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BASECAMP Creates Atmospheric Electronica

BASECAMP offers an electronica that incorporates elements of chillwave, house, club music, and hip hop. Though often uptempo, it retains that jazzy subdued melody and structure you might find in a Flying Lotus track. Imagine Thundercat cut a record and had a young James Blake croon over it, and you understand the magic of BASECAMP. The production is crisp and clear, lacking the abrasive trappy sub bass that so often taints today's electronica. The arrangments are complex enough to satisfy the music nerd, but not too esoteric so please the dancers and ravers. This group has something to offer everyone, so be sure to catch the their show or order their latest album, In Stone here

 





New Single from BASECAMP: "N2Deep"

BASECAMP got plenty of love from our jury and readers when we ran our Best of 2014 poll last month, for obvious reasons. The trio of producers experiment with tempo, samples and boundaries  to create moody, restrained R&B. Their intelligent music and inherent cool have won a scad of fans in Nashville; there's probably the only group that can title a single "N2Deep" and not get an eyeroll from us. The track utilizes quiet as much as it does resonating bass, and it moves a little faster and reaches a sharper crescendo than their previous 2013 release. "N2Deep" is the first single off BASECAMP's upcoming album "Greater Than." -Terra James-Jura

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Best of Nashville 2014 for Emerging Artists, FINAL RESULTS: 1. ELEL, 2. BASECAMP, 3. Wings of Apollo

Deli Nation,

Our Year End Poll for Emerging Nashville Artists was - as usual - a painstaking (and somewhat excruciating) process, but we pulled it off with remarkable flair!

Kudos to ELEL for winning The Deli NASHVILLE's Artist of the year! The new Mom + Pop signees are poised to release their debut EP into the world on March 3rd. The 8-piece supergroup dish out some big, world-flavored indie pop, and their live show can be classified as one of the happiest places on earth. If you haven't heard "40 Watt" yet, then for Chrissakes, here it is!

Electronic collaborators BASECAMP came in second. The trio have been building a following of their emotionally-charged, sparsely-produced music for the past few years. They recently have announced "Gradient" a live concert/dance series of all original music with local dance troupe Found Movement Group. More details and tickets are available HERE.

Wings of Apollo came in third in the overall vote in addition to sweeping our Reader's Choice Poll. The trio released their epic "By Force" EP earlier in 2014, and are channeling their heavy metal talents into a new album this year.

Here is how it all went down: first, we let the local bands submit their music (for free), and got our Deli editors to pick the nominees. Then we polled a list of Nashville scene experts (our jury is listed under the chart) and asked them to nominate 3 more bands of their choice each. Then we polled our writers, then we polled our readers. We tried to keep things open for each single genre, from Indie Rock to Roots Music to Hip Hop.

If you are a geek interested in all the subtleties related to how this poll works, you can read its rules here (happy reading!). But if all you care about is the awesome new music Nashville produced in the year 2014, this list is all you need. Enjoy!

BEST OF 2014 POLL FOR EMERGING NASHVILLE ARTISTS
****** FINAL RESULTS ******
 
ARTIST  
J
OS
R
TOT
 
1
ELEL  
7
 
0
7
2
BASECAMP  
5
 
0.017
5.017
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3
Wings of Apollo  
3
 
2
5
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4
Tetherball  
4
 
0.006
4.006
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5
Chrome Pony  
3
1
0.003
4.003
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6
Jawws  
4
 
0.001
4.001
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7
Bentley Caldwell  
2
 
1.5
3.5
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8
Goodbye June  
3
 
0.5
3.5
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9
Anthony Adams & the Night Owls  
3
 
0.059
3.059
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10
All Them Witches  
3
 
0.01
3.01
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11
Gold Dash  
3
 
0.009
3.009
12
Creature Comfort  
3
 
0.007
3.007
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13
Music Band  
3
 
0.003
3.003
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14
Steelism  
3
 
0.003
3.003
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15
The Future  
3
 
0.003
3.003
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16
Gunther Doug  
 
3
0.002
3.002
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17
Sol Cat  
3
 
0.002
3.002
18
Turbo Fruits  
3
 
0.002
3.002
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19
Bully  
3
 
0.001
3.001
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20
Chessboxer  
3
 
0.001
3.001
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21
The Dead Deads  
2
 
