Riding the Waves of Sound with Common Creation

In the ever-evolving landscape of Electronic Dance Music (EDM), a new star has been steadily rising, captivating audiences with a unique blend of psychedelic rock and electronic beats. Meet Chris Teel, better known in the EDM world as Common Creation, an artist whose sonic explorations are redefining the boundaries of genre and sound.

My first encounter with Common Creation was at SolFest 2023, and let me tell you, it was a revelation. There’s something about his music that transcends the usual electronic beats, taking you on a journey through a kaleidoscope of sound that’s both nostalgic and futuristic.

Chris’s journey into the world of EDM is as eclectic as his music. Starting in 2015, he embarked on a mission to blend the free-spirited vibes of a psychedelic jam band with the pulse of modern electronic dance beats. His project, Common Creation, is a testament to this fusion, bringing together the old and new in a symphony of experimental dubstep and antiquated instrumental sound.

The “Manufactured Moments EP,” his latest release, is a perfect showcase of his talent. Imagine floating through a dimension of new sounds – that’s the essence of this EP. It’s an exploration of experimental dubstep, yet it resonates with the warmth of antiquated instrumental sound, creating a unique auditory experience.

What sets Common Creation apart in the crowded EDM scene is his ability to create a world of rich timbre and haunting electronic melodies, intertwined with hypnotic vocals and unexpected heavy drops. His live performances, alongside drummer JT Ward, are high-energy events combining skillful instrumentation with heavy electronic jams, creating an unforgettable experience.

I’ve been following Common Creation’s journey for a while now, and he’s undoubtedly one of the artists who popped on my radar for 2024. His collaboration with artists like Trinidad James, Waka Flocka Flame, Archnemesis, and Sammy Adams showcases his versatility and ability to blend genres seamlessly.

But it’s not just about the music. What strikes me most about Common Creation is his connection with his fans. He runs a private Instagram chat where he shares his ongoing projects, seeking opinions and involving his fans in the creative process. This level of engagement is rare and shows his commitment to not just creating music but building a community.

Furthermore, Chris’s dedication to education and giving back is evident in his offering of one-on-one Ableton classes for students of all skill levels. It’s his way of nurturing the next generation of EDM artists, and it speaks volumes about his character as an artist and mentor.

For those of you in Portland, don’t miss the chance to catch him at The Get Down on February 24th. It promises to be a night of immersive soundscapes and pulsating rhythms that will leave you wanting more.

Looking ahead to 2024, I’m excited to see what Common Creation has in store. His sound is constantly evolving, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in EDM. From his performance at Griz’s legendary Space Camp event to his latest EP release, it’s clear that Common Creation is not just another name in the EDM scene – he’s a musical force to be reckoned with.

So, if you’re someone who loves EDM but is looking for something that breaks the mold, something that combines the past and future in a symphony of sound, then Common Creation is your artist. His music is not just a listening experience; it’s an exploration, a journey through sound that leaves you transformed.

In conclusion, keep an eye on Chris Teel, aka Common Creation, as he continues to make waves in the EDM scene. His blend of psychedelic soul and bass, coupled with his unique approach to music production and community engagement, makes him an artist you don’t want to miss. As someone who has experienced his magic firsthand, I can confidently say that his journey is just getting started, and it’s one you’ll want to be a part of.

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