Denver-based, electro-soul maven Maddy O’Neal is in full control over her artistry, freeing herself from any previous expectations and ascending even further up the bass music hierarchy.
The producer has spent the past the past seven years showcasing to the world her diverse electro-soul style and hypnotic, hybrid DJ/drum pad live performances – a musical identity that’s led her to slots at world-class music festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Lightning In A Bottle.
With her soulful, funky bass music sound in tow, she’s also toured and collaborated with artists such as Pretty Lights, CloZee, Big Gigantic, and The Floozies, a triumphant journey that’s seen her pave her own path through the music industry and enchant millions of listeners in the process.
Following a massive 2022 that saw Maddy O’Neal release her acclaimed sophomore album Ricochet, the producer is keeping the momentum going with her new EP Mind Over Matter – a 4-track package whose malleable, eclectic presentations reflect the project’s central narrative of taking control over your own reality. Vibrant, diverse, and brimming with collaborations alongside other inventive artists, Mind Over Matter retains O’Neal’s signature feel-good bass style as it expands her sonic purview and showcases her ability to excel in any sound she chooses.
Fans got their first taste of Mind Over Matter with the EP’s lead single “Free Yourself,” a luminescent, future bass-fueled cut with South Florida producer/multi-instrumentalist Sofasound (who’s released music on the venerated labels bitbird and Chillhop). Next was “Woofer,” a trunk-rattling, hip-hop infused collaboration with rapper Cleva Thoughts.
After that, Maddy O’Neal dropped shimmering future bass track “Bliss,” a collaboration with Canadian future bass producer Shylow (who in 2022 remixed O’Neal’s “Forgive Me” track for Westwood Recordings) and Los Angeles-based vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Britt Lari, who’s worked with high-profile producers such as CloZee.
Today, Maddy O’Neal unveils the full Mind Over Matter EP, featuring the single “Wide Awake.” A collaboration with singer-songwriter Torii Wolf, “Wide Awake” is a genre-blending masterclass, smoothly oscillating between hard-trap and bass music while wrapping itself in a lush, grandiose presentation.
The track kicks off with an epic, heart-thumping horn section before bringing into stuttering, industrial drum percussion. A slew of breakbeats then build up towards the track’s tectonic drop, which combines trunk-rattling 808s, dubstep wubs, and infectious melodies for a thunderous section of electronic music bliss.
Next, Torii Wolf begins their verse, elevating the track into a heavenly atmosphere with their angelic vocal delivery and transcendental lyrics.
Lavish, impactful, and filled to the brim with immaculate sonic details, “Wide Awake” is an illuminating display of a producer at the peak of her powers – and a perfect representation of Mind Over Matters’s free-flowing, liberatory journey.
Following her performances at Secret Dreams Music & Arts Festival, and North Coast Music Festival, fans can catch Maddy O’Neal play out Mind Over Matter tracks at festivals such as Same Same But Different and the newly-minted Cascade Equinox. Her 31-stop, nationwide Mind Over Matter tour will also take her to venues in cities such as San Francisco, San Diego, Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Louisville, Indianapolis, her hometown in Denver, and many more.