The Basscoast Mutiny lineup has been revealed, and as expected, it’s stacked with an impressive array of musical talent. For the past three years the Ganjaology team has adventured north into the Canadian wilderness to share in one of the highest vibes parties this side of the Kootenays… and you better believe we’re gearing up for another round!
Year after year the Bass Coast Project continues to amaze, enliven and inspire. Once again, this year The Bass Coast Girls (organizers Andrea Graham and Liz Thomson) have outdone themselves. Performances for this year’s bush session include Addison Groove, Tribe Called Red, Bogl, Cure, D Bridge, Danny Corn, G Jones, J.F. Killah, Kir Mokem, Mat The Alien, Max Ulis, Natasha Kmeto, Nick Wisdom, Philthkids, Self Evident, Sweater Beats, Tank Gyal, Librarian, and Yan Zombie among others!! We’ve listed music from many of the musicians below.
Listen to the sounds and imagine yourself in the forest, the beats filling your auditory field. Notice how you feel as these frequencies are filtered through your receiving centers. Are you inspired? Does the music make you move, make you bow your head and hum… Do these sounds suggest to you love or lust, laughter or longing? Are you sick with excitement?
Whatever the case, our physicians here at Ganjaology Institute prescribe one fat dose of BC trees combined with all manner of creation from raw to refined (super pun here, please smirk responsibly). Coincidentally you can get all this at Bass Coast. Do your body a favor and get up to Merritt, BC this August for Bass Coast 6 Mutiny!
A THOUSAND YEARS
A TRIBE CALLED RED
ANDREW VAN HASSEL
DJ K-TEL SUNDAY SOUL SESSIONS
DJ LORNE B
EL PAPA CHANGO
FORT KNOX FIVE
HEART TO HEART (BRON AND MOE LOWE)
JANOVER & RESUNATOR
JPOD THE BEAT CHEF
KRYSTLE LOVE B
LUCITERRA & CHRIS MURDOCH
MAT THE ALIEN
SWEET SOUL BURLESQUE
THE FUNK HUNTERS
It’s been three weeks, and whispers of Bass Coast can still be heard echoing through the old growth forests of the Pacific North West. For miles the trees have been in conversation about a consciousness that is beginning to manifest itself in human space. Bass Coast is a cosmic gathering of like minded individuals brought together to share in this new understanding. Through music and dance, creation and collaboration, healing and heart; Bass Coast supports this progression toward a new paradigm.
Held in Squamish, BC along the banks of the Elaho River, Bass Coast 2012 was paradise. Imagine a beach party beside a winding river, overshadowed by glacial mountain peaks under a diamond sky. The festival was an extra-ordinary gathering of beautiful smiling faces, enveloped in lush forest, dancing to dastardly beats. Bass Coast participants were consumed by prodigious beauty, natural and synthetic alike.
Oh, and don’t forget the full moon vibration holding strong through the weekend…
For three days, we were immersed in an environment conducive to the highest forms of art and expression. Whether relaxing by the water, tuning in to one of the many conscious workshops, or collecting and connecting in the village; every Bass Coast participant could find him or herself involved in exciting and enlivening daytime activity. The festival offered a shaded workshop space on the beach for early morning yoga, daily dance instruction, and group meditation; a geodesic dome space for knowledge sharing which included workshops on unified field theory, Ableton Live, and Chinese astrology; and a pyramid housing a larger-than-life alter to promote alter-native expression and enlightenment. All this was amplified by an abundance of art installations of all shapes and sizes.
Days filled with creativity and conscious conversation created a perfect platform for the nights ahead. As the sun dipped behind the mountains and the stars began to reveal the light behind their glittering gaze, the real excitement ensued. Three undeniably awesome stages complete with superior sound systems, held space for an awesome array of local and international musicians. The DJs represented at Bass Coast are easily some of the most progressive and enthusiastic producers and performers of our time. The Canadians came in steaming hot with sounds by Daega Sound, Bevy Swift, Calamalka, Neighbor, Jpod The Beat Chief, Librarian, Kir Mokem, HxDB, Mat The Alien, and the Lighta! Crew, just to name a few. Among the internationals was Machinedrum, Lafa Taylor, Noah D, Justin Martin, and Danny Corn, along with many more. One could not have been at all of the performances if she wanted to. That said, there were times at which we found ourselves aligned on so many levels it felt as if we were at multiple places at once. With the high level of conscious expansion demonstrated at Bass Coast, this scenario is certainly not outside the realm of possibility.
