M.E.M.E is a musical project by Mikah Feldman, age 20. His goal is to provide people with more than just a song. “”A meme is a transference of an idea between two people”, he says. “I want the music to have a piece that the listener can internalize. I want to give people a little more than a sonic experience…”. He discusses how the aforementioned EP, “Places to Die Alone” relates to humanity and the state of. He wants the listener to ask themselves just what exactly is the value of being alone and what happens when we are taken out of our environment.
And not too unlike SPARKBOOM™, Mikah has founded an organization known as the Electronic Music Collective. The goal – to bring together the different artists that use the electronic-stylized sound to help not only share that message but help reignite the passions Long Island was once known for.
“It’s crucial to have a music scene, especially considering Long Island’s music history. John Coltrane wrote his masterpiece in Dix Hills. He lived and died around the corner. He was born and died at Huntington hospital, which to me is like having Mozart living in your backyard”, Mikah says. He firmly believes that all the pieces to the puzzle are already setup. That every step that can be taken to reignite the sound of Long Island is there, it’s just up to the musicians to put it together.
The Collective features such local artists such as Yuki,who is a trap artist, and Machinegirl, who styles herself on footwork music. Both of whom Mikah believes to be rising fast and supports them in their endeavors. But ultimately, the Electronic Music Collective is just that – a collective. There is no singular leader , boss, or what-not. It’s entirely run by the artists on mutual grounds. Though Mikah may have helped found it, he truly believe it belongs to the people.
But despite the efforts that he has shown thus far, he still feels like he has tons of untapped potential…
” I have a lot of drive and try to push himself everyday one step further. A lot of plates spinning but a lot further to go. I just think that I’m at a baby phase, I have a long way to go and I’m excited about it.”
Catch Mikah Feldman aka M.E.M.E. at CosPlay Sunday on July 27th, from 1-5 PM, at Escape Pod Comics in Huntington Village. He will be spinning with fellow EMC artist, ORBiTER. RSVP via Facebook here!
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Patrick Peterson Growing up, Patrick was nicknamed The Mayor. He had and still had an outgoing personality with a sincere, charming, dedicated personality to those he meets. He’s a writing, photography, and video game enthusiast who likes helping out the little guy.