Cyber Duo “Artifakts” Soon To Be In the Spotlight

The definition of the word Artifakt is an object produced or shaped by human craft, especially a tool, weapon, or ornament of archaeological or historical interest. This definition couldn’t be more accurate for the young cyber duo made up of two 20 year old producers by the name of Garret Meyer and William Thompson. These two have been involved in the music game for quite some time now and have a style that was influenced by producers Pretty Lights, Michal Menert, Griz, Supervision, Wax Tailor, and Gramatik, but have their own unique, super fresh sound that you won’t find anywhere else. These two have been making major headway in the EDM community and are currently working on some projects with big names, which are yet to be announced to the public. Check out this bio these two provided for this article and keep your ears open for some big news here in the near future. Also, be sure and vote for Artifakts to win a set at Electric Forest 2012 by CLICKING HERE

Garret Meyer – “As far as the Artifakts project goes, it consists of myself, from Manitowoc, WI and William Thompson (Charleston, SC). Artifakts started in early March when William and I discovered each other via Soundcloud, and both realized we have a similar vision for where we would like to take our music. We are both 20 year old producers, who have dabbled in music most of our lives. I grew up on classic rock and and alternative rock, as well as oldies my parents frequently listened to. I self taught myself guitar in middle school as I quickly became fascinated in music. Bands such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and the Doors were a huge inspiration for my love of music. It wasn’t until High School that I grew a sick obsession with hip hop and rap. I went from playing guitar and dabbling in various instruments to beat making. In my first year of college I discovered this alternative electronic sound that blends hip hop and electronic music and decided to run with it. I produced out of the dorms for a year and dabbled in various DAWs to get a feel for how to make instrumentals and develop my own sound. I soon discovered a love for sampling old records and decided to learn the craft in FL Studios. Not long after, this style of production went from a hobby to a passion, expanding my skills to create my own synth patches and mix my own projects. For William, his story is very similar.”

William Thompson – “I grew up listening to stuff like Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, the Beatles, Jimmy Buffett, and country music from my parents. I started playing guitar around the age of 13. In high school I discovered rap like Lil Boosie/BunB/Gucci Mane and got interested in beats/instrumentals and also the way that rap lyrics flow. It wasn’t until the summer before college that I first heard Pretty Lights or any other “modern” electronic music. Before that all I knew of was techno. I was fascinated by the freshness of the sound and also by the way that it made me feel. I was super curious as to HOW people like PL were doing what they were doing. I didn’t understand anything about sampling or arranging music so I began researching. I wanted to learn how to do it myself. I started by making mashups because honestly I didn’t know what else to do. Eventually I made my way to a trial version of Ableton and I’ve been addicted ever since.”