In just a few weeks,
bassheads will gather in one of Northern California’s many forests for Emissions West Coast Bass Culture. The combination of tall trees, a makeshift town, low beats and the River Stage has us so pumped to journey up north with some of our favorite bass artists. With headliners like Rusko, Baauer, Ivy Lab and Minnesota, there’s no shortage of big names on this lineup but we’d like to show off some of the artist a bit further down the lineup that we’re most excited to see.
Goth Trad is an artist that has come out of the Japanese electronic scene with almost two decades of dance music under his belt. From grime to dub to jungle, Goth Trad is no stranger to beats that make the deepest of your soul vibrate. He’ll be performing live at Emissions and we can’t wait to get dark and dangerous with him.
If you live in LA, you’ve heard of Rage Logic. With support from the Brownies & Lemonade crew, OWSLA, Sober Rob, and Oshi, Rage has been riding the party circuit for a few years now. With trap influences and a song that rips Busta Rhymes vocals, there’s very few artists putting out the same sound as Rage. But don’t be fooled, this guy can make some really pretty bass music too. Take a listen to his most recent track drowning which is a total 180 from Don’t Step On My Suede Shoes.
There’s very little sumthin sumthin can’t master in the world of bass. From his future bass hit Pink to his experimental track farfetched with um.. to his heavy bass, synth filled track Reign, sumthin sumthin is proving his spot on Quality Good Records as an up and coming artist. With shoutouts from Mad Decent, we’re keeping our eyes peeled for all things he’s putting out.
We here at Festival Squad LOVE seeing the number of women demolishing this industry and Whipped Cream is one of them. From Hard Festival to Shambhala, touring with Alison Wonderland and opening for Borgore, Mija and Slander, Whipped Cream has been bringing some seriously heavy bass beats for a few years now. With inspiration from Skrillex, Zeds Dead, and Baauer, you know there’s layers to this producer that can only be good.
To round out our top 5 picks for Emissions, we have none other than LA based, female-energy-driven producer Huxley Anne. Having struggled with her art for a few years, Huxley Anne was inspired by a painting by Cy Twomblyto help her push through her difficult times. Now on the other side of darkness, Huxley Anne has been producing music that sounds like it’s coming straight from space. Her solo career has taken off, leaving her no stranger to the Emissions’ lineups, but she’s also been working on a side project with Tsuruda, Paint, that has blown up over the last year. We’re excited to catch Huxley Anne again in the trees.
Tickets for Emissions are on their last tier and you can grab them here. Let us know who you’re excited to see and be sure to join us in Belden Town, CA from May 11th – 14th, 2018!