For over a decade, experimental bass producer ATYYA has been pushing the envelope in downtempo bass music.
The Canadian producer has been captivating audiences with music that blends world music, hip hop, jazz, and 140 influences for over a decade now. He’s performed at festivals, shows, and other events around the world including Envision, Shambhala, and even a hot air balloon in Turkey.
No stranger to the Cervantes main stage, ATYYA headlined SHIFT Thursdays last May. Tonight, ATYYA takes the main stage once again with Coldcuts, Saltus, Morning High, and Qilin along to support.
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Read on for our interview with ATYYA to find out what’s in store for tonight’s show.
River Beats: What can the audience expect at this show?
ATYYA: They can expect tons of cutting-edge 140, and beyond. Good vibes all night! I have been on paternity leave most of the year, so I’ve made a ton of new unreleased ATYYA music. I’ll be showcasing many tracks from my new album at the show.
River Beats: What makes performing in Denver special?
ATYYA: Denver is a special place because it’s the Bass Music capital of the world. It’s where the culture is the strongest and the crowd energy is massive every time! I am also hugely into snowboarding, and Denver has that mountain culture as well, so it’s a double whammy for me!
River Beats: You recently released your production course, what motivated you to create this course?
ATYYA: I’ve been teaching private lessons for close to a decade now but started to have too many bookings to teach others and sustain working on my own music, so I decided to make a course. Once I started working on the course there was so much I wanted to cover that it ended up taking over two years to structure, film, and edit. It just launched late 2022 and I have been so happy to hear how many people have benefited from my course “The Producers Portal” already. Check out the course here.
River Beats: Anything else coming up you’d like to plug?
ATYYA: You can check out my forthcoming tour dates here.