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Blunt Force is an Austin-based live electronic music group consisting of Brian Gustafson and Deniz Baykal. The duo brings a high-energy performance to the stage, combining live instruments and hard hitting bass. Their sets vary in both style and tempo, leaving no genre untouched.

Having played alongside artists such as Savoy, Break Science, Opiuo, Manic Focus, and The Floozies, Blunt Force has quickly risen as an up and coming live electronic music act. Just weeks after graduating college in the Winter of 2016, the duo packed their bags and headed off on their first tour, hitting 18 cities across the U.S. In the Fall of 2016, the pair landed themselves a spot on The Odyssey tour supporting All Good Records artist, Sunsquabi. Finally, in the Spring of 2017, the duo embarked on the Alone With You Tour with Bass Physics, hitting 15 Midwest cities and selling out a few massive venues, such as the famous Boulder Theater.

The duo has racked up multiple appearances at Euphoria Music Festival, Wakarusa, and many more. Blunt Force made their Alaska debut last summer at Euphoria Festival - Denali. With new music releases and impressive performances to look forward to, 2017 is already Blunt Force's biggest year yet.


As featured on Pretty Lights' SIRIUSXM Show THE HOT SH*T (6.21.17)

NOTABLE DIRECT SUPPORT PERFORMANCES:

    • Golden Dawn Arkestra @ Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre, Austin, TX (June 2017) *SOLD OUT*
    • Manic Focus @ Miramar Theatre, Milwaukee, WI (Apr 2017) -- *SOLD OUT*
    • Manic Focus @ Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO (Apr 2017)
    • Bass Physics Wick-It The Instigator @ Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, CO (Apr 2017)
    • Break Science ACL After-Show @ Empire Control Room, Austin, TX (Oct 2016) -- *SOLD OUT*
    • Sunsquabi Odyssey Tour, Houston, Austin, Dallas (Sept 2016) -- *SOLD OUT 3 of 3* 
    • Savoy @ Empire Garage, Austin, TX (Jan 2016)
    • Opiuo Live Band @ Empire Garage, Austin, TX (June 2015) -- *SOLD OUT*
    • Filibusta No Handouts Tour, Houston, Austin, San Antonio (May 2015)
    • Eliot Lipp @ The Green Elephant, Dallas, TX (Apr 2015)
    • The Floozies & Freddy Todd @ The Parish, Austin, TX (Nov 2014) -- *SOLD OUT*

    HEADLINE/CO-HEADLINE PERFORMANCES:

    • JamFeed Presents: JamBarge Boat Party - Lake Travis, TX (June 2015) *SOLD OUT*
    • Alone With You Tour w/ Bass Physics (Mar - Apr 2017) --> 14 Co-Headlining Shows (Performances in CO, TX, AR, MO, IL, WI, NE, IA, MI)
    • STS9 Pre-Party w/ SoDown @ Empire Control Room, Austin, TX (Jan 2017)
    • Euphoria Alaska w/ Muzzy Bearr @ 49th State Brewing Co., Denali, AK (June 2016)
    • Blunt Force Winter Tour (Jan - Feb 2016) ---> 15 Headlining Shows (Performances in CO, TX, FL, NC, AL, LA, AR)
    • Official Floozies + Sunsquabi After-Show @ The Scoot Inn, Austin, TX (Mar 2016)
    • Co-Headline w/ Vibe Street @ The Green Elephant, Dallas, TX (Mar 2016)
    • On Vinyl Music Tech Expo @ Barracuda, Austin, TX (Mar 2016)
    • The New Deal Official After-Party @ Empire Control Room, Austin, TX (Sept 2015)

    FESTival APPEARANCES:

    • Float Fest, San Marcos, TX (2017)
    • Euphoria Music Festival, Austin, TX (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
    • Head for the Hills Music & Arts Festival, Kerrville, TX (2016, 2015, 2014)
    • Wakarusa Music Festival, Ozark, AR (2015, 2014)
    • Art Outside Music & Arts Festival, Apache Pass, TX (2015)
    • Utopiafest, Utopia, TX (2015)
    • Summer Camp Music Festival, Chillicothe, IL (2014)
    • Sonic Blossom Indoor Festival @ Cervantes, Denver, CO (2014)

    OFFICIAL MUSIC ReleaseS: