Barely Alive at The Westcott Theater | Syracuse, NY | December 1st, 2017


  • Date:Friday, December 01, 2017
  • Venue:The Westcott Theater
  • Address:524 Westcott St, Syracuse, NY 13210
  • Age: All Ages
  • Artists:Barely Alive, Virtual Riot, Bentz
  • Time:09:00 PM


With 5 consecutive Beatport number 1s, millions of Soundcloud & YouTube plays in the last 12 months off the back of their lively social media interaction, and collaborations and remixes for Zomboy, Datsik, Excision, Destroid, Astronaut, Dodge & Fuski, Getter and more under their belt, few can deny that Barely Alive are one of the most exciting and fastest growing bass music acts to emerge over the last year.

The duo from Massachusetts USA initially made a name for themselves when they released their debut ‘Lost In The Internet’ EP through Disciple Recordings in late February 2014 to global acclaim, hitting the number one spot across 4 different genre charts on Beatport in just 24 hours. This made Barely Alive an over night success and to this date have been labelled as the second highest selling dubstep artist of 2014 on Beatport (One place behind Skrillex!) by Beatport themselves.

The touring soon followed across the United States and Europe with Barely Alive taking part in the first Disciple Alliance US tour and most recently embarking on the 2015 Datsik Ninja Nation tour along side Trolley Snatcha and Kennedy Jones. The guys have also gaining regular DJ support from acts such as Datsik, Excision, Pegboard Nerds, Far Too Loud and Zomboy, as well as making regular appearances on huge online music platforms such as UKF,, This Song Is Sick and most recently, a guest mix for the infamous BBC Radio 1.
This really is just the start for Barely Alive, who within their first year at Disciple have found themselves well on their way to becoming a future headline act.


BENTZ first hit the the electronic music scene in 2012. Since then he has provided a steady stream of diverse music touching on genres including Trap, House, and even his own brand of Future Bass that incorporates complex music theory with ethereal and relaxing beats. Ben Crossgrove, also known as BENTZ is an accomplished Jazz bassist that brings his own flair of musicianship into all of his works. BENTZ resides in Upstate New York and continues to make his name known in all areas of electronic music. He boasts an impressive track record of support including the likes of UZ, DJ Craze, Party Favor, Ookay, and many more. 2015 proved BENTZ could not be stopped when he released his debut Future House track with Swagglerock, “Close”, that was acclaimed by many blogs. His track “1Day” boasts his love of complexity in music which caught the attention of the wildly popular collective, Daruma. BENTZ also showcases his diverse skill and creative sound design in his track with Vocalist, Eli Flynn titled “Save Me” which was quickly picked up by Dope Mag. His track “Powdr” released in November 2015 features his “off the grid” programming and was hailed as “a Carmack-inspired, percussion driven record.” by Nest HQ. BENTZ is holding nothing back in the upcoming year with more big releases and genre bending tunes, showing that BENTZ is a diverse producer and jack of all trades in the electronic music industry.

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