Space Jesus to Takeover Milwaukee's Miramar Theatre

Written by Arooj Mustansir

Space Jesus has had quite the year, from hitting almost every major electronic music festival in the country this summer, to collaborating with fellow legendary artists from his label Wakaan, and creating endlessly versatile music.  Experimental bass music’s popularity is at an all-time high, and he has established himself as one of the reigning leaders of the movement while paving the way for other innovators.  Now Space Jesus is currently on his ‘Morphed Tour’, teleporting place to place melting minds and dismembering souls with his signature sound.  The tour will be making a stop at Milwaukee's Miramar Theatre on October 18th to fulfill Midwest bassheads womp-filled needs.

Space Jesus is a mastermind of all things weird, wonky and intergalactic.  His sound breaks the mold in the bass music scene with its inventive and otherworldly quality.  He will be accompanied by Esseks and Of the Trees, who are up and coming artists that are pioneers in their own right.  Esseks is a producer hailing from Brooklyn whose enigmatic yet infectious style hits all the right frequencies.  His recently released EP ‘Broken Bones (Sticks & Stones)’ catapults you into a subliminal dimension bursting with grimey sub bass.  Of the Trees is a Maine based producer with cutting edge talent and the metaphysical nature of his sound design is evident in tracks such as ‘Kick Back’ and his new collaboration with Christina Soto ‘Heavy’.  These massively gifted artists' styles will seamlessly complement Space Jesus’ sound and will inadvertently expand the music realms of anyone lucky enough to witness their performances.

Beyond his undeniable skill, a major reason that Space Jesus stands out so much is his one of a kind fan base.  His music is a siren call for the most empathetic and unique people in the electronic music community and their growth is unstoppable.  Almost anyone that you meet at a Space Jesus show is wildly passionate and judgment free, so there is no better group of people to get lost in the extraterrestrial sauce with.  Grab your tickets here to witness the bass messiah in action! 

Immerse Yourself in Troyboi’s New Fiery Trap Beats at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall

Written by Arooj Mustansir

 

London Producer Troyboi recently released his coveted new album ‘Left is Right’ and the amount of heat that it packs is simply obscene.  The album sets the bar for trap music everywhere and is filled with meaningful tracks with fierce and melodic beats.  His effortless ability to magically blend heavy yet seductive sounds shows that he is truly a mastermind of the trap genre. 

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Troyboi will also begin a new tour in September to promote his new album and will be making a stop at Concord Music Hall in Chicago on September 29 to bless us with one of iconic performances.  Although his music alone is magnetic and addictive, experiencing the energy and passion that he brings to his live shows is a one of a kind experience that you don’t want to miss.

The show includes added support with Slumberjack who are legends in the making themselves.  The Australian duo have been captivating fans with their insanely catchy and moving tunes that will perfectly complement Troyboi’s music style.  Their latest release ‘Fracture’ includes the hit tracks ‘Afraid, Unafraid’ and ‘Take Me’ which showcase their enigmatic and elegant style.  With all the euphoric tracks in their repertoire we can’t help but count down the days till we get a chance to see them live. 

Daktyl was just announced as additional support for select stops on Troyboi's tour and luckily for us Chicago is one of them!  He is another rising star originating from the UK who has seemingly perfected the art of channeling raw emotions through harmonious sound design.  His dreamy and uplifting style is at the same caliber as artists such as Odesza and Porter Robinson and never fails to pull at your heart strings and fill you with sweet nostalgia. 

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Troyboi was hard at work this summer delivering heart pounding performances all festival season long so we are ecstatic to see what he has to offer to Chicago’s ever growing music scene.  If you are craving a trap show that will move your soul keep you dancing nonstop to some of the sultriest beats around then this is the one for you.  Get your tickets here to get lost in the magnificent soundwaves of Troyboi along with Slumberjack in one of Chicago’s premier venues! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space Yezzus (Jesus) Preview

Space Jesus
A Bass Feeds the Soul preview by: Soren Pietrangelo
Colorado will go intergalactic this weekend when bass music producer Jasha Tull, AKA Space Jesus, walks over the snowcapped mountains and steps behind the decks for a four-part tour through the bass capital. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jasha found his roots in hip-hop. The culture influencing the glitch-hop style sound that can be heard in throughout his productions. With a focus on a bass-line sound like no other, the one true son of the bass gods and goddess leaves many of his spectators in a state of suspended animation. They stand and watch in awe, their brains, minds, and bodies rewired and elevated to a new level of being through sound. Many others experience similar effects. However, they are alternatively found hanging off railings and balconies around Jashas loudest speakers, violently throwing out their backs.
Space Jesus encompasses you in futuristic sounds that are as vast as space itself. Jasah sells out shows all over the nation and has played some of the biggest festivals in this known galaxy, including Mysteryland USA, TomorrowWorld, Shambhala, and Electric Forest. He brings with him a cult following that is as dedicated as the most devout ministry, so while online sales for the remaining shows may be sold out it is worth braving any weather conditions or reaching out to friends to find your golden ticket. Space Jesus will resurrect Colorado bass heads from their post-Bassnectar slumber Feb 1st at the Animas in Durango, Feb 2nd at Agave, Feb 3rd in Boulder at the Fox, and lastly Feb 4th at the Scarlet in Central City. Keep an eye on the Bass Feeds The Soul Instagram for Live streams and videos of the experience.  - Jesus Christ

