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.
As we enter 2020, it’s abundantly clear that bass music is bigger than ever before. With a slew of musicians, labels and even entire festivals devoted to the underground sound, the funky, wonky, deep sounds of a multitude of sub-genres are shaking speakers around the world. The world of bass wouldn’t be where it is without some fearless producers that paved the way, and Yheti’s iconic “Omnifuture Mix” is a great example of foreshadowing the sound of things that would eventually come.
Frequently mentioned in the same breath as heavyweights in the game like Liquid Stranger, Space Jesus, and G Jones, Yheti began making his mark on the experimental side of the bass scene a few years back. With a revolutionary, freeform style, many of his tunes laid the groundwork for what would eventually become a niche known as “leftfield bass.” The daring vision in his early work would pay off handsomely, as his surrealist sonic structures led to a wide range of bookings by promoters eager to capitalize on his unique style. With friends Mt. Analogue and Toadface, the trio began the Trifinity tour together in 2016 and were wildly successful in their endeavor.
Now, the three producers have become an established group–also called the Trifinity–and have spawned an enthusiastic cult following. During a recent SHADES show in Los Angeles, they made a special appearance near the end of the evening, and many fans were seen throwing the distinctive diamond hand sign in the air. Original, talented, and popular, Yheti and his cohorts seem poised to be at the forefront of the bass music scene this year.
In order to go forward, it’s necessary to take a look backwards and at where it all started. The “Omnifuture Mix” from 2015 is filled with Yheti originals and remixes, and offered fans a taste of the EP of the same name. Innovative, exploratory and bold, heavy bass hits mix tastefully with airy melodics and gritty sound design for a refreshing blend of music. Clocking in at just over 43 minutes, this series of tunes is an exercise in appreciating the past and how far this corner of the electronic music scene has come in just a few short years. As fans, we certainly have quite a bit to look forward to from Yheti and producers like him in the coming decade.