Archnemesis / Wala / Operation Dankstar
Bass Tribe Baltimore has been gaining momentum and I’m so excited our first winter show has a lineup as spectacular as this. This will be our first time doing an event at Creative Alliance which is a beautiful venue with tons of space for activities, a fully stocked bar, a theater room for dance offs, and Art Art Art!
In lieu of the recent devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, we will be having a Relief Raffle where your donations can win you awesome pieces such as art, jewelry and more…
Since its inception in 2009, the Archnemesis sound has been in a constant state of evolution. With musical beginnings firmly established through a strict regimen of classical training on the cello and piano, eventually jazz theory and composition crept in, and more instruments like bass, drums and guitar were discovered and learned. The culmination of this vast musical knowledge ultimately shaped the Archnemesis sound before propelling it through a variety of analog stratospheres and into the digital realm of electronic music production. With a sound based primarily in, but not limited to, “electro hip-hop soul”, Archnemesis continues to evolve musically and socially by encompassing all styles and genres of music while simultaneously welcoming in all the fans that follow those genres.
Through extensive national touring, Archnemesis has created a steadily growing fan base aptly dubbed the “Nemesis Army”, and strives to create an un-biased community both online and at live shows where anyone can express themselves without discrimination. Also, by using music as a platform for outreach, Archnemesis is constantly generating new and innovative ideas to foster a community and encourage change.
When not touring, Archnemesis has managed to compile an extensive catalogue of EP’s, LP’s remixes and collaborations. Beginning with the 2010 release of the EP Diamonds and Glass, the full-length albums People’s Radio and Every Man For Himself were both well received by fans and critics alike. The remixes of Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle” and The xx’s “Do You Mind” both charted on The Hype Machine and saw extensive play from DJ’s across the country. A fourth EP, Follow Me, was released in July of 2013, and it took an even bigger step towards truly defining the Archnemesis sound.
With an unequaled afro and amazing light show, every Archnemesis encounter is a full sensory experience, one that is highly charged and delicious. This energetic live approach has been brought to such acclaimed festivals as The Hangout Music Festival, Lights All Night, Camp Bisco, Electric Forest and SnowGlobe, as well as theatres and clubs across the country. With momentum building and no signs of slowing down, Archnemesis continues to create an amazing live experience at clubs and festivals while steadily growing the ever-faithful “Nemesis Army” and working towards positive change.
We welcome Amy back for her second performance at Bass Tribe Baltimore! Hailing from the bass factory of San Francisco, WALA blends a sexy, worldly quality into the scintillating sounds of Glitch-Hop and Dubstep. She takes dancefloors on a kinetic journey from massive crunk to cultured bhangra–and every planetary highway in-between–while staying true to bass culture’s grimy foundations. This has propelled the tiny purple haired producer to esteemed status and has sent her to festivals and clubs all over the country.
After colliding with Bass Music amidst the dusts of Burning Man in 2005, WALA immersed herself in the edm and festival culture of the West Coast, and in 2010, after a little push from her now close friend and mentor, ill.Gates, she left her career as an anthropologist to follow her musical roots. Fueled by a passion to encourage others to engage with music on an emotional level and possessing a musical background dating back to when she was just six years old, WALA quickly established a following in the West and beyond. With a heavily stamped passport and an arsenal of seven spoken languages, she has developed an eclectic musical style infused with Indian percussion, heavy bass, and glitched middle-eastern samples.
WALA has shared the stage with the likes of Minnesota, Freq Nasty, ill.Gates, GRiZ, Grammatik, Marty Party and more. She has performed at events and festivals such as Electronic Forest, Burning Man (setting a personal record of 17 sets in five days in 2012), Lucidity Festival, and many others across the globe.
Finally we are graced by the presence of Michael Klicos to play his first ever Bass Tribe Baltimore accompanied on the drums by Chris Beck. After springing forth from the belly of Vesuvius, Operation Dankstar was taken in by a pack of Grizzly Bears. From them he was taught the importance of wisdom, spiritual power, and intense facial hair. He experienced his first sub bass when he was wrestling a kraken and accidently bodyslammed it through the Earth’s crust, creating a rip in the techtonic plates. Upon this discovery he knew that he wanted to make the Earth shake so he rode a Dragon to South Africa. There he stared down two great white sharks into submission, riding them across the ocean, into the Chesapeake Bay, and right into the Baltimore harbor. And there the quest began to rattle bones, shake teeth, beat hearts, and bring out the primal desire in everyone to rage.
This is a 21+ event
Austin Green Photography
Live art by:
Harrison Lance Crawford
Brianna Leryn Franco