Preview: AC Slater

The king of bass returns to Beijing

Two of Beijing’s biggest promoters, The Drop and The Syndicate, are joining forces to bring American producer AC Slater, aka Aaron Clevenger, back to Dada. The LA-based producer has been at the forefront of innovation in the popular bass music scene since his debut in 2008. His seminal remix of Math Head’s 'Turn the Music Up' on Drop the Lime’s Trouble & Bass label was declared a 'perfect song' by Moby, and catapulted Slater’s career from underground tracks to collaborations with artists such as Far East Movement and Nina Sky.

In 2014, AC Slater created his own sound, 'Night Bass', by fusing elements of house with the grimy basslines of UK garage. He describes the ‘Night Bass’ style as an American interpretation of UK music and a mix of every genre he’s ever truly fallen in love with, from rap to old-school rave music. The popularity of Slater’s new sound surprised even him, but it wasn’t long before Skrillex, Diplo, Jack Beats and other heavy-hitters were playing his tracks.

The Night Bass brand soon expanded into a record label that has expanded the reach of bass-heavy music around the world. One not to miss. Support from French house DJ Movenchy as well as The Drop and Syndicate residents.

File next to Drop the Lime, Tchami, Acid Jacks.
Key Tracks 'Bass Inside', 'Squeak It Up', 'U Got 2'.