Bozeman Indie Electronic. - Nes Croft: Ride Waves
posted 14 Jul 2019 by Krister Axel
Brings the inventiveness of a mad-scientist to the rich space of modern electronic music.

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Nes Croft became involved with music at a young age in Great Falls, Montana. In high school his bedroom was set up like a recording studio with an old Tascam 24-track recorder and a bunch of different instruments.

After learning about electronics and computers while working at SYNTHROTEK, he decided to pursue a degree in Computer Engineering at Montana State University in Bozeman, and later cofounded a startup called Vaytricks that now has a popular mobile music making application for smartphones. Nes uses his software Vaytricks Beat Machine to make his beats using just intonation - which is a type of musical tuning that allows for more precise harmonic relationships between notes. He brings the inventiveness of a mad-scientist to the rich space of modern electronic music, while keeping a nostalgic connection to the work of Aphex Twin. Ride Waves, the latest from Bozeman’s Nes Croft, is a deep 808-groove with a message about bringing light into this world that might remind you a little of Post Malone.

This song is featured on our Conscious Hip Hop playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist