Bass Nation DC feat. Great Dane w/ Esseks
1420 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20005
This event is 18 and over
24 year-old Dane Morris is Great Dane, a drifter from Orange County, CA with a taste for independent hip-hop and an ear for sticky beats. A Low End Theory enthusiast who is newly signed to Alpha Pup Records, Great Dane is highly influenced by the D-I-Y aesthetic espoused by groups such as Odd Future, and is co-founder of beat collective TeamSupreme. Great Dane's debut LP Alpha Dog was released on March 12, 2013.
An active front man in the LA music movement known as the "beat scene," as well as in the larger hip-hop and trap genres, Great Dane has been featured in numerous large scale publications and radio programs — BBC Radio 1, Diplo & Friends, Red Bull Music Academy Radio, NTS Radio, NPR, DJZ & Dubspot to name a few. He has also been able to tour the US and play alongside artists like Flying Lotus, Daedelus, UZ, Tokimonsta, and The Gaslamp Killer, as well as with his fellow TeamSupreme artists Djemba Djemba & Mr. Carmack in their monthly TeamSupreme shows.
Esseks (Sam Eckstein) is a Brooklyn based producer and artist who creates emotionally driven electronic music and visual art. His music is influenced by a variety of styles from J Dilla inspired hip-hop beats, melodic bass, house and even blues and swing. The diverse elements of his music are tied together with Esseks' subtle but instantly recognizable sonic landscape. Since the release of his first solo effort Hair and Nails in April 2012, Esseks has shared the stage with range of artists including Ott & The All-Seeing I, An-Ten-Nae, EXMAG, D.V.S*, Govinda, Branx, Skytree, Phutureprimitive, Freddy Todd and Space Jesus. He's also had the pleasure of performing at Alex Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors and at The Hudson Project with Griz. His most recent album "The Profound Whatever" was released via Smokers Cough on July 22nd, 2014 and was featured on WhiteRaverRafting.com. Following his track with Space Jesus titled "Mom's Spaghetti", the two created a four song collaborative EP, "Dopplebangers" which was released on Gravitas Recordings in April 2015. The EP included remixes by Freddy Todd, Yheti,
Zebbler Encanti Experience, and Jade Cicada.