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For Los Angeles bassline technician BARE, aka Sean Rodela, 2010 will be fondly remembered as the year his twisted face melting sickness exploded into a worldwide epidemic. ... read more
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Biography

For Los Angeles bassline technician BARE, aka Sean Rodela, 2010 will be fondly

remembered as the year his twisted face melting sickness exploded into a worldwide

epidemic. Taking the dubstep scene by storm with his staggering studio output and

electrifying live performances, there is no question BARE has clawed his way into the

ranks of the bass music elite – and he’s not going anywhere. If you don’t know, time

to get to know…

The BARE sound is a product of deep roots in rock, west coast hip-hop (as part of

the Vital Mindz collective) and aggressive drum ‘n’ bass (as past alias Reborn).

These influences, combined with ultra crisp drum programming, slick melodies and

mind altering bass modulation, spawn face melting dubstep anthems that practically

rewind themselves. “I’d have to say that the love of making something from nothing

inspires me to make music,” BARE says. “There is no better feeling than when you

see people go insane to something you created from scratch!”’BARE’s first release,

the ragga-influenced “Culture” on Terminal Dusk recordings last March, was charted

by DJs worldwide via Chemical Records, and put BARE on the radar alongside

other members of the already incendiary Los Angeles dub community. The second

release, the Groupie Love Life EP on Reid Speed’s Play Me imprint, held down

multiple top 10 spots on Beatport’s coveted download rankings for over a month,

and showed the world the BARE sound was a force to be reckoned with. Soon after,

BARE was recruited by drum and bass legend Dieselboy as one of a select few artists

to represent his breakthrough Subhuman imprint (alongside Numbernin6, Muffler,

and Smash Gordon), and from there the buzz grew into a deafening roar. Releases on

Ultragore, Basshead Music,Tuff Love Dubs and other high profile labels followed,

and BARE tracks found their way onto the playlists of Excision, Funtcase, 12th Planet,

Borgore, MRK1 and other high profile dubstep artists around the world. Unofficial

reworks of “Fine Day” and “Shot Me Down” released online spread like wildfire,

amassing tens of thousands of plays/downloads and counting. BARE’s studio output

is astounding to even the most prolific producers – his uncanny ability to crank out

top quality tracks on an almost weekly basis leaves his fans with plenty to sink their

teeth into.

The madness doesn’t end there. A monster behind the decks, BARE’s high

energy, “all killer no filler” DJ performances have earned him a reputation as a tough

act to follow. He’s developed a particularly rabid fan base –anyone who’s experienced

a BARE set (and lived to talk about it) will tell you he’s a DJ who absolutely loves

what he does. BARE is never afraid to engage his crowd – he tends to be as active

on the mic as he is on the decks, keeping the crowd locked and constantly coaxing

them to go as mental as possibly. In addition to notable one-off gigs at some of the

nation’s most notable venues (Dub Nation, Dubtroit, Sub.Mission, Frequency, etc.),

his explosive performances have earned him a spot on the Subhuman tour alongside

heavyweights Dieselboy and Smash Gordon – invading a city near you in 2011.

Sean has a genuine love for those that take an interest in his music. Members of his

social networks are constantly treated to studio teasers, video clips, mixes and free

tracks as a thank you for their support. In an unprecedented move, BARE also created

an exclusive VIP remix and a run of T-shirts for the city that got the loudest on a

recent mini-tour (congratulations Denver). “Mad, mad, MAD love to the fans,” BARE

says; “You guys make me what I am and I do what I do for you! Much more free stuff

to come this year!”

BARE’s dedication to bass music was recently rewarded with the title of “Best New

Dubstep Artist of 2010” by Beatport. Knowledge Magazine recently described BARE

as “revolutionizing the sound of dubstep with his elegant and melodic structures, that

will surely fool you once his dirty down-south-like grimey basslines get your body

moving with sheer excitement.” Across the pond, the BARE sound recently caught

the attention of Virus Syndicate DJ/producer MRK1 – as a result, three BARE tracks

(including the dancefloor annihilating “Like a G6” rework) were chosen to represent

the VS crew in the BBC Radio One Dubstep Soundclash (leading the VS crew to

declare themselves victorious). A release/remix on MRK1’s Contagious imprint is one

of many projects slated for the new year.

The momentum shows no sign of slowing in the months to come. A Subhuman tour

(with Dieselboy, BARE, Smash Gordon) kicks off in early February, with dates

already scheduled throughout the country. More releases & remixes are already in the

pipeline for Subhuman (including an artist album and a massive collaborative release

with the likes of Numbernin6, Muffler, and Mark Instinct to name a few), Buygore

/ Ultragore, and Play Me Records. BARE was recently commissioned for a brutal

rework of metalcore band Asking Alexandria’s “A Single Moment of Sincerity”,

which should see the light of day soon. A collaboration with Borgore is in the works,

and BARE continues to refine his solo sound daily with constant studio time and an

undying dedication to music. “Some serious producers and sounds are coming on a

constant basis now, and I love every second of it! The future for dubstep looks super

bright!” Keep your eyes and ears open – BARE is on the warpath for 2011, melting

faces in a city near you.

Discography-

“Culture” – Terminal Dusk Recordings – 3/2010

“Groupie Love Life EP” – Play Me Records – 4/2010

“Silent Pterodactyl” b/w “Bite” – Tuff Love Dubs – 7/2010

“Shy Guy” w/ Sluggo b/w “Mmm Mmm” – Ultragore Recordings – 8/2010

Wes Green – “Fly Away” (Bare Remix) – Trillbass Recordings – 9/2010

“Cash Grass & Ass EP” feat. Messinian, Caly – Play Me Records – 10/2010

“Fine Day” Unofficial Remix – Free Release

“Rocks” – The Spirit Road EP – Ultragore Recordings – 10/2010

“Bring It Back” b/w “Thugs in the Hood” feat. Messinian – Subhuman – 11/2010

“Haterz” – The Haterz EP – Basshead Music – 11/2010

“Banshee” b/w “Collateral Damage” – Subhuman – 12/2010

“Upper Decker” – Free Release

“Shot Me Down” – Free Release

Selected Forthcoming 2011 –

“Like a G6” (Bare Remix)

Asking Alexandria – “A Single Moment of Sincerity” (Bare Remix)

“Murk That” w/ Numbernin6 & Messinian

“Megatronik” w/ Muffler

“Bad Habits” w/ Symbl & Messinian

SPL – “Stick Em” (Bare Remix)

Numbernin6 – Garbage (Bare VIP)

Mark Instinct – “15 Karat” (Bare 16K Remix)

Artist album for Subhuman,

EP’s for Buygore & Play Me Records

+ much,much more!

Music

BARE
Manufactured Superstars feat. Natalie Peris - LMBYF [BARE RMX]
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BARE - KATANA [OUT NOW]
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BARE - NRG - LIVE
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BARE - MATADOR VIP
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BARE - NRG SF - LIVE
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BARE NECESSITIES 008
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BARE NECESSITIES 006
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BARE NECESSITIES 003
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BARE NECESSITIES 002
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BARE NECESSITIES 001
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