Who’s playing this weekend’s Safe in Sound Music Festival?
This Saturday, some of the biggest names in electronic bass music come to the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing for the Safe in Sound Music Festival. Boasting a lineup spanning bass music genres from dubstep to trap to dub-hop, Safe in Sound is a mandatory destination for any bass music enthusiast. The Philadelphia iteration of the traveling festival’s lineup consists of five artists, in no particular order:
The master of the “Bass Cannon,” the UK-native dubstep legend brings his driving aggressive sound to the City of Brotherly Love for the first time since the release of his Blow the Roof EP, where he moved beyond his standard 140-bpm two-step rhythms to flash his versatility as a producer, putting out tracks that fed off moombahton and hip-hop beats without betraying his signature grimey beatdowns in collaborations with rappers like Sway, P Money, and Childish Gambino.
One of today’s biggest names in bass, the Canadian duo known for combining the aggression and head-banging pulse of dubstep with the groove and “less is more” approach of classic hip-hop will be there to make the Pier shake. Fresh off their summer EP release Somewhere Else, Zeds Dead has continued to develop their innovative sound to reflect more influences from the trille and chill-hop scenes, and even took some steps into the Deep House scene with tracks like “Lost You” featuring Twin Shadow & D’Angelo Lacy and “Bustamove.”
British Columbia native Excision is performing a solo-act DJ set at Safe in Sound, a rare occasion since the inception of his live bass music band, Destroid, with fellow bass artists Downlink and KJ Sawka. Prepare for a relentless, twisting onslaught of high-impact beatdown and bass distortion that constitutes his signature “X-Rated” sound.
Perhaps most known for their genre-defying versatility, Adventure Club has ventured from their melodic-dubstep origins into big room, electro, and even progressive house. After their tour as a resident headliner with Life in Color, where they released the tour’s anthem, “Unleash” with David Solano and Zak Waters, Adventure Club join their bass compatriots in Safe in Sound, bring them back to their “Crave You”-remix roots.
Since releasing 8 tracks in 2010 that all went top 10 in their respective genres on Beatport, Terravita has been an innovator and consistent example of quality bass music for any fan of a distorted bass. Known for their dabbling in Drum ‘n’ Bass, Dubstep, Glitch-hop, and pretty much anything else that uses a sub, Terravita brings their signature crunchy, morphing bass sounds to the Safe in Sound tour, no doubt providing an intense and captivating show for anyone in attendance.