Black Box's 'Don't Miss' List: September

Bass Feeds the Soul here, back again to check in and make sure you're getting your healthy and required dose of bass each and every day! As you know we are quite fond of the underground bass sanctuary known as The Black Box. All of those in the Denver bass scene slither in on from Tuesday to Saturday to get down to the contagious momentum of the bass that reverberates off the walls of this heavenly lil' venue.

Of course they are stacked for the entire month of September, so here we are to break it all down for you. Not to mention, make it a little easier for you to spend all that hard earned money on show tickets, like you always do. 

Thursday 9-6: Mad Zach and Phlo + The Medicine Men and SmokeStack

The futuristic vibrations from Berlin native, Mad Zach, will be bouncing off the walls of the Black box this Thursday. Check out this innovative creator as he traverses through his personal Soundpack collections of weird, wompy and wonderful to please you lovely people of Denver.

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Prepping the stage for Zach, with a Denver local, a true Black Box native and all around talented human, Phlo. A creator in his own right, his name suits him. Flow through a galaxy of glitchy trance and highly vibrational sound with this up and comer. He should definitely be on your radar.

Check out this Mini mix full of unreleased tasty teasers to get your ears tinglin’: 

Tuesday 9-11: Beak Nasty + Thought Process

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Welcoming back one of our favorites, the Denver based duo Beak Nasty for a funky, magical night. A combination of passionate drive and seductive sounds by producer/turntablist, Ryland Sabien and percussionist/loop-master, Phil Ade (also known by Foxy Dope). The reverberation of raw drum beats, hand crafted by Phil, mixed and meddled with by the creative mind of Ryland, will be flowing through your bones. With a chemistry so visible and contagious, a vibey production, and those funky organic beats flowing into one, to create a futuristic fusion. This is hands down one of the strongest up and comers in the Denver scene and you're a square if you don't come to this show. 

Check out their EP 'Spilling the Void' below: 

Another Denver native and equally talented up and comer, Thought Process will be backing them up and starting the night off right, be sure to check him out.

Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/thought_process_music

Thursday 9-20 Post Future Take Over Night One

From the creative minds behind the sound, culture and magic that is the Post Future family comes nothing short of an amazing night of music.

Headlining the evening is Otto Von Schirach with the best kind of bizarre bass you could never imagine. A combination-creation of visual mastermind and sound-wave magician, you won’t want to miss out on this innovative and unique set.

FRQ NCY will be preparing the stage for that weird-ish with his own intriguing take on underground bass. Deep guttural sounds, layered creatively with unique melodics.

Check out his most recent EP here:

Deeply satisfying bass mixed in with some saucy hip hop samples? Check. Vibed out trance blurred in to lasers and tense build ups? Check. Ready for a ride? If so, then be there for Mindset.

Check it out for yourself with one of his mixtape's : 

Leet will be making his debut in the mile high city and we are thrilled to welcome his innovative bass sound. He recently played a nasty set at The Untz this summer and you can check it below: 

Friday 9-21 Post Future Take Over Night Two

Levitation Jones will be headlining the evening with his unique, melodically but heavily glitched and bass-ed out sound. Truly in the game to bring you to a higher frequency. We look forward to experiencing whatever this Rhode Island native has in store for us.

Check out his set from Fractal Beach ‘18 here:

Ludge comes to us with a womped out and grungy vibe. A very trippy experience is sure to be in the books for this one. Deep, dark and sexy bass, that’s something we can f**k with.

Check him out here: https://soundcloud.com/ludgenoise/sets/kush

Rest in Pierce: https://soundcloud.com/restinpiercebass

Grime Theory : https://soundcloud.com/officialgrimetheory

Tuesday 9-25 K.L.O. + Sortof Vague, GrymeTyme, pheel

We are thrilled to see that K.L.O. (the side project of creators/innovators/music makers Kursa, Lone Drum and Osmetic) has been booked by Submission for what should be nothing less than another killer, Electronic Tuesday. In true Slugwife fashion, this deadly trio will be slaying the Box with their badassery and glitched out sounds. Scratching, mixing, mastering they’re truly something to vibe to. We at BFS are more than thrilled to get to groove out to these masters of music.

