Dubstep isn’t exactly a rare form of music anymore.
Even Britney Spears is putting it out these days. Dubstep started in London circa 1998, where it has been popular for years for its sampling and occasional vocals that always hit with intense bass lines. This bass line is often described as a bass wobble and it is what makes a sound stick out as obviously “dubstep.”
There is a dark and grimy feel to dubstep and because it is very heavy it is not for everyone. But the people who love it really love it and that is why its popularity has shot through the roof in recent years.
It’s become popular and mainstream and it seems anyone could put out a dubstep remix these days. That being said, there are only a few dubstep artists that stick out and one of the prominent artists on the top of their game right now is MiMOSA.
He is hard-core and puts a club in the mood to party and dance with the right mix of hyperactive chemicals. MiMOSA grew up as Tigran Mkhitaryan in the Bay Area and started producing music at the age of 17. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
As MiMOSA, he has been dropping tracks that have made him a name to remember on the electronic music scene. He’s played along the biggest names and at festivals and shows across the nation, including Coachella, Burning Man and Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Thankfully for us, MiMOSA has a large following in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and plays in Aspen often. He’s been coming here for a long time and Colorado was one of the first markets he was able to break into besides California. He’s back tonight, April 5 at the Belly Up.
“I love this place and I feel a lot of support from it,” is what MiMOSA told livemusicblog.com last year about Colorado. “I’m always stoked to be around here.”
MiMOSA mixes beats in the same way orange juice mixes with champagne, smooth and sweet but with a bite if you have too much. He has a varied music background and style and people take notice of that.
“I tend not have a formula. I try to stick away from that because I don’t want to have any sort of pattern,” says MiMOSA. “If you take a different approach to it every time then you’ll get a completely different sound that’s more just going with the moment and going with where the energy is taking you rather than having to go through a process to try and make something.”
MiMOSA’s sound sometimes seems to be out of the future and he jokingly refers to it as “Future Trill.” MiMOSA is heavy, with well-timed beats, wobbly bass drops and hard-hitting glitch. He steers away from aggressive tones and is able to bring the tempo down before dropping the beat over and over again ready to shake you to the core.
“It’s just bass music,” he says. “I’m just doing what I feel. I make all sorts of music from progressive dubstep to super melodic chill stuff so I don’t necessarily have one sound. It’s whatever you wanna call it.”
MiMOSA is one of the best dubstep DJs currently touring and his soothing approach gives him an exceptional advantage over other dubstep DJs. The dubstep/glitch hop/grime DJ and producer will be sure to get you pulse rate up and your feet moving with the filthy bass drops that he is guaranteed to bring out tonight at the Belly Up.
John Zelazny is tired of talking to hoodie-wearing DJs. He appreciates your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org