Straight out of Louisville comes Space Laces
, a Never Say Die sound designer who has been crafting quality electronic music for years. He's an elfin artiste, and looks like a male lead in an anime. But don't get it twisted, Space Laces knows how to bring the house down with his energetic set - he's been doing it for so long. Before gaining recognition as Space Laces, Ian Slider was a well-loved a New Grounds artist/producer under the moniker cornandbeans. Odds are, now-adult bass music fans might think fondly on cornandbeans from their middle school years, some without knowing he's risen to the top under his new alias. Space Laces has collaborated with big names like Getter, Figure, and Excision, and brings a little melody, odd samples from all over the place, crisp layers to dig through, and some electro and house elements to his bass music. He's heavy without being oppressive, and creates tracks that aren't just interesting, but highly unique. Space Laces has a vibe unto itself - and live, you better be prepared mind, body, and soul.
If you do it right, electronic music can take you all around the world. Seattle's Must Die
! seems to be doing it very right. In the beginning, all the way back in ye olde 2011, Must Die! (AKA Houston-born Lee Bates) made his home with the waning but always evolving Dim Mak records. He's created electro bangers for Skrillex's OWSLA label, as well as Firepower Records and Never Say Die Records. Known for his quirky (bordering on gritty) bass-filled jams, Must Die! makes EDM enthusiasts come to life on the dance floor. It's the kind of electronic music that doesn't fall prey to the usual, but instead keeps you bopping and smiling at the same time as you wait for that next unexpected beat to drop. Expect loose, acid-dream remixes along with Must Die!'s originals like the always crowd pleasing "Gem Shards."