For the last five years, Isabel Munson, the Dallas-born, New York-based artist working under the handle Bell Curve, has marked an expansive output as a producer, DJ, promoter, media artist, and label head at Worst Behavior Recs, her collaborative imprint with Anna Morgan. Bell Curve released her debut LP on Worst Behavior in June 2021 and followed it up with a star-studded remix album in October 2021. With previous EPs on New York’s Sweat Equity and French label Ernest D Tapes, Bell Curve has long channeled her passion for the healing, communal power of dance into a string of uplifting parties, sets, and tracks, earning nods from BBC Radio 6, DJ Mag, Mixmag, Resident Advisor, Fact Mag, and more, while hitting the stage at a range of festivals and parties in the US and abroad. Bell Curve’s label and event series with fellow New York mainstay Anna Morgan, Worst Behavior Recs, has received widespread praise for their curation and support of innovative and exciting producers of leftfield bass music by outlets including DJ Mag, Mixmag, Resident Advisor, Red Bull Radio, Inverted Audio, Footwork Jungle, and more. Bell Curve’s music blends all manner of bass-centric production styles through a prismatic series of arrangements, creating colourful, textured interpolations that are uniquely her own. With inspirations ranging from sound system culture and the hardcore continuum to raving and sci-fi, her music is full of familiar sounds conceived in a new and uniquely personal way.
Braue (aka Lyndsy Brow) resides in the rainforest basin of Vancouver, British Columbia. Misty, shrouded and often impenetrable, the region’s influence drenches Braue’s music and brings a deep, contemplative and rain kissed coastal feeling to every mix, production and event. With over 18 years at the controls, and as an integral part of the aptly named Subversive Music, Braue has hosted and played alongside such house and techno luminaries as The Black Madonna, Daniel Bell, DVS1, Efdemin, Joey Anderson, Prosumer, Steffi.. the list goes on.
Her ancestors came to Canada from the frozen Arctic and the mountains of Transylvania. That was over a hundred years ago, though Claire Kenway inherited their nomadic spirit, zigzagging her way across Canada before landing in Montréal where she now lives. Music has been a part of her forever, as she grew up to the sounds of her mother’s violin performances and studied a variety of instruments: violin (of course!), voice, bass guitar and a little jazz piano. A bit of a gear junkie, Kenway has a small but mighty arsenal of synthesizers, samplers, sequencers, and drum machines. Something just flows when those machines come alive and as such, she has several EPs on vinyl and has released on labels Conceptual, Monoclap, Hushlamb, Archipel and more.
Danny Corn’s love affair with electronic music has taken him from the days of 90’s rave to the present day vanguard of electronic music. He has witnessed and participated in the birth of many scenes and genres and has been there for, and championed, the continuous mutation and evolution of “Bass Music”. As a DJ, Danny Corn loves to ride the edge of experimental sounds, while staying firmly committed to the dance floor.
Dunmore Park is the artistic alias of Andrew Williams; a music producer and visual artist currently based in Toronto but with strong roots in Alberta and BC. Williams’ sound is a collage of influences, taking old world melodies, samples, Latin grooves, and tribal percussion, and mingling them with modern electronic music. As a producer, his songs are a blend between deep, moving house music to disco inspired downtempo. As a visual artist, he uses texture and collage to craft bright, surreal and endearing prints. Behind the decks, Williams often takes a hybrid approach to DJing, incorporating live elements like synths, guest vocalists, and live drums. His skills behind the decks have taken him from Amsterdam to Vancouver, as well as to festivals like ADE, Bass Coast, AEMCON, MEMETIC Festival, Taste of Edmonton, Astral Harvest, Motion Notion and more. Outside of performing, he is also the co-founder of Night Vision Music (an event production company and label), the Night Vision Music Academy (Edmonton's only electronic music production school), and the Alberta Electronic Music Conference.
Sohail Arora launched his solo project, EZ Riser, in Oct 2012. Pick anyone’s name from India’s bass scene, and the name Sohail Arora would receive instant recognition. Often known as a pioneer for pushing cutting edge electronic music in India, Sohail Arora got exposed to Bass music during his days of working with Blue Frog & Zenzi, the iconic music venues of Mumbai. By 2008, Sohail had co-founded Bay Beat Collective, one of India’s most influential Bass crews, dabbling in styles ranging from Drum n Bass to Dubstep with a partiality to ‘phat basslines. BBC went onto play some of the essential bass gigs in the country including support for The Prodigy, Chase & Status, Pendulum, London Elektricity, Concord Dawn and many more.EZ Riser aims to showcase newer forms of electronic music with a focus on Breaks, Jungle, Footwork, Drum& Bass, Half-Time, Hip Hop and Global Bass. EZ Riser’s musicality extends to a variety of bass-heavy mixes shelled out over the years. His DJ mixes entail flavours that are hard-hitting, bouncy and engineered for the dance floor. He has done online shows for Mixmag Lab, dnbportal.com & moreEZ Riser has played in clubs all across India + has performed at renowned Indian festivals like Magnetic Fields, NH7 Weekender, VH1 Supersonic, Goa Sunsplash Festival to global festivals like Bass Coast (Canada), Outlook Festival & Dimensions Festival (Croatia) & many more.
