When the high priest of low end cherry-picks you to open his biggest tour to date, it’s safe to say you’re doing something right. Erie-based Aaron Holstein, known in subsonic circles as Vibesquad, just wrapped up a jaunt doing warmup duties for dubstep kingpin Bassnectar’s Vava Voom roadshow. Unsurprisingly, the high profile gig has boosted sales of Holstein’s recent Orphan Alien release on Beatport. Beatport is now paying it forward by sponsoring Holstein’s fall dates with Down Under earth-shaker Opiuo. The digital music retailer will be hawking live recordings, as well as VIP ticket packages that include a meet and greet with the artists, a tee shirt and other shwag and a handful of downloads. VIPs in certain cities may even get to sit in on sound check. The rumble fest kicks off this Thursday at The Boulder Theater with Pretty Lights’ protege SuperVision. Get into “Clown College” below–but only if your computer speakers can handle it.
George Peele enjoys strapping on height enhancers and aurally ambushing strangers. He is Music Editor for 303 Magazine. Follow Peele on Twitter: @Orangepeelmoses. Avatar image courtesy Jonathan Shoup.