By Logan Rasmussen
From behind the boards, techno-maven, WYGHT is no stranger to crafting meticulously dark grooves that aren’t always as foreboding as they seem. Although he received his birthright in Phoenix, many of his production techniques have taken quite a bit of notes and inspiration from the Denver scene.
Those familiar with his craft will ultimately recognize his naturally dark surroundings in the production, but what catches the listener’s ear are the groovy jungle-flanging bass that adds rays of sunshine to the denser beats. “Bring It” gives way to WYGHT’s musical philosophy of no abandon; We can always take the time to enjoy a fat, well-rounded track like this one, but “Bring It” was chosen for a higher purpose: WYGHT’s brand new track has been hand-selected to join the “Resist” project.
The “RESIST” Project will showcase not only WYGHT’s “Bring It,” but also feature remixes and artist collaborations between artists like Binary Hertz, Arietta, Donald Glaude, Webang x Mister Black, and Laffit Rivas that showcase the need for political awareness in the electronic music community. While we are all about the party, Anima Artist Management is once again going against the traditional grain to release a series of E.P.’s, all focused on relevant global topics important to the artists.
Facing the first release in the series, “Bring It” will contain remixes with Arietta, Binary Hertz, and Laffit Rivas, and will be released in honor of the victims of terrorism, and all of who have affected by it. WYGHT believes this is the best track to release to the project as an E.P., for it is an “in-your-face” track that is almost inviting us as civilians to rise up against the rising tide of terror and violence.
There is no question that terrorism has many causes and effects, but WYGHT’s beliefs center around the fact that we are all members of this planet, and have a significant responsibility for tolerance, lack of submission, and a freedom of expression. Many acts of terror are caused by religious differences, political climates, and public outcry, but WYGHT is dedicating this E.P. to all those who have suffered under the harsh conditions these acts have provided. “Bring It” will bring awareness to challenge those who spread the hate, and displays all the strengths we need to provide peace. WYGHT’s song may be fire on the dancefloor, but it will be a piece of the bigger puzzle through the release’s intention, as well as further inspiring and educating the activist in all of us when the neon lights go black.
Check out WYGHT’s “Bring It” E.P. which will not only be available on Beatport on Friday, April 21st, but also Bandcamp, where the proceeds will go to each charity mentioned on the official Bandcamp page.