Happy Sadness by Guantamano Bae is a rich deep house/EDM track that hosts flavorful elements of production in this remix version by DJ and producer James Jager. The track is constructed with a unique throbbing drum sequence and shrewd atmospheric adlibs that add meaningful depth to the tune’s presentation.
Amazingly, the unlikely chemistry of heavy percussive sounds and bass against the grain of angelic chords of synth and high-pitched harmonics give Happy Sadness its cutting-edge sound. Guantamano Bae recollects that the inspiration for Happy Sadness stems from his real-life experience of working at a Guantamano Bay prison and feeling he had been isolated from society. In many ways, his experience makes the sonic language of Happy Sadness exceptional and certainly a dance track that life cannot do without.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
James Jager is a DJ and Producer who is currently based in the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Finishing his engineering degree at Drexel University, James went on to pursue a career in the music industry.
Performing at venues that include NOTO Philadelphia, Rec & Royal and Warehouse on Watts, James has played alongside acts such as Bassjackers, DJ Hollywood and Morgan Page.
Continually seeking to progress his diverse creativity, James features both original, as well as “hand selected tracks” in his performances, with no genre being considered “off limits”.
Guantanamo Bae’s (GB) prodigious power to compose innovative and superior EDM tracks began as a pastime in college that fused into publishing on streaming platforms. Garnering responses from exuberant supporters, GB turned his attention to live performances, a serious-minded craft that is as important to producing the music alone.
Amid the global explosion of Electronic Dance Music, a genre that thrives almost exclusively in nightclubs and festivals of cosmopolitan cities, GB emerged from the small farm town of DeSoto, Missouri. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he relocated to New York City to attend college and the music passion began. Experimenting with GarageBand and advancing to Ableton GB., GB was able to share tracks with close friends at house parties and small club gatherings in New York City.
Guantanamo Bae understands everyone’s need for a diversion from these challenging. He accomplishes this by incorporating melodic mixes and uplifting elements that is a celebration on the dance floor. With sizeable performances shows forthcoming, GB is excited and focused to carry on his rapid rise out of a small farm town to the around the globe.