Are you ready to get down and weird at Dirtybird Campout West 2018’s Bass Lodge? Check out these must-see artists!
Time is flying by as we get ready for Dirtybird Campout West 2018. The three-day event, taking place in Northern California at the Modesto Reservoir Campgrounds is slated to be one of their biggest years yet. The lineup is stacked with artists spanning a variety of genres and there will even be fresh water to dance and swim around in!
This will be my fourth Dirtybird Campout including my trip out East for the first ever East Coast campout and I’m wildly excited! I enjoy a wide range of music from electro house all the way out to indie rock and while I know that much of my time will be spent at The Birdhouse, the Bass Lodge has some compelling acts calling my name.
There’s something very unique about the way these artists cater to my inner weirdness, highlighting sounds that are nearly impossible to describe in print. Be sure to check out all the included clips and enjoy my five must-see artists for The Bass Lodge!
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When Papa Claude first started this project we were all a little confused. Who was this new Barclay Crenshaw pseudonym? He replied by announcing that Claude VonStroke is just his stage name while Barclay Crenshaw is his true persona. The music from both projects could not be more different from each other and I definitely love both.
Barclay’s ability to layer strange and bassy sounds over hip-hop lyrics, alien noises, and drum and bass rhythms is nothing short of amazing. Over the past year, Barclay has really fostered his sound and relationship with other artists of this glitch bass genre. He even opened for Bassnectar at Basscenter just a few short weeks ago. This set will have you wobbling into the morning, so let’s get weird together!
Alexander Dennis, the Portland-based producer better known as EPROM has been making music since he was 13 years old. Originally inspired by a movie soundtrack, he began producing drum & bass music by the age of 17 and while attending college at the University of California, Santa Cruz, he dove deeper into the bass music scene.
His production name actually comes from the EPROM chip that was used in old motherboards and synth boards. This theme perfectly fits the way he has described his own music as, “digital dysphoria propelled by dreams of a dead pixel billboard in the sky. Programs for robot ascension.” He heavily influenced G Jones and has actually done quite a few collaborations with him. This set is guaranteed to be filled with a plethora of strange and uncanny bass sounds you won’t want to miss!
One of the founders of the Dirtybird label, Christian Martin’s love of electronic music started back in 1995 when he attended a Moontribe full moon desert party, and by 2002 he was spinning vinyl. Christian’s music is definitely contrasted against his brother’s in a very bass heavy way and I absolutely love it. His blend of drum and bass and tech house is unique and will give you life if you’ve spent most of your day at The Birdhouse. Below you can find his set from Dirtybird Campout 2017 where he was at the Bass Lodge. We can’t wait to see him there again!
Check out our interview with Christian Martin from earlier this year for more insight into him as an artist!