LA-based Musicians, Bósa, emit a clarity throughout their hypnotic music that draws listeners deep within themselves. In celebration of the release of ‘Off The Grid’, I caught up with Bósa for a great chat about the importance of eating mindfully and fueling your body/mind with healthy food, their gratitude for Gravitas Recordings, taking moments to reflect on their journey and experiences, dream festivals that they’d love to play and more.
Congrats on the upcoming release of your new album, ‘Off The Grid’. Tell us about the message that you intended to portray throughout this release.
Thank you so very much for inviting us to introduce our music to your peeps! We’re quite excited about the album’s arrival, and very grateful to Gravitas Recordings for their stellar support on this journey. Our message, in some part, is to inspire through our sound as an invitation for listeners to enter a channel for connection, a much needed release through dance as a way to bond in celebration and shed light on some global issues both conscious & climate. This album is an example of our natural expression, one that we wove heartfelt intentions into which we hope everyone enjoys themselves through listening.
Stephan, as a seasoned veteren in the festival circuit, tell us a bit of advice that you have for up and coming DJs that are entering their first year in the festival world?
The festival world is a tribe so I suggest being humble while persistently honing and sharing your music as you strive to retain originality and utilize your skills to achieve something higher than you think you can. Enjoy learning new performance techniques and get familiar with the business side as well.
Showcasing the human in you, what is a challenging thought that you recently had and were able to overcome over time?
There are times when we desire things that have not yet come to fruition, which is a program we are learning to change. In the grand scheme of things, life throws us up many perceived obstacles, so our remedy is taking moments to reflect on the positive aspects of our current situation, and simply taking a deep breath to feel grateful for the luxury of what we have experienced and accomplished so far.
What is your perception of the digital world that we live in and social media culture?
There are pros and cons to the digital world and social media has drastically changed our communication and method of creation. Sometimes we long for the analog days, but there’s always something to learn here, and many aspects of existing in this world which are very positive as long as humans keep compassion in mind as we make better decisions on how we use this technology to hopefully ascend ourselves in many ways.
No career path or amount of followers negates the fact that you are a human being that has feelings. Tell us about some parts of you beyond being a musician that you take pride in.
You see beauty in many things when you’re open to it. Living in a vegetarian manner with animals and the planet in mind, while helping out with simple donations to those in need keeps us grounded.
Stephan: I love my daughter and being a father more than anything, my circle of friends and community. Together provide a balanced life for me.
As you are exposed to tons of stimulus, how do you proactively take care of your mental and emotional health when you’re out on the road?
As artists, being healthier rather than just raging every night is the new standard. Hitting the gym and hiking as often as possible. We still have fun but becoming a wake up in the morning team has taught us some valuable lessons; for positive mental health, working on music instead of staying up late and sleeping-in all day is much more productive for longevity. The more you have a formula that promotes your chill zone the better. Decompress with yoga and a conscious diet. Greens baby! Appreciate the entire journey.
If you could jump on any festival roster that’s been released already for 2020 and play a set which festival would you choose and why?
Shambala = we’ve heard such amazing things about it for decades, and many friends have performed there who would always paint this as a very mystical festival. We look forward to one day bringing our unique soundscape to delight the woodsy creatures.
Boom Festival = phenomenal festival with amazing art and music. It was really impressive how they executed the production with seasoned grace. This is a conscious event with an excellent model, that really embraces a family vibe, so this would be a sweet stop to connect with a new tribe of folks whom with we could connect.
Fuji Rock = legendary and always has a stellar line up, plus you get to be in the mountains of Japan, which is a glorious landscape and people there are so chill and sincere. you really feel something ancient under the buzz of the fast pace city and technology.
Last but certainly not least, any closing messages for your fans?
Try to stay positive and level headed during times of adversity, keep an open mind. Vote and eat consciously! We are super excited to have you hear and share this album with your famz! We will start seeing you in person very soon with our multidimensional live show!! Thanks for listening.