1
3
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22
Jung Youth  
3
 
0
3
23
Forlorn Stranger  
2
 
0.066
2.066
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24
David Newbould  
2
 
0.026
2.026
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25
Red Wine Hangover  
2
 
0.022
2.022
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26
The Lees of Memory  
2
 
0.021
2.021
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27
Tower Defense  
2
 
0.011
2.011
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28
Vinyl Thief  
 
2
0.007
2.007
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29
BZRK  
2
 
0.004
2.004
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30
Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes  
2
 
0.003
2.003
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31
Thelma and the Sleaze  
2
 
0.003
2.003
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32
Shy Guy  
2
 
0.002
2.002
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33
Natural Child  
2
 
0.001
2.001
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34
Tristen  
2
 
0.001
2.001
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35
Evan P. Donahue  
2
 
0
2
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36
The Harmaleighs  
 
1.5
0.034
1.534
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37
I'm an Island  
 
1
0.5
1.5
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38
Chalaxy  
1
 
0.068
1.068
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39
Thom Donovan  
1
 
0.067
1.067
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40
Smooth Hound Smith  
 
1
0.047
1.047
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41
Kim Logan  
1
 
0.038
1.038
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42
Year of October  
1
 
0.032
1.032
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43
The Tip  
1
 
0.03
1.03
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44
Charlie Whitten  
1
 
0.029
1.029
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45
The Cold Stares  
1
 
0.022
1.022
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46
Linear Downfall  
1
 
0.015
1.015
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47
The Cunning  
 
1
0.015
1.015
icon
48
Brandon Calhoun  
1
 
0.008
1.008
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49
Moseley  
1
 
0.007
1.007
icon
50
Forest of Tygers  
1
 
0.004
1.004
icon
51
Ranch Ghost  
1
 
0.003
1.003
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52
Honey Locust  
1
 
0.002
1.002
icon
53
Deep Fried 5  
1
 
0.001
1.001
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54
Quichenight  
1
 
0.001
1.001
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55
RIcHIE  
1
 
0.001
1.001
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Legend: J = Jurors, W = Deli Writers,
R = Deli Readers, OS = Open Submissions

Jurors List: Mike Grimes (Grimey's) Grimey's Staff, Matt Hall (No Country for New Nashville), Jesse Baker (Exit/In) Wes Davenport (Echo Avenue), Stephen Tragdser (Nashville Scene) Andy Herrin (102.9 The Buzz), Jay Gregory (Sad Spaceman Productions), Jeremy MaCanulty (2 Jung 2 Dye), Robert Bragdon (Break on a Cloud), Michael Eades (We Own This Town), Seth Lowe (Cannery Row), Tyler Walker (Queen Art Collective), Staff (Sofar Sounds Nashville), Amber Davis (photographer), Jason Piffer (Do615), Jared and Kristyn Corder (East Nashville Underground), David Oakleaf (The Building), Terra James-Jura (Deli Nashville)

Hope you'll find some awesome new artists you weren't aware of!

The Deli's Staff

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BASECAMP Release Video for "Shudder"

As a follow-up to their August release of their single, BASECAMP put out this video for "Shudder" on September 22nd. The single was met with a great deal of enthusiasm, having been featured in not one, but four different dance remixes (including GXNXVS, Goodnight Cody, and Twinztrack.) This video puts a visual element to the low-profile trio; it maintains their sublety and starkness, and allows stillness to speak as many volumes as their quiet they deploy in their music. It is also as high-tension as their sound. There is just something unsettling about a girl in a lake looking lonely.  It doesn't bode well. The group is preparing to put out another EP later this year. For anyone itching to see this aural black magic unfold in a live setting, BASECAMP is opening for Mikky Ekko at Acme Feed & Seed this Saturday. The show begins at 8pm, and, being a Redbull Sound Select event, there is the oppurtunity to drop the $15 cover to $3 with an RSVP. -Terra James-Jura

 

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BASECAMP single "Emmanuel"

BASECAMP is collaboration between 3 Nashville producers bent on pushing the genre envelope. “Emmanuel” is a perfect representation of their combined capabilities. It’s experimental R&B; the smooth, soulful vocals are there, but so are meticulously-crafted beats that sound clean at first, but gradually reveal lush stratums deeper in the track. It’s a raw, tense song, and makes me curious to hear how the other three tracks of their upcoming EP emerge from their laboratory.

–Terra James-Jura

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