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.

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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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Never Shook, New collaborations bring Good Things!

Erie PA has seen quite a change in its Underground Music scene over the last 10 years.    In the spring of 06  Producer, DJ and Founder of 814 Bass Crew“NATASK”   had found himself back in western PA, (Erie) with an opportunity, or blank canvas as there was a huge void in Electronic Music.  Right around the same time period there were also a whole new group of emerging MCs.   Both groups struggled to find an outlet, or a stage to present their talents within their Local city scape.   As time went on 814 BASS Crew was established and began hosting a variety of events featuring some of the most cutting edge DJs from around the world, all while slowly working the MC culture into these shows.   As this was all going down 2189 Skateboard shop Founder “Iggy” Imig, began a series of underground Hip Hop shows, also hosting Talent from all around the US…. as both scenes emerged, it was only natural that there would be some overlap and collaboration.  One of the current Hip Hop Acts that have been on the Up and up, hosting tracks with Veteran MCs from around the state Like BEEDIE and JOHN QUEST,  is HOLLAH HOUSE.   MACK BOYER, of the Hollah House Crew is now dropping this first Single with Producer and DJ, NATASK titled “Never Shook”.     With a choice break, Deep Bass and Sultry String arrangements,  have a Listen as Mack goes in with laments to his youth, and come up…. much like the scenes these two artists represent.

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Have a Listen, we will have the download Link for you real soon!!

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

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https://www.facebook.com/MissHazeSF

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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.

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UPcoming BOOM! Get your Fix…

The 814 BASS CREW has some exciting shows coming here in the Month of MARCH.   First on the 6th of March….. The ELECTRONIC SHOWCASE with NATASK featuring AKUMA, (OH)  Celebrating the release on his full length Album on Plasma Pool Records. Look out for a slamming Night of Big Eneregy with choice sounds ranging from Hous eand Electro, to Dubstep and Jungle.  also with  With Resident…. NATASK .

https://www.facebook.com/events/687736001249065/?ref=22

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Then March 7th   For the HIP HOP HEADS!!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/668880879822026/

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EDM Monthly VINYL STYLE

 

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Feb 6th The Electronic showcase with NATASK…. EDM monthly at the crooked I is back with special guest RISKY BIZ, making his way back to the crooked I stage with his signature ALL VINYL set, featuring some of the biggest Dubstep and Drum n Bass tunes… as always Resident Host, and DJ…. NatasK will be bringing a mixed bag of favorites to keep the Dance floor Smashing! There will be an opening set from GHOST ALIVE, playing a unique House/Electro Set…. Get ready for ELECTRONIC SHOWCASE….. Erie’s Longest Running EDM Monthly!!
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NatasK- www.814basscrew.com Dub/Trap/DnB Electro music
Risky Biz- VINYL SET Dnb/dubstep
Ghost ALive- Special House set

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Up Coming Dates… March 6th   Akuma,  OH    Electro/trap/dubstep

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New Years Eve, Erie PA….BOOM!

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New Years Eve in Erie PA  @ ERIE ART MUSEUM,  hosted by The ERIE READER and sponsored by Goose Island Brewery.   With   Cats A BearFalling Hollywood, and NATASK of the 814 Bass Crew.