by Courtney LaFavor
What’s up, party people?! Hoping you all made it through the weekend in mostly one piece. I know driving around with my windows down in January definitely helped improve my overall mood about facing another Monday, I can tell you that much. Word on the grapevine is that our one and only Gizzmo did a hell of a job handling the late night beat down for the Tribe fam up in Chicago on the 26th. These events are quickly becoming one of our favorite reasons to visit the Windy City, so be sure to include yourself in the festivities next time! They’re a great way to showcase the deep talent that the Midwest provides the DNB communities near and far!
As you all should know by now, our whole purpose in hosting these NAPCasts weely is to also showcase talent from anywhere and everywhere. This week we’ve got another desert dweller in the one like Arietta. Any time a submission comes in from someone from the southwest, they always come with the business. Arietta is no stranger to handling her business either. With over a decade of classical musical training, she lends her ear to the decks with much the same skill and precision as a traditional instrumentalist. Arietta comes heavy with the bass attack and lets is ride it’s way up and down your spine for this hour of heat. Only her careful use of phrasing can release you from this weighty banger. Arietta dabbles in breaks too, so I will be sure to dig deeper into her catalog to get a taste of that goodness to (and so should you, duh)! After you’re done enjoying this, add Arietta to your “watch list” since she’s currently working on her first EP that’s guaranteed to show her passion and purpose through sound. Arietta is also blazing a path of her own using electronic music projects to build social/political awareness around them. All of the biggest ups to her for this move – we need more of this action in our world, and not just for the sake of drum and bass.