5am Trio x Wax Future’s “Clock in Tour”
5AM is Philly-based producer, musician, graphic designer, and creative magnate Sam Andrus. Once a student at the Rhode Island School of Design burning the midnight oil in the studio with a soundtrack always in the background, Sam has since forged his inspirations from jazz fusion, funk, and future beats into a style of bass music known to captivate audiences with a spectacle of mesmerizing detail and high resolution sound design. 5AM’s music merges worlds as it expertly weaves electronic production and live instrumentation through creative processing and meticulous mixing. To bring his journey full circle, Sam has expanded his project to form the 5AM Trio, a collaboration complete with live drumming from ZONE Drums (Aaron Harel) and guitar, bass, and pads from Keith Wadsworth. 5AM has soared to new heights, becoming the first electronic music producer to perform at the historic Kings Theatre in New York City for the sold-out Tipsgiving. 5AM is now a seasoned performer who’s shared the stage with Tipper, Shpongle, Jade Cicada, kLL sMTH, Detox Unit, Kalya Scintilla, Random Rab, and more, and lived and built strong roots up and down the east and west coasts of the US.
Since they first met back in 2014, Connor Hansell and Keith Wadsworth have been exploring new sonic territory. Pulling from diverse musical backgrounds, the duo combine music that is distinctly of our time, but harkens back to the glory days of analogue recording. Blending a mix of hard hitting drums, classic hip hop and funk grooves, guitar, and an ever changing arsenal of analogue synths, the two create captivating music, that is as focused on story telling as it is on sound design. On stage Wax is known for their energetic live performances, incorporating live instrumentation, including guitar, bass, vocals and modular synthesis. Together the two have released music on various labels, including Atlantic Records and Gravitas. They have also had several sync placements on channels including VH1, and on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central. The duo has performed and toured with an eclectic mix of acts, including Pretty Lights, Lotus and Manic Focus.