Genre: Bass MusicTickets: *Limited Early Bird @ $15.00* / adv. $17 / dos. $20Show: 10PM (Doors: 9PM)Ages: 21+
***All online ticket buyers for Psymbionic + Thelem & Frequent | Asheville Music Hall will receive a FREE COPY of the ALBUM after the show + automatically enter to win a vinyl copy of the album***
Cresting the modern wave of electronic producers, Psymbionic creates aural experiences that explore the range of multi-tempo Bass Music within an influential and dynamic culture. With an ear for situational relevance, Psymbionic enjoys turning non-traditional sound design and infectious rhythms into dancefloor heat, while also maintaining his history in the downtempo, emotive side of the electronic sound.John Burcham has been moving bodies and turning heads as Psymbionic for several years in all corners of the USA, playing with acts such as Bassnectar, STS9, Big Gigantic, ill.Gates, Excision, EOTO, and Tipper. His passion and innovation in the music world are showcased through album releases on Muti Music and MalLabel, as well as in his role as label manager for the popular Electronic imprint Gravitas Recordings.In a live show context, Psymbionic confronts mixes that are limited to the scope of the build and release, avoiding an industry epidemic of drop-monotony that overpowers the flow of music. Burcham seeks to prove that there are more powerful influences in moving a crowd than simple tension, providing an interwoven dynamic that relies on the strength of his blend, rather than the sole force or familiarity of the apex. Psymbionic's theory of music is a journey that doesn't visit the same place twice, building excitement for what's next not because you can anticipate it, but because you've never been there before.
UK artist Thelem has secured himself as a humbling and experimental producer within the wide spectrum of electronic music. The genre morphing latest release ‘Third Time Lucky’ features notable stylistic elements from dubstep, hip hop, grime, drum & bass and trap. His well crafted dynamics, choice instrumentation and considered beats bring an all together weighed and diversified direction for Thelem, focusing on a new characterising flavour and distinguishing progressive sound.
The already recognised international touring from Thelem has seen him on appearance throughout Europe, Australia as well as intensive coverage in the USA. 2018 will see Thelem elaborate on an established underground fanbase with an imposing touring schedule and impressive live performance ethic that’s complemented by his modest attitude and raw passion for the music he sculpts. His innovative and interesting approach will see Thelem further himself as an underground titan and pioneer of his exclusive sound.
“Frequent” is the sum of my creative output – an ongoing experiment into what is possible with sound. Be it movie sound effects or natural soundscapes, the sonic realm has always fascinated me. Ultimately though, electronic music has inspired me to become an artist from day one, and even as I continue to explore new sounds and spaces, heavy bass music will always be at my roots. For years I have been working to push my sound design and composition skills in an attempt to leave my mark on the “neuro” community – a niche genre with heavy emphasis on impressive bass design and technical arrangements. After countless hours working with this type of music, Frequent finally has its own defined sound, one that I only intend to push even further. Distinct reese basses, compelling soundscapes, immense layering and meticulous arrangements are the key components to my compositions, and each of these elements is something I strive to expand on with every release. – Frequent (Nolan Petruska)