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Exclusive Premier: Hyperbolic Headspace – “Sound It Out” | FREE DL, Plus Artist Interview


by Kyle Taylor |

It is a perfect gloomy spring Monday to get the week kicked off on a relaxing and soulful note. Allow yourself to drift far away into the deep bass space melodies of Hyperbolic Headspace. We recently got together with the Knoxville, Tennessee producer to talk about his sound, sense of direction, and a whole lot more. Lucky for us, Joey Laggis (Hyperbolic Headspace) was nice enough to grace us with the release of his new single, “Sound It Out”.

While the crawling rhythmic bass blues of the new production are certainly enchanting, almost therapeutic even, do not let them build your total perspective of all this up-and-coming producer has to offer. The Hyperbolic Headspace sound recognizably finds its deepest roots in the future bass sound, but what that entails, is a diverse spectrum of ideas stemming from that central thesis. Read our full interview with Laggis below to learn more!

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Funkadelphia: “So first, what is a Hyperbolic Headspace?”
Hyperbolic Headspace: “A Hyperbolic Headspace is any exaggerated state of mind or any form of elevated consciousness. This is the key element that I want people to experience in my music. I want my sounds and vibrations to move someone not just physically but mentally as well.”
Funkadelphia: “How long have been producing music? And how long have you spent with music making outside of that time span?
Hyperbolic Headspace: “I’ve been producing for five and a half years now, but I’ve been playing music for around ten. It started with a Michelle acoustic guitar and learning classic rock songs. Then, five years later, I bought my first laptop with Garage Band already loaded and ready to go; and from there I learned as much as I could about general composition and automation; and that turned into me purchasing Logic, the DAW I now produce with.”
Funkadelphia: “Can you think of a particular moment, or maybe piece of work, that made you want to get into production and musicianship in general?”
Hyperbolic Headspace: “Man honestly when I heard the song “Replenish” by Bassnectar all those years back, I decided that I wanted do this- I wanted to make weird sounds unable to be made with acoustic instruments.”
Funkadelphia: “What made you want to go the route of being a solo musician rather 
than banding together?”
Hyperbolic Headspace: “For the longest time I wanted to grab all my musician friends together and start a hybrid band of electronic and analogue sound but could never seem to coordinate any sort of collective effort. From there I decided that I would just have to write and compose all of the music in my head myself so I started studying the inner workings of electronic music.”
Funkadelphia: “Your music brings together a variety of genres and styles- who would be some primary inspirations you would like to name?”
Hyperbolic Headspace: “I’m a huge Duffery and Random Rab fan so naturally they bring me a great amount of inspiration. Several more examples would be Secret Recipe, Wolfen Technologies, Shanti, Devin Kroes, Eurythmy, and Sixis, just to name a few.”
Funkadelphia: “So is your music all production based? Do you use any live instruments or samples?”
Hyperbolic Headspace: “Mostly everything that I’ve released so far has been fully produced electronic sound with the occasional drum and vocal samples; but, in some of my newer unreleased music I’ve incorporated many acoustic and analogue from my own vocals to electric guitar rifts and various, weird, recorded noises.”
Funkadelphia: “From what I know, Knoxville and Tennessee in general, are very much rock and country oriented area. Correct me if I am wrong, but how strong do you see the electronic scene being there these days?”
Hyperbolic Headspace: “Knoxville actually has a pretty sweet electronic scene and it’s been around for a while, but I can definitely see where you’re coming from. I remember being in high school going out to all the shows at the Valarium and the Cider House (now known as The International and The Concourse) and seeing all the really popular artists that came through. Now more than ever though, there has been a great flow of really good underground electronic artists like Yheti, Bleep Bloop, Thirtfworks, et cetera. coming through and enlightening the good people of Knoxville about the ways of deep bass music.”
Funkadelphia: “How exactly would you go about classifying your music?”
Hyperbolic Headspace: “As you said early my music spans many different genres so even for me its hard to place my music in to any categorized group. I believe a friend of mine described it as being a cross between future bass/weird bass and IDM and honestly that’s the closest explanation I can agree with.”
Funkadelphia: “So what is on the horizon for Hyperbolic Headspace – any firmed up spring and/or summer plays; any upcoming releases?”
Hyperbolic Headspace: “Well so far I am set to be performing at Sine Waves Festival in Ohio, Moonshine Festival down in Georgia, and it looks like I’ll be doing a mini North-East run in May too! As for music releases, there is definitely a 5 track ep in the works titled “Blunt Bustin Pineal Pineapple” and I have a couple single releases dropping via Thazdope Records out in Cincinnati and Lostinsound over in Boston. All this new music should be out over the next month or two. Other than that, there are a few other small gigs scattered around that are still coming together, you’d have to ask my manager Newp for all the details.”
Funkadelphia: “Do you think you’ll ever be able to get your chakras fully aligned?”
Hyperbolic Headspace: “Being fully aligned means you’ve reached total and complete higher consciousness similar to a god like state in human form. Achieving this is to achieve the almost impossible but not a waste of your time. I believe that in the search for perfection, aligning your chakras, you may find that it is the journey that matters and not the final destination. So to answer your question, No, I don’t think I will ever align my chakras, but I’m going to strive for complete balance, because in doing so I may learn a thing or two about life and how to be a happy human being.”

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