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GRIZ Rebel Era Tour at Biltmore (Tahoe)

September 24, 2013

Fresh Bakin’ and Tahoe Biltmore present

“The Rebel Era Tour”
w/ special guests  TWO FRESH and ANVIL SMITH

Doors 9pm
Music 9:30pm
tickets available at


“A true pioneer and master of musical expression, GriZ  stands head-and-shoulders above the competition in terms of the sheer variety of his ever-evolving technical prowess. A tremendously passionate and soulful producer, GriZ has a peerless knack for creating profoundly engaging melodies to offset the presence of his phenomenally designed bass. Where many artists become mired in a over-simplified and standardized method of production for the sake of creative efficiency; GriZ has no qualms sacrificing speed for the sake of quality, technical diversity, and an unrelenting devotion to progress and dynamism.

Beginning his saga as a producer at the young age of fourteen, it is immediately evident that his talent and devotion will lead him on a journey of exceptional musical diversity and exploration. From funky rhythms to jazzy melodic embellishment, GriZ effortlessly incorporates his instrumental zeal for the saxophone with his lifelong dedication to soulful, laser-infused beat-making. This is only the beginning for Grant, and already the stylistic range of his material is both inspirational and utterly awe-inspiring.” – Ethan Baer (

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POLISH AMBASSADOR with DJ Vadim at Biltmore (Tahoe)

September 24, 2013

The Polish Ambassador kicks off his fall tour in Crystal Bay, NV at the Tahoe Biltmore on October 3rd, 2013 with DJ VADIM & WILDLIGHT plus visuals by LIMINUS.

$15adv/$20day of show
21+ / Doors 9pm / show + music 9:30pm

Tahoe Biltmore,     5 Hwy 28,    Crystal Bay, NV

Advance tickets available at

* THE POLISH AMBASSADOR featuring visuals by LIMINUS *

For the Polish Ambassador project, born on the richly-colored streets of Chicago and San Francisco, infectious melody is paramount. However, this never overshadows the depth and harmonic complexity that have made the Ambassador a favorite amongst festival curators and beat aficionados worldwide. Over the course of 6 years, his sound has dipped and swirled through a staggering range of styles, with each album exploring uncharted
sonic territory. Warm, analogue dreamwave; mind-altering glitch; worldinfused groove; bass-fueled breaks; sexified downtempo; electric lullabies; and psy-fi funk are just a few of the genres that have poured from the
Ambassador’s soul into earbuds and ghetto-blasters across the galaxy.

Despite the political connotations of his name, the Ambassador is not a political partisan. Rather, he is a diplomat for a new paradigm rooted in creative joy, radical self-expression, and ecological principles. As part of this mission, the Ambassador has committed to carbon-neutral touring, instigating exploratory dance, and igniting fan participation.

Flanked on the Ambassador’s left is visual artist Liminus, a master of translating dynamic, sonic landscapes into breathtaking video projection. Liminus’s improvisational abilities are a perfect compliment to the Ambassador’s custom-tailored audio transmission, and his presence on stage allows for an audio/visual synergy rarely witnessed in electronic music performance.

Together, the duo will take you on a voyage that leaves you drenched in sweat, with a smile slapped on your face, and a heart busted wide open. Check the calendar, TPA’s Space Escalade is likely docking at an Earth city near you. To prepare yourself download the Ambassador’s 11 album, 30 remix discography for “Name Your Price” at

All of TPA’s music is available for FREE:

Stream his latest album Ecozoic on Soundcloud:

Stream the brand new release from Wildlight on Soundcloud:

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Minnesota at Assembly (Sacramento)

September 24, 2013

EVENT: Fresh Bakin’ presents Minnesota, G Jones, DJ Whores, Ernie Fresh

LOCATION:  ASSEMBLY  1000 K Street, Sacramento, CA

DATE:  Thursday October 24, 2013

TIME:  7 p.m.

TICKETS: 18+ show, $15 advance available, $18 day of show.



