The Barbary
October 18, 2018

with The Wonder Bars


The Barbary
951 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19125, US


Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:15 PM

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Essonite Biography

Essonite is the product of decades of samples given new life with organic sound design, modular synthesis, and live instrumentation. Essonite fuels a new, progressive era of artists, and music that is composed to invoke raw emotion.

'Essonite' is the brain child of Martin Esser and Will Loftus, who met when living together in Philadelphia. Similar interests in making original music with the intention of formatting live instruments to electronic sounds found them creating music together. The group features modular sounds, vinyl modification and beats provided by Martin, with guitar from Will.

Their first official single, "Move Like This", was featured on Dancing Astronaut's "Launchpad" playlist.

"Combining hip hop, electronic beats, and the consistent groove of a live band, the two have bridged the gap to create a project similar in sound to acts like Break Science and Marvel Years...We see a truly bright future for these young phenoms, as their musical talent and creativity shine through their sound in a way that many up and coming acts have not found yet."

-The Musies

What we've drawn from the conversations we've had with them, is that these guys are about as serious about the music they are making as serious can get. They stressed to us the overarching importance of keeping intact the passion and love for their art that inspired them to begin experimenting with sound in the first place.

The duo has been compared to the likes of Big Gigantic, and Pretty Lights, all of whom serve as influences for the group.