Re:Creation L.A. Gem and Jam Preparty is Back with Shpongle, Alex Grey, Ott., An-ten-nae, Russ Liquid and More
December 31, 2015
With every An-ten-nae track you're guaranteed two things: sounds you've never heard before, and deep, loud, ear-rattling bass.
Under his moniker An-ten-nae, producer Adam Ohana has taken his own route in the world of dance music, blending 808 styled bass beats with tripped-out vocals to create Acid Crunk, a vibe that anyone can get down to. Known for his sporadic live remixing during performances, An-ten-nae takes his experimental music to the next level, whether the audience is down for a swaggy, chillout, or hyped-up show.
In 2014 An-ten-nae hooked up with producer Releece to form the group Dimond Saints, a melodic bass duo from Oakland that is quickly gaining fans around the world with their future beats and sexy sound.
Upon hearing An-ten-nae's avant-garde tracks, one might wonder the musical process behind the radical music. I spoke with the DJ / producer about his journey in the music scene, as well as upcoming shows at the LA Gem and Jam Preparty this Friday as well as Costa Rica's Envision Festival.
An-ten-nae: Music is also something that is transmitted and received. Music is also such a huge part of my life - you can say I live it, I breathe it. So the name seems fitting.
It's always such a hard question to pick a favorite. I am really vibing on the last Dimond Saints remix of Saint Wknd's "Lost". I also really like how An-ten- nae's "I Can't Wait" came out.
I was just a music junkie and wanted to be a part of anything with music, whether it was playing it or making it. In the beginning I would say I was part of the house music scene; I really loved the early wicked parties. I've always been open to all styles of music though.
I really like living in Oakland, and the Bay Area in general. There's some really good food sources nearby, an inspiring music scene, good nature, and decent weather.
The A-bun-dance crew always throws down. They put a lot of love in their parties. I always know that when they are involved in a show, lots of people in the community will come out that usually don't. [More info and tickets to Re:Creation LA Gem and Jam Preparty hosted by Euphonic Conceptions]
Each song is different. Sometimes it's me just humming something in my head that I put down, and it evolves from there. Other times I start with a sick beat and fill the gaps. Usually it's a bassline or melody that's in my head.
The place is so beautiful and the crowd is from all over the world which gives it a nice international flavor. Oh, and the sunsets there are out of this world. Their giant jaguar stage last year was incredible. I can't wait to see what they have in store for us this year. So many people I know are going down. I can also use some sun and pura vida! [Read more about Envision Festival in Costa Rica]
Fever Ray - Bjork - Lorde - but really so many. I just love powerful woman vocals.
I have this weird thing with the number 13, which is my fave number. So I wind up having a lot of 13s in my number or multiples of it.
I love to cook exotic foods.
And I'm a closet vocalist.
Exotic foods like seared wasabi infused butter scallops drizzled with caviar. Mmmm. And a closet vocalist is when you secretly put your own voice in a track.
We are working on this new EP/album called Prism in the Dark - its getting pretty close to done. We are really excited about this, and have been working on it for quite some time. Going to be something very special. Definitely won't be the last. We are just getting started and with each new song we discover more about ourselves and our path.
There is also a new An-ten-nae album that is half done. The future looks very bright. <3
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