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edIT of The Glitch Mob talks music and the age old question: Heathers or Mean Girls?

July 23, 2013
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Although Edward Ma, more commonly known as edIT of The Glitch Mob, will make a solo appearance in South Lake Tahoe, it doesn’t mean fans of the Mob should be at all worried about their forthcoming album.

“I am currently 100 percent devoted to finishing The Glitch Mob album,” Ma said in a recent interview.

After almost 10 years of performing professionally, edIT will come back full circle by delivering to fans a highly anticipated solo set at Montbleu after Phish leaves the stage on July 30th in Opal Nightclub.

But even for his upcoming solo performance, there’s a certain level of dedication he’s willing to give off for a night in Tahoe. Having played shows with the trio at festivals like Lightning in a Bottle and Lollapalooza, Ma is no stranger, or hater, of the Reno-Tahoe area.

“Emmerich’s parties always rock,” Ma said. “He knows how to connect with a crowd and make them care about his shows; a lot of promoters don’t know how to do that. Whether it be in Reno or Tahoe, I know he’s going to put on a good show.”

Having performed at SnowGlobe, I think he can safely say that. Over the years, Ma says that he’s more than impressed with where his career has gone, whether it be as a solo act or has a dedicated member of The Glitch Mob.

He began making solo albums before he ever got with the Mob, and has learned to evolve both his personal and group sound over time from just heavy bass and cool sounds, to a more focused vision of where the music is going and how it’s getting there.

“There’s a very specific, narrative message and story we’re trying to deliver,” Ma said.

The responsibilities for edIT are stacking up as he approaches the completion of the Mob’s new album, which will be released this fall, but he loves what he does and said he wouldn’t have it any other way. Even through the excitement of playing solo next week, he hopes to have The Glitch Mob make an appearance as a group eventually in the Reno/Tahoe area.

“Honestly the biggest achievement is knowing that I have touched people in a positive way through music,” Ma said. “You can’t put a dollar on that.”

Ed’s connection with his fans has given us the opportunity to solicit some lingering questions from the community.

Fresh Bakin’: Geek question – what is your favorite piece of hardware (for both live shows and producing) and why?

edIT: Live Shows: Jazz Mutant Lemur. It lets me build my own custom control surface which is amazing.

 Production: Voxengo SPAN Plus. Critical for keeping mixes balanced in an untreated room.

 Fresh Bakin’: What is your pre/post-show activity? How do you get amped up, and what do you do to chill out afterwards?

 edIT: Pre Show: mandatory powernap

Post show: video games back in my hotel room

Fan Ryan Kandell: Do you make your glitches with a program like stutter edit or tornado or do you do them all one at a time?

 edIT: Everything on Crying Over Pros and Air Raid was done by editing audio. I have used BT’s Stutter Edit, but mostly for transitions. It’s a great plugin. We bought Tornado, messed around with it for a few hours and haven’t used it since.

Fresh Bakin’:  You don’t play solo much…what can people expect?

edIT: I’m gonna try to hit all of the bases. A little Crying Over Pros, a little Air Raid Material, a little Glitch Mob and some unreleased stuff.

 Fresh Bakin’: Which character do you relate most to in “Zoolander?”

 edIT: Probably Mugatu.

 Fresh Bakin’: Heathers or Mean Girls?

 edIT: Heathers was all the rage with the girls when I was growing up.

 Fresh Bakin’: What advice do you have for someone starting out?

 edIT: Tell your story. Don’t sweat the haters. Practice makes perfect.

 edIT will play at Montbleu in South Lake Tahoe on July 30 at the official a.PHertparty with SubTropixx, Irieyes, Coop da Loop, and S1nth3sys. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and going fast! 21+, doors and music at 11 p.m.

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Like sands through the hourglass, so is the Yoga of Bass…

April 5, 2013

 

Yoga of Bass w/ FreQ Nasty and Claire Thompson May 19th at The Studio Reno

We are really, really excited about this event. I started doing yoga very frequently starting in January, 2012. Literally four to six days per week I find myself breathing, stretching, (at times) sweating, falling over, and oftentimes, as I am known for in classes, the guy who falls asleep during the final pose (corpse pose). Yes…I have literally fallen asleep and gone elsewhere, waking up as everyone is leaving….this isn’t uncommon either. I am “that guy.”

Practicing yoga regularly was probably the most positive lifestyle change I have ever made. Due to the frantic pace of life and work, which mostly takes place in home, having that 60 to 90 minutes where I get to totally clear my mind of everything is necessary. Everyone doing yoga together can really bring me to that IT place…like at a show when the performer(s) and crowd are totally connected and locked in together. The way I feel after yoga sometimes is like how when I walk out of an awesome show.

