SOUL GLITCH BIO

 

Soul Glitch electrifies the musical experience. An unfolding, shifting, and expanding multi-sensory encounter with music that nourishes the body and soul. A musical technology that constructs and deconstructs the themes of universal connection living inside all of us. 

You can hear it in the just released single, OUR CODE, in the expansive awareness of how fear lives in the body, and how our survival mechanisms are embedded in the psyche. You can feel it in the glitch of the soul, transitioning from dream to wake state, longing to emerge from the dream that has been “written in Our Code.” 

Spawned in the recording sessions of a San Francisco audio production school, Soul Glitch found its roots in community: fostered by the encouragement of fellow mentors, producers, and musicians, and fueled by the obsession and passion for all forms of media and technology. Over time, Soul Glitch evolved into a fusion of technology and music: a multi-sensory experience of design, video, light and sound. 

Nicholas Hasty is the technologist, and Soul Glitch is his project. 

For Nicholas, music was ever present. Sound and technology offered him the connective tissue he lacked in his youth: a self-proclaimed social-outcast, Hasty sought solace in the visceral and intellectually stimulating world of music and technology. From his roots in Ukiah, CA to his home in the San Francisco Bay Area; sound, rhythm, and the movement of music coursed through his veins. 

Piano, Drums, and Saxophone provided Nicholas with a traditional introduction to channeling his melodic inclination.  At age 12, his love for computers and the ever-evolving landscape of electronics in music production propelled an intuitive passion for pushing the framework of technology past its intended function. Hasty has been finding new and unconventional ways of using these technologies since--and his unique passion has ultimately been the bridge for collective and social connections that were once absent in his childhood. 

Electronica fueled Hasty’s early ideology of integrative music. First drawing inspiration in the late 90s from the pulsating rhythms of electronic music producer BT, when internet radio was a novel mode for us to connect “online,” Hasty invites you to make these connections in a modern world. 

Now, Hasty’s multidisciplinary approach channels the electronic music that inspired him, the technological, data-bending systems he was drawn to, and his own soulful, visceral connection to the body as an instrument. His dynamic fusion of indietronica, electro-pop and synth-pop genres seamlessly integrates infectious beats with messages of growth and empowerment. 

Soul Glitch is a multi-sensory experience taking live Electro-Pop into unexplored territories. A synergy of acoustic instruments, synthesizers, and audio effects in a real-time re-mix of live performance delivers an unshakable reminder of what is possible when you disrupt the established framework of artistic creation.   

Through purposeful layering of synth-heavy production, melodic instrumentation, rich harmonies, and heartfelt vocals, Hasty brings us a cutting-edge, atmospheric experience that transcends the typical musical paradigm. 

This is the experience of Soul Glitch. Tuning in to our higher selves and finding meaningful purpose in the interdependency of humanity and all living things through sound, imagery, and visceral sensation. 

The culmination of this 3-year project comes at the tail of Hasty’s first album release in May, PRIMIS: an album about growing into himself and shedding that which no longer serves him. 

Hasty’s music and performances have been featured in publications such as “Lifoti Magazine”, featured in blogs like “We Write About Music”, “Come Here Floyd” and “Caesar Live N Loud”, and  has been invited to perform at the California State Fair in Sacramento as a featured musical act. 

“Calling it (Our Code) a multisensory experience seriously is an understatement, there’s so much going on instrumentally, tonally and atmospherically that it really takes the song to its next level.  As impressive as the background is, we could not get through the review without mentioning the stunning vocals featured here.” 

—We Write About Music 

“It is Hasty’s deepest wishes that his music has a positive and profound impact on others. He deeply believes that there is, in each and every one of us, a boundless capacity for love, empathy and connectedness to each other and the world we inhabit. His love of humanity is evident in his lyrics which promotes self-awareness, emotional intelligence and personal growth.” 

— Lifoti Magazine 

“The socially responsible and conscious song writer, keeps close to the things that matter to his life and of his fellow man-kind. Music is one of his ways to express his angsts, challenges, resolutions, and love to the world that he loves.” 

— Come Here Floyd 

“Take It Back" has an upbeat vibe, great to get you in a good mood for the weekend, but it also shares a powerful message of empowerment to those that feel oppressed. Really enjoying the smooth vocals that give the song somewhat of an ethereal vibe and how the chorus got stuck to my head in no time. The beat is highly infectious and I loved the sax near the end of the song. If you're into upbeat electronic music with a soulful touch and powerful message, then you will enjoy "Take It Back"” 

— Caesar Live N Loud 

Each piece of music Hasty creates is crafted with exquisite and delicate precision--he puts immense thought and care into his work, and no piece is finished until every ounce of his being is a part of his creation. 

When Hasty isn’t thoroughly immersed in his music or creating his own music videos, he spends his time tending to his home garden, connecting with nature, and making his own home-crafted chocolates. These simple pleasures infuse the rich, and grounded nature of his music, constantly fueling his work with the reminder of the earth we all come from.