The holidays just got that much better.
15 year ago, DJ Bass Kleph’s former teenage self might have offered a simplified account of his musical aspirations: a desire to “get on stage and bang some drums.” Fast forward a decade and a half, and you’ve got yourself more than a guy banging on drums. In his place, rather, is an EDM legend making massive waves.
Touring through New Zealand and his native country of Australia by the age of 15 (then, as the drummer of rock act Loki), the seeds of Bass Kleph’s current craft were already being planted: apart from soaking up influence from the likes of The Prodigy and Squarepusher, he’d stumbled upon a neat piece of equipment in the back of a studio – none other than the drum machine. It was this piece of equipment that helped catalyze Bass Kleph’s movement from rock to electronic sounds, accompanying him through his evolution of break beats, hypnotic hoops, and electro styles, all the way through to his current talents on his ever-so-famous Native Instruments ‘Maschine’.
And just where to begin with those current talents? He’s already a #1 act on Beatport and Aria dance charts, he’s a cunningly creative tech house producer and founder of two record labels (Vacation Records and Exit Row), he’s remixed the best of ‘em (Hook n Sling, Mowgli, Micky Slim, and Wolfgang Gartner, to name a few), and he’s quite possibly one of the best live-jamming DJs and finger drummers you’ll ever see.
Hear it to believe it this Saturday at Avaland, as Bass Kleph and Swedish duo Cazzette blow those festive party socks of yours off. The holidays just got that much better.
Avaland – 12/29/12 – Bass Kleph / Cazzette