Midweek Mantra Mix 029: Random Rab awakens the soul with ‘Fistful of Sunshine’
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.
Random Rab has been a part of the West Coast conscious music movement for quite some time, and has made a name for himself in the underground festival circuit around his sound. Armed with music that is thoughtful, inspiring, and funky, and a message and branding that are very straightforward, the San Francisco-based producer has become a legend at Burning Man for his soothing sunrise sets. With diverse influences ranging from trip-hop, classical and Arabic to bass driven compositions, Rab’s releases are considered anthemic and timeless. As a multi-instrumentalist and singer, his tracks are organic, uplifting, and stand on their own as a distinct genre.
With his “Endless Dawn Mix Part 1: Fistful of Sunshine,” Random Rab embodies those things that the Midweek Mantra Mix is about. The carefully curated selection of tones would be at home in a yoga class, an ecstatic dance party, or with a good cup of tea and a journal on a back porch. Featuring breezy guitar riffs, chilled-out funky drum riffs, and buttery smooth bass, the mix speaks to reflection and hope.
Releasing his twelfth full-length album in March, Anew, Random Rab’s prolific output is matched only by his commitment to creative exploration. Collaborating with singers, producers, and other musicians, he often features all kinds of live instrumentation in his multi-genre productions. Touring around the world for the better part of two decades and collecting a variety of sounds and influences has no doubt left its mark on his style.
Random Rab’s commitment to sharing music that is designed to inspire, drawn from a wealth of sources across the globe, makes him a natural fit for this week’s MMM. With festivals like Shambhala and Oregon Eclipse under his belt, he will next head to the legendary Envision festival in Costa Rica in February.
Beach yoga, bass beats.