Bass Coast Electronic Music & Arts Festival 2014
When: From Friday, August 1st until Monday, August 4th, 2014.
Where: Merritt, B.C.
Time: Gates open at 10:00 am on August, 1st, and everyone has to leave by 4:00 pm on Monday, August 4th.
Overview: Set at the Nicola Valley in B.C, the Bass Coast Electronic Music & Arts Festival brings together music, technology, art, and nature for a special 4 day gathering.
Why you should go
This year's Bass Coast festival features a good mix of local underground DJ/Producers from both B.C. and Alberta, and international talent like Addison Groove, Thugfucker, dBridge, and more. The music that you'll be hearing will be eclectic, ranging from the house vibes of Nordic Trax label boss Luke McKeehan and Wax Romeo, to local heroes such as the Smalltown DJs or the legendary bass music artist Mat the Alien, or even the hypnotic beats of Vancouver's Calamalka, and more.
One act that no one at Bass Coast should miss is the recent Juno winners, A Tribe Called Red. These guys from Ottawa always know how to put on a great show as they manage to showcase their unique style of bass music and custom live imagery created by ATCR's own Bear Witness.
Acts to watch (If you want to hear new music)
Smalltown DJs: This Calgary duo has been putting the hours in the studio this year and it shows with a variety of releases on labels such as Fool's Gold and Astronomar's Main.Course. They have recently collaborated with Lisa Lobsinger, the front woman of the Broken Social Scene, in a track called "See Thru", that has since gotten remix treatment by Thugli, Astronomar, The Slow Waves, and more. Combining forces with fellow Canadian talent Grandtheft, the Smalltown DJs released a strong track titled "Flying" on Main.Course available for free. These guys are making moves in 2014, and it will be interesting what else they'll come up with.
Full lineup (Click on any artist for full artist profiles on Basscoast.ca)
- 8PRN, A THOUSAND YEARS, A TRIBE CALLED RED, ADDISON GROOVE, ADHAM SHAIKH, ANDREW VAN HASSEL, BASSOS RANCHEROS, BLONDTRON, BOGL, BORDELLO, CAL BASS, CALAMALKA, CHADIO, CLAIRE, CLYPHS, COMMODO, CRAIG MULLIN, CRIMSON, CURE, DAEGA SOUND, DAN SOLO, DANNI G, DANNY CORN, DBRIDGE, DJ DUBCONSCIOUS, DJ K-TEL SUNDAY SOUL SESSIONS, DJ LORNE B, DUBTECHA, EL PAPA CHANGO, EMMA STAR, EMOTIONZ, FORT KNOX FIVE, FOXY MORON, G JONES, GEMMA LUNA, GISTO, GRAZE, GYPSY PHANTOM, HEART TO HEART (BRON AND MOE LOWE), HEARTBEAT(S), HOOLA HOOP, HRDVSION, HUMANS, ISIS GRAHAM, J.F.KILLAH, JANOVER & RESUNATOR, JESSE BRU, JPOD THE BEAT CJUBILEE, JULIA GRACE, JUST SHEILA, KIR MOKUM, KLINE, KMLN, KRYSTLE LOVE B, LIGHTA REGGAE JAM, LION-S, LONGWALKSHORTDOCK, LUCITERRA & CHRIS MURDOCH, LUKE MCKEEHAN, MANDAI, MAT THE ALIEN, MAX ULIS, MICHAEL RED, MIRAGE INC, MONOLITHIUM, MR. WU, MYLES AWAY, NAASKO, NATASHA KMETO, NICK WISDOM, OCTABAN, PALEMAN, PHILTHKIDS, PUMPKIN, RENNIE FOSTER, RHYTHMICON, RYAN DALEY, RYAN WELLS, SABOTA, SAM DEMOE, SELF EVIDENT, SERGIO LEVELS, SHAMIK (BEATBOX), SKIITOUR, SMALLTOWN DJS, STEFAN Z, SWEATER BEATS, SWEET ANOMALY, SWEET SOUL BURLESQUE, TAAL MALA, TANK GYAL, THE FUNK HUNTERS, THE GAFF, THE LIBRARIAN, THINK TANK, THUGFUCKER, TOLTEK, VINYL RITCHIE, WAX ROMEO, WESTERLEY, WILLISIST, YAN ZOMBIE