On July 9 Bass Coast will co-host with Twenty Twenty Global.
Twenty Twenty Global is a digital residency curated by the team at 20/20 LDN Recordings. The team broadcasts a weekly magazine of Hip-Hop inspired Electronica / Alt Rap / Leftfield Bass / Visual Arts / Dance. Twenty Twenty Global.
ANNA MORGAN is a tastemaker and connoisseur of globally minded low-end frequencies. Known for her eclectic high energy sets, genre fluid productions and dedication to breaking in new sounds, she has been quickly building an international community as fun and diverse as her style. She is an active evangelist for 160bpm bass music, and curates and writes for the footwork jungle blog. As a DJ, producer, label head and promoter she highlights urban diasporic stories by sharing her journey and the sounds of her community. Her sets notably push rhythmic boundaries, while remaining danceflloor accessible. Her NYC based label Worst Behavior Recs has just been named by DJ Mag as one of the labels to watch in 2020. Her mission in the dance is to bring people together in celebration of diversity and freedom of expression.
Local dancer, diva and rapper Crystal Precious has been carving out a feminist space in Vancouver’s underground for over 15 years. Visually, she’s a fantasy anachronism of retro glamour, and her sonic backdrop ranges from two-step to trip-hop. After many years of touring nightclubs and cabarets, she’s now joined the incredible team of creatives at A Filthy Lot Entertainment to explore the possibilities of digital video. Beats come courtesy of Bass Coast favourites such as Darren Woodhead and Self Evident; her guest dancers include Subscura. Sexy, hilarious, and tongue-and-cheek as hell, this performance teases a new world of online rap cabaret.
The Chicago house community has produced a number of innovative and distinct DJs trained in the art of transforming tranquil dance floors into spaces of sheer bedlam and bliss. Their committed vision of undiluted musical appreciation, interactive communication, improvisation and basic integrity has brought greater attention to all the city’s great DJs including the genre busting DJ Heather. She has become one of the Windy City’s main DJ exports, widely regarded as one of the premier selectors in the nation, named one of Chicago’s Top Forty-Five Artists alongside the likes of Billy Corgan and Green Velvet. In 2016, Dirty Sole (Classic, Robsoul) kicked off the new Apollo label with their single “Driving”, featuring Chicago comrade & label partner, DJ Heather on vocals. She is an artist who defies conformity and defines quality, exciting fans worldwide with her exceptional technical skills on the decks.
Just Sheila weaves together uncomplicated music for simpler times. Known for her diverse and discerning sets, this maven of music focuses on the dance floor. She charges to keep the floor moving and bouncing with a blend of all sorts of house, garage, UK funky, 808 house and bass music.
Lazy Syrup Orchestra
Lazy Syrup Orchestra was born at Bass Coast in 2015 and has since reached international acclaim performing at countless festivals and clubs across North America in the past year alone. Their hybrid show brings together a multi genre collection of sounds infused with live elements and they’ve also produced official remixes for Clozee, K+Lab, & Orbital. Bass Coast’s online Pixel Festival will be Lazy Syrup’s only livestream performance of the summer and the show will feature a wide variety of guests including Ashleigh Ball (Hey Ocean), Alex Maher, Missy D, SNJU (Delhi 2 Dublin), Jack Garton, & Gone Gone Beyond while performing at a breathtaking coastal location.
Jubilee has been staying up all night since as long as anyone can remember. She grew up in South Florida on the sounds of Miami bass, freestyle and Dirty South rap blasting from local radio stations like Power 96 and 99 Jamz. As a teen, she traveled to raves up and down the coast, absorbing Florida's uniquely regional palette of breaks, electro and drum 'n' bass. By the time she moved to New York City and started frequenting drum 'n' bass parties such as Direct Drive and Konkrete Jungle, D&B was becoming a gateway to a love of other OK underground styles such as grime, garage, dubstep and UK funky.
You can hear the influence of this music on Jubilee's debut album, 2016's After Hours - soaked in 808s and 909s, fog machines and laser rays, and containing a huge hit in the form of "Wine Up", a bubblin' bashment cut featuring Bronx dancehall sensation HoodCelebrityy.
