Ritual, San Francisco's premier bass music event returns!
and Johnny 5
were just two random DJs who were obsessed with music of all kinds, but what brought them together was their love of Dubstep, and bass heavy music. They met online after hyping each other up, because they listened to each other's mixes so much. They got a gig together one night at a tiny club in Oakland, and everyone there seemed to think their music was too weird. It didn't matter to them though. They immediately became close friends, and eventually brothers. They formed a partnership and decided to start throwing their own weird events in San Francisco that would cater to other like minded weirdos. They worked their asses off, and just kept booking more and more of their favorite weirdos. What started in a gritty hole in the wall in 2010, blossomed into the biggest reoccurring bass event in the country.
Ritual has hosted over 200 events, booked nearly 600 artists, and at our peak had up to 700 attendees every week. We expanded into LA, worked with festivals, threw big off-shoot events, and collaborated with many other major promoters. This party has always been fueled by the people who attend it, and we have been insanely lucky by our amazing crowd who became our friends over the years. There were never any fights at Ritual, and although scenes come with their share of dramas, our crowd has always been all about the music. We kept our events affordable so nearly everyone had access, and we learned everyone's name because we had genuine conversations and experiences. You all became our family. We never had a separate line for guest list because we never wanted anyone to feel less important than anyone else. Without you, we are nothing, and we are excited to re-capture that magic once again.
Well-versed in the art of sonorous 808s and connoisseur of unsympathetic breakdowns, Bay Area producer Antiserum
has made his mark genre-blending hiphop with sinister bass lines. In the wake of bass music making its everlasting imprint in the United States in the mid 2000s, Antiserum was on the forefront of what would be a rapidly growing culture; running rampant within the trap, dubstep and drum and bass realms.
Refusing the confinement of any single genre, Gladkill
captivates audiences with sounds that span a diverse musical landscape. Stacked with a vast catalog of songs that range from dance-floor-dominating sexy kinetic club beats, to deep and captivating downtempo/ melodic material that works just as comfortably on the home stereo.
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