2006 Artist Lineup

STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9)

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As a collective of musicians and artists, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) creates and expresses a musical style that is unique unto itself. STS9 have taken their passion for playing live instruments and married it to a love for intricate composition and sound exploration. STS9 have as much of an affection for samplers and computers as they do pianos, drums, bass, and guitars. The music blends layered sonic landscapes, developed melodic movements, and deep groove sensibilities. The music is simultaneously progressive and retrospective. It draws from the core creative values of the jazz greats and the funk-soul innovators while utilizing modern advancements in music production, basically just getting wicked with whatever they can make a sound with. In speaking of his interaction with the band during performances earlier this year, Perry Farrell stated that STS9 “speaks in the future tense.” A loyal and musically open-minded fan base around the world has helped STS9 become one of the few groups to find success as independent, instrumental artists. Embracing a near constant touring schedule, STS9 has carved a niche of their own in a crowded scene. Through the music, the band covers a wide spectrum of styles and influences. STS9 are best fit to stay unbound from musical labels, genres, or stereotypes, and choose, instead, to release and perform music that is inspiring to them as artists.

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