Last weekend some of the best electronic artists took over Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the 2023 winter edition of Bass Country. This exciting event is only held a few times a year at the beloved venue, the Intersection. With four unique rooms and alluring headliners, there is no better place to showcase so much talent. Each Bass Country lineup has a variety of genres, including DNB and house. However, the best part is you can travel from stage to stage once inside! Not only that, but the fourth room, the Mint, is set up with an array of comfy couches and intriguing vendors. The show was a blast, to say the least; let’s reminisce!
The Intersection has hosted some of the best live music events since 1972!
Firstly, we have the Stache, the smallest stage in the front of the Intersection. This time it was hosted by house music experts who are also local to Michigan, Metawave. and DEEPFAKE. Likewise, Doggo took the stage and impressed us with his blending of bass house and R&B elements. Nostalgix then closed out the Stache with one of her effervescent performances!
Meanwhile, the downstairs stage, Elevation, is just as lively. A local friend ODDISTT started the night; the crowd was grooving from start to finish. After that, Redrum‘s ethereal style engaged the entire room through the ups and downs of her magnetic bass lines. NotLö‘s set amplified the energy as she played ID after ID. The amount of new music she has up her sleeve is insane! Last but not least, Ravenscoon brought down the house with an excellent set.
The main stage, named after the venue, was the most vibrant! Everyone’s spirits were high as Attak b2b David Vance caused an outburst of mosh pits. Tape B was equally animated and put on one of my favorite sets of the night. His classic dubstep technique was captivating, as always! Following Tape B was Infekt, who had the entire building rumbling with heavy bass. Finally, the trap music legend Troyboi threw down. Suddenly it felt like 2015 again when he played out his classics like “Afterhours” ft. Nina Sky. The energy in the main room was electrifying!
To conclude, I attended my very first concert at the Intersection, so to be able to cover one of their events was an honor. The electronic music scene in Michigan is alive and thriving, and these Bass Country shows are proof. The next one will happen this May, so keep an eye out for the lineup!
Check out the Bass Country recap below!
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