At this point in his career, almost every EDM fan knows Bro Safari: his slamming tracks and clever trap beats are sure to bring some wall-twerking action to Skyway this Friday. Electric Mantis, known for his trippy future vibes, is creating a signature sound throughout the Pacific Northwest, and yet many out here haven’t been exposed to his music. If you haven’t heard Electric Mantis or don’t know much about him, check him out below before his Minneapolis debut this Friday at Skyway Theatre!
Wyatt Pearson, better known as Electric Mantis, had an interest in music ever since he was a young child growing up in Anchorage, Alaska. His father was a musician and encouraged Pearson to pursue his musical interest. In elementary school, Pearson taught himself how to use GarageBand and quickly learned how to play the trumpet and the drums, focusing much of his time as a child to producing tracks. While he was a teenager, Pearson put his productions on hold and joined bands of numerous genres, from metal to jazz to latin and all in between. However, when he was in college, Pearson dove back into producing music and birthed Electric Mantis. He dropped out of college, moved to Portland, Oregon, and focused on making a name for himself in productions. And overnight, he became an international phenomenon.
After releasing dream-state tracks with little hype, Pearson made a quick reddit post one night featuring his track “Flips and Flops, Drips and Drops”. He woke up the next morning to find that the track had gone viral, gaining over 175,000 Soundcloud plays in just three days. “Flips and Flops” was a perfect way to showcase this young producer’s significant talent and understand of interesting musical techniques, playing around with time signatures, volume changes, and overlapping soundbytes. After releasing some more tracks and remixes to expand his reach across the internet, he released his first EP titled Braincase about two years back. This EP gained recognition from Thissongissick, Dancing Astronaut, and many other acclaimed EDM publications. Since then, this 24-year old has worked with and gained support from the likes of Haywyre, Porter Robinson, Odesza, and Giraffage and has continued to spread his sound across the world.
Electric Mantis is a pure foreshadow of the progression of EDM, and he is sure to set the vibes strong before Bro Safari takes the stage. So make sure to come out and support this Portland homie this Friday at Skyway Theatre!