Wildlight and the Human Experience

Los Angeles based producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, David Block (a.k.a. The Human Experience) is back in Denver this month sharing the Cervantes stage with The Polish Ambassador and Ayla Nereo's collaborative duo, Wildlight.

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Corona Electric Beach 2016: DJ Icey, No Sleep, Shade, Supernaut, Mas Inc, Merlyn- Miami Beach, FL 2/13

Known for bringing a fun in the sun vibe to legendary dance venues, Electric Beach is an EDM focused concert-event series sponsored by the legendary alcohol brand Corona

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The Potential of Audiotool

     Audiotool is an up-and-coming online, digital music workstation and community, this means that it’s basically the school of rock for aspiring EDM artists. If that doesn’t catch your attention, then just know that it’s free- available to anyone with a computer and internet connection! If you’ve ever wanted to give producing a shot but lacked the cash or experience needed to start using professional music production softwares like Ableton or Logic Pro, you should consider Audiotool. 

    Based out of Cologne, Germany, the developers of Audiotool have been consistently updating it with new features and improved functionality since 2010. Its community has grown slowly but surely over the years, cultivating a group of talented artists and passionate followers numbering in the thousands. Users can remix each other’s work or share what they’ve made on other media platforms like Youtube, Soundcloud, Facebook and Twitter. What’s even more amazing is the ability of users to collaborate with each other from all over the world. 

    

     As I mentioned before, it is free and available through your browser. Lack of charge does not at all detracted from the quality of the application. The developers have put countless hours of hard work into giving the community several synthesizers, drum machines, samplers, mixing devices, and effects to play around with. This adds up to a total of  50,000 device presets that the user can tinker with to find their ideal sound. On top of that, users have access to “an ever growing, community fed cloud-based library of over 250,000 samples.”

      Aside from what the developers and community provide to Audiotool, you too can contribute your own sounds to the community. Through a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), you can create and upload your own melodies and beats with any synthesizers or drum machines you may have lying around. If you don’t have any of that fancy DJ equipment you can always upload recordings of acoustic instruments and vocals to use or remix in a track. Literally, the possibilities are endless when it comes to the potential that this application provides to its users. 

     The company welcomes beginners and insists that those without experience can manage the program well. It definitely takes some time to learn about all of the features that are available through each device, but the community is there to help. There are plenty of video tutorials on Youtube detailing the specific function of each obscure knob or button on the instruments and mixing devices that are available to the user. Audiotool also has its own wiki  to explain the general function of each device, however it is less specific than the aforementioned video tutorials. If you hear a track posted by a fellow Audiotool member that you really like, you can always click the “remix” button to open up their work in the application to see how they produced the sounds that they did. Sometimes this can be more helpful in discovering how to produce a specific sound or effect that may not be explained in any video tutorials. 

     Audiotool is a powerful platform for aspiring artists to get their feet wet with digital music production.They plan on making some great leaps forward this year, hinting at the possibility of a brand new version of Audiotool being delivered to the community later this summer. They are promising to bring brand new features and improved performance. One such feature, which is quite a game-changer, is the possibility for live collaboration between users. So, I call on all music lovers, regardless of your musical taste, to join this community! Whether you choose to simply listen to what other users have published or create some music of your own, Audiotool is a wonderful online community to share your passion for music.



Written by: Pierre LaBelle

*Note none of the photos used in this article are property of Bass Feeds the Soul and Belong to their respective owners.


FestiDrops: A brand new company bringing the best of festival merch to you monthly

    Who wouldn’t want to get monthly care packages in the mail? And who wouldn’t want to be sent a package are full of original art, t-shirts, stickers, and more? FestiDrops, a brand new company out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, does just that. Go online, choose your monthly subscription, and soon a festibox will be dropped at your door!


