Come one, come all, to Pittsburgh’s 2019 Heavybass title bout: HEAVY HANDED
We bring 2 of the world’s best deep dubstep selectors in a match-up of epic proportions.
***HEAVYBASS DIVISION TITLE BOUT*** N-Type (Croydon London, UK) – Wheel & Deal Records / Rinse FM Since the beginning of dubstep, N-Type has been truly instrumental in its progression as a DJ, producer and label boss. His heavy and dark sound is known to smash dancefloors to smithereens and this performance will no doubt, be the same. https://soundcloud.com/n-type
Joe Nice (Baltimore, MD) – Gourmet Beats / Sub FM Matching N-Type in nearly all categories, Joe’s musical selections are almost as infectious as his presence behind the decks. A true force to be reckoned with both mentally and physically, Joe’s gym bag will be overflowing with fresh dubplates to work over. https://soundcloud.com/JoeNiceDJ
***WELTER WEIGHT DIVISION 3-WAY BOUT*** Cutups – Grime Set Void – Dub Set Varden Armstrong – Deep Dubstep
Event Details: $15 limited advance tix / $20 at door
Cattivo – downstairs & non-smoking 146 44th St. (Lawrenceville)
Warehouse gig at Collision: email firstname.lastname@example.org for address
LIKE A VILLAIN (PDX -> NYC) Holland Andrews is a singer, composer, improvisor, multi-instrumentalist, visual artist and touring musician recently relocated from Portland, OR to New York City. Andrews, a self-taught extended-technique vocalist and musician, has garnered reputable attention for their lush array of vocalizations and sonorous arrangements that consist mostly of their voice, clarinet, and effects. The compositions of Andrews can begin sparsely, almost uncannily; a single measure to begin the momentum of which only builds and destabilizes, builds and restabilizes until, at a point of pure catharsis, when the layered orchestration has reached its completion, Andrews begins to wail, connecting to something unseen and powerful in full control of their own voice; a feat that feels both energetically raw and impressively curated. Andrews’s influences are as wide-reaching as their performance, ranging from Arvo Pärt, Stephen Sondheim, and Diamanda Galas to the experimental terrains of ambient, improvised and noise music. https://www.facebook.com/likeavillain/ https://likeavillain.bandcamp.com/
Shimmering melodies and cinematic atmospheres underpinned with harder trap and bass sensibilites are at the core of the wave sound that Deadcrow has helped define. Experience the newest sound of your sci-fi neon reality with a leader in one of the richest emerging genres
tracklist mind of a dragon – lemonade smokey bubblin b – yang redlight feat sweetie irie – zum zum matt craig – bacon fries unknown artist – unknown darkzy & example – drops (moad remix) on1 – slinky (fork and knife remix) murder he wrote – honey riddim soundbwoy killah – the bounce mind of a dragon – omg kastle – 4 real martyn – recon yak – don greno tuff culture – the one dj madd – take it down low cellardore – get right inside para – so excited artful dodger & craig david – re-rewind (the crowd say boo selecta) izco – mr dred wolfe – do me right exit99 – it’s a long way higgo – interlude killjoy – disturbance stanton warriors feat stush and foreign beggars – they follow glacci – reflector warp addicts – ruffneck n’ rugged deckstar – make it through (checan remix) dismantle x champion – body bag roska x jus now – eedyat thing featuring fox 123mrk – pleasure arkist – out of the sun madd again – bawlout (flava d remix) sekt-87 – gangster liam b – bricklayer ciara ft ludacris – oh (juicy joints 2-step mix) horsepower productions – when you hold me gella – twinkle sorrow – aesthetics dj deller – romantic call submerse – searching horsepower productions – rude boyz menta – sounds of the future r.i.p. productions – ice cream trg – decisions untold – dante burial – claustroUK Garagebassfuture garagebashment2-stepuk funky
11th Anniversary and official OUTLOOK FEST Launch Party!
with special guests
Critical, Astrophonica, Cosmic Bridge, Bristol UK
The ever-exploratory Sam Binga is one of those artists who has managed to infuse all of the UK’s musical subcultures into a tantalizing sound portrayal and discography. Toting a range of influences from garage, grime, drum & bass, jungle, juke, dubstep, dancehall, reggae, and more, the Bristol-based artist has yet to hold back on revealing his interests and pursuits. Binga has steadily thrown himself into the industry as a genre-defying musician and high-energy party starter who can mash down any dancehall.
and support from
Known for his heavy sounds, Austin is taking a huge step away from his normal “tear out” dubstep productions and is stretching out into flavors of grime and wave music
plus resident djs
CUTUPS & KEEBS
mixing up all the newest jams,
and probably a few classics
and as always, live lasers, good friends, stiff drinks,
futuristic sounds and lots of fun!
We are also pairing with OUTLOOK FEST 2019, as Pittsburgh’s Official Launch party! Outlook fest takes place in Pula, Croatia from Sept 4-8, and is one of the world’s best festivals for bass music soundsystem culture. We’ll have some promos and give-aways coming up to get you excited! (We’ll be there!)
