BASECK & FELISHA LEDESMA AS CRUEL WORLD II
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Hard intimacy, wall-to-wall drones, rave stabs, gentle whispers, and pummeling kick drums. Equal parts Baseck and Felisha Ledesma.
Baseck is a Los Angeles based experimental electronic musician. His roots run deep in L.A.’s underground rave scene. His fascination with sound from the discovery of mixtapes brought him to turntablism at an early age. The attraction to hands-on hardware learned from scratching records lent its way to audio manipulation with battery powered toys, drum machines, and modular synthesizers. This exploration of sound and technology inspired collaborations with synth companies giving Baseck opportunities to design hardware and sound banks for these machines. Baseck’s style builds on past musical experiments combining 80’s drum machines, sounds of breakdance and industrial, with a future approach to drum & bass and IDM. His latest EP, ENERGY MORPH, is out now on Boysnoize Records.
Felisha Ledesma is an interdisciplinary artist and organizer based in Los Angeles. Ledesma is the Director of S1, an artist run space that focuses on experimental sound, critical contemporary art, and non-traditional education. Felisha co-founded the Synth Library – a low-cost resource for hands-on access to synthesizers, DJ gear, recording equipment and other electronic musical instruments for people of all experience levels. Ledesma has been exploring the intersections of field recording, synthesis, and the sound of secrets.