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The Mission

We have set out to combine all of our passions in one idea: create a timeless experience. 

We strive to bring a community together to share passions, art, creations, and productions in an environment that is surrounded with limitless compassion and support. 

 Resonate. Elevate. Activate. Levitate.

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About The Founder

Aaron Crawford

Educator, Professional Musician, and Production Expert

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Education

Degrees in the Following:

Music Performance

Audio Engineering

Music Technology

Psychology

Educator Background:

Currently Adjunct Faculty at Kansas City Kansas Community College - Audio Engineering/Music Technology

Focused educator in Music Technology, Synthesis, Multimedia, and Critical Listening.

18 Years Experience as a Private Music Educator - Drums/Guitar/Bass Guitar

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ProDuction/Accomplishments

Live Event Production:

Toby Keith, Verizon Wireless, Cerner, Sprint/T-Mobile, Sporting Kansas City, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, Security Benefit, JDRF, Quixotic, Kansas City Aerial Arts, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City’s Union Station, Kansas University, Rockhurst University, School of Rock, Argosy Casino, Liberty School District, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, VML, Kansas City Downtown Council, SMG, and Girls On The Run KC.

Noted Production Roles:

Director of Audio Engineering - Platinum KC

Director of Audio Engineering - soundSCAPE Music Festival - Maccagno, Italy.

Additional Production, Engineering, and Drums. Everything in Slow Motion – “Influence” 2020 Label: Facedown Records
 

Producer/Engineer/Drums - The Depth and the Whisper – “The Waiting is the Hardest Part”

Label: Motor Music 2019

Engineer, Co-Producer, Additional drums on “Hive Minds.” Norma Jean – “Wrongdoers”- August 6, 2013 Label: Razor and Tie/Solid State Records
**Premiered #37 on Billboard 200, #1 Christian, #3 Hard Rock Chart, #7 US Rock Chart

 

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Professional Musician Experience

18 Years Professional Musician

15 Years Studio Musician

Shared the Stage witH:

Weezer, Twenty One Pilots, Janes Addiction, Reel Big Fish, Incubus, AWOLNATION, The Aquabats, Muse, Fitz & The Tantrums, Arctic Monkeys, Thursday, Kid Cudi, Bassnectar, Eminem, Primus, The Flaming Lips, Best Coast, Flogging Molly, OK Go, Cage the Elephant, A Perfect Circle, Capital Cities, Blondfire, Churchill, Black Veil Brides, The Chariot, Chiodos, Haste the Day, Echosmith, GoldFinger, Forever the Sickest Kids, Issues, Mac Lethal, Meg Myers, The Smithereens, Motion City Soundtrack, Oh Sleeper, Relient K, Underoath, Norma Jean, Mewithoutyou, Silverstein, Stick to You Guns, Story of the Year, We Came As Romans, Volumes, Bush, Neon Trees, Middle Class Rut, Dead Sara, A Silent Film,  Thirty Seconds to Mars, Coheed and Cambria, Shiny Toy Guns, IAMDYNAMITE, Cake, Vendetta Red, It Dies Today, As Cities Burn, Family Force Five, Hawk Nelson, Jars of Clay, Newsboys, Skillet, Switchfoot, TobyMac, Anberlin, POD, Pillar, Flyleaf, Thousand Foot Krutch, August Burns Red,  and The Black Keys, and MuteMath.

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Additional Accomplishments

C&C Drum Company Sponsorship 2005-2014

Sabian Cymbal Sponsorship 2005 – 2014

2014 Guinness Book of World Records – Loudest Open Air Stadium Record participant

2013 Ernie Ball “Battle of the Bands” Champions – Won against 32,000 bands in national competition

2013 Alternative Press Magazine- Top 100 Bands to Watch

2011 Emmy Award “Best Human Interest Feature” Kansas City Chiefs

2006 Alternative Press Magazine - Top 100 Bands to Watch

Label Affiliations: Facedown Records, Epitaph Records, Motor Music