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

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NatasK- Live 6-25-2016

 

This Live set was recorded 6-25-2016 at The James Street GastroPub in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, for 20,000 Leagues Under the City ….PROM, Hosted by Get Nasty. Enjoy this 57 minute Drum and Bass formation and share in the experience and vibes of the night.

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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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“Global Sounds” Live on 3 Decks! NatasK

Techno- “Global Sounds” is Mixed on Three Decks, by NatasK. Focusing on a variety of Techno Vibes… with everything from Tech Funk to Hard Industrial, this mix takes you into a headstrong adventure of sound. With 15 years behind the decks, and Charting mixes and Tunes worldwide, NatasK once again delivers.

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Mixtape Monday: Inspirations of Drum and BASS by NatasK

MIXTAPE MONDAY with NatasK

Inspirations of Drum and Bass, is a exclusive look at the current state of Drum and Bass, with a variety of Jungle sounds and variations to span this ever changing and evolving form of Bass Heavy electronic Music. Inspirations of Drum and Bass, is a sonic landscape, mixed and blended to take you on a journey through sound. With heavy hitters from the likes of Brookes Brothers, Prolix, Gridlock and many more….. This DJ MIx is certain to Jump up the mood and get your day moving. Please enjoy.

For Full Length Album check out www.natask.bandcamp.com
more mixes, videos and more www.814basscrew.com

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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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Debut album from NatasK… I KEEP IT MOVING get it here!!!

After over a year in the making, the long-awaited debut album from NatasK I Keep it Moving is here. It’s loud, it’s heavy, and ready to throttle your speakers. Featuring his partner in crime from the 814 Bass Crew, Ghost Alive, resident Hip-Hop/R&B Artist  Lake City Fresh, as well as local Hip-Hop artist from  Erie duo Hollahou$se, Mack Boyer, I Keep it Moving is packed to the brim with talent, passion, and mad soul. From the signature (and new!) NatasK sounds of heavy bass, Dubstep and Trap, to the lush vocals of Lake City Fresh and the dark vibes from Ghost Alive, it’s pretty hard to be disappointed. Listen for yourself. Grab your digital copy from Bandcamp. Hard copies will be available in the Erie area tomorrow. Leave a comment below if you’re in the area and would like to purchase a copy! ENJOY.

Purchase the whole album for $10 through his Bandcamp site

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Chose from 11 tracks via digital download for $1 a piece.

PRESS RELEASE

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 taking influences from a wide variety of genres all expressed through Broken Beats, Bass, and Melodies that drive a dance floor and appeal to the every day listener. Born Joseph Louis Kodba, NatasK has some 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 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 as well as Production features from Ghost Alive. The first 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. It is a metaphorical rise and come up of a man growing up and discovering himself in a world seemingly hopeless at times. Choice breaks and pulsing baselines give this track a unique feel and sound. Every track has a special vibe, and the intricacies within each beat are sure you make you keep this one in your rotation. After worldwide charting success earlier in 2014 with EP single “Manowar” feat Akuma, NatasK is ready to deliver the driving energy that encompasses his live performances, and his production skills to the world stage.

 

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.

 

Miss Haze : The Queen of BASS (San Francisco Style)

UntitledMiss Haze ( BitchPlz/ MuopiaRecords/IrieCartel/ShelterSF/WarriorDrumRecord    https://soundcloud.com/misshazesf

https://www.facebook.com/MissHazeSF

http://www.beatport.com/artist/miss-haze/320311

In the highly competitive market of San Francisco’s thriving nightlife, DJs are forced to a higher standard of excellence and Miss Haze is nothing short of the best. Equipped with a whole lot of talent, she started Djing at the age of 15 and quickly became a skilled and respected tastemaker with an ear for electronic music. This triple threat DJ/MC/producer captivates people with her magnetic personality and vast knowledge of music. She is currently the bay area’s leading female DnB DJ, earning her residencies with Irie Cartel and Shelter, SF’s longest running DnB night. She threw her own successful night at Bass Cellar, making her an essential contributor to San Francisco’s Drum and Bass scene. Her continually growing catalog of remixes and original music spans several genres and her most recent EP “Smoke City,” out on Muopia Records, made it to #15 on Beatport’s top Drum and Bass charts. Collaborating with several artists from all around the country and upcoming releases on multiple labels, her production skills are in high demand. People stop and notice when this diva rocks the stage with her innate ability to tap into exactly the right vibe to mesmerize the crowd. Doing vocal performances with hard hitting artists such as Ill-esha, Freaky Flow, Wick-it the Instigator and the Widdler, (just to name a few) she rocks the mic with charismatic style, seductive melodies and a sassy flow. Most recently Miss Haze joined forces with Corrine, another hard-hitting bay area female DJ, to form the dynamic duo ‘BITCH PLZ!.’ Together they deliver a captivating stage show full of booty poppin’ basslines and sexy swag.

Always at the forefront of bass heavy music, she is an intrinsic part of San Francisco’s edm community. Whether it’s on the mic, from behind the DJ booth or in the studio making hits, Miss Haze owns it and throws down ill-tight sound wherever she goes.

Catch MISS HAZE …. APRIL 3rd  @ The EPIC SPORTS GARDEN in Meadville PA.

https://www.facebook.com/MeadvilleEpic/page_map

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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.

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

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

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