WAKAAN Presents – “Champagne Trip” Tour Feat. Champagne Drip
with Special Guest MIZE
at Thunderbird Music Hall
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
18+ or accompanied by legal guardian
-Includes 1 GA ticket
-Post-Show Meet & Greet
-Photo Op with Champagne Drip
Champagne Drip, the newest musical incarnation of Los Angeles-based producer Sam Pool, was born out of a philosophy that innovation springs from inspiration. Pool had carved out a unique place for himself in the bass music community; performing under the moniker of SPL for over 10 years and releasing drum & bass, dubstep, and trap-oriented music on respected labels such as Barcode, Tech Itch, Evol Intent, Sub Human, Rottun Recordings, and SMOG. SPL’s music was fully immersed in sound design, a musical landscape comprised of melodic, dark, and refined touches.
By the Summer of 2014, Pool came to the realization that he had pushed the SPL project to its sonic boundaries and in order to evolve musically, he would need a new project to explore lighter textures and richer melodies. Rooted in jungle and bass music and built around elements of blippy 8-bit sounds, arpeggios, and lush 80s synths, Champagne Drip launched as a decidedly tropical and uplifting sounding project. Operating at first in anonymity, Champagne Drip made a big splash thru the release of official remixes of Bassnectar (Amorphous Music) and Elliphant (Mad Decent). Shortly thereafter, he released his debut EP “Radio Bikini” on Mad Decent in September of 2014.
Ian Evans often pulls from immediate inspiration for his art, so it’s only fitting his melodic dubstep project, MIZE, has become so unique and personable.
Evans grew up in the deep south. Born in Dothan, Alabama, he was raised by parents fluent in classic rock and blues, later being introduced to post 2003-hip-hop and trap. Through this and his love of video games, which slowly exposed him to electronic music, Evans developed a broad, contemporary taste in music that’s prevalent in his career as a producer and DJ to this day.
Described as a genre-coalescing act, the MIZE project is aestheticized by a psychedelic blend of heavy bass music, ambient downtempo, and melodic dubstep with a clear hip hop influence.