Mandala Ataksak is a dubstep bad bitch representing the darker sounds of the 140 spectrum. She thrives on crafting high-quality listening / dancefloor experiences and selecting sounds that may compel you to stomp out your demons.
Between the dance, the mix, promoting the sounds she loves and lending a hand with Dubplate FM; Ataksak’s relationship with deep dubstep and the community has spanned over the course of a decade. She has a no bullshit attitude towards elitism, lack of diversity, lack of accessibility and lack of harm reduction in the scene.
Outside of her work in the 140 world, Mandala is a wild witch living in the deep woods of eastern Canada. She’s deeply inspired by nature and often wanders in the forest with coffee, cannabis and her camera.
Ok, I’m switching to the first person here to send out big love and solidarity to y’all toughing it out through big changes and struggling in the absence of shows. It’s hard as hell missing soundsystems, dancefloor ecosystems and performing. However I am inspired by all of the new ways we are finding to come together and love on the music despite these changes. Here’s to continued growth, innovation and hard work towards keeping the bass community thriving and accessible.
Long live the deep sounds.