Heavy basslines, colorful yet restrained synth arpeggios, and free drum beats that don't follow a single pattern -mixmag Korea
Fat Hamster is an electronica musician based in Seoul, South Korea. He produces bass heavy downtempo electronica with Synth wavy leads. Fat Hamster's musical journey has been anything but short. Having studied classical and contemporary music at a university, the results of his musical exploration from the education are manifested in his music; counterpointing lead melodies, experimental percussion sounds, and the beats that incorporate mathematical calculations. He also used to be a frontman in an alternative rock band for many years. This experience has given him the ability to produce colorful beats that are both groovy and head-banging, and the stage persona to keep audiences engaged and excited. Fat Hamster has released six singles and two EPs so far, many of which have been well-received by the listeners, reaching the top of the Beatport charts. He is also gaining international recognition with his tracks being featured on radio stations in several countries, including the UK and Italy. With most recent EP [Nonviolent Communication], he has once again pushed his musical boundaries featuring and collaborating with artists and musicians from other genres such as Korean traditinal instrument 'Gayagume', meditation music, and trance music. The web magazine mixmag Korea commented on this EP saying, "Fat Hamster's heavy basslines, colorful yet restrained synth arpeggios, and free drum beats that don't follow a single pattern are synergized with each of the unique featured artists." Fat Hamster has been actively performing at live venues in large Korean cities such as Seoul and Busan as well as socially meaningful stages such as the Seoul Queer Culture Festival and the International Environmental Film Festival.
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