G-Space, Laika Beats
227 West Dougherty St.
Athens, GA, 30601
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
"With each year that passes, more and more talented and aspiring producers, musicians, and DJ’s rise to fame for creating epic music. All with different styles, genres and special features that make them unique and stand out compared to the rest. Some are skilled in using multiple instruments, some produce such original beats they are on a constant rise in popularity, some offer a distinct visual experience, and this largest up and coming artist in 2017 has all those traits and more! Grady Bergin, G-Space, from Cape Cod, Massachusetts is a 22 year old instrumentalist that produces fresh beats, fat bass music, and all original sets. He plays a wide range of instruments from piano, guitar, drums, ukulele, bass, and whatever else he can get his hands on. Starting off with keyboards as an infant, he taught himself how to improvise throughout the years. Eventually combining his talents with more instruments and having a unique style for electronic music production with one of a kind samples and harmony’s, G-Space has created his own distinct sound that grazes multiple genres, such as; world, funk, jazz, trap, glitch, and bass. With a wide range of music that he pulls from, he tends to play a set that is consisted mainly of his originals and the rest is filled with close friends’ music and other artists that he looks up to. Having inspirations from Jimmy Hendrix, Eprom, Mr. Carmack, The Grateful Dead, Shlump, Smith., Bleep Bloop, Boogie T, Pretty Lights and many more, G-Space has nested his way into quickly becoming one of the most interesting acts in the scene.
Colorado native, Laika Beats (Joshua Elliot Thompson), has been making sonic and 808 jammed waves throughout the last year with 3 epic EPs, making headlining appearances performing in the American bass music scene, and even garnering support from prominent figures such as Bassnectar, Ghastly, and Liquid Stranger.
Never afraid to dive in to the unknown, Laika Beat’s musical selections are a fusion of varying genres and styles of sub-bass heavy electronica. In the studio, he picks apart and infuses together elements of Hip-Hop, Dubstep, Trap, Future Bass, and Drum & Bass through the use of intricate synth sound design, mesmerizing melodies, hip-hop vocal hooks, and chest-rattling sub bass. On stage, he performs sets of all original tracks and remixes, mostly new and unreleased. Using CDJs and 4-deck mixing— he chops, mashes, performs melodies, and remixes his productions on the fly taking the crowd on a dynamic adventure of bass heavy, omni-tempo dance music.
“It’s all about mood and an energetic, hypnotizing groove… mixing together sounds and styles that get you moving your body and bouncing your head without you realizing it, regardless of genre, tempo, or style.” -Laika Beats