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.
Eartha Harris, known professionally as Living Light, has been producing and touring for the better part of a decade. With four albums and a slew of original music and remixes under her belt, she has continued to bring her unique global sound to stages across the world into the new decade. Most recently performing at Envision Festival in Costa Rica, she’s no stranger to consciousness-raising festivals. That’s why CE chose to spotlight her memorable performance at the legendary Oregon Eclipse in 2017 for our Midweek Mantra Mix.
Clocking nearly 70 minutes of all-original music, her set here is packed with all of the usual sounds that fans have come to expect from her. World instruments, psychedelic dub rhythms, and ethereal voices chanting in ancient languages pepper the musical journey with groovy bursts of energy. In an age of DJs often packing hour-long sets with 30 or 40 tracks, it’s refreshing to look at the tracklist and see that Living Light’s set here is a mere 12 tracks. Her formula of making each individual track a full journey, averaging over six minutes for each song, ensures that each transition is meaningful and tells a story.
Filled with her original sounds and remixes from the likes of CloZee, Desert Dwellers and David Starfire, the music contained within goes from uplifting to entrancing to the mystic and back again. Yoga mantras being chanted in the background give the journey a distinctly spiritual air. Perhaps relevant to the current times is the phrase, “I surrender to this moment,” repeated often at about 48:00 into the mix. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I know where I’ve been…I open my heart to grace,” the lyrics continue.
In these uncertain times of a global health pandemic, it’s good to be reminded of the moments and events that have inspired us. We have the capacity to lift each other up and motivate each other, and through our connection, we stay strong. Living Light’s moniker is derived from several meanings that all feel like contemporary ideas to hold onto. That is, living non-materialistically, maintaining a positive outlook, and all life being derived from star-stuff.