Article by Haley Edelson
After a long day at the festival on Friday, and a few stints downtown to catch the after-parties, I found my self surprisingly upbeat, energetic, and overall ready for what Saturday would bring.
Bassnectar Tour Dates
09/27 - Greensboro Coliseum - Greensboro, NC
09/28 - CounterPoint Fest - Fairburn, GA**
09/29 - Sugarcane Village - Baton Rouge, LA*
10/03 - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Indoors - Columbus, OH
10/04 - U.S. Cellular Coliseum - Bloomington, IL
10/05 - Burcham Park - Lawrence, KS
10/06 - Bass Center VII - The Chaifetz Arena – St. Louis, MO w Zeds Dead
The Disco Biscuits set musical standards quite high with their six stellar sets, totaling more than seven hours of dedicated jammage throughout the weekend. With lasers shooting wildly and LED screens flashing about, The Biscuits reminded us all of the festival’s roots with their coveted riffs and blasting peaks.
Ten miles of darkness and 2000 cars separated us from the festival we had only dreamt about. As we stared forward, excited and anxious, there was a faint flicker towards the sky and then the familiar explosion of fireworks in the distance. A roar ripped through the desert from the cars around us. Indian chiefs and their topless girlfriends yelled and cheered out their windows, as packs of neon spattered fur boots ran by on foot. This was the scene I had heard so much about. The one that would save dance music events
It's always exciting when a new festival comes around. Here in the US, this is happening more often these days, helped by the huge increase in the popularity of EDM. Enter Counterpoint which stems from a collaboration between MCP Presents (Camp Bisco, Light All Night) and C3 (Lallopalooza, Austin City Limits), two of the biggest festival promoters in the US. With their knowledge and sway, they've attracted what may end up being one of the finest lineups of the year. Including Bassnectar, Skrillex, Pretty Lights, AVICII, Steve Angello and over 50 others, this multi-day, camper friendly festival is sure to cause quite a splash. Heading to Atlanta on September 27-29, the city will never be the same again.
Techibeats and Danceland have teamed up to bring the Los Angeles bass music community a show of epic proportions.
Mimosa resides at the pinnacle of big room, dance floor shaking party music. His ever expanding talent makes him one of the most versatile producers and exciting performers in the industry. His sets are packed with his classic remixes and bass heavy originals. Indescribable energy. Check out this video of him live at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville earlier this year.
ill.Gates's inclusion in this lineup makes it a truly special event. He is a pioneer amongst Ableton junkies and bass heads alike. When it comes to outrageous productions of beat driven maximalism, he sits on the throne with his frequent studio collaborators Bassnectar and Jantsen. His ingenuity and originality are unparalleled. Check out his free download archive here.
HELLO PHILADELPHIA! With the warm weather looming and festivals impending, we know you're in the mood for some musical love in the coming weeks. Youll be glad to hear you have a seemingly endless list of musical options happening soon, including Steve Aoki, The Weeknd, Bassnectar, John Legend, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Death Cab for Cutie, Acid Mothers Temple (which is obligatory), Andrew Bird, Spriritualized, M83, and tons more. Also, the Spring Edition of the Punk Rock Flea Market is coming up on May 13, which is always a great time, so don't miss it! As always, if we forgot a show or you want something listed, comment below.