Tell Your LIB Story: Josh AKA Ooah 1/2 of PANTyRAiD and 1/3 of Glitch Mob
Posted by: Y2
Josh (Ooah) here, 1/3 of The Glitch Mob and 1/2 of PANTyRAiD. Memories of LIB are of plenty filed away in my brain, it’s just a matter of sifting through and picking out the best. One of my fondest memories of LIB would be the first time Marty and I ever played music together as PANTyRAiD in a little pop up shade structure with about 75 of our closest friends. It was a random late night renegade party that we just created out of thin air after the Do Lab boys told us not to, haha, sorry guys but we were making history! Marty and I had met down in Costa Rica about a year before that on a beach somewhere in Mal Pais and found ourselves talking obsessively about bass music, even more refined, about sexy hip hop bass music and how we both come from different parts of the world that can both be called “the south”. Marty from South Africa and myself from New Orleans. From there once we got back to the states we started sharing music sessions that we both had started messing around with on our own, compiling the best ones and flushing those out which would end up becoming our first PANTyRAiD album called The Sauce.
That night at LIB while the festival creatures were crawling around in the dark Marty and I found ourselves blasting all of these new songs we had been working on for a few months now, having the biggest smiles on our faces because this was literally the first time we had ever played any of these songs on a big sound system. It was a real late night party, sexy, fun, filled with whiskey and coconut water with god knows what else mixed in there. It was the essence of why we do what we do, why we make weird dance music, why we spend endless hours slaving away in studios in front of computers. It was love at first sight for all of us, the love of spontaneity, the love of freedom to dance under the moonlight, the love of community and the love of dirty fucking bass music.
Thank you Do Lab, thank you for doing what you do so passionately and letting us music makers share our hearts.