    There are a few different options when it comes to your monthly subscription, ranging in price and package deals. Tier One, “The Simple Life,” is the most affordable going for only $10 a month! In the package you are sent one pin and a poster or print of original art. Tier Two, “The Good Life,”  goes for $20 monthly. This option guarantees 2 pins, a piece of art in the form of a print or poster, a sticker pack, and the artist of the month piece. Tier Three “The High Life” goes for $35 a month and includes three pins, a piece from the artist of the month, a sticker pack and a festival clothing item or accessory which can be anything from a t-shirt to glass blown pendant. For $50 a month you can subscribe to a tier 4 package, “The Sweet Life,” which is loaded with festival goodies. Tier four includes 3-4 pins, a piece from the artist of the month, a sticker pack and festival apparel, which could range from t-shirts and pants to snapbacks!

    There are also specialty packages, a Third-Eye Pinecone Package and a Couples package. The Third eye Pinecone package goes for $100 a month and sends you a pinecone (which retails at a minimum of $70) each month along with five pins, an article of festival clothing, a sticker pack and art of the month! The Couples package includes 4-6 pins, art of the month and one male and one female article of festival clothing!


    Once you decide what package is the best for you, you sit back and wait for your goods to arrive! Once it does, it will look something like this:

 

The FestiDrop box will arrive at your door looking something like this the second week of every month.

What's Inside?

 

Sticker Pack: The tier four option includes a sticker package, which gives tons of stickers featuring original art and designs.

Festival Item:
The festival item can range from being a t-shirt, to a pair of pants even a snap back! This awesome Dead Bear t-shirt came with mine!

Artist of The Month piece:

You will also be sent a piece of art for the featured artist of the month! My package included these awesome prints:

Focus DropBox by Ben Smith aka "Ben's Focus"

Focus DropBox by Ben Smith aka "Ben's Focus"

By Tyler Epe

By Tyler Epe

"Attuned" By Abbey Aura

"Attuned" By Abbey Aura

"Contact" By Amanda Wolf

"Contact" By Amanda Wolf

Pins: Also included in my box were these awesome pins! The Kygo dreamcatcher is definitely my favorite!

Bus to Show Offers Ride to Euphoria Music Festival

    Festival season is right around the corner, and that means music, hot weather and road trips, lots of road trips. Being in the car for hours at a time with friends can be a blast, but the traffic, late nights, and being in such small quarters can be rough. However, if you’re in Colorado looking to make it to Euphoria Music Festival in Austin, Texas you have a different option. The non-profit company Bus to Show is offering buses from both Denver and Boulder to and from the festival. Sit back and relax during the 14 hour drive and get your whole crew together to go! With headliners like Pretty Lights, Ghostland Observatory, STS9, RL Grime and more it’s sure to be one of the best festivals of the season. The buses are set to leave Thursday April 9th, and return Tuesday April 14th. Reserve your spots here!

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Let The Music Do Its Thing

     Music is who I am. Music has contributed to who I am as an individual. If you are like me you understand that music is a lot more than just lyrics and a beat. Music does so much for us, but so many of us are unaware of what it is able to provide. There are a lot of things in life that we cannot control. From the people we are forced to co-exist with on a daily basis to the obstacles thrown at us last minute, there a lot of things that are out of our range of control, which is why it is nice to be able to tune in, plug in, and turn up YOUR music.

Photo By Calyx Ward

Photo By Calyx Ward

      Your playlist becomes this creation, this project that you somehow invested so much time into because music brings it all together. Think about the endless nights spent with the homies and the stories you are able to come up with; it is with certainty that there was a specific song or playlist associated with each and every one of them. These songs are filled with memories that create nostalgia when they come on shuffle. The instant that song comes on your mind rushes to that moment to reminisce, reflect, and depending on the stories, maybe regret a little too. These songs stay close to us because not only are they there to remind us of the good times, but they are there to remind us continue to make memories and stories to tell. As we grow up and get tossed around by life along with everything that comes with it, music is constantly growing with us and evolving, making it an even more exciting journey.

     Sometimes the world can get a little hectic. Being able to tune out for a little is a soothing technique that allows us to take a step back and a breath. Whether it is on your way to class, work, or in your room cramming for either one of those music makes it that much more enjoyable. I think putting life on pause and playing the music is the best way to clear your head and be away from it all momentarily. Countless athletes, artists, and other performers use music to pump them up before the big game or the opening show, and just be ‘in their head’. Athletes specifically are proven to have a better game after listening to their entire prepared playlist that provides motivation for the player.

     Our music proves to be a valuable element in our everyday lives, for it is something that is universal. Life is uncontrollable and the situations we are put in are sometimes unexpected and sometimes long awaited, but at the end of the day music is there to make it all seem a little easier. So appreciate music for what it is and see it for the simplicity that it brings to a world that is so complex.


Written By Taylor Robinson