Check out their album ‘Y’, we swear you’ll be sucked in if you aren’t already: 

Sortof Vague is a trippy delight, creating dope and drippy tracks that will have your goosebumps peaking and feet grooving.

Check out his live set from the last time he dropped by The Black Box: 

We look forward to seeing you all this month at our very favorite venue for all that is wompy and wonderful, The Black Box! 

WRITTEN BY: JENNA GUTIERREZ
*PHOTOGRAPHS USED ARE NOT PROPERTY OF BASS FEEDS THE SOUL AND BELONG TO THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS [UNLESS OTHERWISE LABLED]

 

Black Box's 'Don't Miss' List

By Jenna Gutierrez

Those of us who intuitively are drawn to the wobbles and wubs, the darker sides of our beloved bass, all know and adore the Black Box. Those familiar with Denver’s quickly expanding bass scene, often find ourselves at this tucked away bass sanctuary on late nights. The Black Box has become a second home to many music admirers here in Denver. So naturally as we seep into the fall season, we look to our favorite venue to expand our music calendars to future months that really aren’t so far off. With festival season drawing to a bittersweet close, our music loving hearts look for new ventures. Luckily for us the Fall brings new tours and artists pop back in to their undeniably favorite city, Denver to say hello in their own unique way.

Just for you, we have a select few nights of music we are sure you won’t want to miss at the Black Box this August, as they are heading full swing into their fall season. They have a handful of treats for us so far listed on their online calendar. Not to mention tickets on sale for the cheapest you’ll get them, right meow.

Check out this stellar August line up, below.  (In order of appearance) 

Submission presents a night with the innovative underground music talents of J:Kenzo with Kahn and Neek. It all comes to fruition on Thursday, August 16th. Don’t wait on these tickets, they will sell out.  Supporting acts from Subliminal and Berrik.

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Side Note* Submission nights at the Box never dissapoint.


With a handful of awards under his belt and hailing from down under (Australia), comes Zeke Beats to bless our Saturday night with genre bender and music creative, Laika Beats. Don’t wait on buying these pre-sale tickets! August 25th is coming up quick and these will sell out.  Supporting acts by Droptalk and Slather. Don’t miss out on this night of influential underground talent.

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Submission brings us Hatcha, a father of the underground, chopped, skewed and bassified. Don’t miss out on this wompy dark wonderland of a night. The magic happens Tuesday, August 28th with support from Fathomless. 

To close out a month of incredible music we have a truly fire Final Friday’s line up featuring the magical movement, through dance and sound by Govinda. Don’t miss out on this one of a kind experience. Tickets are on sale for $20 now or $25 day of show, but it’d be a shame if it sold out though! Go to the ticket link below now.

For the Future :

Get spooky with the Widdler and Pushloop on October 30th, kicking off your halloween in a truly underground, creepy bass style. This show will absolutely sell out and that is why we are warning you now. Don’t miss out on this super special, Submission Electronic Tuesday.  
 

We’ll sure be at each and every one of these. How can we complain that festival season is ending with all these fun events to look forward to. Don't sleep on tickets, there's even a button below that will direct you straight to The Black Box's Ticketfly main page.

As always, bringing you the best of bass. Over and out.

Space Jesus to Takeover Milwaukee's Miramar Theatre

Written by Arooj Mustansir

Space Jesus has had quite the year, from hitting almost every major electronic music festival in the country this summer, to collaborating with fellow legendary artists from his label Wakaan, and creating endlessly versatile music.  Experimental bass music’s popularity is at an all-time high, and he has established himself as one of the reigning leaders of the movement while paving the way for other innovators.  Now Space Jesus is currently on his ‘Morphed Tour’, teleporting place to place melting minds and dismembering souls with his signature sound.  The tour will be making a stop at Milwaukee's Miramar Theatre on October 18th to fulfill Midwest bassheads womp-filled needs.

