W/ MR. CARMACK, PERTO & SOFTEST HARD
- 21 & over
"Make music like no one's listening" is the motto of Aaron Carmack. His story is a three-part series, divided into factions of past, present, and future. Every element of the past, as Carmack would explain, has had an effect on who he is today as both a writer/producer and DJ. Being born and raised in San Francisco, attending and dropping out of college in Long Beach, CA, moving to Oahu for three years and living off income from monthly releases on Bandcamp – his music is an expression and perpetual reflection of all of it.
Constantly translating personal experience into his craft, Carmack finds inspiration from a range of sources, from his friends and fellow musicians in production cliques, Team Supreme and Soulection, to his travels and numerous sold out tours of five continents over the past two years, sharing stages with folks like Hudson Mohawke, Just Blaze, Cashmere Cat, and Diplo. These influences, combined with a hunger for discovering the newest, most cutting-edge sounds in the world, are some of the ingredients to the now-Los Angeles-based producer’s distinct creative process.
For any young producer, collaborating and crossing paths with revered artists like Timbaland and Billie Eilish is the stuff of dreams, but for 17-year-old Sydney-based Perto, it is very much a reality. Finding inspiration at the age of 10 after hearing Skrillex’s “Bangarang” on the radio for the first time, he spent the next few years teaching himself music production. Fast-forward to just a few years later and prodigious Perto now shares the same team rosters as his former idol.
Softest Hard is an LA transplant whose music will give you reasons to bump it. She came by way of the east coast having lived in Vermont and North Carolina. Her mixes are guaranteed to get your party poppin. She’s done b2b sets with Skrillex and is an established producer in her own rite with releases such as Cant Find U and Its Only Me.
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