AC Slater Talks Dance Music and "Bringing Back That Underground Feel"

AC Slater is about to take you back to a time before fancy light rigs and Jesus-posing DJs, when dance parties were messy, dark, personal affairs and nothing mattered but the bass.

Maybe some of you remember those times fondly, and perhaps some of you are tired of hearing about it, but everyone new and old to the scene is invited to experience the gritty realness of Night Bass. The LA-based monthly party is hitting the road with Hannah Wants, Jack Beats, and its fearless leader, AC Slater.

This weekend, Night Bass hits The Garret at Grand Central, the perfect Miami venue for the vibe. We here at Crossfade spoke to Slater about the state of dance music, how he plans to keep evolving, and whether or not he really influenced everyone in L.A. to start wearing black.

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.