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December 27, 2013


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“Never will we Bounce so Heavy on New Years….”

“It feels a little biased writing about a friend who you also think is an incredible dj, but I digress….”

Before the dust settled on 2012’s Black and White Superball, we had a feeling that was our last party in the Cal Neva. There had been plenty of “almost sold” rumors about this fabled, haunted establishment that we just couldn’t imagine it would be another whole year of the historic monument being up for sale. Turns out, we were correct in our assumptions (mostly); our annual North Tahoe multi-room party was sent off in style featuring acts such as Tipper, Pimps of Joytime, Fort Knox Five, Love and Light, Vokab Kompany, Sabo and tons of our friends and family.

It’s a new era and many of us are now spread out around the west coast.  An obvious decision was made to team up with our good friends and pull the party back to the one-room, one-vibe that this all started with. Granted, we didn’t have a huge selection in venues, but the Tahoe Biltmore has in the last year hosted a slew of awesome shows it seemed like a natural fit.

The combined effort of Bass Heavy, Fresh Bakin’ and The Bounce brings out a perfectly structured night of music to appease either the house head or bass head in us. We are bringing one of our favorite djs, SABO, to headline our NYE 2013: Bounce Heavy. Sabo was originally discovered by us when the moombahton genre emerged; as he was one of the originators along with Dave Nada, Matt Nordstrom (aka Nadastrom), and Munchi, to name a few. Sabo’s roots started in the skateboarding culture on the streets of NYC, where family, hip hop and the huge international community influenced his musical tastes. Currently he resides in Los Angeles, although his djing has been taking him across the US and internationally for many years. After booking him we discovered that Sabo, who is not only a master of tropical bass music, is one of the slickest, in the pocket house djs we’ve ever heard. Insanely tasteful music selection coupled with impeccable mixing has made this an easy choice for slots at last year’s Black and White Superball, 2013’s Bounce and NYE 2013: Bounce Heavy.

We asked Sabo some questions that he graciously responded to after shopping with his mom:


FB: You’ve been doing this awhile, did you set any specific goals that you’ve reached? Any particular goal you are still striving for?

SABO: I always set goals for myself both big and small, and many I have achieved already such as DJing in Brazil, DJing Fusion festival in Germany, playing the Robot Heart bus at Burning Man, and more kind of “dream Gigs” at certain clubs around the World. Right now my next big goal is to finish my album, and DJ more clubs around the world. I still haven’t been to Ibiza so that’s kind of at the top of the list for 2014 as well.

FB: Do you still buy vinyl?

SABO: Hell yea l love records!  Most of the vinyl I buy these days is for sample digging, but I still love the act of going to record shops, especially in foreign cities, and disovering new gems or bootlegs that aren’t available in digital format.

FB: What do you think has been one of the important changes you’ve seen (scene, musical, gear) in your career?

SABO: Somehow I managed to skip the whole laptop DJing thing, so the creation of playing on USB sticks really changed things for me, and gave my back a nice break from lugging vinyl around back in the day, to carrying around 3 or 4 CD books up until recently. The other major change or development which had a huge impact on me was Moombahton, and its acceptance and popularity. At a time when I was a bit lost musically, Moombahton hit, and it immediately “spoke” to me as a sound and tempo I had always wanted to explore further. It opened up so many doors for me creatively and gave me so many new ideas with music.

FB: You’re a great skater…Where is your favorite skate park in the world? Do you still get enough time for skating?

SABO: Wow, I’ve been blessed to skate so many great parks in my years, but some of the most memorable for me have been the Marseilles bowl on the beach in France, FDR in Philly, Taj Mahal in Montreal, and of course my hometown park growing up as a kid was Cheap Skates in Pennsylvania. There are so many epic parks in California though, so I’m still trying to explore and skate them all.  I try to skate at least once a week which is never enough, but my body and schedule cannot handle much more than that.

FB: Your style is described as: ‘Funky music to make you feel good’,- an irresistible, resonant, Balearic fusion that draws upon house, tropical bass, Latin, Brazilian, Afrobeat, disco, reggae, Cumbia, Dub, Miami bass, hip hop, funk, soul, and Moombahton.” Do you have a musical family or family member that turned you onto this myriad of international styles? 

SABO: Both my parents were sort of “closet” musicians, and they listened to a lot of jazz when I was growing up as a kid. My favorite part was always the long drum solos in jazz music. My Dad used to play bongos, and my Mom was in a jazz quartet in high school where she played the vibes, so I know that its in my blood. My cousins used to be super into disco in the early 80s too. I think those influences definitely helped me to want to explore more international sounds as a DJ.


FB: What are your go-to studio snacks to keep you moving?

SABO: Espresso, dried seaweed, and those huge boexes of mixed nuts from Costco keep me going for sure.


FB: Anything else you want to add?

SABO: I really hope there is some good snow on New Year’s Eve, so if anyone wants to go take some runs on the slopes with me holler! Been way too long since I snowboarded haha…Other than that thanks for all the support and cannot wait to BOUNCE into 2014 with everyone!




NYE2013: Bounce Heavy takes place at the Tahoe Biltmore in North Lake Tahoe. Doors and music start at 9pm. Sabo, Subtropixx, micah j, Zeb Early, Coop da Loop, Zach Rawlinson, IJV and AUX support. Tickets are $20 adv/$25door and available at, New Moon Natural Foods (Tahoe City and Truckee),  Melting Pot World Emporium (Will Call only) and Biltmore Cage. 21+





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April 3, 2013





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 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


(Alphabetical Order)



Ana Sia


Bart and Baker

Bass Science

Benjah Ninjah

Beats Antique

Black Rock City Allstars

Break Science


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



dubbel dutch

El Papa Chango


Fort Knox Five


G Jones




Hamm FM


JPOD the Beat Chef


Justin Martin


Knight Riderz

Little John

Love and Light

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


Manic Focus

Mark Farina

micah j

Miss Cooper

Mojo Green

Most Custom

My Flag is On Fire


Natasha Kmeto




Paul Basic




The Polish Ambassador

Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation


Smasheltooth & Andrew the Pirate


SUBLMNL Sound System

Super Tall Paul


The Rhino

Tim Herrlein, Grant Kaye and Justin Levi


Unlimited Aspect

The Utility Players

Wax Romeo

Who Cares

Wick-It the Instigator

Zach Rawlinson

Zeb Early







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6th Annual Black and White Superball

November 20, 2012
Fresh Bakin’ and The Bounce present the Sixth Annual Black and White Super Ball in Crystal Bay, Nevada
The Cal Neva Resort to host multiple international and local music acts, including Tipper, Pimps of Joytime, and Fort Knox Five for North Lake Tahoe’s biggest New Year’s Eve event tradition.Fans of Fresh Bakin’ events, The Bounce Festival, and Bounce-O-Ween should already have their calendars marked for the Sixth Annual Black and White Superball at the Cal Neva Resort in Crystal Bay, Nevada this New Year’s Eve. Featuring styles ranging from heavy bass to funky grooves, eighteen musical acts are set to perform on three different stages, including international superstars Tipper, The Pimps of Joytime, and Fort Knox Five. Also included in this year’s lineup are West Coast and local favorites Love and Light, Vokab Kompany, Zeb Early, Coop Da Loop, Micah J, Bim Tim, and Motorhome.“We’re very excited that the Cal Neva is not only hosting us, but letting us have a complete musical take-over of the resort,” says Fresh Bakin’ producer Steve Emmerich. “It’s only here at this unique venue that we can bring you multiple rooms of dynamic music under one roof. Just like our Bounce Festival, we are bringing together acts and regional production teams that give this event an all out community and festival feel.”Headlining the evening is British composer and producer TIPPER, world renowned for performing from his extensive catalog of unreleased breakbeats, hip-hop, and glitch music while scratching his own sounds live. Also at the top of the bill is Brooklyn based, five-piece funk band THE PIMPS OF JOYTIME, who fuse infectious groove lines, afrobeats, salsa, rock and roll, and electronic music to create unforgettable music that fast-forwards a seventies sound into the new millennium. Additionally, DC based FORT KNOX FIVE, a leading force in the international funk and breaks scene will once again bring their fusion funk, reggae, hip hop beats and breaks to ring in the New Year.

Adding to the intensely diverse musical line-up are local favorites LOVE AND LIGHT, who will perform original glitch-hop, dubstep, and “lazer-crunk” electronica from their chart topping albums Galactic Booty Activation and Level Up, and live act VOKAB KOMPANY, a seven piece hip hop act from San Diego known for their collaborations with the likes of Cage the Elephant, Wu Tang, and Random Rab.

The Bounce, Fresh Bakin’s production partner, has assembled teams that will transform this classic venue into an ethereal journey, winding through elevated black and white spectacles, and guiding each participant freely through the changing of the calendar into 2013. Highlights include the metamorphosis of the hotel lobby into a vibrant dance area with Bounce staging and Second Dawn Lighting, music thumping away with local Meyer masters, Soulstice Sound. Also, Double D Productions, Rage Stage, Wobble Factory, and  Lite Brite Productions are on deck to execute extraordinary sound and lighting stage production.

Fresh Bakin’ has made certain that whatever your musical leanings, the Black and White Superball will be the New Year’s gathering to get the Tahoe masses dancing.

Tickets for this 21+ event are $60 in advance or $70 at the door. VIP tables are available for advance purchase. Purchase tickets at The Cal Neva Front Desk, New Moon Natural Foods (Tahoe City and Truckee), Mad About Music (South Lake Tahoe), The Melting Pot World Emporium (Reno) and online at No service fees apply at ticket outlets. For more information on these and other events visit and