Set Information: 8:00–9:15 p.m., EMU Green
“Make music like no one’s listening” is the motto of Aaron Carmack. His story is a three-part series divided into factions of past, present, and future. Every element of the past as Carmack would explain has had an effect on who he is today as a writer, producer, and DJ. Being born and raised in San Francisco, attending, and dropping out of college in Long Beach, CA, moving to Oahu for three years, and living off income from monthly releases on Bandcamp—his music is an expression and perpetual reflection of all of it.
Constantly translating personal experience into his craft, Carmack finds inspiration from a range of sources, from his friends to fellow musicians in productions cliques, Team Supreme and Soulection to his travels and numerous sold out tours of five continents over the past two years, sharing stages with folks like Hudson Mohawke, Just Blaze, Cashmere Cat, and Diplo. These influences combined with a hunger for discovering the newest, most cutting edge sounds in the world are some of the ingredients to the now Los Angeles based producer’s distinct creative process. Like a hinge to the doorway between dance music and hip-hop, Carmacks musical output increasingly occupies a void frontier between two genres, identified by fans and himself purely as “carmac” with a devotion to the studio and a grinding work ethic, the inventive producer aims to release a prolific amount of music in the coming months, all the while performing as often as possible.