There are years when the forces of our social lives pull us in many different, equally compelling directions on new years eve. For the editorial staff here at Volumes of Bass, this is certainly not one of those years. We plan to ring in 2016 in the capable hands of DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid.
This year’s party marks the 15th anniversary of their live performance debut and they’ve invited a venerable array of performers to help them and you celebrate, starting with none other than Qué Bajo‘s own Uproot Andy. A luminary of the so-called global bass movement, Uproot’s releases over the years have proven indispensable to any deejay wishing to bring an authentic and updated sound to their sets of cumbia, dancehall, salsa, reggaeton, and even bachata. His latest effort, drawing from Dominican dembow and Brazilian baile funk is currently being blown up by everyone we follow on Soundcloud:
As if that wasn’t enough, you also get Portland’s own 22-piece samba band which has been known to perform with dancers in full Brazilian carnival regalia.
And to top it off, there’s Michael Bruce who you may remember from the phenomenal parties he’s thrown at Holocene, Rose Bar, and Valentines (Discos Discos, Gran Ritmos) featuring an unbeatable blend of latin club sounds. No doubt, it will be a night to remember.