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.
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.
WIth 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.”
Follow NatasK and Lake CIty Fresh on Twitter : @natask814 @lakecityfresh
Enjoy this FREE DOWNLOAD from NatasK, The GreenLeaf 2
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.
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 ( BitchPlz/ MuopiaRecords/IrieCartel/ShelterSF/WarriorDrumRecord https://soundcloud.com/misshazesf
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.
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 .
Then March 7th For the HIP HOP HEADS!!!!
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!!
NatasK- www.814basscrew.com Dub/Trap/DnB Electro music
Risky Biz- VINYL SET Dnb/dubstep
Ghost ALive- Special House set
21+ with ID NO COVER.. 1013 State St. Erie PA the crooked i
Up Coming Dates… March 6th Akuma, OH Electro/trap/dubstep
CROOKED BASS //// DECEMBER
DEC 5th The 814 Bass Crew is Back at it with the Final Installment of CROOKED BASS for the 2013 calendar year, and embarking on a mile stone as the longest running EDM event in Western PA, specifically ERIE Pennsylvania. With a Massive amount of grassroots support, furious BASS sounds that span the entire realm of Drum and Bass music, come see what all the noise is about! With NatasK and Executive Order reaching International crowds through a high traffic Stream on Bassblog TV, as well as the FM dial on 90.5 FM. Get there Early, and Stay there Late as Each set is filled with Dance floor excitement!!! BOOM
NATASK////////GHOST ALIVE/////EXECUTIVE ORDER 10-2 NO Cover 1013 State ERIE PA
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.
***** BROACASTING LIVE***** on Ustream…. via The website, BASS BLOG TV.
|TONIGHT!!!! LIVE Erie PA @ The Crooked I 1013 State Street. Starting at 9pm……
Blue Soul: MUSIC, WORDS, & ART – With Blue Soul, Dan Head brings together a community of artists to showcase their talents in this flowing project of performers, entertainers, musicians, lyricists, poets, and visual artists. For this show, A collaboration of smooth musicians such as Dan Head, LaMorvielle Campbell, andChris Head will be accompanied by some of Eries illest MC’s: Jonny Evans, Tony Facchiano, Profound Produce, Charles Brown.
HoneyBee: The prolific singer that has been rocking stages in Erie with us since the jump will be breaking it down.
Dj Salt: The mastermind behind Hot Mess Productions be constructing live beats on the spot and off the top.
There will be copies of “Fruits of our Labor” and Profound Produce t-shirts on deck. The first 200 people in the door will receive free gift! Underground Hype and The Box truly appreciates everyone who has supported our efforts and this album truly represents what we have become.