. The first 3 tracks will be available for free download at The Artist Union.

‘Stick It to the Man’ is SMiTHMUSiX’s first full length EP, and features a mix of moods and styles within the Trap/Twerk genre. Each track will be released over the coming months. The album incorporates non-earthlike sounds with futuristic vibe, and tracks vary between dark, hard, head bob, hard drops, and strong, while sticking to SMiTHMUSiX’s spacey storytelling style.

• Independence Day – July 4th: Tells SMiTHMUSiX’s story by taking you inside of a UFO that is about to crash. The track features powerful beats, exciting rhythm, tension, and big sounds.

– Lose Control – August 1st: Party Twerk track with a summer vibe featuring powerful and freaky, dance rhythms in the Jamaican Trap Sound style.

– Flip That Pigeon September 1st: A BIGROOM/Festival style song incorporating dramatic storytelling themes and crowd clapping with audience participation, based around a Robin Hood-style theme.

– FCKU October 1st: A complex Hard Trap, Party, Big Room-Festival track with a powerful and hard feel. The song features 2 movie characters to add flavor to the buildup before the drop hits – party track.

– Dab This October 1st: Trap song, with a smooth feel and crazy chops, building intensity to create the “need” to dab.

SMiTHMUSiX, who also goes by the name Stickman, has made a name for himself with his creative stage show, elaborate backstory, and his unique sound. His stage persona is one of the most elaborate in the Trap/Twerk niche, and that, in combination with his music, is drawing him attention around the web, and at shows. His recent accomplishments include ‘Summertime Fling (ft. Alyshah)’ available as a freebee on The Artist Union, which featured Leeds Singer/Songwriter Alyshah on vocals, and a remix of the hit single ‘Nils van Zandt & Nicci – Up and Down (SMiTHMUSiX Remix)’, which is available on Beatport and Soundcloud.

About SMiTHMUSiX :

After crash landing in 2013, SMiTHMUSiX made Earth his temporary home, and with the help of a few friends, he aims to take the world by storm with his first love, EDM Trap, and hopefully earn enough to repair his spaceship and return home.

Contact Information
roli@roleydutch.com

SMiTHMUSiX – ‘Stick It to the Man’ (EP),
1st single: “Independence Day” availability: Free download – July 4th
at The Artist Union

** SMiTHMUSiX **
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@smithmusix
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http://www.youtube.com/smithmusix
http://www.instagram.com/smithmusix
http://www.smithmusix.com

** Stickman Recordings **
http://www.facebook.com/stickmanrecordings
@stickmanrecordings
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http://www.youtube.com/stickmanrecordings
http://www.stickmanrecordings.com

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Drum and Bass to Start your week

 

Amplified Space Vol 21 rolls out some choice breaks and bass lines as this week we feature brand new Tune “Sun Breaker” by Western Pennsylvania’s TKinz holding it down for the Steel City here in the USA. Enjoy as this mix takes you through some of the dopest Drum and Bass from around the world.

 

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Rumble With Style

Tonight the energy of NL is about to be released to the public once again for another edition of the AVE series, AVE II, presented by Avenue Collective. https://www.facebook.com/events/1040106629361960/permalink/1068811446491478/   Expect an artistic juxtaposition of street culture and fashion as NL highlights the aspects of Hip Hop their way, with their brand of clothing REDS 11 as well as through their Hip Hop crew and the Atmosphere they bring to the stage and venue.  The Event is being held in Erie Pennsylvania at The Basement Transmissions. With several local Erie artists opening the night, expect positive high energy along with some spitfire MCs.  Show starts at 7PM and is an all ages event.