Space Jesus is a mastermind of all things weird, wonky and intergalactic.  His sound breaks the mold in the bass music scene with its inventive and otherworldly quality.  He will be accompanied by Esseks and Of the Trees, who are up and coming artists that are pioneers in their own right.  Esseks is a producer hailing from Brooklyn whose enigmatic yet infectious style hits all the right frequencies.  His recently released EP ‘Broken Bones (Sticks & Stones)’ catapults you into a subliminal dimension bursting with grimey sub bass.  Of the Trees is a Maine based producer with cutting edge talent and the metaphysical nature of his sound design is evident in tracks such as ‘Kick Back’ and his new collaboration with Christina Soto ‘Heavy’.  These massively gifted artists' styles will seamlessly complement Space Jesus’ sound and will inadvertently expand the music realms of anyone lucky enough to witness their performances.

Beyond his undeniable skill, a major reason that Space Jesus stands out so much is his one of a kind fan base.  His music is a siren call for the most empathetic and unique people in the electronic music community and their growth is unstoppable.  Almost anyone that you meet at a Space Jesus show is wildly passionate and judgment free, so there is no better group of people to get lost in the extraterrestrial sauce with.  Grab your tickets here to witness the bass messiah in action! 

Immerse Yourself in Troyboi’s New Fiery Trap Beats at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall

Written by Arooj Mustansir

 

London Producer Troyboi recently released his coveted new album ‘Left is Right’ and the amount of heat that it packs is simply obscene.  The album sets the bar for trap music everywhere and is filled with meaningful tracks with fierce and melodic beats.  His effortless ability to magically blend heavy yet seductive sounds shows that he is truly a mastermind of the trap genre. 

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Troyboi will also begin a new tour in September to promote his new album and will be making a stop at Concord Music Hall in Chicago on September 29 to bless us with one of iconic performances.  Although his music alone is magnetic and addictive, experiencing the energy and passion that he brings to his live shows is a one of a kind experience that you don’t want to miss.

The show includes added support with Slumberjack who are legends in the making themselves.  The Australian duo have been captivating fans with their insanely catchy and moving tunes that will perfectly complement Troyboi’s music style.  Their latest release ‘Fracture’ includes the hit tracks ‘Afraid, Unafraid’ and ‘Take Me’ which showcase their enigmatic and elegant style.  With all the euphoric tracks in their repertoire we can’t help but count down the days till we get a chance to see them live. 

Daktyl was just announced as additional support for select stops on Troyboi's tour and luckily for us Chicago is one of them!  He is another rising star originating from the UK who has seemingly perfected the art of channeling raw emotions through harmonious sound design.  His dreamy and uplifting style is at the same caliber as artists such as Odesza and Porter Robinson and never fails to pull at your heart strings and fill you with sweet nostalgia. 

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Troyboi was hard at work this summer delivering heart pounding performances all festival season long so we are ecstatic to see what he has to offer to Chicago’s ever growing music scene.  If you are craving a trap show that will move your soul keep you dancing nonstop to some of the sultriest beats around then this is the one for you.  Get your tickets here to get lost in the magnificent soundwaves of Troyboi along with Slumberjack in one of Chicago’s premier venues! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space Yezzus (Jesus) Preview

