Here at Conscious Electronic, we love all things bass — breakbeat, downtempo, left-field, experimental, dubstep in all its forms, you name it. As the underground bass movement has begun its full ascendancy in the US, we’ve been keeping a finger on the pulse of up-and-coming bass artists the country over. As such, CE’s Rising Bass Spotlight seeks to shine a light onto the rising producers who’re honing their craft, galvanizing their movements, and attuning eyes, ears, heads, and bodies into all things low end.
Manifest Gang is spreading their message to the bass music masses all across South Florida and beyond. What began as a group of five friends, who came together over a two week period to set intentions, meditate, and manifest their short-term goals, has now ballooned into a full-blown artist collective under the helm of Mystic Grizzly.
This past weekend, the Gang even hosted a renegade after-hours at Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival that ended being the talk of Sunshine Grove. Included in those artists was Brett Gilbert, a 25-year-old self-taught bass music producer who runs under his stage name of Cavern. During his Manifest Gang b2b throw down at Sunshine Grove, nestled on the grounds’ Tea Lounge, Cavern unleashed a wub-filled set that blasted the crowd into new dimensions.
On the heels of that performance, Cavern has released “Chrysalis,” a 3-minute cut that is every bit as melodic and floaty as it is deliciously heavy and riddled with wubby low ends. Marked by glistening highs, grinding basslines, ethereal breaks, and tons to explore in between, “Chrysalis” is a journey that transcends time. This is a song that allows listeners space to think and meditate.
The song was inspired by a recent spontaneous solo journey that Cavern felt compelled to take from his stomping grounds in South Florida to North Carolina. During the trip, he went on a waterfall hike to Catawba Falls that led to a breakthrough spiritual moment that needed to be translated into music.
“During these explorations, I experienced an alignment with nature and meditation, Gillbert tells CE. “The frequencies of nature allowed me to tap into another part of my soul which felt so grounding. Feeling like I’ve returned back home with new wings and a heart filled with emotions, I began writing ‘Chrysalis.’ There really wasn’t much direction with the music, it was more about having fun with whatever felt right.”
Cavern says the purpose of his music is to heal, illuminate, and unify, which is readily apparent on one listen to the track. It’s also a mission that comports so well with the Manifest Gang, which is a global movement bent on unifying and empowering the human family towards an ascended state. The “original five” originally set daily alarms to all meditate together or 30 minutes while visualizing each other’s goals becoming a reality. By the end of those two weeks, every single one of them accomplished in reality what they had all been envisioning together. The rest is history in the making.
Read more about The Manifest Gang here.