Cheyanne Muska talks about her favorite festival experience, why she loves bass music, and more!
What was your first electronic music event?
Excision’s “The X” Tour with Liquid Stranger in 2012 at the Worcester Palladium in Massachusetts.
What/who influenced you to attend your first event?
When I was in high school, a few of my friends started listening to some guy named Skrillex. They would rant and rave about his music and how fun it was to go to shows. I started listening to his music on my own and began listening to all the other OGs; Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Kill The Noise, etc. I attended my first even shortly after discovering all this cool new music!
What is one moment from an event that was special and why?
Pretty Lights sunrise set at Bonnaroo 2013. Anyone reading this who attended that set knows exactly why it was so magical. He began playing at around 2:30AM and went until 7AM. The crowd that was at his set were the last people to leave the center. The vibes and energy at that show were unreal. After his set ended, we all walked out of the center together, as one big group. Security was cheering for us and gave us high fives to celebrate us staying his entire set.
What is your favorite festival or event?
Electric Forest and Bass Country in Grand Rapids, MI!
What is your favorite electronic song and why?
That’s a really hard question to answer because I have so many favorite electronic songs. I’ll narrow it down by saying that some of my favorite songs ever produced are by Bassnectar, Skrillex, Zeds Dead, and Pretty Lights.
Who are your favorite artists?
Some of my favorite bass music artists are Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Kompany, Subtronics, Eliminate, Tipper, and NGHTMRE.
What are your favorite genres?
Dubstep is definitely my favorite genre, part of the reason is that it’s the genre that got me into the scene 10 years ago. I also love bass music in general, whether that’s releases from Wakaan or Never Say Die, I love it all.
What do you feel your “Identity” is in the electronic music community?
I feel that a huge part of my identity in the community is spreading generosity and comfort. I strongly believe in spreading positivity and kindness, especially because I believe that it’s contagious. I always want people in our community to feel warm and welcome, whether they’re an old-school basshead or a newbie. It’s important to make sure everyone in the scene feels like they belong because I feel that a lot of us are naturally outcasts that came together to form this amazing community.
Is there anything else you would like to add about yourself for the readers?
I’m a bass music producer from the Grand Rapids area. I started producing around four years ago and absolutely love every second of it, even when I want to pull my hair out. Music is the one thing that connects us and brings us all together. We as humans can all agree that music touches our mind and soul in a way that nothing else can. I am dropping my first EP within the next few months, so keep your eyes peeled!
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