Electric Mantis – Lying & Loving (ft. Mothica)
Electric Mantis has released his new single, Lying & Loving, featuring Mothica. I was super impressed by this guy’s production value, I decided to check if anyone else was talking about the song. I saw someone on reddit that said, “this guys sound design is always so good,” confirming what my ears were already telling me.
With big 808 hits on the verses, super bright synths, and dynamic percussion arrangements that encompass so much of the ambiance, this song reaches a level of uniqueness that I haven’t heard in future bass. The song sounds like it’s constantly transforming, like there’s a transformer in the middle to transforming itself from truck to true form in the background of the song.
If you’re a producer and can hear the unique sounds this guy is putting out, it make sense that he has a sample pack. Click HERE to check out his sample pack. For those of you who don’t know what sample packs are, it’s sounds made by sound engineers to sell to music producers. This has become a popular avenue of revenue for a lot of super talented producers, feeding off the desire of others to create songs but not get in the nitty gritty of sound design or recording.
I learned a lot about this through a Planet Money episode entitled, How To Make It In The Music Business, HEREwhere they interviewed producer, Illmind, about making money early on through selling his sample packs. Click to check the episode out. It’s a good listen.
Wyatt Pearson aka Electric Mantis is from Anchorage, Alaska and he’s trying to make meaningful music. In Alaska, he was raised in the metal and jazz scenes. He moved to Oregon for school and currently lives in California. He went viral on reddit back in 2013 with the release of his song, Flips And Flops, Drips And Drops. He’s done official remixes work for Porter Robinson, Gramatik and Giraffage. He’s toured with Mija and Jai Wolf.
He recently started a tour with beak-out French artist, Petit Biscuit.
His new song blew my mind.