Space Jesus
A Bass Feeds the Soul preview by: Soren Pietrangelo
Colorado will go intergalactic this weekend when bass music producer Jasha Tull, AKA Space Jesus, walks over the snowcapped mountains and steps behind the decks for a four-part tour through the bass capital. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jasha found his roots in hip-hop. The culture influencing the glitch-hop style sound that can be heard in throughout his productions. With a focus on a bass-line sound like no other, the one true son of the bass gods and goddess leaves many of his spectators in a state of suspended animation. They stand and watch in awe, their brains, minds, and bodies rewired and elevated to a new level of being through sound. Many others experience similar effects. However, they are alternatively found hanging off railings and balconies around Jashas loudest speakers, violently throwing out their backs.
Space Jesus encompasses you in futuristic sounds that are as vast as space itself. Jasah sells out shows all over the nation and has played some of the biggest festivals in this known galaxy, including Mysteryland USA, TomorrowWorld, Shambhala, and Electric Forest. He brings with him a cult following that is as dedicated as the most devout ministry, so while online sales for the remaining shows may be sold out it is worth braving any weather conditions or reaching out to friends to find your golden ticket. Space Jesus will resurrect Colorado bass heads from their post-Bassnectar slumber Feb 1st at the Animas in Durango, Feb 2nd at Agave, Feb 3rd in Boulder at the Fox, and lastly Feb 4th at the Scarlet in Central City. Keep an eye on the Bass Feeds The Soul Instagram for Live streams and videos of the experience.  - Jesus Christ

Wildlight and the Human Experience

Los Angeles based producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, David Block (a.k.a. The Human Experience) is back in Denver this month sharing the Cervantes stage with The Polish Ambassador and Ayla Nereo's collaborative duo, Wildlight.

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Corona Electric Beach 2016: DJ Icey, No Sleep, Shade, Supernaut, Mas Inc, Merlyn- Miami Beach, FL 2/13

Known for bringing a fun in the sun vibe to legendary dance venues, Electric Beach is an EDM focused concert-event series sponsored by the legendary alcohol brand Corona

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The Potential of Audiotool

     Audiotool is an up-and-coming online, digital music workstation and community, this means that it’s basically the school of rock for aspiring EDM artists. If that doesn’t catch your attention, then just know that it’s free- available to anyone with a computer and internet connection! If you’ve ever wanted to give producing a shot but lacked the cash or experience needed to start using professional music production softwares like Ableton or Logic Pro, you should consider Audiotool. 

    Based out of Cologne, Germany, the developers of Audiotool have been consistently updating it with new features and improved functionality since 2010. Its community has grown slowly but surely over the years, cultivating a group of talented artists and passionate followers numbering in the thousands. Users can remix each other’s work or share what they’ve made on other media platforms like Youtube, Soundcloud, Facebook and Twitter. What’s even more amazing is the ability of users to collaborate with each other from all over the world. 

    

     As I mentioned before, it is free and available through your browser. Lack of charge does not at all detracted from the quality of the application. The developers have put countless hours of hard work into giving the community several synthesizers, drum machines, samplers, mixing devices, and effects to play around with. This adds up to a total of  50,000 device presets that the user can tinker with to find their ideal sound. On top of that, users have access to “an ever growing, community fed cloud-based library of over 250,000 samples.”

      Aside from what the developers and community provide to Audiotool, you too can contribute your own sounds to the community. Through a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), you can create and upload your own melodies and beats with any synthesizers or drum machines you may have lying around. If you don’t have any of that fancy DJ equipment you can always upload recordings of acoustic instruments and vocals to use or remix in a track. Literally, the possibilities are endless when it comes to the potential that this application provides to its users. 

     The company welcomes beginners and insists that those without experience can manage the program well. It definitely takes some time to learn about all of the features that are available through each device, but the community is there to help. There are plenty of video tutorials on Youtube detailing the specific function of each obscure knob or button on the instruments and mixing devices that are available to the user. Audiotool also has its own wiki  to explain the general function of each device, however it is less specific than the aforementioned video tutorials. If you hear a track posted by a fellow Audiotool member that you really like, you can always click the “remix” button to open up their work in the application to see how they produced the sounds that they did. Sometimes this can be more helpful in discovering how to produce a specific sound or effect that may not be explained in any video tutorials. 

