The Melting Pot on 05/15/12
MELTING POT Pledge Drive Special 5/15/2012
Featuring MELTING POT favorites Bassnectar, Love & Light, Thievery Corporation, Pretty Lights, Kalya Scintilla, Gramatik and more... Tons of Tickets and Music to Thank You for your Pledge!!
Well be Mixing, Blending and Refreaking mini-sets from each of these artists and more, while providing background on the Show, Station and Artist
A lot of electronic music DJs and producers lay claim to the "underground" mantle, but San Francisco's Lorin Ashton, a.k.a. Bassnectar, is the real deal. For a decade, Ashton has quietly established himself as a fixture on the dance music scene, first in the Bay Area with his mind-blowing parties and mixtapes, then internationally with a series of self-released albums, 12-inchers for labels like Om and Six Degrees, and remixes for the likes of KRS-One and Spearhead. The Bassnectar sound -- an indescribable mix of hard-edged breaks, head-nodding hip-hop and trippy, world groove textures
Love & Light
Both hailing from the western half of the United States, Probiotik and 4centers connected in Reno Nevada to create Love and Light. Years ago the two had thrown a few rave style parties in the outdoors of northern Nevada in the empty Black Rock Desert and Mystical Pyramid Lake. After looking outward to seek music that touched their hearts they searched inward and found music that elevated their souls. Knowing all along that producing and performing was the lifestyle they wanted to have they stumbled upon many great festivals that inspired them to become what they are today. With interests mainly in the glitch crunk mid tempo side of things, the two are learning to produce and perform at multiple tempos and different styles. Bringing high energy to the stage and elevating music through the speakers Love and Light has just begun.
Since banding together 16 years ago, these two independent thinkers have taken a DIY approach to their musical and cultural interests, which has led to the formation of their own record label, ESL Music, through which Thievery Corporation release recordings by a slew of international artists, such as Federico Aubele, Ursula 1000, and Thunderball, as well as their own recordings. The label is run out of the basement of a Gothic-style three-level townhouse in Washington, D.C., that is also home to Thievery Corporation’s recording studio, which is filled with the latest high-tech gear as well as vintage guitars and Moog keyboards. The studio is where the two songwriters and producers have crafted their own output: six studio albums, three compilations, and numerous EP’s and singles — an impressive body of diverse work that has made Thievery Corporation one of the most influential and respected names on the electronic/dance music scene.
Pretty Lights is the musical vision of the ultra-versatile Colorado based producer Derek Vincent Smith, accompanied in the live setting by drummer, Adam Deitch. Together these two achieve a raw energy rarely reached in the realm of electronic music.
At a time when music lovers from almost all subcultures and genres are finding common ground in the basic form of bangin' beats, Pretty Lights is giving the people what they want; electro organic cutting-edge party rocking beats that fill venues with energy and emotion and send dance floors into frenzies.