PELOQUIN is Darrell J. Gilbert Jr, an electronic visionary bassmusic producer (formerly known as DARKO) hailing from the Midwest of North America in Dayton, OH. PELOQUIN has spent most of his life learning, creating, and composing music. Ranging from playing bass in a experimental multi-instrumental band, to a playing guitar / the vocalist in a abrasive grind / doom metal outfit. Also deep in his roots of circuit bending, and creating experimental noise he curates his own unique sounds, & textures.
PELOQUIN has played with a slew of talented visionary bassmusic / electronic artists such as Eprom, Sayer, DMVU, Yheti, Toadface, Jantsen, Of The Trees, Mt. Analogue, Bib Wingus, Die-Verse, Tetra, AB-Life, Indigo Child, Moniker, & Matter.
In 2018 PELOQUIN will be releasing 1 full length album, 2 EP’s, & a split with ALD52. All are being released through toortous, Rapture Studios, & Blackdrop Audio.
In the last year I have performed with/supported: Borgeous, 3LAU, Cash Cash, Vicetone, Dzeko and Torres, CAZZETTE, Paris Blohm, 12th Planet, TyDi, Lost Kings, Sandro Silva, Kap Slap, K Theory, Stafford Brothers, Yolanda Be Cool, Loudpvck, Luminox, Kasum, Starkillers, Kristian Nairn, Topher Jones, Posso, Milk N Cooks and other notable artists.
Jantsen is no stranger when it comes to electronic music. This Boulder, Colorado native has been fully immersed into the dance music scene for over 12 years with his passion later blossoming into DJing and producing. Over the years Jantsen has established a strong presence in the scene through his eclectic sound, being influenced by many genres such as jazz, blues, funk, rock, hip hop, and many other kinds of world music he brings a style that is creative, unique, and is continuously evolving. Jantsen’s enthusiastic personality shows through his DJ sets through his fun , energetic, and contagious stage presence.
This bass driven all star has collaborated with acts such as Zion I and Dirt Monkey, and has gained international support from some of the scenes top dj’s. With a slew of releases that are set in order, big things are sure to come in 2015, including new side project LOCOJA with longtime collaborator Bassnectar, and curating burgeoning label, Kairos Audio, alongside partner Dirt Monkey.
A mythic mutation of hyper-trans-dimensional origin has finally arrived…
The Majestic Overlord of Low End…Fre3KBasS!
Utilizing his primordial subsonic technologies to enlighten the masses via dynamic principles of Fre3k-harmonic-synergy, thus, uniting our secular global communities with the indomitable spirit of Faith, Hope & Love for The Funk … His ulterior prime directive…
“The ONE is the Only Option.”
Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, Freekbass was an only child who initially wanted to be a magician. He later developed his own obsession for cartoon superheroes and comic books, relating to the underlying themes.
Living in Cincinnati exposed Freekbass to genres of music he may have missed otherwise. While most kids were listening to Nirvana and Green Day, he connected with the bottom-heavy sounds coming out of the boom boxes like Zapp and Midnight Star. While working in a music shop to pay off his first electric bass he had in lay-away, he began to study the classics of Larry Graham, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Parliament and Bootsy with a bass in one hand, and an MPC2000 in the other.
Freekbass has released six full-length CDs, including “Concentrate” with guests Bootsy Collins, DJ Spooky, Adam Deitch, and Steve Molitz, and “Junkyard Waltz” which includes guest appearances by Phish bassist Mike Gordon, guitarist Buckethead, keyboard wizard from P-Funk/Talking Heads Bernie Worrell, and is produced by funk legend Bootsy Collins. Also, national music DVD instruction company, The Rock House Method, recently released two Freekbass instructional DVDs “Learn Funk Bass with Freekbass (Level 1 & Level 2) “, and TrueFire.com just released the instructional DVD/download “50 Freekbass Licks You Must Know” . In 2010 Freekbass connected with DJ Logic, and Particle keyboardist Steve Molitz to form the funktronica trio, Headtronics.
Going into 2014 Freek has a lot of things on the table. He is releasing his next album , “Everybody’s Feelin’ Real”, which is produced by Duane Lundy (My Morning Jackets’ Jim James/Ben Sollee) with guests Razor Sharp Johnson, Skerik, and Jennifer Hartswick . Also, he was a part of this year’s London Bass Guitar Show in the UK giving a master class and performing. Plus he will be doing extensive touring with his mainstay funk group, “Freekbass & The Bump Assembly”.