Originally formed in Washington DC in 2003, and inspired by the funk, soul, hip hop and punk rock of their youth, the Fort Knox Five solidified into a 4-piece band comprised of Steve Raskin, Jon Horvath, Rob Myers, and Sid Barcelona. The fifth slot in the “Five” remained open for collaboration - working with such vocal talents as Mustafa Akbar, Afrika Bambaataa, and Joe Quarterman. Combining live instrumentation with electronic music, Fort Knox Five create grooves that shift effortlessly from funk to breaks, reggae to glitch hop all the way through to prime time bangers helping to pioneer a modern funk revolution that have seen them touring and performing for nearly two decades alongside industry giants and icons including The Beastie Boys, Jurassic 5, Z Trip, and Krafty Kuts. With the untimely passing of Jon H, Steve Raskin has taken over as the principle DJ for the group and now leads the charge of the Fort Knox brigade on the road into the funky future. He tours their signature brand of glitched out funk with high energy sets in any setting from world famous clubs to some of the largest festivals across the globe. After nearly two decades of creating solid gold funk in the gritty underground of the Nation’s Capital, Fort Knox Five keeps evolving. Steve recently relocated to British Columbia Canada, where he continues building FK5’s sonic archive of floor-rocking music, overseeing music production, live shows, and streams. Rob Myers collaborates cross-continentally on production and song writing while also touring with Thievery Corporation, and Sid Barcelona oversees the operations of the group’s label, Fort Knox Recordings.
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IDLE MINDS WORKSHOP
The Operatives-founder Jerry Poon, known as JPS, and producer and furious drummer and master engineer HOOVES aka John Clayton had been long time compatriots, and years of bubbling in the studio have led to the Idle Minds Workshop. A testament to both producers’ years spent as dance floor devastating DJs, the influences across their production swerve between the heavily assaulting bass more commonly found on a pirate radio station in the murky end of London, to the freeing swing of footwork in a warehouse party in Chicago, to the thundering drums that offer a flashback to a sweaty drum n’ bass rave in Melbourne. ‘
After more than ten years, three albums, a dozen EPs, and gigs all over the globe, Ikonika is one of the most respected names in the UK bass diaspora. Best known for her numerous releases on and affiliation with Hyperdub Records, her most recent EPs on DBA and Night Slugs offer a glimpse of an artist ever in motion, light years away from the post-dubstep landscape where she first made her name. While certain aspects of her sound remain consistent – a love of club-friendly rhythms purpose built with digital flair – the diversity of her interests – pop, R&B, bashment – have become more evident. As a DJ, Andrew Ryce got it about right in a review for Resident Advisor when he said, “She's a criminally underrated DJ who breezes through whiplash-inducing tempo or style changes.” Musically adventurous, expertly mixed, but always in the groove, Ikonika DJ sets are up-to-the-minute journeys of the club space now.
Over the last decade, Jake’s sound has evolved as he blends and expands on the genres that inspire him. His deep understanding of the cultural roots of his musical influences is reflected in the respect he gives to the genre’s past, even as he shapes its future sounds. As a producer, Jake’s work incorporates uplifting melodies, dynamic soundscapes and strong, progressive songwriting. Jake has released music on RAM Records ProgRam imprint, Aufect, Muti Music, High Tea, Really Good, Machinist Music, and Adapted Recordings. In his nonstop pursuit of new material for his live shows and to grow his skills, Jake can almost always be found in the studio. When he’s not writing new music, you can find Jake Robertz teaching music production at Night Vision Music Academy in Edmonton.
Mat has many sets he can play depending on the event, and his diverse skills are at home at everything from festivals (playing the latest Bass music) to video mixes, 45” vinyl Sets or digging into specific genre sets or one-off shows like Old School Hip Hop, Funk, Dancehall Reggae, Halloween-themed, 420, and many more.
Really Good Recordings Mats Record Label continues to support underground Canadian Bass Music from upcoming and established artists and has releases set to go for 2017. 2016 saw support via plays and feedback from some of the biggest names like J Kenzo, Om Unit, Sinistarr, The Librarian with multiple plays on Rinse FM London
Mat has also got to perform at many of his bucket list Clubs & events like Fabric London (2 times), Low End Theory (LA), 45 Sessions (Oakland), Wormhole (Oakland) as well as a bus tour with Zeds Dead across Canada and the US (including shows with Araab Muzik). All received with an amazing response.
He is a resident DJ of Bass Coast music festival & Shambhala Music Festival.
Catch one of Aliens Sets coming up you wont be disappointed!!! Really Good!!!
Oceantied’s music project is all about exploring the possibility of sound, filled with textures and audio from his surroundings and imagination, ranging from downtempo to fast & bass heavy club music.
A primary figure in Canadian dance music, Overland is a force to be reckoned with. Her lengthy DJ experience mean her sets are always a surprise, brimming with a wealth of knowledge in acid, b-side minimal and Detroit techno. Her venture into production has been fruitful, with releases on labels such as Naive, run by Portuguese powerhouse Violet, as well as Helpful Music, curated by How To Dress Well. Though small in stature, her sound is powerful, using classic rave-era synths to create cutting-edge dance floor hits. These feats are just the beginning of what’s to come for this bright young Canadian.
Andrea Graham, better known by her stage name The Librarian, is a celebrated Canadian DJ, producer, and curator. She is also the co-founder and music director of Bass Coast Music Festival. As a DJ, Andrea's sets move through bass music, dubstep, grime, footwork, jungle, drum and bass and more, tying the diverse genres together with fluid mixing and powerful low end frequencies that push the boundaries of the world's biggest PAs.