• Bass Coast Releases First Phase of 2016 Lineup

    March 2, 2016 Peter Merritt

    Some of you may have noticed at this point that we at Booms and Claps have quite the affinity for Bass Coast Electronic Music and Arts Festival, located in Merritt, B.C. In addition to the beautiful festival grounds, top notch vibes and aesthetic, and amazing food, a huge part of why we love Bass Coast so much is…

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  • What The Festival Drops 2016 Lineup, Social Media Hysteria Ensues

    February 17, 2016 Peter Merritt

    The rainy days in our beloved Pacific Northwest are becoming fewer and farther between, which, as we all know, means festival season is quickly approaching. Around this time every year, we start to see some early festival lineups popping up here and there, and today, we were blessed with a peek at the goods from…

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  • Bass Coast Appreciation – BnC Mix 011: Mat The Alien (Live at Slay Bay)

    February 3, 2016 Peter Merritt

    The term “West Coast Bass Music” gets thrown around quite a lot in discussions of low-end frequencies in North America. Many refer to the “West Coast Bass Music SCENE” and how thriving it is. Unfortunately, discussions of this scene largely focus on Bay Area club nights, California festivals, and the producers and DJs of this…

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  • Bios Sets the Tone For 2016 With Debut EP “Ashki Chronicles”

    January 11, 2016 Peter Merritt

    As I sit in my kitchen, reflecting on the dynamics of the past several years of development in the worldwide bass music community, I feel hard-pressed to come up with a label that has been more influential in shaping the future of forward-thinking sound system music than Hamburg’s Saturate Records. With a knack for discovering heavy hitters before they…

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  • Summer Throwback Thursday Series: Emissions West Coast Bass Culture 2015

    November 12, 2015 Peter Merritt

    If you’re an underground bass music enthusiast living on the West Coast or the surrounding area, and you have never been to Emissions West Coast Bass Culture Festival…. I feel truly sorry for you. Year after year, the Emissions family (AKA Camp Questionmark) impresses us with their dedication to creating an experience for their festival-goers…

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  • Sam Binga’s “Wasted Days” LP: A Middle Finger to Genre Definitions

    October 13, 2015 Peter Merritt

    When I think about the proverbial “genre map” of electronic music, and how it has developed over the past several decades, it becomes clear to me that the last 10 years have represented a hyperspace of trendsetting changes that was previously unprecedented. The face of modern electronic music in 2015 is so significantly different from…

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  • BnC Mix 010: Tiber

    October 6, 2015 Peter Merritt

    As a music blogger and DJ, a lot of my time is spent scouring the deep, dark depths of the mystical realm known to most as “Soundcloud”. Every once in a while, I come across a sonic gem in a confusingly distant corner of this mystical realm that appears to have been previously undiscovered by…

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  • Camp Questionmark’s “The Carnival” TICKET GIVEAWAY

    July 28, 2015 Peter Merritt

    “Ain’t no party like a Camp ? party, cuz a Camp ? party is lit AF.” –Anonymous Here at Booms and Claps, the low-end is undeniably important. When judging the value of an event, our questions usually range from the obvious: “Who’s playing?” to the slightly less obvious “Who’s throwing the show?” to the often overlooked,…

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  • BnC’s Bass Coast Favorites

    July 8, 2015 Peter Merritt

    Bass Coast 2015 is coming up this weekend! The Booms and Claps crew is massively hyped to be out in the woods enjoying one of the best bass music lineups of the summer this side of the Atlantic ocean (s/o Outlook Festival… someday…). We thought we’d give you a little peek at the artists that…

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  • Seven Years of Bass Coast: An Interview with co-founder Andrea Graham AKA The Librarian

    July 2, 2015 Peter Merritt

    As an avid electronic music enthusiast residing in the Pacific Northwest, Bass Coast has always been on my radar as an eventual summer excursion. Over the past 6 years that I’ve been living in the area, I’ve heard more and more about the wonders of the festival; the epicly eclectic lineup, the beautiful festival grounds, the…

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