What a better way to celebrate Canada’s 147th birthday, than with one of Canada’s top drum and bass exports. Now residing in LA, Bass Therapy is excited to welcome FREAKY FLOW, one of the pioneers of the Canadian electronic scene dropping an all vinyl set!
Monday, June 30
Ozzy’s Nightclub (160 Osborne Street)
Tix: $15 adv / $20 at the door
Local support by: CHRIS KOMUS // LOTEK // NATHAN ZAHN
Freaky Flow on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter | freakyflow.com
HOTLINE ZERO have a stunner with their third EP, Ah Yeah, including a free download for the title track. Total fire here from Hot Cakes, a label that seemingly does no wrong.
The trap / moombah combo from the a-side “Ah Yeah” rumbles like a rock slide through a mountain pass. The tune is big, sure to turn heads, and more importantly, move feet.
On the flip “Hear Me Out” gets a bit wobbly under the reggae-infused, mid-tempo stomper.
The package is amped up, both in tempo and intensity JFB who cranks out a drum & bass remix of “Ah Yeah.”
Hotline Zero on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
Another installment of Legit:Fridays is upon us this week. The monthly is dedicated to bass music done proper and focuses its frequencies on the underground. You won’t be turned away if you’re wearing neon, but chances are if you’re PLURing out with it, you’ll likely be in the minority.
Friday, May 23 (and every 2nd last Friday of the month)
Ozzy’s (160 Osborne Street)
Tix: $5 before midnight / $10 after
Facebook event page
On the bill this month is GRUDGE, who may or may not let loose the sub bass at 100 bpm. Memetic‘s director NATHAN ZAHN is a house and techno purist so I’m curious as to what he’s going to play. CHRIS KOMUS is a wonderkid of glitch. The last time I heard him play he opened for Stickybuds and the sonics he had in his set were otherworldly. I’m also on the bill and have been building a crate for months for this show. It’s going to go something like this…
Last month we posted GORGON CITY‘s glorious track “Here For You.” As it turns out, RONI SIZE turned the tune upside down into a drum n bass stomper. With the bpms pitched way up, LAURA WELSH‘s sultry vocals cut through the chaotic rhythms for a summer jam that’s equally calming as it is energizing.
Gorgon City on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter | gorgoncity.com
Laura Welsh on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
Roni Size on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter | ronisize.net
So absolutely stoked to see STICKYBUDS again. The last time he was here he nearly tore the roof off. This trip should be no different, and knowing his Winnipeg show is his last stop on a massive tour, I have no doubt he’s going to give us something special.
Saturday, April 26
The Pyramid Cabaret (176 Fort Street)
Tix: $15 (available here)
Facebook event page
Local support by CHRIS KOMUS | THE SHAKE | K!MMY
Visuals by PIXEL PUSHER
It’s gonna sound something like…
Mega thanks to BassFace Entertainment for having me play (as half of The Shake, the other half being LOTEK).
Stickybuds on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter | stickybuds.com
BassFace Entertainment on Facebook | Twitter | bass-face.ca
DEEKLINE twists this seminal 90s R&B tune from Mary J Blige into a drum n bass workout. The garage-tinged bassline and crisp snares do wonders on this track. It’s easy to imagine crowds going mental to this one. Listen and grab it for free.
Deekline on SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter
B-SIDE and DETTA have more than a good thing going with their latest project. The pair are delivering three, three-track EPs for free. In their second installment they use a classic sample from Jurassic 5, cut up for a heavy dose of mid-tempo bass.
The second track on this EP samples both Pink Floyd and Mary J Blige combined with a massive drum n bass influence in the form of Ray Keith’s “Sing Time,” for yet another mid-tempo track.
B-Side and Detta up the tempo and push out more basslines, twisting Caro Emerald’s swing tune into a drum n bass stomper to keep the crowds jumpin’.
Check the first in the series here:
B-Side on SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter
Detta on SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter