Tonight: On Utah After Hours
Tonight: On Utah After Hours
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I host a radio show that is at local artists’ disposal to come in and play live over the air waves. So, take advantage of it. It’s called The Weekend Show and we play all local (UTAH) music, so send me your music.
Check out a sweet in studio performance by a local band during the show.
The format of our show is local events, local news, and local music.
I really love doing the show and want to have a wide range of artists to be featured on the show. So, if you’re interested in being on the show read below:
1. non-egotistical artists (if you have an ego, leave it home or don’t come). We love to promote you and what you are doing, but if your ego gets in the way, we may just ask you to leave.
2. Non-difficult communication (reply to my damn emails, please)
3. All types of artists with Utah Associations (any genre, not limited to music either)
4. Respect the studio rules (NO FOOD OR ANY KIND OF DRINK, NO CUSSING, EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE RADIO FRIENDLY (even when off air) ETC.)
5. Be on time! The show has a tight time-frame and in order for everything to run smoothly, we need you there at the time we’ve set up prior to the show as we have an entire radio show to do and may not have time to get everything ready (because we’ll be on air)
6. Promote the show that you’ll be on…at least. This is a great opportunity for those who live out of state to listen as we stream the broadcast live via our website, 881weberfm.org just click the “listen live” link on the site. We even have an app for the iphone where people can listen from also. Preferably, listen and promote the station always, as we play tons of local music in our regular rotation of music and always love the local scene.
7. If you have to cancel, give us 48 hours notice or more (this goes along with rules #1 #2 #6 & #8 )
8. DON’T BE A DICK!
Contact me for more info on how to be on the show or to feature your music on the station.
After years of making music in the basement, The BassMint Pros have come back out of the basement to create a buzz in the Utah’s local scene by combining and collaborating artists and focusing on the true culture of hip hop.
Beatnic Da Diabolik, founder and visionary of The BassMint Pros, formally known as “In the Bassmint Productions”, has been making music in his basement dating back to 1997. He started by teaching himself how to record and make music in his basement by recording in 4 and 8 track forms. He came back out of the basement a few years ago to work with some local artists to make some music “and it just started rolling from there,” Beatnic said.
“Just a year ago I was… kinda just making beats or whatever, now things are really startin’ to get crackin’,” Beatnic said. “The BassMint Pros, or B.M.P., is a hip hop collective, or what we say, the hip hop collective,” he said. “It is D.J.’s, producers, beat-makers, emcees, b-boys and b-girls coming together for the culture of hip hop.” He said they focus on all aspects of hip hop culture dating back to the early days of hip hop in South Bronx, NY. “It’s more about the culture than the music,” he said.
The BassMint Pros take-over the air waves of Ogden, UT the last Saturday of every month during the BassMint Pros Pirate Radio Take-over Show where local hip hop artists come in and freestyle, debut their music, and have live interviews. “We bring our people in and let them shine for that hour,” he said. The show can be heard on 88.1FM in Ogden, UT or streaming live to the entire world via the World Wide Web at www.881weberfm.org
For someone to be part of this hip hop collective, “you claim that you are a BassMint Pro, and welcome aboard,” he said. “We all just work together for the common good of presenting the culture and making the best music we can.”
After coming back out of the basement, The BassMint Pros have been very busy creating plenty of albums worth of songs that they have yet to release anywhere besides online, but they have a plan. On their agenda is to release: two 12 inch vinyl records, a couple cassette mix-tapes, a full length CD album, a full length LP for BassMint Pros, and several side project EP’s for other artists that will be put out through The BassMint Pros.
“I want to take it back to…where we are getting back to the culture… everything we’re doing is getting to real hip hop and taking things back to when it was about being real,” Beatnic said.
To find out more info about The BassMint Pros or to hear some of their tunes, you can find them on Facebook, Reverb Nation, or you can visit their website at www.bassmintpros.com
Tons of bands from Utah or with roots in Utah will be plentiful this Saturday at the X96 Big Ass Show in Salt Lake City.
This year’s Big Ass Show has tons of bands with local ties. The Neon Trees,
Panic! At the Disco, King Niko, The Suicycles, Group Love, Sleeper Agent, Brogan Kelby, She Wants Revenge, Airborn Toxic Event, Anberlin, and Switchfoot is the full line-up of all that will be playing at the Big Ass Show this Saturday beginning at Noon at the Gallavan Center.
Of them is King Niko, a Salt Lake City band that has a huge weekend coming up. On Friday, King Niko will be celebrating at the wedding of their guitarist, Benny Moffat, and on Saturday they will be jamming on the stage at the X96 Big Ass Show. “We’ve been practicing non-stop,” said Ransom Wydner, vocalist for King Niko. “We’re out of our minds excited about it.”
King Niko has been around since April of 2009. “I love the music from that time, we had a really good keyboardist named Andrew Sullivan, who was a classically trained, genius musician who… just kind-of decided to move on do different things last summer,” said Wydner. As of about a year ago, Reid Laitine has taken over on the keyboard. “Reed’s got a different style and so as a result we have kind-of a different kind of music… a completely different vibe.”
King Niko has released a couple EP albums, “Gorgeous and Glory” and “The French Accent” and the single that Wydner credited to getting them the Big Ass Show gig, “Intentions.” “We haven’t put out a physical album in a while just cause it’s so damned expensive,” said Wynder. “We don’t like to charge too much… for anything we record,” said Wynder. He mentioned they are working with Mateo Coletti and a ‘top notch studio’ in SLC and said if everything goes right they should have a full length, ten or eleven track record come out this spring.
Other bands from Utah or with Utah roots performing Saturday include; The Suicycles, Brogan Kelby, Neon Trees, and even Panic! At the Disco whose bassist for the show is Dallon Weekes, who used to play bass for the Brobecks, a former Utah band. Doors open at 11AM so get there early for good seats, the concert starts at Noon. Parking will be limited so using TRAX is probably the best option. There is a Gallavan Center stop, so just let them drop you off at the door, especially if you will be drinking.
“We’ll be tweeting a lot on the day of the big ass show… all the weird stuff that’s going to be going on back stage whatever we can get our hands on,” said Wydner. “Keep tuned in we got really exciting stuff going on coming up in the next 6 months… you’ll be hearing more about it I’m sure.” You can follow them on twitter: @KingNikoMusic, or on facebook: King Niko or at www.kingniko.com.
My favorite air instruments to play: The Keyboard, harmonica, and the violin. Jamming out with my air keyboard now!