Exstus is on a mission: To smash the boundaries between diverse musical styles. Think about it... innovative jungle, breakbeat, jazzy hip-hop/lounge and ambient worldbeat ...rich jazz-influenced tonalities, lush sonic textures and phat beats! Exstus delivers these elements within the context of unique, ultra-modern, ALL-ORIGINAL songs.
This fresh take on modern music is evident throughout the rich diversity of Exstus material currently being produced. On these efforts, the sound of the underground finally sees the light of day - and thrives in it. Exstus songs are about smashing through boundaries and indulging in bold new possibilities through a rich blending of musical styles. Exstus is currently undergoing a strong promotional effort, including an in-depth internet marketing campaign as well as more traditional methods of promotion. Initial steps in this marketing blitz included the establishment of the official Exstus website (http://www.exstus.com) and the distribution of promotional items to the press and fans. Additionally, the live show is being developed into a full-on multimedia event complete with dancers, psychedelic visuals and performance art.
Hailing from Austin Texas, Exstus has two incarnations: a studio/production form and a live performance form. In the studio, Exstus is Bart Landry from beginning to end - from composition through final production. Having played and produced music for 18 years, Bart is on a mission: to combine his diverse experiences and influences into one solid package. Live, Exstus is a group led by Bart Landry featuring dancers and visual artists, along with occasional musical and performance art guests. For events at which a smaller production is more appropriate, Exstus is Bart Landry DJing original Exstus material, sometimes improvising live jazz and flamenco guitar over selected tracks. Begun in 2001, Exstus brings you a sound that is dynamic, highly danceable and super-phat!
2004 was a busy year for Exstus, featuring development of new material and the ongoing development of an immersive multimedia live show. The current focus is on the booking of live shows and festivals as well as promotion of the recently released CD "The Phoenix".