Fortheye is the ever-evolving music project of 22 year-old music producer Ben McCalla of Lexington, KY. Producing a complexly entrancing mix of space-y downtempo bass music, hip-hop, funk, glitch, jazz, and electro-soul I think I do one thing pretty well; filling venues with people losing their minds and checking their problems at the door all over Ohio and Kentucky.
It all started back in 2008 when I first started producing Trip-Hop tracks out of my dorm room anonymously as a way of channeling chaotically disorganized creative compulsions that were interfering with getting degrees in Chemistry and Psychology. I've got a worldly and eclectic taste in music so over time my productions involved incorporating more bass, more funk, more custom sound design, and better production values. Moving on to more aggressive and dance-able rhythms today I'm told that I have a pretty signature sound comprised of hard-hitting beats, beautiful melodies, funky saw-tooth basslines, and distorted synths. I dig obsessively through vinyls looking for samples and partner up with local artists to give my tracks a sound that can't be found anywhere else; something modern and uniquely Kentucky that's being shared the world over with moderate success both within and outside of the United States.
Thanks to an early adoption of cutting-edge production techniques and a good knowledge of composition, sound design, and audio engineering; you're gonna want to hear this music live on a PA. Every sound is designed on a massive sound-system in an acoustically neutral environment to ensure that the audience doesn't just HEAR the music; they FEEL it.
LOOK OUT FOR MY NEW FULL-LENGTH ALBUM "SELF-TRANSFORMING MACHINE MUSIC" COMING OUT JAN 26th! See me LIVE to get a preview of the album, featuring collabs with local musicians and sounds that'll blow your mind.
Send all booking queries to email@example.com - I like to help people with my music, it you're a charity (especially local) or non-profit for a cause I agree with then I'd be happy to work with you on doing a show, just email me or message me on either SC or Facebook. I'm always ready to be an agent of positive change in the world!