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

 

 

 

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

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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.

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

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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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Show Me Your BASSFACE!!!!

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/670625466311390/

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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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“Fruits of our Labor” PROFOUND PRODUCE CD release!!!

TONIGHT!!!! LIVE   Erie PA @ The Crooked I  1013 State Street.   Starting at 9pm……

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Hosted by Natask of the 814 BASS CREW!!!! Dropping that OG Bass, Trap, DUb Hip Hop flavor!! 

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 EvansTony FacchianoProfound ProduceCharles 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.

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WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE////BOOM

As the summer starts to near its end, and the fall air begins to creep into the evenings we felt we needed to tell you about some of the events that will surely keep the Temperatures Rising!  September brings a dynamic collaboration between two perspective crews from Western PA.   The 814 BASS Crew and the Re5et Crew.   Both of these crews come from different sides of the EDM perspective as the 814 BASS CREW features a variety of Dubstep, Trap and Drum and Bass  while  The RE5ET Crew showcases a variety of House sounds catering to the mood and vibes of the crowds they play for.

September also Unites NatasK and  Erie MC, Profound PRODUCE for his latest CD fruits of our Labor”…. which displays PROFOUNDS word smith-ing and vocal arrangements, telling his story and grind.  

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Sept. 5th  CROOKED BASS featuring TENOVA.   Billed at one of the Premiere EDM monthly events in the North Eastern part of the US, showcasing the world top talent LIVE from the CROOKED I.  1013 State Street ERIE PA.   and also LIVE via The Bass Blog…. BASS BLOG TV.   on USTREAM.

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Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tenova is a rising force in the East Coast House music circuit. Having the experience of a traditionally trained musician and growing up in Pittsburgh’s underground dance culture, DJ’ing came naturally to this young artist. Tenova has been quick to rise among the ranks of local DJs in his hometown, garnering an impressive list of bookings and a significant following on social media. The young artist credits his relentless work in both the DJ booth and studio as keys to the progress he has experienced so far.

Tenova takes an intuitive view of his role as a DJ, musician, and by his own standards, as a performer. Although passionate about Progressive electronic music, Tenova is well versed as a DJ within alternative sub genres of House music, and he uses his extensive collection to bring about a proper vibe to any dance floor that is put in front of him. Through his tenacious work ethic and with a creatively positive attitude, Tenova has received bookings that are sure to catch the eye of any electronic music event promoter. These bookings have included the opportunity to share the stage with industry leading names such as Bro Safari, Skism, Dieselboy, Buku, Divine Elements, Bachelors of Science, PLZ DNT STP and The Chaotic Good. In addition, Tenova also has been booked as the opening talent for a variety of world famous headlining acts, including Laidback Luke, The Bloody Beetroots, Kill The Noise, Brillz, GTA, Codes, 3LAU, Prok & Fitch, and HookNSling, to name a few.

Tenova has high aspirations for his future as both a DJ and as a producer, aiming to further his skills with each passing day and to continue to strive for nothing short of technical precision, boundless creativity, and reckless innovation, one track at a time.

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Sept 7th   NATASK Live at TILDEN Afterhours  Pittsburgh PA.   2-330AM  ELECTRO!!!!!

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