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Electronic, Videos

Video: James Blake – “CMYK (Live)”

No Comments 28 July 2011

One of the most mesmerizing performances from this year’s was undoubtedly ’s. Armed with a live band in lieu of laptop, Blake was able to take his music to a whole new level. Above is a stellar performance of the trio playing “CMYK”. Right around the 3:30 the song breaks out into something brilliant that it just can’t accomplish in headphones. Even the oft-stoic Blake gives into the beat with a sly grin. Sadly the missing element in the video is the rib cage shaking bass that filled the open air venue like water in an aquarium.

Mixes, News

StB Does Pitchfork 2011

2 Comments 27 June 2011

In just a couple of weeks SLAPtheBASS will be heading to AGAIN. Every year the people at Pitchfork manage to impress with a stellar genre-spanning lineup. They also do a great job at giving smaller less known bands a chance to play a high profile gig making a festival goer’s one stop shop for new finds as well old fav’s. This year is no different. For those of you that might be attending as well, below is a playlist of some acts we’re looking forward to seeing (in no particular order).

Pitchfork Music Festival Playlist

Reviews, Shows

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010

1 Comment 23 July 2010

Show Review

Your friends here at slapthebass were able to break away from their demanding social schedules to attend the 2010 .  Held annually in Chicago’s Union Park, Pitchfork is known for consistently bringing stellar artists of all genres.  Due to overlapping schedules of so many great acts in a short three day timeframe, decisions had to be made.  Here is what we saw.

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