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 is an artist who needs no introduction on this site. Not only has he been included in CE‘s 25 consciously-attuned DJs list, the West Coast bass music producer has been spotlighted in our Midweek Mantra Mix before. In fact, we’re such big fans of his mixes that we’ve covered them time and again. When he’s not busy concocting meditative mixtapes, or playing Burning Man sunrise sets, Rab has been hunkering down in the studio working hard on his next full-length project. Not only that, he’s already been rolling out the album with a new song on every full moon and new moon until it “feels right to release the entire album.”
Until that time comes, what better way to build more anticipation than tuning into his Endless Dawn mixtapes. Released over two years ago, the mixtape’s second installment, Fragments of Twilight, features an all-original mix of songs by Random Rab. “I chose to focus on more dark downtempo for this mix,” said Random Rab on the second installment. “It includes some classics and some unreleased and different mixes of released songs.” In addition, the mix’s artwork features the artwork of fellow Burner, Android Jones.
Often referred to as “The Master of Emotion,” Rab’s musical style embraces a wide array of styles from downtempo and trip-hop to Arabic and west coast bass influenced. That much is evident on Fragments of Twilight, which spans an hour of then-unreleased music from the artist. The journey takes listeners to the deep, dark crevasses of the mind, allowing them to explore the parts of the subconscious one might normally tune out in everyday life. Entirely meditative, and wildly serene, the mix perfectly fits the bill for raising the vibrations of his listener base; making it the quintessential Midweek Mantra Mix.
Fully independent, with full creative license to craft and release his catalog as he chooses, Random Rab’s music is patently beautiful and melodic. With diverse influences ranging from trip-hop, classical and Arabic to bass driven compositions, his songs 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. Listeners of all types of music can find something they can relate to in his sound.
Parallels – Formless Edge
Clairevoyer – Single
Crossing Over – Release
Dialection – Awoke
Pieces – Unreleased
Untitled and Unreleased
Submission – Unreleased
Beluga – Unreleased
Dust at Dawn – Visurreal
The Spice – Visurreal
Lucid Interval (chillbient version) – Formless Edge
Untitled and Unreleased
Golden Thread (remix by Escaping Animals) – Awoke
Void Behind the Void – Epicycle