I met FreQ Nasty (Darin) when I booked him (as a huge fan) to perform with Bassnectar in 2008 or 2009. He is one of the most intelligent, kind and gentle souls I’ve met in the business (and life). Claire Thompson I met around 2010 through him and I can say about the same for her. Since I first heard about their Yoga of Bass I’ve been interested, but it didn’t feel right as at that time I wasn’t on that path…but now as my universe has overlapped with theirs. I’m really excited to help promote this as my favorite things are music, yoga, food, connecting with people, finding IT and sunshine.

The Studio Reno
1085 S Virginia St
Reno, NV

All ages welcome
4:00pm – 7:00pm FreQ Nasty “Yoga of Bass” talk followed with Yoga with Claire
7:00pm – 8:30pm Dub Kirtan DJ Set (with Soulstice Sound)

$30 members (workshop + DJ Set)
$40 non-members (workshop + DJ Set)
$10 (Dub Kirtan DJ Set only)

Onsale 4/11/2013
Pre-sale tickets highly encourage and available atwww.thestudioreno.comwww.www.freshbakin.com, Melting Pot World Emporium and New Moon Natural Foods (Truckee). Some service fees apply in certain locations.

 

 

FULL INFO HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/520643814659912/

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BOUNCE PHASE 1 ANNOUNCED!

April 3, 2013
BOUNCE 2013 PHASE 1 TWAIN, CA

 

BOUNCE 2013 PHASE 1 TWAIN, CA

BOUNCE 2013 PHASE 1 TWAIN, CA

THE BOUNCE ANNOUNCES PHASE 1 LINE-UP

Beats Antique, Rob Garza, BoomBox, GRiZ among 100+ Acts to Perform

 

Fresh Bakin’ is pleased to announce Phase 1 of The Bounce Festival’s 2013 Line-up. The 4-day festival will take place at new, enhanced location in Twain, CA from June 20-24, 2013.

After discovering gorgeous new festival grounds nestled in California’s Feather River Valley, Fresh Bakin’ and The Bounce have chosen to expand the 5th annual Bounce Festival to accommodate more music, camping, and magic. On June 20th – 24th, the wilds of gold mining country in Twain, CA will be transformed into one of California’s most intimate and ecstatic expressions of festival culture.

Featuring a lineup aimed to melt genre horizons through top quality artistry, appearances from festival favorites like Beats Antique, Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza, LowRiderZ, and Mark Farina will be rounded out by up-and-coming talent such as GRiZ, The Polish Ambassador, nguzunguzu and Wick-It the Instigator. Phase 2 artists will be announced on April 15, 2013.

Tickets for The Bounce include 3 days and nights of camping & onsite parking, and unlimited access to all performances. Ticket additions for Early Arrival, Car Camping, & RV Camping are also available.

The countdown to The Bounce begins on Saturday, April 20th, in Reno, NV, when Fresh Bakin presents The Bounce Pre-Party to heat up the festival community with music from Stanton Warriors, Love and Light, Jpod the Beat Chef, The Pilot, & more. Visit http://bit.ly/Bounce2013Preparty for more information.

 

Returning festival goers will find their beloved beach stage better than ever before, and the river just as refreshing. Expanded campgrounds will echo with both electronic and live music from multiple stages, produced by the foremost event promoter in the Reno/Tahoe area.  First class production and art will arrive from all over California, with special places held for the recipients of festival art grants. A large vending village is forming to provide delicious food and wares representative of the West Coast’s creative culture. Participants are invited to build upon this foundation of festival hallmarks through Street Team, Volunteer, Art, and new Wellness programs.

Discover more information at http://thebouncefestival.com.

THE BOUNCE FESTIVAL 2013
PHASE 1 LINE-UP

(Alphabetical Order)

 

 

Ana Sia

Barisone

Bart and Baker

Bass Science

Benjah Ninjah

Beats Antique

Black Rock City Allstars

Break Science

Boombox

Brass Tax

Buster Blue

Clicks And Whistles

Co. Fee

Coop da Loop

Crush Effect & Vokab Kompany

Cut La Whut?

