Brian Gardner aka Levitation Jones represents a bold non-conventional approach to making bass music. Whether it’s in the veins of Dubstep, Future Bass, Trap or Grime, one thing is certain, his music will blow you away. Gardner’s music is reflective of his attitude rather than being determined by outside influencers and gives him the freedom to create his art in his way. Gardner is preceded by a reputation for producing bass music that goes well beyond the usual norms and practices of most bass producers. His approach certainly has an effect. One that is designed to separate him from the rest of the pack and one that get’s him included in conversations. All you have to do is jump over to Levitation Jones’ Soundcloud page and check out his three most recent releases: “Lurk Skank” EP, “Lurk Skank Remixes” EP and “The Putrescence” EP. Highly recommended listening.
One area that is important noting, is the fact that Gardner goes in to his shows completely on the fly. He’s keenly aware of his audiences, feeding off their energy and vibes, and in a sense, improvises his mixes to create sets that are tailored to what’s happening in the venue and on the dancefloor. Last year, Gardner performed in more than 40 cities across the U.S.A., his most extensive tour to date. As a rising star in the bass music category, it’s apparent that Gardner has carved out his slice of the pie. He is an artist that is uncompromised, completely unique and unabashed in making music that is cutting edge and entirely his own.
These skills and traits allow the artist to be included in name dropping when it comes to the new crop of exciting bass music producers popping up and breaking out, including fellow supporters like G Jones, EPROM, Space Jesus, Yheti, Bleep Boop and The Widdler to name just a few. What can you look forward to in the near future from Levitation Jones? NYE appearance at Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis, MN with TroyBoi, YehMe2, and Apashe among many others and an early 2019 gig at Post Future Takeover Fort Collins in Colorado on January 25.