AC Slater Talks Night Bass US Tour

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Photo by Kaitlin Parry

AC Slater is bringing his signature dose of deep low-end and late-night debauchery on the road this fall with his Night Bass tour. The tour represents an extension of his monthly Los Angeles party series of the same name and will see the DJ/producer joined by his peers and friends—including Jack Beats, Hannah Wants, and Kry Wolf—for a twelve-night jaunt across North America.

We connected with AC Slater to talk about the inspiration for the tour and why he decided to take it beyond the Hollywood city limits.

DJ Times: What’s the theme behind your Night Bass party?
AC Slater: The ethos of the Night Bass brand is bringing it back to basics: great music, great sound system in a nice space, and a good crowd who is there to enjoy the sounds and atmosphere. Musically, Night Bass is an amalgam of house, UK garage, grime, bassline, and other bass oriented music. In the spectrum of musical genres, Night Bass would fit somewhere between EDM and house music.

DJ Times: Why did you decide to take Night Bass on the road?
AC Slater: People are seeing what we are doing in Los Angeles with the Night Bass events and want to be a part of it, so I decided to bring it to them. I want to spread the music I love and what better way than with an epic line up that best captures the Night Bass sound?

DJ Times: What went into selecting the artists for the tour’s lineup?
AC Slater: These are all people who have proven themselves musically as artists, and they each represent a different part of the Night Bass puzzle. I’ve known Jack Beats since day one. We grew together as artists since like 2007, and we have always seemed to go in the same direction. They have a totally unique sound that no one else can even touch. Hannah Wants is on fire and spreading the music faster than anyone. She is an incredible DJ who comes from ground zero of the new bass house movement in Birmingham. I’ve also known Kry Wolf for years. What they are doing with their production and their label Food Music is next level. I’m extremely lucky to have everyone together. This tour is going to be a game changer; just watch.

DJ Times: What can fans expect from each night?
AC Slater: Fans can expect brand-new, groundbreaking music all night long. We’re taking charge of the lighting and atmosphere to help create the same overall vibe that we have at our Night Bass event in Los Angeles. It’s not just music, it’s an overall feel and mood of fun and enjoyment. It’s not all about watching the DJs; its about the crowd creating the mood with us.

DJ Times: What else is in the AC Slater pipeline for the rest of 2014?
AC Slater: Lots of new music and eventually a little friendly world domination.

Full tour dates are below. For tickets and more information, go to

Night Bass North America Tour Dates
October 1 Montreal, Canada @ New City Gas
October 2 Denver, CO @ Beta
October 3 Brooklyn, NY @ Verboten
October 4 Toronto, Canada @ Tattoo *
October 5 Miami, FL @ Grand Central *
October 6 Boston, MA @ Royale
October 7 Austin, TX @ Republic
October 8 Vancouver, Canada @ Celebrities
October 9 San Diego, CA @ Fluxx
October 10 Los Angeles, CA @ Lot 613 *
October 11 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey
October 12 San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
* does not include Kry Wolf