Something BIG is happening in Seattle on April 17th; something very different from your average night out. Any live music experience has the capacity to awaken your mind, but only Mind At Large has the capability to enhance and expand all of your senses. Featuring the impressive local talent of artists including Hydef, MTBTZ (Meaty Beatz) and WillDaBeast, and featuring Midwest musical talent Artifakts, this enhanced musical showcase is already lining up to be one spectacular experience. What’s more? MTBTZ’s Fractal Reactor stage design will also be in attendance for this edition of Mind At Large, creating the wildest visual experience for such an intimate setting. The venue is one of Seattle’s most treasured visual arts spaces, FRED Wildlife Refuge. All of these elements combined are setting up to create one mind-blowing production.
The music spans across multiple styles and genres, including electro funk, glitch, melodic bass and more. If you’re a fan of Pretty Lights, ODESZA, and any Sensebellum event, then Mind At Large is undoubtedly just for you. Mind At Large is shaping up to be one of those rare and unique experiences that stands out well above any night on the town. So don’t miss out this time; serve your senses well, and let Mind At Large be the refreshing start to spring you’ve been waiting for. Check out the artists below, and scroll even further for a chance to win 2 tickets!
[toggle header=”Artifakts Bio:”]What happens when gritty electronic basslines meet vintage sample laced hip hop? You get the boom bap sample sound of indie producer Artifakts. Artifakts is the ever-evolving, electronic hip-hop project of Garret Meyer. Ranging from gritty down-sampled soulful stomp to mellow, airy and ambient hip hop, Artifakts has carved out a unique sound that not even trip hop can touch.
Hailing out of small town Newton, Wisconsin, 20 year old Garret began the collaborative project “Artifakts” in February 2012, and was joined by fellow 20 year old electronic producer William Thompson (Charleston, South Carolina) in March 2012. Following a summer festival circuit and live debut, Artifakts released the 11 track “Like This If” beat tape independently, featuring a smorgasbord of vinyl sampled, short electronic infused hip hop and airy trip-hop instrumentals à la Flying Lotus, Michal Menert, and DJ Shadow. Artifakts is set to release an EP in 2013 with sole works from Meyer.
Artifakts has also shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the scene such as Pretty Lights, MartyParty (of PANTyRAiD), and Cherub; not to mention plenty of collaborations with producers around the US. With multiple tracks under his belt, Artifakts set himself apart as one of the most sought after new electronic producers around.[/toggle]
[toggle header=”MTBTZ Bio:”]MTBTZ originally began as a side project for the Bellingham, WA DJ duo, The Dixon Boyz (Jaderade and Scotty Mo); however, this side project soon transformed into the Boyz’ true passion. As their music and ideas began to take off, they teamed with Matt R., to add a new element to the group. Already established as a Bellingham legend in the art of stage production, Matt added one of the most unique parts of their creation – live beat-matched 3D projected images.
MTBTZ’s upbeat and original dance music and amazing visual displays caught the ears and eyes of Bellingham music lovers and began to trickle its way down to Seattle. Even before establishing themselves as “true Seattleites,” MTBTZ began booking some of the most popular venues in Seattle including The Baltic Room, Fred’s Wildlife Refuge and The Woods. Now frequently performing in Seattle MTBTZ has had the privilege of performing with local Seattle DJs, as well as thought leaders of the industry including TJ Davis, Bassnectar’s touring VJ.
While listening to electrifying music resounding through the speakers combined with truly sensational 3D light shows perfectly matched to the beat, be prepared for a journey where the only tools you need are your eyes, ears and dance moves.[/toggle]
[toggle header=”WillDaBeast Bio:”]Will Glazier is WillDABeast. A founding member and leader of the local soul stable, Snug Harbor, Glazier has reinvented his performing persona to become one of the newest additions to the exploding West Coast music scene by blending the carefully composed synthetic sounds of electronic music and the irreplaceable authenticity of live musicians in a unique way thats is entirely his own. Glazier’s project is the culmination of more than a decade of performing as a live musician, blowing his trumpet in many genres nation-wide. The live group often features horns, drums and even LED hula hoopers….[/toggle]
[toggle header=”Hydef’s Bio:”] Hydef first became interested in DJing after studying sound design at film school in Los Angeles. Learning the process of re-record mixing showed him the power a mix can have on one’s emotions, and dance music has been always given him a positive and exciting outlet for his inherently short attention span.
Hydef classifies his style as vocal melodic bass music but he also enjoys playing across most genres of dance music.[/toggle]
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