A Night of Feels with Electric Mantis – What The Festival 2017 Featured Artist Interview
Written by DJ Mkulima (The Farmer) on June 10, 2017
Last night Electric Mantis joined Learning to Grow with DJ Mkulima (The Farmer) for our next installment of What The Festival 2017 featured artist interviews! Electric Mantis was super generous to share some unreleased content and discuss the realms of his artistic aesthetic!
Alaskan born 24-year-old Wyatt Pearson utilizes a wide range of field recordings incorporating Mother Earth, sculpting them and molding them in to heavily synthesized layered to create a deeply complex sound-scape. Electric Mantis intentionally produces music to “send that tingle down your spine.” Electric Mantis hit the scene with his viral electronic spacey future west-coast bass track “Flips and Flops, Drips and Drops” thanks to Reddit and a plug from Djemba Djemba. Today, the West Coast-based artist is taking the next step in his increasingly heat-seeking career with official remixes for Mija, Porter Robinson, Giraffage, and more. In this episode we had a chance to discuss his production process including his cafe-hopping experiences with his “micro-studio” and some of the actual moments defining his music production and creative spaces.