The energy at Bass Coast was high to say the least. Organizers Liz Thomson and Andrea Graham have outdone themselves in their fourth year with the Bass Coast Project. In their mission to support the local electronic underground arts community, the Bass Coast Project is surpassing expectation. The people are beautiful, the music phenomenal, and the workshops exciting and informative. Kudos to all that helped to make Bass Coast what it has been – an opportunity…
To contemplate, to educate, to innovate and to CREATE!
We’ve listed some music for you guys to check out below, and look out for some specific artist highlights to come over the next few weeks.
See you in Squamish next year for Bass Coast 2013!
Big up to Zac Cirivello of Black Rock City, LLC for sharing the photos seen here.
Check out a few more below!
We are almost packed for Bass Coast and its time for a breather. I was thinking I could just play this Mini Mix by Librarian to get cooled off before continuing the pre-festi planning party. Man was I wrong… I hit play and before I knew it I was juking around in my living room with the windows open and my stereo speakers singing!
Andrea Graham, better known as the Librarian makes magic with this stellar mix recorded just last week at the Bassment Stage at Bass Coast. She’s been at the festival grounds in Squamish, BC most of the summer getting things ready for the exciting gathering coming up this weekend. Like most librarians of our time, Andrea spends most of the year organizing. But don’t get it twisted, this Librarian is not concerned with Dewey Decimals. As the artistic director at Bass Coast, Andrea is responsible to make sure that everything is in order, stacked neatly and correctly shelved. This job is particularly difficult considering that each artist in the Bass Coast lineup couldn’t be placed inside a box if we tried.
When she’s not working to provide us with one of the most musically diverse bass gatherings in the North West, the Librarian is sharing knowledge with those willing to listen. Through her dynamic style encompassing all genres of bass, the Librarian brings an energy unparalleled by any I can name. This mix incorporates flowing melodic rhythms with some future dub, juke, fancy footwork, and other sexy selections. Be aware before listening, this mix is sure to make you move.
We will be covering Bass Coast as media reps this year and cannot say how stoked we are. While tightly tuned and terrifically creative, the music and activities at Bass Coast are sure to serve us in our quest for knowledge and study of expression. See you there!
Thanks to Dub Selekta for promoting this extraordinary mix series.
Set it – Dream Continuum
Move Her – Trap Arnold
Numba One Stunna – Self Evident
On Patrol – Dan Solo
Delirium – Nguzunguzu
Circles – Adam F (Phillip D Kick Footwork edit)
Al-Sham – Ra Cailum
Cbat – Hudson Mohawke
Komodo – Salva
Money To Blow (Bootleg) – Deebs
Tic Tac Toe -(Krampfhaft Remix) – Halp
Spheroid – HxdB vs Daega Sound (Forthcoming Crude)
Can’t Take It – Desto
Hello – Clicks & Whistles
Fossils – Point B
Skip A Beat (Tom Richman Mix) – Anna Love
Bob Ya Head – Dreams
Crusade – Sinjin Hawke
Shawty – Teeth
Back Home – Mr Geography
Nimh – Myrryrs
Gold Drip – C.Z.
Bug In The Rug – Daega Sound
Look Like – Scared Striker
Enter The Wardrobe (RocCazba Remix) – Montgomery Clunk
Offkey – Blackwax
Pencil Pimp – Sepalcure
Congo Blade Runner – Krampfhaft
Ily – Kahn
PS :: Be sure to listen all the way through. The last track by Kahn is one of my favorites!
PSS :: BIG UP TO FRAGILE CASTLE FOR THE BASS COAST ART ABOVE!!