This year, she follows it up with her sophomore album, "Call for Location", another collection of late night anthems and drum machine workouts. The album took three years to put together, as Jubilee burned the midnight oil in the studio in between headlining slots at European festivals, gigs from New Zealand to Brazil to Las Vegas and taking the stage alongside her Mixpak Records family at London's Red Bull Culture Clash and Notting Hill Carnival.
Vancouver based artist Ray Black is an innovative DJ/Vocalist who’s work is transforming the face of electronic music. Ray takes inspiration from artists within Future Beats, Wave, and Dub ; the result is an ethereal yet hard-hitting sound uniquely his own. Listeners find themselves on a journey riding at the forefront of this ever growing musical movement.
Combining conscious lyrics and rhythmic beats, his sound on its own is a journey through space and time in a party atmosphere. With a natural and undeniable presence on the turntables, Ray seamlessly incorporates live vocals with original remixes and mashups. The overall aesthetic is one that must not only be heard but witnessed to be fully experienced.
Ray Black has been a DJ/ Vocalist in Vancouver’s music scene for the past 10 years and during that time joined Hip Hop Collective Sweatshop Union. Additionally, Black’s diverse style has allowed him to tour around North America and play festivals including Shambhala, Bass Coast, SXSW, Bamboo Bass Festival, Astral Harvest and CMW, where he has shared the stage with artists such as Talib Kweli, Mac Miller, Craze, Mr. Carmack and Hilltop Hoods.
Currently in the studio with an E.P slated for a late 2020 release, Ray Black will be releasing a few singles leading up to the date. With a guided focus on creating something unique, accessible and transformative, Black’s work will no doubt be a pioneering element in this thriving and ever changing bass music community.
Man like Young Dene is quickly becoming a notable selecta and producer out of Vancouver, BC. YD originally hails from TULÍT'A, a small, remote community in the Sahtú region of the Dene homelands. Major inspirations that have had lasting impressions on YDs musical stylings over the last decade include some of the hardest working crews in Pacific Northwest Coast bass music, including Shah DJs, Lighta! Sound, Aufect/Platinum, Really Good Recordings, Perception Crew, Bass Coast Music Festival and more. Young Dene is a Bass Coast sophomore and has been actively promoting sound system culture in western and northern Canada for over a decade - connecting communities of artists to larger audiences as a consumer, a producer and a talent buyer, which has culminated in his desire to carry forth the tradition of merking soundbois for a living. YD has been featured on national radio and is set to release new music in 2020.
Andrea Graham, better known by her stage name The Librarian, is a celebrated Canadian DJ, producer, and curator. She is the co-founder and music director of Bass Coast Music Festival – known internationally for its innovative music programming and installation art – and is widely considered one of bass music's leading creative minds and tastemakers. Equally an artist and entrepreneur, Andrea’s reputation as an inclusive community-builder in the electronic world has brought her a legion of fans and industry followers across the globe.
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. Andrea performs throughout Canada, the USA, Australia, Central America, and has upcoming debut appearances in India and Southeast Asia. Past performance highlights include Coachella, Symbiosis, Bumbershoot, Lightning in a Bottle, Bass Center, Freestyle Sessions, Rainbow Serpent, and Shambhala.
Andrea studied classical piano, jazz piano, guitar and voice until early adulthood, before translating that classical skillset into her passion for electronic music in the early 2000’s. The Librarian moniker was given to her by friend and Bass Coast co-founder Liz Thomson, referring to her signature glasses and expansive library of music.
Andrea currently resides in Squamish, BC, Canada. When not touring or programming Bass Coast Festival, she is embarking on a highly anticipated body of original studio work, with new music arriving in 2019.
Notfortheireyes is Evan Pearce - a VJ, new media artist, and creative director from Edmonton, Alberta. Pearce has appeared all over North America and Europe, including at MUTEK; Nuit Blanche Edmonton; Berlin Psych Fest; Sled Island; New Forms Festival; and Levitation Vancouver. He’s also toured with musical acts such as Gus Dapperton and Beshken, crafting unique and enrapturing semi-physical environments for their sonic stylings to exist in. A constant innovator, Pearce continues to develop new niches within his artistic practice and productions. Most recently, he’s begun exploring the realms of extended, augmented, and virtual realities - leveraging machine learning and video synthesis in novel contexts to create visions of alternate dimensions and twisted humanities.