“Yo hit ’em with a high and a low.” These were the first words that pulled me towards Minnesota, the Bass DJ out of Santa Cruz, California. Named after the state he was born in, Christian Bauhofer has been dropping powerful beats for almost a decade now. He has been able to carve his own unique sound that is a mix of melodic Dubstep, free-flowing Trap, and a healthy dose of synthy Future Bass to round things out.
Early in his life, like many other kids who learned the guitar, Bauhofer’s goal had been to start a band. Having not found success, he pivoted to the DJ he is today after having been inspired by the Symbiosis Gathering festival he attended in 2009. From there he began creating stunning mixes and hasn’t stopped since. Minnesota became a more recognized name after 2013 when he collaborated with Seven Lions and Mimi Page for the powerful track “Fevers“. Capitalizing on that success, back to back tours and festivals have turned Bauhofer’s alter-ego into an almost household name.
Bauhofer has said, “I try to focus more on the melodic side of Dubstep, and hopefully, make quality songwriting a more relevant factor in the genre.” While Minnesota has yet to release a full album, he has churned out a fairly constant release of new singles and EPs, which are all featured on his Spotify and Soundcloud accounts. His most recent tracks “Too Faced” and “Lattice” are the perfect mix of deep wubs combined with mesmerizing flows. The first is Trap inspired and upbeat, while the latter has Space Jesus-esque bounce. If you’re looking for music that gets a bit weird, then Minnesota is where you’ll find it.
Minnesota kicked off his 2020 Exit Reality tour last year with a show in Reno. He’s preparing to go full force starting Jan 24th in Denver, where he’ll be touring coast to coast until mid-April. He will be supported throughout by a varying number of talented up-and-coming artists at each stop: Of The Trees, Thelem, Eastghost, Abelation, Thook, and Wreckno. Tickets are available here.
*Featured Image Via Minnesota Facebook*