     Audiotool is a powerful platform for aspiring artists to get their feet wet with digital music production.They plan on making some great leaps forward this year, hinting at the possibility of a brand new version of Audiotool being delivered to the community later this summer. They are promising to bring brand new features and improved performance. One such feature, which is quite a game-changer, is the possibility for live collaboration between users. So, I call on all music lovers, regardless of your musical taste, to join this community! Whether you choose to simply listen to what other users have published or create some music of your own, Audiotool is a wonderful online community to share your passion for music.



Written by: Pierre LaBelle

*Note none of the photos used in this article are property of Bass Feeds the Soul and Belong to their respective owners.


FestiDrops: A brand new company bringing the best of festival merch to you monthly

    Who wouldn’t want to get monthly care packages in the mail? And who wouldn’t want to be sent a package are full of original art, t-shirts, stickers, and more? FestiDrops, a brand new company out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, does just that. Go online, choose your monthly subscription, and soon a festibox will be dropped at your door!


    There are a few different options when it comes to your monthly subscription, ranging in price and package deals. Tier One, “The Simple Life,” is the most affordable going for only $10 a month! In the package you are sent one pin and a poster or print of original art. Tier Two, “The Good Life,”  goes for $20 monthly. This option guarantees 2 pins, a piece of art in the form of a print or poster, a sticker pack, and the artist of the month piece. Tier Three “The High Life” goes for $35 a month and includes three pins, a piece from the artist of the month, a sticker pack and a festival clothing item or accessory which can be anything from a t-shirt to glass blown pendant. For $50 a month you can subscribe to a tier 4 package, “The Sweet Life,” which is loaded with festival goodies. Tier four includes 3-4 pins, a piece from the artist of the month, a sticker pack and festival apparel, which could range from t-shirts and pants to snapbacks!

    There are also specialty packages, a Third-Eye Pinecone Package and a Couples package. The Third eye Pinecone package goes for $100 a month and sends you a pinecone (which retails at a minimum of $70) each month along with five pins, an article of festival clothing, a sticker pack and art of the month! The Couples package includes 4-6 pins, art of the month and one male and one female article of festival clothing!


    Once you decide what package is the best for you, you sit back and wait for your goods to arrive! Once it does, it will look something like this:

 

The FestiDrop box will arrive at your door looking something like this the second week of every month.

What's Inside?

 

Sticker Pack: The tier four option includes a sticker package, which gives tons of stickers featuring original art and designs.

Festival Item:
The festival item can range from being a t-shirt, to a pair of pants even a snap back! This awesome Dead Bear t-shirt came with mine!

Artist of The Month piece:

You will also be sent a piece of art for the featured artist of the month! My package included these awesome prints:

 Focus DropBox by Ben Smith aka "Ben's Focus"

Focus DropBox by Ben Smith aka "Ben's Focus"

 By Tyler Epe

By Tyler Epe

 "Attuned" By Abbey Aura

"Attuned" By Abbey Aura

 "Contact" By Amanda Wolf

"Contact" By Amanda Wolf

Pins: Also included in my box were these awesome pins! The Kygo dreamcatcher is definitely my favorite!

Bus to Show Offers Ride to Euphoria Music Festival

    Festival season is right around the corner, and that means music, hot weather and road trips, lots of road trips. Being in the car for hours at a time with friends can be a blast, but the traffic, late nights, and being in such small quarters can be rough. However, if you’re in Colorado looking to make it to Euphoria Music Festival in Austin, Texas you have a different option. The non-profit company Bus to Show is offering buses from both Denver and Boulder to and from the festival. Sit back and relax during the 14 hour drive and get your whole crew together to go! With headliners like Pretty Lights, Ghostland Observatory, STS9, RL Grime and more it’s sure to be one of the best festivals of the season. The buses are set to leave Thursday April 9th, and return Tuesday April 14th. Reserve your spots here!

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tbf-eco-bus-party-road-trip-to-euphoria-music-festival-pretty-lights-ghostland-sts9-paper-diamond-registration-15511247559