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.
Based out of Clearwater, Florida, undercard artist Dropkick is devoted to bass music– and he’s building the repertoire to prove it. With almost a decade of mixing and six years of creating originals under his belt, he’s crossing the festival circuit all over the country, and has hit major events like Okeechobee, The Untz, Big Dub, and more. He’s also slayed countless tours under notable creators including, but certainly not limited to, Jantsen, Zebbler Encanti Experience, Yheti, and Caspa.
As a part of Mystic Grizzly’s Manifest Gang, Dropkick (or David Steren) is also a consciously aligned DJ. A self defined psychedelic electronic connoisseur, his style is an eclectic and fun mixture of dubstep, glitch, and funk. He encourages and inspires listeners to think positively and spread love, goals which emanate from his music and make for attuned listening that spiritual bassheads will delight in. After dropping his first EP several years ago, he continued searching for diverse sounds and now his seasoned time in the industry has made for a gathering of the best styles over the last few years, and clear, practiced mixing makes for crisp and balanced tracks.
His recent “Dropkick Experience Mix Vol. II” is a hype, bouncy, and energetic hour loaded with Dropkick originals and remixes. With hip hop roots and trippy layering, he weaves in and out of subs and synthesizers, but largely sticks to the deep wonky tunes fans know and love. Despite the heavy nature of much of his music, he finds time to work in more reflective and heady songs for those craving a bit of diversity in their mixes. As the music industry begins the difficult task of returning to live shows, Dropkick has already found a space for himself performing at small events and preparing for a full comeback.
Listen below to hold off the incoming cold weather with some serious heat!