Busty and the Bass

Genre-blending sounds from Montreal-based nine-piece

Busty and the Bass

STS x Khari Mateen

Sun, March 4

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Busty and the Bass
Busty and the Bass
With their seamless blend of soulful hip hop vocals, rap, signature brass and synths, Busty and the Bass is ushering in a new era of genre-defying sound. After meeting in their first week of the McGill University jazz program, the Montreal-based nine-piece quickly shot up from from packed house party jams to scorching live performances in front of thousands of fans across the US, Canada, Europe and the UK.

After building a dedicated international fan base off of the release of just two EPs -- GLAM (2015) and LIFT (2016) -- Busty is taking things to the next level with their forthcoming debut album, “Uncommon Good.” They’ve enlisted veteran producer and mixer Neal Pogue to guide the project, who is best known for his work with the likes of Outkast, Snoop Dogg, Earth Wind and Fire, MIA, Nicki Minaj, Aretha Franklin, and Lil Wayne.

The new album builds on a smooth foundational sound reminiscent of artists like Parliament, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Michael Jackson, weaving in the contemporary influence of Kendrick Lamar, D’Angelo, and James Blake. Each song on “Uncommon Good” feels like a single, from the brassy disco groove of “Up Top” to the Outkast-esque “Memories and Melodies” and the sensual, lyrical flow of “Common Ground.” The album synthesizes a swirling mixture of funk, soul, rock, hip-hop, dance music, and gospel that is layered, polished, and unified.

Busty’s natural chemistry and high-energy live show have made them an instant favorite with audiences around the world. Whether it’s your first Busty experience, or you know every time the cowbell comes in -- you’re gonna dance.

This coming fall will mark the beginning of Busty and the Bass' world tour in support of their debut album, “Uncommon Good”, set for release September 8, 2017.
STS x Khari Mateen
STS x Khari Mateen
"Khari hit me one day, saying he had a new track. When I listened, it felt better than White Christmas at my Mama's house. I loved the hook and production and started writing immediately." -STS

ATL. Philly. The Roots. RJD2. The two musicians share several connections throughout the history of their careers. Raised in Atlanta, they followed different paths to ultimately wind up in Philly, collaborating with The Roots and their extended crew.

In 2015, STS and RJD2 released a full-length album titled STS x RJD2. Khari toured the US as part of their live band, playing bass and cello. During this time, STS and Khari began working on the tracks that would become Better On A Sunday.

The record draws upon their parallel childhoods in Atlanta and musical coming of age in Philly. It's about the American spirit of hard work and enjoying time spent with family and friends. Whether you're a mechanic, a doctor, a teacher or a rapper, these are the struggles and simple joys that we all share.