“Make music like no one’s listening” is the motto of Aaron Carmack, and appropriately so. His story is a three-part series, divided into factions of past, present, and future. Every element of the past, as Aaron 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 – Carmack’s 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 on sites like Soundcloud, are some of the ingredients to the now-Los Angeles-based producer’s distinct creative process.
Like a hinge to the doorway between dance music and hip hop, Carmack’s musical output increasingly occupies a void frontier between the two genres, identified by his contemporaries, fans, and himself purely as “Carmack”. With a devotion to the studio and a grinding work ethic, the inventive producer aims to release a prolific amount of music in coming months, all while performing as often as possible. Stay tuned.
Stööki Sound is DJ Lukey and Jelacee. The London-based duo has made its career on pushing boundaries within the bass music scene by staying true to their love of UK Grime. Early on, they collaborated with like-minded producers like Mr.Carmack and Hucci to create “Uppers” and “Ball So Hard,” two of the most iconic songs in the Trap scene today. In the past year they have smashed through tours all over the world, satiating the needs of their worldwide fan base. They’ve gone from successful headlining runs in the U.S., to touring with Dillon Francis in the U.K. and selling out 100% of their shows in Australia. They are now setting their sights on a world tour in 2016. More focused than ever, nothing can stop the Stooki Movement.