Dylan Evans, better known as Lavier to the underground bass community, is a talented producer and graphic designer from Pittsburgh, PA. After several successful bookings and perfecting his craft behind the scenes in 2022, Lavier is carrying some fantastic momentum with him into the new year, starting with the release of his two-track EP, Turning Nothing Into Something, out now on The Widdler‘s label, The WiddFam.

2022 was a big year of growth for Lavier. He released several singles that showcased his ever-expanding range of sounds and styles, highlighted by one of the songs of the year in “Watch This” with fellow rising star Subtle. He also landed a huge festival booking with Yonderville in West Virginia, where he dropped a jaw-dropping afternoon set at the Dub Bus stage. Lavier has already locked in a couple of killer festival bookings for 2023, those being Quasar Festival in Texas and Wub n Dub in North Carolina. Outside of making and playing music, Lavier is also a very talented graphic designer. He has created some breathtaking cover art, logos, and event flyers for a ton of artists – you can check out his portfolio here.

Towards the end of the year, he put out a twenty-one-minute unreleased mixtape that showcased the future of the Lavier project. Since then, he has begun releasing these tunes on a solid cadence, starting with a beautiful, ambient breaks track, “I’ve Been Waiting”, the intro song in the aforementioned unreleased mixtape. The next two banger tracks that followed made it into the Turning Nothing Into Something EP.

The EP starts with “Innate”, a jazzy deep cut that makes you feel like you’re in a noir-style film. The use of real instruments, combined with Lavier’s signature bass lines and catchy drum patterns, give this track some serious flavor. This seamlessly transitions into the second track, “What’s Done In The Dark”, arguably my favorite one from the unreleased mixtape. Lavier’s punchy bass elements and cinematic atmospheres create a refreshingly cool bass music experience that’s hard to come by in today’s day and age. He is an artist we will have a close eye on in 2023 and this EP is certainly an indicator of great things to come.

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