More info and tickets: https://outlookfestival.com
$15 cover / 10PM – 2AM / 21+
4104 Penn Ave
Since 2008 we’ve been bringing you the finest in fun, underground
bass music, lazers, goofball themes, zany graphics and all around good times. Expect all that and more at this epic anniversary party.
As the ’80s continue to disappear farther into the rear view mirror, the era continues to be a source of reference for a new generation of artists. From denim jackets and shoulder pad-emblazoned fashion trends to the cinematic homages of Netflix’s Stranger Things, the decade of Reagan, MTV, and New Coke continues to be in vogue. We’re even resurrecting the Cold War with Russia. The decade’s reach also expands to music, where synths, horns and lush production qualities have again begun surfacing in the sensibilities of many of today’s artists.
As the dual lead figures of NITE, a quickly rising Dallas band, twin brothers Kyle and Myles Mendes haven’t shied away from the ‘80s musical ethos. Trafficking in dreamy pop-synth soundscapes that reference some of the ‘80s touchstones, the band leans heavily into the moods and emotions of their songs. From the buoyantly infectious grooves of “Godless City” — a track that has gotten recent airplay on KXT 91.7 — to the more quietly subdued “Dream of You,” NITE’s music would fit right in on radio playlists, circa 1988.
Their influences were there from the start. When the brothers were students at the University of North Texas in Denton, they found themselves listening to lots of classic synth pop and modern pop music. “Bands like New Order, Empire of the Sun, The Cure and White Lies are some of our biggest influences,” Kyle Mendes wrote in a recent email to the Observer.
Since solidifying the band in the latter half of 2013, they’ve frequently been recording new music and working to perfect their signature sound. They’ve also been pounding the pavement, relentlessly touring across North America and sharing stages with many of their idols like Howard Jones, A Flock of Seagulls and The Alarm.
This week, we’re proud to premiere the debut video for their track “I’ll Be Back Again.” A tightly constructed song about someone overcoming the pain of the past and turning attention toward the possibilities of the future, it seems tailor-made for repeated summer listens. The video, of course, is also straight out of the ‘80s playbook.
“Hearing [the song] immediately put visions of the ’80s through the lens of John Hughes in my head,” says the video’s director, Ryan Polly. “With the NITE boys you can always expect an ‘80s vibe, but this song in particular struck me as very nostalgic for that time. Being a huge fan of John Hughes myself, I thought it would be great to create the video as sort of an homage to him.”
The pastel-tinged color palette, the sulky teenager seen lip-synching into a hairbrush and the over-the-top special effects will be familiar to anyone who’s logged hours watching cinematic treasures like The Breakfast Club or Pretty In Pink. The video is also neatly framed with an introduction and concluding coda that serve to emphasize the drama playing out onscreen.
“Genre mixing is something that I have always loved,” adds Polly. “The thought of a high school girl-led romantic comedy with hints of Marvel comic book and horror elements really excited me. I think we hit a ridiculous tone that I’m honestly very proud of.”
Polly, who along with Grant Wakefield and Daniel Routh, owns the Denton-based production company Maker Table, goes back a ways with the band and has a solid appreciation of their vibe. “Ryan also helped capture our first-ever performance as NITE for the Down Sessions, where we filmed in an old, abandoned haunted house in Denton,” Myles Mendes says. “He’s always had an eye for aesthetics that we feel enhances our work as songwriters, which is why we love working on ambitious projects with him.”
To film the video for “I’ll Be Back Again,” the band and filmmaker again assembled in and around Denton this past December with a 12-person crew. Polly’s editor, Joy Michael, locked in the picture before passing things off to Dallas-based musician/visual effects artist Rob Martinez, who in turn added some “movie magic.” Last month found the crew performing a sound design/mix session with Brad Nyght and adding in a color grade. All in all, the process took a little more than two months from start to finish.
“I’ll Be Back Again,” the third and final single off last year’s Reborn album, is serving as both a catapult into a busy touring schedule and a bookend to the album cycle. NITE are back in the studio writing and recording their third release and will perform at SXSW where they’ll kick off the Cleopatra Records’ Showcase.
More info TERMINAL 11 Terminal 11 (aka Michael Castaneda) is a renowned electronic music artist hailing from Tempe, Arizona who produces a frenetic and kinetic assault of splintered breakcore chaos with idm undertones. He has released music on Hymen, Cock Rock Disco, Schematic, Ad Noiseam, Phthalo Records – as well as numerous other indie electronic micro labels, and is behind Sunwarped label.
ACRNYM Calum Gunn is boss of computer music label Conditional, running a weekly show of computer music on Resonance Extra under the same name. He makes music under different guises in different scenes including as breakcore veteran Acrynm. His Algorave performances under his actual name tend towards off-kilter staccato FM stabs.
NANCY DRONE … is Molly Gunn, an electronic musician based in Berlin recording and performing under the moniker Nancy Drone. Originally hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she’s constructed an aural fantasy of swirling ambience, arachnid techno mutations and shards of percussive mayhem. Through collapsing structures and textural explorations, an amorphous bond between emotion and chaos is born.
SEBASTIAN CAMENS is a Dutch/Australian Visual Designer. Currently based in Seattle
SOLESCA Noisy, glitchy, experimental, drum-laden, IDM, Ambient, DnB, Breakcore garbage from Pittsburgh, PA