Written by Sofia Raisanen of Keyframe-Entertainment for Evolver EDM
Rhythmstar is a fusion bass producer originally from LA area, a true native, he ignites dance floors with his ecstatic, bass-saturated beats. He has an intuitive ability to connect the mind, body, and soul, therefore creating a rich, emotive, and in-depth experience, while simultaneously shaking a dance floor to its core as he mixes a potent elixir of future soul music, laden with deep subsonic frequencies, and leading polyrhythmic percussion. A flawless sound designer, he deconstructs and redesigns original tracks on the fly in order to make every set a completely unique and profound discovery. Fusing experimental electronic music with a passion for the transformative power of the live experience, Rhythmstar transports listeners into the now through deep, perplexing, and yet soothing bassline rituals. A passionate live performer, he uses sound as a tool for healing and medicinal art, one that connects the dance with the divine.
Known for fiercely blending his tracks and brilliantly expressing his music with stylistic meaning, he continuously re-creates the experience through pure intentions. He’s a passionate and ever-growing artist in the global electronic community, as he continues to pave his way further into the self. After illuminating the Hawaiian Islands with his musical explorations for the past ten years, he successfully co-produced the infamous Big Island Full Moon parties on remote beaches and on top of the flowing lava of the volcano Kilauea, as well as headlining the Hawaiian Electronic Music Festival for five consecutive years. Rhythmstar has shared the stage with some of bass music’s legends, including David Starfire, Bassnectar, FreqNasty, and Android Jones’s Phadroid project. This subsonic sound surfer, celebrates music as fundamental to revolutionary change, as he composes electronic journeys of block-rocking bass that continually, heal, inspire, and of course – “twist the dance floor inside out.”
‘Kissed by Fire’ EP Review
Rhythmstar released Kissed by Fire on Street Ritual on October 6th 2015. Six tracks of intentional depth through tribal bass, 808’s, psychedelic escapes, mid tempo grooves, omnitempo rhythms, alluring leads, exotic beats, capturing vocals, and Spanish flavors expose great diversity and innovation of fusing. Hailing from the West Coast, in the depths of LA area, Adam brings forth an ancient vision through alluring bass frequencies stemming from a rhythmic soul full of bliss. These cosmic and ancient creations offer a tuning effect and overall emotive composition – shared knowledge through ancient past lifetimes will heal. Flawless patterning, organic sitar originality, tempting beats, harmonics, subsonic bass, and creative collaborations through guest producers and vocalists make for an overall union through diversity. Shout out to Dad Lawell for the enchanting cover art, as it visually and beautifully aligns with the entire theme.
Kissed By Fire EP consists of 6 tracks, 4 original and 2 remixes by Heavenly Father & Tantric Decks: “Drakones Indikoi” ft. Rama, “Panthera Onca,” “Cloud Serpents,” “Cloud Serpents” (HeavenlyFather remix), and “Drakones Indikoi” ft Rama (Tantric Decks remix). “Drakones Indikoi” ft. Rama is a rhythmic and bass-fueled journey through 808’s, melodic tribal fusions, uplifting percussion, and dexterous sitar playing as sonic frequencies of dragon-serpents and Eastern elephants chants collide with complexity through love. Intertwining kaleidoscopic flavors of creative composition creates full atmospheres, alluring captures, vibrant crescendos, giving an overall feel of unity. “Panthera Onca” is a sexy salsa rhythm through Spanish grooves, leading percussion, sporadic vocals, and enticing intentions. A tropical melody is fused in with 808’s through tribal jungle journeys through self-discovery. “Cloud Serpents” chimes in through melodic yumness and a cotton candy crescendo manifestation happens through subsonic leads fused in with high hat triggers – it’s a clear innovation through global bass, time travel, and inner explorations. “Cloud Serpents” (HeavenlyFather remix) is a psychedelic feel for signature sound of ethereal amplifications through cosmic perception. Bass triggers, stylistic composition, intricate patterns, and radiating chants/whispers wurrble and flow through time as it disappears and elevates it further. “Drakones Indikoi” ft. Rama (Tantric Decks remix) is a twist into striking bass lines, crescendos, glitch hop dopeness and loads of grimey dubstep focus. A mixture of emotions is felt as different tones, patterns, and directions sweep through as an Eastern dance slows down the tempo before a spiraling effect of laser bass triggers intricate fusions of thought.
Bonus Track: “Weapon of Knowledge” feat. Malala Yousafzai by Rhythmstar
On October 3rd 2015, Rhythmstar also released a bonus track before the Kissed by Fire EP entitled “Weapon of Knowledge” featuring Malala Yousafzai. Born July 12th, 1997, she’s a Revolutionary leader for women’s rights and education in Pakistan and is also the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner of all time!