Sway SXSW Takeover 2016: Bas Takes Austin to Dreamville with Live ‘Too High to Riot’ Performance

Austin transformed into Dreamville, Texas as the #SwaySXSW stage was taken over by Mr. Too High to Riot himself, Bas. It hadn’t been very long since we sat down with the emerging star to get a personal lyrical breakdown of his recent work but it was an entirely different thing to watch him paint that picture in person.

Wasting no time before giving us heartfelt bars off the track “Methylon”, it comes full circle after hearing the detailed story as to what made him create it during his last trip to SITM. Only a few tracks in, he took us from Dreamville to London when a few vocally talented friends joined him on stage for a dope rendition of “Matches”.

Check out the full performance below and be sure to pick up ‘Too High to Riot’ ASAP.


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