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WTF?! Artist Highlight – BARISONE

WTF?! Artist Highlight – BARISONE

Written By: Avalon Ainsley

A pillar in Portland’s EDM community, Barisone is a humble king serving up a banquet of get down n feel good music. With roots in hip hop and inspirations from across the board, his sets never have a dull moment. They are sexy and playful… they are dirty beautiful… above all, they just straight up G.  With the power of the pied piper Barisone will fill the dance floor and take you on a musical adventure unlike any other. Like being a puppet on strings being played by a master puppeteer it’s impossible not to dance and have fun at his shows. His sets are consistently fresh and surprising. He’ll throw you your favorites then open your ears to things you’ve never heard of, but can’t wait to hear again, while incorporating his own loops, layers, and pure Barisone magic. This is a true artist and crowd pleaser, skilled in the art of giving eargasms.

What better place to have this much fun than at the infamous WTF?! pool party?! This is a summer dream come true. You definately do not want to sleep on this. It’s gonna be one for the books! Blow up your float, put on your bathing suit and n come get your splash on. Saturday 2pm at WTF?! !

Dub Selekta – Decompression Series – BARISONE

 After a long summer of festivals and the autumn rolling in with a nice cool breeze, it seems like everyone is ready for a little decompression.

Dub Selekta has been putting out superb mixes for the last couple years and the latest Decompression Series mix by Portland’s, Barisone, is continuing that tradition.

This mix is the perfect combination of sensual melodies laced up with deep, smooth bass lines… All you need to do is light up that spliff you’ve got and click play…





Artwork by Vasho (
Barisone photo by David P. Staley, who is in everyones heart.

Bass Coast – A Marketplace of Imagination [2013 Festival Recap]

Cody Puckett, Ganjaology, Bass Coast

The first weekend of this beautiful sun soaked month, the Ganjaology team made our way up to Merritt, BC – the new home of BC’s boutique music festival – Bass Coast. In prior years, the event has been held on native land in Squamish just North of Vancouver. As the event was growing, it became apparent after last year that it was time for a larger, more scaleable venue. With their eyes glistening, and their hearts open, organizers Andrea Graham and Liz Thomson – better known as the Bass Coast Girls – set out to find Bass Coast a new home. When they found themselves nestled in the hills beside the Coldwater River in Merrit BC, they knew that they had struck gold.

River Pano

It is here in Merrit that all the magic happened. With more than a handful of world class music acts, several various types of workshops, a feast of food, the headiest of art vendors and installations, and the freshest of fashion – Bass Coast was a marketplace of imagination.

Cody Puckett, Ganjaology, Bass Coast

Three massive stages housed the music acts, each equipped with enough sound to curl your hair. Maybe being around all this bass is what gives The Librarian those tight bouncy curls which she playfully threw around during her set on the Bassment Stage. The backdrop for the Bassment was an awesome array or hexagonal shapes, which when illuminated created an incredible display of geometric intricacies. Other acts to perform on the stage include Machinedrum, Daega Sound, Evy Jane, Justin Martin, Calamalka, Self Evident, Taal Mala, Goth Trad, Lorne B, Grenier, Luciterra and Chris Murdoch, Dark Sky, Sanctums, Natasha Kmeto, and Jets.

Cody Puckett, Ganjaology, Bass Coast

Across the way from the Bassment was the infamous Radio Stage which was home to the morning radio show each day. In the evening, the frequencies intensified, allowing for darker, deeper energies to surface. Home to Mat The Alien, Om Unit, Max Ulis, Neighbour, and DJ Cure to name a few, the Radio Stage held space for some of the most radical of music acts. Others to perform on this pulchritudinous platform include Funk Hunters, Barisone, Little Dinosaur, Kir Mokem, Erica Dee, The Fungineers, Adam Shaikh, Willisist, Desert Dwellers, Westerly, Sweet Anomaly, Tor, Paul Brooks, JPod, Humans, Longwalkshortdock, Nautilus, Jimmy Edgar, and Spilt Milk.

Cody Puckett, Ganjaology, Bass Coast

Finally, one of my personal favorite stages, was the Slay Bay. Nestled in the trees by the calm flowing river, Slay Bay provided a respite from the high energy, sun soaked spirit of the other stages. Standout acts included Michael Red and Random Rab, with their monday morning close out sets. Other highlights from this zone include the Lighta! Reggae Jam, Philth kids, Alphabets Heaven, Dan Solo, Wax Romeo, Mama Miche, HxDB, Woodhead, Isis Graham, Tank Gyal and Mandai, JF Killah, and Ryan Wells.