When you see Christian Bauhofer after the sun goes down, you will find the smiling DJ/producer assuming his party crushing alter-ego, MINNESOTA.  The Santa Cruz local has recently been working on his new EP Altered States, which is set for release in late October, and features collaborations with Grizzly J and Zion I. This EP is more dance-floor oriented than his previous work, embracing higher energy and a more bass driven sound, while still maintaining melodicism. Staying true to his own sound is far more important to Minnesota than just playing banging dubstep, keeping his fans coming back for more.

Minnesota’s tracks are influenced by artists including MiMOSA and Modeselektor. Some of his personal favorites such as Bassnectar and PANTyRAID have also been playing his tracks in their sets. “Quickly becoming a staple in my sets,” commented Bassnectar when discusing the track “Push It.” “Perfect for when I need a track that is epic and churning but also melodically hyped.”

It is not only other artists who have gained an appreciation for Minnesota’s sound. After a young man’s hearing was restored and he was able to listen to music for the first time in his life, he chose Minnesota’s remix of Shotgun Radio’s “A Bad Place” as one of the top 5 songs he’d heard, next to artists such as Mozart, Il Postino and Sigur Ros.

Minnesota’s first EP, Panda Snatching Tycoon, was released on Tycho Records in January of 2011 to critical acclaim. His second release, Ancient Machines, on Mal Label was number nine on the Addictech best seller’s list for the year, and every track charted on the Beatport glitch hop charts. Recently, his remix of “California Dreamin'” resurfaced and topped the Hype Machine at#1. Minnesota also collaborated with MartyParty in 2011 on a free EP called Ultraviolet Halo.

Minnesota’s upcoming Altered States Tour sees him hitting many cities across the US, joined on many dates by Zion I. Zion I are a hip-hop duo from Oakland, California, consisting of producer DJ AmpLive and MC Zumbi. The group is known for Amp’s futuristic production techniques, using a mix of live instrumentation and samples, and Zumbi’s positive and socially conscious lyrics. Minnesota’s live performance sees him providing the best possible experience by paying close attention to the crowd and putting time and effort in preparing his set.


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A chat with ILL-esha

September 2, 2013

It’s refreshing to see DJs keeping it real in the quickly growing world of electronic dance music.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a fan – OK, fanatic – of the recently spurred trap movement, or that I don’t love getting down to a great house track. But when you want to remember what music feels like when it’s a bit more intimate, the way music was meant to be, then look no further than Denver artist Elysha Zaide.

Ill-esha (because her friends dubbed her music that ill), will be making her return to Reno on Sept. 3 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino when she takes the stage with Big Gigantic and Opiuo for a post-Burning Man show that is sure to be probably as music-driven as the playa itself.

While many DJs take a “mix any and all things” approach in their music, Ill-esha believes in a much simpler style that she draws from the very core of her being.

“I have always been a daydreamer; an idealist; a hopeless romantic,” Zaide said. “All things that could be looked at as strengths and weaknesses depending on my perspective. It is what it is, and my music definitely oozes all of those things.”

Zaide draws from emotion by always keeping it fresh. When she’s on stage, she said she likes to pick a beginning and an ending song only, keeping true to her vinyl roots by still mixing everything.

“Everything in between is improvised and extremely sensitive to crowd feedback as well as timing,” she said.

Like most artists, she’s consistently trying to perfect her music through obsessive listening and little tweaks. Drawing a lot of similarities between her live shows and studio sessions, she embraces the jam-based writing that her songs translate into reality.

However, unknown to many, she also dabbles in the world of cinematic music, saying that she has a deep love for classical score and intelligent orchestration. She takes joy in the pulsing sounds that help to change the emotions of a specific moment rather than a constant vibration of music – what she calls the “wall of noise.”

“Silence has an incredible effect,” Zaide said.

Ill-esha wants to connect with not only her listeners but also her peers. Currently, she in working on an EP with ProbCause from Chicago while beginning a produced collective by the name of Black Market Armoire, which include kLL sMTh and sAuce. (stay on the lookout for a free download, soon!)

In the end, as Zaide tries to navigate her way through the world with her emotions through music (and bacon and coffee – she’s still waiting for bacon flavored coffee), her main joy comes out of making people smile: something she believes makes her music worth every moment.

“To feel like I’ve made their day a little bit better even if it’s just for a brief moment,” she said. “I really loved that feeling that I could make not just one person smile, but a whole room of people smile.”


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