Wednesday is humpday, which not only marks the halfway point between the work week and the coveted weekend, but also Conscious Electronic’s Midweek Mantra Mix (M3). We’ve been scouring the web’s most enlightening bass music mixes that align with our vision, to provide “a conscious way to consume dance music.” M3 spotlights both veteran and up-and-coming bass music artists whose music seeks to raise the vibrations of their collective listener base.
The inaugural Quasar Festival, taking place outside Dallas this coming weekend from October 11-13, is slated to be one for the books. Featuring a staggering lineup of bass music ranging from ill.Gates to Detox Unit to Laika Beats and more, the gathering will also house a plethora of other talented creators. A slew of skilled instructors will be on-site to teach a variety of flow workshops for beginners and experts alike. The addition of the festival’s visual artists to the lineup has been an atypical, but welcome move, as each piece of the creative process from music to visuals to flow will be spotlighted.
There’s no question that the intelligent bass music scene will be heavily represented at this event. DJs and producers from far and wide are heading to this small slice of Texas farmland to unite and vibrate the bodies and souls of the attendees. S’akiibaum, a glitch bass artist coming in from California, is one of these DJs and has a unique offering of transcendent tones that will be shared on Friday night at the Crash Site stage at 10:30.
Originally from New York and living on the west coast, S’akiibaum is committed to bringing a living, breathing sound to the world of bass music. Seeking “to spread emotion, awareness, eudaimonia, and feminine empowerment,” her music is heavy on glitch and funk and sure to energize any dance floor. Peppered with experimental sound design, hip hop rhythms, and earth-quaking bass, she’ll be making her Texas debut with a 90-minute set on the first night of Quasar Festival.
Leading up to the gathering, the festival has been releasing a series of mixes, featuring different artists that will be on the lineup. A wide range of talented producers will be performing, featuring household names in bass music and up-and-comers alike. S’akiibaum’s submission for Quasar’s mix series showcases her place as a rising artist with a decisive musical voice, and it’s that essence that makes it this week’s Midweek Mantra.
Tickets are still available for the intimate-sized gathering, with both camping and hotel options available.