David Starfire

Delta Nove

DJ CarlO

Dreadsquad

DubCOlinG

dubbel dutch

El Papa Chango

EPROM

Fort Knox Five

Fungineers

G Jones

Gladkill

GRiZ

Groundislava

Hamm FM

Irieyes

JPOD the Beat Chef

Jugoe

Justin Martin

Kidnapped

Knight Riderz

Little John

Love and Light

LowRiderZ (an-ten-nae, DJ Laura and Auberon)

Luminox

Manic Focus

Mark Farina

micah j

Miss Cooper

Mojo Green

Most Custom

My Flag is On Fire

Nadastrom

Natasha Kmeto

Nicoluminous

Nguzunguzu

Paranome

Paul Basic

Phil.Harmonic

PRSN

Pumpkin

The Polish Ambassador

Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation

Sabo

Smasheltooth & Andrew the Pirate

Sparkinzi

SUBLMNL Sound System

Super Tall Paul

S1NTH3S1S

The Rhino

Tim Herrlein, Grant Kaye and Justin Levi

TYMK

Unlimited Aspect

The Utility Players

Wax Romeo

Who Cares

Wick-It the Instigator

Zach Rawlinson

Zeb Early

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NO Tahoe shows till July?

March 25, 2013

No explanation neededWe’ve received some emails and messages…. ”Why no shows in Tahoe till July? Are you mad at us?” HA! No…after 11 years we’ve beat our heads against the wall enough times to realize that in a tourist-influenced economy the shoulder season is a tough time for people! Lots of people are out of work or have way less work, thus don’t have the money to spend on a lot of shows.

Also people are less likely to travel here. Since we pretty much can’t have a show without our buddies at Soulstice Sound around, we decide to lay low, do yoga, eat well and focus on The Bounce, Reno, San Diego and LA. Also…our kick off for summer is going to be AWESOME

 

YEA….THE BOUNCE… we are focusing so much of our energy on THE BOUNCE! Which is going to be the most amazing year yet in our new location.

In the meantime, if you are in Tahoe there are plenty of great times around the shoulder season with people like Chango Loco, Mindful Massive, Crystal Bay Club and others we’re forgetting about at this time putting on shows and parties.

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Be a part of movie history….Fresh Bakin’ and Bryon Evans Films shoots a scene for The Empire Strikes Back: Uncut

January 16, 2013
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People keep asking why we keep asking for extras….well as Star Wars nerds, when we saw the fan project Star Wars: Uncut, we couldn’t believe it what we witnessed. They took Episode 4, A New Hope, and chopped it up into 20 second chunks. Then after the fans went and re-shot the scenes however they wanted to, the producers piece it back together. What results is a non-stop laugh-a-thon (first time typing that!) of mostly low budget, hilarious scenes….sometimes live action, sometimes stop-action with Legos and other toys, sometimes drawings, or other things you’ll never expect. The Star Wars mythology is so embedded in our brains that we all have certain scenes, lines, conversations, etc that totally remind us of Star Wars. When we see these scenes done by other people, but following the continuation of the story, it’s makes for a totally fresh and interesting watch.

So at 1pm Thursday, 1/17, we are meeting at the Mount Rose Meadows to shoot the following scene. The one with Princess Leia is already finished, so we are asking people to wear ski/snowboard gear (dressing ridiculous is totally encouraged) to shoot the scene with Rebels getting ready for the Imperial attack on Hoth Rebel Base.

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More Firepower to 1 UP

December 7, 2012
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Since we are heading into a big winter in a venue that had previously been a late
night location, I’m going to give everyone a little heads up about our upcoming gigs
at 1Up, located at 214 W Commercial Row.
214 W Commercial Row is a great space, no matter what the name on the outside
reads. It’s a really fantastic size for our type of shows. We can be loud. We can go
late. Drinks aren’t expensive. Be nice to the staff and they’ll be nice back. No one
ever told us what to book, what to charge or how to program our events. You can sit
down on the perimeter or you can get in the thick of it in front of the stage. It has an
actual backstage area. All the staff and security are good to us. These are all aspects
that make it ideal from a production standpoint. There are not many places like it in
the US…we (as a city) are lucky to have a place like this.

When it was WüRK a lot of amazing shows happened there. WüRK was an
interesting place as it turned into the downtown late night spot and people from all
the bars ended up there starting at 2am. It got to be kind of a habit to start putting
our headliners on at 2am. The problem with that format is it alienates a large
portion of fans who can’t or don’t want to stay out that late. We learned however
that if it’s a really well-known act, we can still pack the place by midnight, so…is it
necessary to really put on headliners at 2am? We don’t think so anymore.

So let it be known (is this a DECREE?), unless it is billed as an “afterparty,” expect
the headlining acts performing at 1Up to start their sets between 11:00pm-1am.
We’ll still have support acts after they finish for those who want to keep it going
(it is Nevada with no last call so obviously let’s keep rocking). Basically…for the
comfort and vibe of the audience, venue and artists, we’d rather have the room 2/
3 full with people who are there for the music, than a sold-out room ½-filled with
people oblivious to the awesomeness onstage.