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.
If there’s one thing Denver, Colorado truly does well, it’s produce quality bass artists. There’s been a steady rise of incredible sounds coming from the western mountain city, and newer artists are emerging all the time. Underground mixtape connoisseur and producer Drop Doc (Tommy Pikkujamsa) is here to prove this definitively, with a decently sized library of mixes and remixes and a serious ear for layering acapellas.
While the artist, like many others, has tabled performances for 2020, he’s spun the decks at some notable locations and events such as the The Black Box in Colorado, Okeechobee, and DejaVoom. He also regularly appears on individual show lineups supporting CE bass favorites like Wreckno, Of The Trees, Jantsen, and Digital Ethos, among others. His climb to austerity is aided by a transparent love for bass music that truly shines–whether he’s onstage or creating a new mix.
One of his recent projects has been a four part series dedicated to the elements; namely Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Newest among the bunch is Element 003: Water. This beautiful spiritual creation gathers together seemingly contrasting artists that end up combining unexpectedly well. Names including Cardi B, Tipper, and KOAN Sound grace listeners with a journey about the essential piece of life that is water, and what it feels like to be surrounded by it. While this mix dips into hip hop, experimental, and melodic bass with different beats interspersed, it maintains a thick and full sound throughout that creates a fluid dynamic perfectly reminiscent of the title.
This release couldn’t be more appropriately timed as the world moves into autumn and cooler months, typically a stage in the year when society begins to slow down and enter a more restful period. The chilled out vibes emanating from this piece help encourage that transformation and provide a sense of peace. Only Fire is left in this series, and is sure to be just as passionately done as the previous three parts.