Turning Into a Dubstep Institution, Bassmentality Turns 1!

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Nov 9, 2010
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Toronto Dubstep weekly Bassmentality is turning 1. The party, which now takes place at Wrongbar every Wednesday, began in the basement of legendary Toronto dive bar 751. Originally a bi-weekly event staring Zeds Dead and The Killabits, it grew to be to much for the walls and ceilings to handle. The ceiling was literally falling down. When the event moved to Wrongbar to relaunch for the summer of 2010, the event took to new heights. After a few special edition of events at legendary rave/after-hours The Basement on Bathurst street it eventually moved back to Wrongbar to play host to 16 Bit and Nero on back to back weeks. Both parties hit capacity but Nero was so rammed that non-ticket holders were turned away at 1030. Dubstep’s explosion in Toronto over the past year is due to a couple of different catalysts and there is no doubt that Bassmentality continues to be a major influence.

Bassmentality then teamed up with Embrace, the concert company that is responsible for a majority of the hardest hitting Dubstep bookings over the past couple of years. With this new partnership Bassmentality is setting a new standard for a weekly Dubstep event in the city. Since August they’ve played host 16Bit, Nero, Doctor P, Bar 9, DZ and Borgore, in upcoming weeks Dieselboy (Nov 17), Skrillex (Dec 3) and Cookie Monsta (Dec 15) will join the list of world class bass music acts to grace their stage. If you haven’t seen any pictures check them out here.

Zeds Dead have grown to international fame touring the UK twice in 2010 with a US tour slated for December and Australian tour planned for the new year. Bassmentality is fortunate enough to have resident DJs Zeds Dead and The Killabits, who are making strides and carving out their own international reputation. Locally, both acts are leading a new school of bass music aficionados. While Toronto bass music institutions have been around forever, what was so fresh about Bassmentality is that they are ushering in a new school of bass heads.

BORGORE @ WRONGBAR by Alex Ordanis

NERO @ WRONGBAR by Alex Ordanis

BORGORE @ Wronbar by Matt Marek

BAR 9 @ WRONGBAR by Matt Marek

NERO @ WRONGBAR by Matt Marek

BASSMENTALITY @ 751 by Nick Phellia

ZEDS DEAD @ 751 by Matt Marek

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  • http://twitter.com/salacioussound salacioussound

    Published a new blog post: Turning Into a Dubstep Institution, Bassmentality… http://bit.ly/aAcQIn #concertfootage #features #showpreview

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  • http://twitter.com/salacioussound salacioussound

    Fiddling with my blog post: Turning Into a Dubstep Institution, Bassmentality Turns 1! http://bit.ly/aAcQIn

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  • http://twitter.com/DKTDOT DKTDOT

    http://bit.ly/asAAVa @SALACIOUSSOUND COMPILES VIDS OF @bassmentality for 1year! @whoszed @borgore @nerouk @thekillabits @embracepresents

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  • http://www.reddit.com/user/the_viking the_viking

    i love bassmentality

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  • http://twitter.com/DKTDOT DKTDOT

    @lionsdenu did you check out http://bit.ly/asAAVa its @salacioussound ‘s bassmentality 1 year coverate. RT!

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  • http://twitter.com/DannyIsCold DannyIsCold

    So as most of you know im moving to Canada to work at Sid Lee. well, it seems like Toronto is calling http://bit.ly/asAAVa Toronto Dubstep

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  • http://www.reddit.com/user/Ghostland Ghostland

    That crowd looks live as fuck

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  • http://twitter.com/DKTDOT DKTDOT

    http://bit.ly/asAAVa #TORONTO see you there!

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  • http://www.reddit.com/user/ImReddit ImReddit

    Best place to feel the dubstep. Small venue, tons of fans, we all just dance. All night. Everyone leaves dripping – you feel the bass.

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  • CL Kush

    BUCKA! Toronto goes HARD

  • http://www.reddit.com/user/Ghostland Ghostland

    I’m from Texas myself, and I am seriously considering making a visit to Canada. I hear the music, the girls, and the weed are just phenomenal.

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  • http://www.reddit.com/user/Teh_Pwnererer Teh_Pwnererer

    How does the sound system in Wrongbar stack up to other clubs in the city?

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  • biz

    An institution…I like that. BRAPS

  • http://www.reddit.com/user/arkanozzle arkanozzle

    DO IT NOW! Every time I hit up Toronto, I want to go back as soon as I leave. Such a vibrant city with lots to do and experience.

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  • http://www.reddit.com/user/derrek68 derrek68

    Zeds Dead is from Toronto, I think they play the bar every Wednesday right?

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  • http://www.reddit.com/user/am5437435 am5437435

    Ha! My friends and I show up in those videos. Hilarious. brb, sharing links…

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  • http://www.reddit.com/user/daedone daedone

    Is that VirtualDJ?

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  • Joe

    keep it up salicious…….. best music website ever…… i would say more to praise but kinda drunk

  • http://www.reddit.com/user/ImReddit ImReddit

    I don’t know what I’d do without the dub here.

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  • http://www.reddit.com/user/ImReddit ImReddit

    Back when I first started going, there were lots of noise complaints, so the sound system was phenomenally weak. I’d climb onto the stage just to feel the bass. Now that they’ve matured, started kicking te idiots who cause the noise complaints, the sound has increased massively. Especially with a small venue, the sound is incredible. You feel every drop.

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  • http://www.reddit.com/user/ImReddit ImReddit

    Zeds Dead, and Killabits. Home grown talent.

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  • http://www.reddit.com/user/ImReddit ImReddit

    FFFUUUU. Me and my friends were too far out of the crowd, and on the stage at the wrong time. Couldn’t get our video-on.

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  • pastrom

    what is the name of the song in the second movie from the top?

  • http://www.bullyjam.com bully

    finally caught zeds dead. sick!