Thursday, November 20th, was a stand out night for Vancouver Liquid/Bass heads alike as we were all treated to one hell of a double headlining act courtesy of Timbre Concerts. As only the second stop for the ‘Netsky Live!‘ North American tour, Vancouverites finally got the chance to see the ever so popular, Netsky, perform alongside his full band after the last three visits in which he was only able to provide his fans with DJ sets (which were all A+ in my books). You could feel the anticipation within the venue as the crowd continued to grow early on in the night and the fact that such a high profile opener, Kove, was about to hit the decks, everything was that much more exciting. Upon arrival I must say that I was blown away by the venue.
Vancouver, BC – October 2014 – Canada’s #1 Bass Music Web Radio Station, Radio Toxic, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to take their station to the next level. This isn’t your typical web radio station, Radio Toxic boasts top 10 listenership worldwide for Dubstep and has streamed for 3 years without any ads. An impressive feat considering they don’t have a working mobile app and are plagued with reliability issues due to insufficient servers. Rather than seeking traditional investment, Radio Toxic decided to involve their audience in the update process through crowd-funding with Kickstarter.
Radio Toxic, is a web radio station based in Vancouver, Canada, that is dedicated to bass music and it’s culture. “Our mission is to bridge the gap between the mainstream and the underground. We represent the artist’s we love, not by the merit of their commercial success or marketability, but by the product of their art: their music.” Team Toxic is relatively small and independent and their programming is the same way. It isn’t just a playlist of top 100…
Vancouver’s king of Trap music, Konka, has popped back into the spotlight yet again to demonstrate his killer abilities within the banner of Drumstep… and this one’s up for FREE DOWNLOAD!! ‘Silver‘ is a jam packed tune with definite influence from the diverse world of Trap. Featuring the huge, festival style of sound, this one hits hard with its growling basslines and epicly energetic build ups that seriously deserve a medal. If you like the first drop, be sure to keep listening through as the second hits hard with sub level aggression… aggression in the form of the technical, Neuro-like bass that’s becoming ever so popular these days… soo good! Konka is sure to set the dance floor on fire as he’s set to premier this track live at Digital Motion‘s
Vancouver based production wizard known as Malikai is set to begin his bright future in music with the release of his debut EP titled ‘Just A Thought‘. This was dropped as the first release under the Waxxy Records banner that himself and co-founder, Louser, launched earlier this month. The 2 track EP focuses in on the realm of Deep House and between the two tunes, the genre’s full spectrum is put on display. The title track hones in on a laid back and deep, almost tribal sound. It’s atmospheric presence puts listeners in a euphoric state and sends them off to the blissful world Malikai has created around himself. The b-side of the EP titled, ‘
Hot off the press… A brand new Canadian based alias, ‘Psycho Acoustic‘, has been formed to showcase the killer sounds of aggressive Bass music. With the gnarly energy and hard hitting style similar to releases under known labels such as Rottun Recordings, Uplink Audio, as well as Heavy Artillery Recordings, there’s no doubt that this fresh face is set to jump up the ranks quickly within the scene. Heavy Bass heads unite! His following may be low at the moment, but keep your eyes peeled as the near future looks bright for this young producer also known under the alias GDubz aka Gary Bannon.
Jesse ‘Sleepwreck‘ Davis is yet another fresh alias to emerge from within the deep pool of underground bass music in Vancouver. With his style lying outside the boundaries of what us listeners are prone to hear, his musical creations emit an outstandingly unique down-tempo vibe. Unordinary synths, natural sounding drums, and a mind blowing variety of trippy vocals all come together to deliver a full package of audio pleasure. Comparable to some of our favorite down-tempo greats such as Bonobo or Flying Lotus, Sleepwreck’s brand of music brings us on a musical journey all while promoting a strong sense of creativity.
Abstrakt Sonance isn’t your run of the mill producer… and it won’t take much to convince you. Just take a look at one of his photos and you’ll see he’s branded himself as one of the more unique personas in West-Coast Bass Music. Dawning a Juggalo-like getup in terms of his clown inspired face paint, he happily represents the wacky, the strange, and the weird by appearing not only to his live shows in this zany getup, but interviews as well… that’s dedication! Although, don’t let his quirky antics fool you, because when it comes to mastering his own brand of Bass, he definitely shows that he’s on top of his game. Similar to his close friend and West Ave. Productions mate, Leo Zen, Abstrakt Sonance delivers Deep End Bass Music with a filthy flare. What better way to proove this other than taking a look at his recent release on