Abstract beauty in short is something CharlestheFirst is known to love in all of it’s weirdest and greatest low-end forms. Imagine a sonic journey fueled by the sounds of nature and bass on many ends of the music spectrum carrying you through a musical journey unlike any other. Known for this one of a kind journey, CharlestheFirst embraces creativity in it’s purest experimental form as he is set to take over the Thunder Stage at Lightning In A Bottle this year.
We caught up with him to discuss his unique take on experimental bass music and wordsÂ on other musical acts at Lightning In A Bottle. Here’s what he had to say!
ambient – nature – gangster – storytelling
All sorts of places. I bring my field recorder pretty much everywhere I go, so I get lots of sounds from my surroundings. Sometimes I sample old music or new music and sometimes I synthesize everything. Depends on the day! I’m always looking for new ways to create sounds.
I get inspired by different things all the time. Different cultures, nature, books, music, and too many other things to name. As far as writing abstract music goes, I just write what I feel, and it comes out how it does.
Drinking yerba mate. Also if I’m feeling social I’ll go out and dance / hangout. Mainly I try and just not overthink too much about the set.
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Ivy Lab, Two Feet, Elephant Revival, Machinedrum, Jade Cicada.
I would love to collaborate with more hip hop artists. People like Ill Chill, lordapex, and eventually myself. I have some of my lyrical & experimental stuff right here: https://soundcloud.com/h-wk
Hawk. Have always felt connected to them and feel them guiding me when I’m lost. Snow leopards are crazy dope too. I have no idea what my spirit genre is, it would probably be really hard to describe though haha.
I went to LIB two years ago and was thoroughly impressed by the diversity of music and the environment of the festival. I played in a tea yurt that year so its going to be cool to see how playing on the thunder stage will be!
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