We’re on a local tip with the latest addition to our mix series, with Natural States’ Cosmic Chaos getting busy behind the wheels with a spaced-out electro session for our 47th edition. The Waveform Transmitter‘s Ste Knight presents.
Our latest Waveform mix comes from a very talented young selecta. Cosmic Chaos is a resident at one of Liverpool’s most forward thinking new club nights; Natural States. It is quite clear from the tracklist below that Sam really knows his onions when it comes to on-point electro fodder, as his mix is packed with proper gems that veer towards the more celestial side of the sound, much in keeping with his artist name.
We managed to catch the most recent Natural States party, which took place on May 4th (not sure if the Star Wars tie-in was intentional but it certainly made sense to us!) at the IWF Substation, and featured the brilliant electro DJ and producer Solid Blake on headline duties, alongside our good friends Paddy Hooley and Maxquerade, who went b2b for their stint behind the decks. Cosmic Chaos took warm-up duties at the event, so it was great to see a good mix of local artists playing alongside the international headline act.
Natural States doesn’t just have a brilliant music policy, though. Their ethos is just what we need in the current clubbing climate, where a sea of brightly lit smartphones is ruining the atmosphere for those of us who don’t feel the need to document every second of a fucking rave on Snapchat. Use of mobile phone cameras on the dancefloor is banned, and flash photography is also outright vetoed. This makes for a party in which the audience, the DJ and the music they are playing is the focus – exactly the way it should be, then.
We took ourselves straight to the horse’s mouth and asked Sam to give us the lowdown on Natural States and his own productions…
“Natural States is forward thinking electronic night in Liverpool created and run by Cosmic Chaos. Natural States enforces a no phones photography policy at all the events, I believe that going to a rave should be all about the experience, the moment. This isn’t a new concept by any means, it is just trying to make the night as fun as possible for you in a comfortable environment.
By the end of this year I am hoping to run a series of exciting parties in Liverpool. Natural States will be showcasing new and emerging artists in Liverpool and hoping to create something special with like-minded DJ’s that will consistently push the scene in a good direction. Meeting new people in a new city isn’t an easy thing to do, but it is exciting.
In terms of producing, I am still learning the ropes at the minute but you can definitely expect some new tunes by the end of this year which I’ve been working on. I really like anything that is good and appeals to me during that moment, Music is becoming genre-less so I am always trying to create new sounds and find what is right for me.”
You can check out the video for Cosmic Chaos‘ acid heavy track, MK Ultra, below.
Without further ado, lets get a load of what Cosmic Chaos has to offer with the latest instalment of our Waveform Mix Series. If you fancy hearing who else we’ve had up to now, then head to our mix archive, here. The tracklist for the mix is below.
1. Reedale Rise – Eternal Return
2. Uprock – Klockwerk Oranj
3. Nikki Nair- Gianni
4. Plant43 – Cavernous Bones
5. Morphology – Lagrangian
6. Lobec – Wildstyle
7. Madame Mercury – Rhythm Rock
8. Pseudopolis – Yaris Crew
9. Jackal and Hyde – This Is the Sound of Underground
10. Kenneth Scott – Let’s Go Program Thomas
11. Straight Razor – The Adversary
12. Jensen Interceptor – The Fontainebleau