As a long-time friend of Bass Coast with a lifetime of experience in music, Danny Corn is an artistic powerhouse in his own right. Danny discovered what would become a lifelong obsession when he helped organize the inaugural edition of the enduring and enigmatic Moontribe phenomenon.
From there, he found himself travelling across the West Coast, landing with Symbiosis Gathering as a talent buyer and eventually meeting Bass Coast co-founder The Librarian on tour.
This year, Danny is celebrating his 20th anniversary of touring in Canada, and ten years of friendship with Bass Coast. He’s put together a Bass Coast-themed playlist, and took a few minutes to elaborate on music’s significance in his life.
Bass Coast: What was your first show in Canada?
Danny Corn: We did a full moon party on Vancouver Island in 1998!
What projects are you involved with currently?
Tell us about your process to create this playlist.
Max Ulis asked me to put something together. There’s a lot of variety on there but it’s all stuff I like, stuff I’ve been playing and think is cool… It’s pretty bass music-facing and generally something I think Bass Coasters would like.
Is it informed by the lineup?
I don’t actually know who’s going to be on there! I don’t have any info on who’s coming out this year – it’s solely informed by what I’ve been listening to. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear any of it played out at Bass Coast though.
Are there any artists in particular that stand out to you on this playlist?
It’s hard to choose one, but there’s a Mina tune with an MC on here. Last year I played the instrumental at Bass Coast, and she just re-released it with a vocalist and it’s pretty great.
Do you have any musical guilty pleasures?
I’m a child of the 80s. I love 80s music. Most recently, I’ve been listening to the best of Hall & Oates. That’s one I love. I’m not really guilty about it, but it might be a surprise to those that don’t know me.
Are there any up-and-coming artists who deserve a shoutout?
There’s many of them on the playlist – it’s full of gems for those to discover. JD Reid came out with a new album –
it’s so good!
So I put one of his tracks on the playlist. Equiknoxx is really out-there too.
What are your plans for Bass Coast this year?
I will probably be just hanging out, catching my friends’ sets, floating down the river, generally just all over the place – it’s a playground, and I like to take advantage of that.
Thanks for taking the time, Danny. See you on tour!