Arguably leading the industry as one of the most dominant heavy electro-bass artist groups, Canadian trio Black Tiger Sex Machine has taken American charts, festivals, and lineups by force. Accompanying their faced paced, spine-shaking sets with ominous post-apocalyptic visuals, the group has branded BTSM so far beyond comparison, they’re irreplicable within the industry. Having first debuted in the United States back in 2015, the last six years have been nothing but a free-climb to the top of headlines for the trio. According to Insomniac reference, the initial album Welcome to Our Church garnered the admiration of The Huffington Post, claiming it should be referenced to as 'one of the best electronic albums of the year.’
Acting as a heavy-bass booking for EDC Las Vegas, as well as Orlando, the real places of performance for BTSM are riddim and bass festivals, with much more energy and electricity in the air – such as Shambhala, Forbidden Kingdom, Electric Forest, and especially Lost Lands. Each show and set is performed to be more unique than the last, with an arsenal of combinations of loops, drums, samples, and especially bass. However, if all else fails at least the trio still has their wickedly iconic tiger helmets. Designed as a futuristic piece, the helmet, equipped with glowing white eyes, is the most recognizable and noticeable feature for the group.
As if being one of the most promising acts for electric music isn’t enough, BTSM has begun planning more worldly tours to Europe and Asia when appropriate for the next handful of years – while currently performing across the nation, from Florida to Colorado. So far throughout 2021, we’ve witnessed two single releases, Lifeline then Creature. Hitting home for the original BTSM style of melodical lyricism, then releasing into a bass cannon – Black Tiger Sex Machine did not disappoint listeners.
If you can’t catch them at their next upcoming show, make sure to stream any 2021 release, including the previously mentioned – or check out some of their greats, such as Spiders with YOOKiE, or Religion. Check out their updates on social media @officialbtsm for upcoming shows and tours, as well as turning back to us early next week to check out some more announcements, interviews, or up and coming names in the industry over at @engmtcent!