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  • Now Vs Now: Ancient Alien, Live

    Now Vs Now: Ancient Alien, Live

    Here’s a killer video of Now Vs Now performing “Ancient Alien” from their album Earth Analog, live at Relix. The song features the electro space groove travelers throwing down with a massive, futuristic soundscape. The band consists keyboardist Jason Linder, drummer Justin Tyson, and bassist Panagiotis Andreou, who utilizes some crazy effects to bolster the... »

  • Kollejen with Jan Urbanec: Udder Terror

    Kollejen with Jan Urbanec: Udder Terror

    Jan Urbanec just sent me this video of a project he’s doing with percussionist Adam Koller. Jan humbly said, “I hope you’ll like it! Still unnecessary amount of notes, but…we had great fun with it.” »

  • Alex Canion: Voyager’s “The Domination Game” Playthrough

    Alex Canion: Voyager’s “The Domination Game” Playthrough

    Here’s another one for heavy music fans. Alex Canion sent us this playthrough of “The Domination Game” from his band Voyager’s album, V, and it’s got some serious weight to it. Canion uses slap and fingerstyle to pull a fat, gritty sound out of his bass that fills out the low end of the mix.... »

  • Willy González Trio: La Saladita

    Willy González Trio: La Saladita

    I love hearing music from around the world, especially when it features the bass. Here’s a fantastic clip of Argentinian bassist Willy González and his Trio performing “La Saladita” from their latest album, Tamocomoqueremo. González, who started as a jazz musician, has been reimagining traditional Latin American styles on his six-string bass. “La Saladita” is... »

  • Rami Lakkis & Gene Lake: Insomnia

    Rami Lakkis & Gene Lake: Insomnia

    Shapeshifter Lab is a great venue in Brooklyn that hosts innovative artists to explore musical boundaries, and since it’s co-owned by Matt Garrison, you can bet that it’s very bass-friendly. Here’s a great clip of bassist Rami Lakkis with drummer Gene Lake performing “Insomnia” at Shapeshifter last year. The song is an original composition by... »

  • Nik West, Featuring Orianthi: My Relationship

    Nik West, Featuring Orianthi: My Relationship

    Anyone that has jammed with Prince, John Mayer, and Bootsy Collins must have something good to say, and Nik West is one of those people. The bassist’s recently released Say Somethin’ EP blends rock, funk, and R&B for an engaging musical journey pinned together by her solid bass playing. West gives a taste of the... »

  • Robert Glasper Experiment, Featuring Derrick Hodge: Say Yes

    Robert Glasper Experiment, Featuring Derrick Hodge: Say Yes

    Derrick Hodge is a monster bassist. Adept at both electric and upright bass, his style brings together the best elements of jazz, R&B, and gospel. Here’s a clip of Hodge laying it down with the Robert Glasper Experiment during a performance at The Exchange LA in Los Angeles, California. The bassist pours his soul into... »

  • Viaceslav Svedov: “Rock and Roll” on ContraBass Balalaika

    Viaceslav Svedov: “Rock and Roll” on ContraBass Balalaika

    Viaceslav Svedov amazes me and cracks me up whenever he gets the ContraBass Balalaika out and plays. Here’s a video where he’s decided to add distortion to the mix and rock out to Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll”. Oh yeah. »

  • Mark Michell: Scale The Summit’s “The Dark Horse” Playthrough

    Mark Michell: Scale The Summit’s “The Dark Horse” Playthrough

    Here’s another great metal playthrough by Scale the Summit’s Mark Michell. The bassist tears through “The Dark Horse” from the band’s album The Migration at EMG Pickups TV studios. The song’s creative rhythmic variations tied with Michell’s tone make for a great bass part. Be sure to check out the bass break at the 3:48... »

  • Monster Truck: Sweet Mountain River & Old Train, Live

    Monster Truck: Sweet Mountain River & Old Train, Live

    I’m not sure how I got onto this band, but I’m glad I did. Monster Truck is a gritty rock band informed by classic ’70s metal riffage. While the group is based out of Ontario, there’s a certain southern rock groove to it, too. The band is fronted by bassist Jon Harvey, who unleashes some... »