Lost Lands Announces 2018 Lineup
Jeff Able aka Excision released the Lost Lands lineup yesterday. My excitement can’t even be contained in writing, so I’m actively trying not to type in all caps. BAHHHHHH!!! Sorry, had to let that one out. I had the opportunity to cover last years event, and it was one of my favorite festivals of all time. The music festival held in Thornville, OH combined two of my favorite things: dinosaurs and bass music. Below, you’ll see who I’m most excited for, a new EP from a headliner, and my favorite album of Q1 from yet a different headliner.
Whereas last year’s festival was eventually branded at 750,000 watts of bass, this years is boasting a modest 1,000,00o watts of bass. I’m already scared, but I like a good sense of fear when attending a bass festival. This year’s headliners include the host Excision, dubstep legend Flux Pavilion, Ganja White Night, Illenium, Jauz, Nero, NGHTMRE, space mom Rezz, godfather of brostep Rusko, Slander, Snails, and Zomboy. If any of those get your endorphins running…you already know. Mark your calendars for Friday, Sept 14th to Sunday, Sept 16th.
New EP release from Rusko
Brostep legend released an EP today. The recent cancer survivor has been in the dubstep game since the mid 2000s, making him a godfather of the dubstep genre. Flux Pavilion even mentioned that Rusko was the inspiration for his own label. His new EP is called Rusko Has Made 5 More Songs.
Rusko and Caspa were frequent collaborators back in 2007. The new EP is set to flip original dubstep on its head. Listen to Rusko Has Made 5 More Songs by Rusko below.
My Favorite Album in Q1: Ganja White Night – The Origins
An album that I’ve been listening to on repeat this quarter is The Origins by Ganja White Night. I was so happy to see them as a headliner this year. Last year, they were the special guest, and absolutely smashed the Cave of Souls with this spacy, whobbly sounds and unique, cartoon narratives. I felt like I was watching a cartoon while enjoying unique bass sounds amidst appropriate space.
Benjamin Bayeul and Charlie Dodson make up Ganja White Night, and they’ve been around for quite some time. The Origins is their 7th studio album. Throughout the album, we hear worldly sounds mixed with outer-space adventures. The Brussels-based duo titled the album Origins as an ode to the history of Mr Wobble, a protagonist throughout many of Ganja White Night’s animations (i.e. see LFO Requiem and Wobble Master). Another way I like to look at is is through the dubsteps origins. Each track is almost like a stripped-back version of dubstep with a simple bass sound out in front.
Listen to The Origins by Ganja White Night below.