This is ART is a new project out of Nashville that combines original beats dropped with Ableton and live bass, synth and drums, similar to the Big Gigantic formula minus the sax. Their music travels between crunky hip-hop and tripped-out funk, gettin crowds movin and groovin.
Art Webb is the mastermind, showcasing his talents on Bass, Synths and Ableton; Miles Cramer holds it down on Drums. The highlight is Art‘s live bass work, energetic and varied, incorporating slap, pluck and strum styles.
Here are some tunes from their live set at Rhythm & Brews, Chattanooga, TN on February 5, 2010:
Grab the rest of the show here: http://www.archive.org/details/tia2010-02-05.sbd
And their Debut EP, Collective Perception here: http://thisisart.bandcamp.com/album/collective-perception