Cody Puckett, Ganjaology, Bass Coast

When we weren’t raging near the subs, snuggled in a hammock, cooling off in the water, or simply listening… One might find us at the smaller, alternative stages which hosted an incredible array of music and workshops. The Bigger Brain and Alter Stages housed these more intimate gatherings. While enjoying yoga, meditation and breathing, or delving into the magical world of alchemy and spice – whether transfixed by the science of Mantra, engaged in contact improvisation dance, jumping in on the freestyle cypher, or twirling yourself with Sacred Circus – these spaces held fast for participants to… Well yes, to participate. Big up to Michael Red and Gabriel Soloman of Chambers and Ydna Murd, the 8 limbed DnB drummer for turning my world inside out from deep within the Bigger Brain.

Cody Puckett, Ganjaology, Bass Coast

All in all, I must say… Bass Coast was bigger, badder and busier than ever this year. I simply loved it. From the music and art to the workshops and water sports, Bass Coast participants had their hands and hearts full of enlivening experience to create a wonder filled weekend. We look forward to another rendezvous in the forest this time again next year. Until then, we will be buzzing, building and abounding with positivity… basically bursting at the seems with anticipation for the next installment by the Bass Coast Girls. Big thanks to all that had a hand in the creation of this simply stunning event.

Bravo y’all. Much love and appreciation…

Your Friend,

Mickey Mars

PS. Big Thanks to Cody Puckett for all of the spectacular photos seen here.

More from Cody at his website!

Be sure to check back for the Bass Coast Residual Frequencies Interview Series here at Ganjaology… Stay tuned!

Cody Puckett, Ganjaology, Bass Coast

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Cody Puckett, Ganjaology, Bass Coast

Cody Puckett, Ganjaology, Bass Coast

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Cody Puckett, Ganjaology, Bass Coast

More info about the Bass Coast Project here:


Barisone – Makin’ Babies on The Moon

I was just recently turned on to this DJ and I gotta say that his music is superb. Santa Cruz native, Barisone has been tearing it up this summer. Performing at a number of large and small gatherings, many of which I attended; I’m surprised that I didn’t hear about him until now. Now based in Portland, Barisone has been touring around the West Coast performing at many of the most high vibrational festivals the scene has to offer. His eclectic style incorporates elements of hip hop, reggae, soul and future bass among other sub genres of sexy electronic music.

This mix  is particularly good. I might go so far as to call it “bangin”, which works nicely with the title… Makin’ Babies on The Moon

Enjoy this sensual music and be proud of your creations. We are intergalactic children of the universe. Whether here on earth or on the moon, love your creations like they were your children and they will always be there for you.

Tracklist –

Intro- Hi Fi
Heal – Robot Koch feat. John Lamonica
Notice Now (Pedro 123 remix) – Trim
Day Dreamer – Last Japan
Ohno Ohno (Nah Like remix) – KNC
Frippertronics (Krueger remix) – Umba
Winkelstreben (Ghislain Poirier remix) – Pole
Look at Me (Bok Bok remix) – Lil’ Scrappy
Would You – Bruises
You Never Stop – Bwana
Hold On – Sepalcure
One Kiss – Sinjin Hawke & Morris
Stretch Out (The Quest remix) – Mista Wish
Drank in My Cup – Kirko Bangz
All Over Me (Monster Playground remix) – Magnum
Broken Heart – Doctor Jeep
Grind – Krampfhaft
Bomp – Sugarpill
Visions – Nasty Nasty
Play – Goapele
Lego – Lady Leshurr
Infectious – Stereotyp Meets Cerebral Vortex
Diamonds – Cryptical
Empty Town – GLC
Katy on a Mission (Captain Planet Remix) – Katy B
Beat That Chest (Auer The Lordz Team remix instumental) – Dreadsquad
Hide & Freaks (Barisone edit) – Kid Sister x Digital Underground
Everything You Got – Lloyd Banks
Insurance – Asher Roth feat. ZZ Ward
Good Morning Summer – Paperwolf
You – Creep feat. Nina Sky
Thought Withdrawl – Lukeino & The Heights
Work It (Nicolas Jaar remix) – Missy Elliot
Iced up – Baauer ft. BHB
Don’t Break my Love – Nicolas Jaar
Toot Toot inst. – The Electric
Echoes of Silence (Kid Khaos remix) – The Weeknd
Jupiter – Free The Robots
13.3.35 (Natural Self remix) – Belleruche
Blue Truth – Jamie Woon
Scale it Back (Oknai remix) – DJ Shadow feat. Little Dragon
I’m Glad You’re Mine – Al Green