Check Out the NL  Set List below:

http://m.audiomack.com/album/nl-2/nl-ave-ii-setlist

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Setting the Mood for your Summer

Just as summer is starting to open up and provide the warmth and relief, seasonal tours and shows have been announcing line ups and acts all across the nation.  With the current state of Techno as well as Drum and Bass reaching all new heights of popularity and production value all while doubling down with their fierce reputations for keeping the avaunt guard , both genres  have been showcasing a whole new crop of music that is ready to slam sound systems all around the globe.   Amplified Space, a weekly mixcast hosted by NatasK takes a up close look at both these titans of Electronic music in this weeks double installment with both Vol. 18 “The SOUNDS of SUMMER”  taking you on a textured adventure of Tech, Techno and Tech House vibes while Vol. 19 “P.J.U.T.G.B.D” is an Explosive exposure to the underworld of Drum and Bass.  Featured below are the links to both of these exclusive mixes, please enjoy as the soundtrack to your summer nights begins here.

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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

 

Amplified Space Vol 16

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This weeks Amplified Space (Vol 16) features some choice Bass music at the 150 BPM range. With some notes of Trap, Hip Hop, Dubstep and Broken Beats This Mix will keep you moving through your day. Enjoy and please feel free to share. Catch NatasK this summer at the following events….
https://www.facebook.com/events/48217… Shine On Showcase June 4th
https://www.facebook.com/events/55728… PROM Do-Over Pitt PA
https://www.facebook.com/events/10126… Shipwrecked 2 Western PA

 

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

 

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.

 

May 17th The Realness!!

SATURDAY:  May 17th   from 9PM – 2AM  Paca Performing Arts Center, Erie PA  1505 State Street.

2189 and GETTIN BUSY  Present:

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Coming off of the Debut Mix-tape collaborative of Iggy2189 and NatasK, as the “RUSTBELT CONNECTION”   2189 and Gettin Busy present one of the Tri State regional Hip Hop Connections spanning From the Mighty Pittsburgh 412 backed by the ever vivacious 58s , Hubbs, Jon Quest and Shad Ali,  up  I-79 to Erie PA , backed by none other than Holla Hou$e and Flannel Gang.  Last but certainly in NO way least a short trip up I-90 to Buffalo NY we proudly present Keith Concept of the EVC crew.  The Formation of The Rustbelt Connection Vol 1 …. LIVE.   also for the night, 814 Hero  NatasK on the wheels of Steel Dropping an arsenal of original material mixed and cut live.   A show that will bring out the Heavy weights for an all out Lyrical and Beat Assault.  Calling all Bboys, Bgirls, and Hip Hop aficionados. RUSTBELT CONNECTION VOL 1. FREE DOWNLOAD

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The 58s (PITTSBURGH PA) www.the58s.com

HUBBS (PITTSBURGH PA)    JON QUEST (PITTSBURGH) gitbeats.bandcamp.com

KEITH CONCEPT (BUFFALO NY) reverbnation.com/keithconcept

SHAD ALI (PITTSBURGH PA) soundcloud.com/shad_ali

HOLLA HOU$E (ERIE PA) http://www.datpiff.com/HollaHoue-The-Setback-mixtape.604561.html

FLANNEL GANG (ERIE PA)

https://soundcloud.com/flannelgang814

FB Event Page : https://www.facebook.com/events/272367122946030/

DOORS AT 9PM/ ADMISSION $7

ALL AGES TO ENTER/21+BYOB(ID POLICY STRICTLY ENFORCED)

PACA CENTER 1505 STATE ST ERIE PA

 

 

 

It’s About to Go Down!!! BOOM

Tonight!!!!  10-2 AM  Est.    Live from @ CROOKED I   ERIE PA……   Some of the top Electronic music, being spun By some of North Eastern USA’s Top Selectors.   Tonight we feature TENOVA residing from Pittsburgh PA.    With a variety of House and Electro Sounds, Tenova knows how to properly Throttle a dance floor and construct masterful sets that take you on a complete voyage.  Sharing Bills with Some of the biggest names in the world, Tenova Is here to Throttle the sound!  ALSO…..   NATASK  of the 814 BASS Crew, laying down some of the Deepest darkest Dubstep, Hip Hop, Grime and Trap sounds!!  Opening sets from Matter and Ghost Alive.

tenova

***** BROACASTING LIVE*****     on Ustream…. via The website,   BASS BLOG TV.

http://814basscrew.com/ustream-tv/

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