With the eighth annual Gem & Jam festival being a little under a month from now we are sure many of you are either chomping at the bit to get down there or buried in the studio crushing all the work that you can before you hit the road. Whether you will be finding your way to Tucson by ground, air, or sea the folks over at Euphonic Conceptions are going to be loading you up with a hefty helping of tunes to fuel the soundtrack of your journey. Coming in the form of two musical compilations promptly entitled ‘The Road To Gem & Jam’ , each volume will contain a fine musical smattering from a handful of artists that are sharing this eclectic bill that Euphonic Conceptions has gathered for this years event.
From the looks of it, each compilation will give us a great opportunity to get a grasp of the different styles of music that will be present over the weekend. Over the course of three nights you will all be treated to two stages of worldly music, live performance painting, and a Bazaar featuring a huge variety of vendors. Gem and Jam is a gathering striving to integrate music, art, gems, minerals, and sustainability in this diverse community. On this first compilation we have at hand we are gifted tunes from Desert Dwellers, Project Aspect, Smash and Grab, Smokovich, Love & Light, and NVO to get the ball rolling. These producers each douse us with their own unique blend of bass music that spans from the Desert Dwellers spacey bass vibes to the funky electroinca stylings of NVO; we are almost positive you will find something that tickles your fancy on this expansive compilation!