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Published: September 2, 2011

by Jennifer Picht

143Say what you will about Stephan Jacobs, the multi-faceted bass music producer, or you can let his talent do the talking. Bearing the studio skills of Jacobs in mind, incorporate the electro rhythms of Love and Light, and a beautiful collaboration and killer EP is born.

Stephan Jacobs, no stranger to the stage, has seen plenty of action at festivals big and small (most notably Coachella, on the big side). The uptempo dubstep artist creates energizing synths and intricate rhythms that pack dance floors and rattle soundsystems.

The birth of his collaborative project (Kether) in 2006, alongside Tim Hauser (Ruff Hauser), provided the electronic music community with a unique live experience while establishing an enthusiastic bass of fans. Rising through the ranks of the West Coast bass scene, the duo performed with Shpongle, Tipper, and The Glitch Mob during its heyday.

Jacobs is still collaborating today. This time, Jacobs teamed up with the creative minds of Love and Light, Matt Madonna and Ryan Anderson. Madonna and Anderson stem from the desert region of Reno/Tahoe Basin. The duo has a reputation for utilizing uplifting melodies shrouded in heavy drums and bass in vibrant and deeply conscious ways.

The trio produced four mellifluous tracks for their EP, titled 143, which dropped this past July. The package takes great pains to meld dramatic motion with passion and intensity.

The tempo of this mix possesses a futuristic sound, including funky bass lines, while generating some old-school 80s vibes. The contributing female vocals add an endearing element of sex appeal to the complex and intricate rhythms.

Together, they’ve created an extraordinary sound, cementing their dubstep stardom. 143 will continue to move its listeners in an inspiring and profound manner, and perhaps pave the way to further collaboration.

Stephan & Love and Light - Let Me Love You

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