Dirtwire’s Montana concerts just leveled up with some locally sourced DJs! Missoula’s SounSiva will be opening at The Wilma on Friday, Sep. 17th and Bozeman’s Buddah is getting things started at The ELM on Saturday, Sep. 18th.
One of the great parts of having nationally touring bands swing through Montana is the often accompanying opportunity for local artists to showcase their skills ahead of the main event. It’s a fun way to see the local music community converge at all angles — from promoter, venue, patron and artist.
Originally from Kalispell, Montana, and now based in Missoula, Tyler Hawkins a.k.a. SounSiva is especially stoked about The Wilma show:
“I’m humbled, excited, grateful… the list goes on. Pretty much one giant butterfly, and still mind blown for the opportunity to join Dirtwire on the Wilma stage. This is a dream come true. I’m thrilled to deliver a special auditory experience from myself to the beautiful community I call home. Thank you for the continued love and support Missoula.”
Randy Vaughn, known as Buddah, will have a particularly unique experience as he’ll be one of the first Bozemanites to hit the newly open, state of the art ELM.
Both SounSiva and Buddha, deliver a wide ranging array of sonic sensations that should pair well with Dirtwire’s eclectic “swamptronica.” Tickets for both shows are still available below!
Originally from Kalispell, Montana, Tyler Hawkins, musically known as SounSiva, has performed stages in all corners of Montana, the PNW, and Burning Man. Raised in an orchestral family, SounSiva started his musical endeavor on the violin, guitar and percussion. In his teenage years, after being turned on to the West Coast Bass movement, he began his journey into electronic production and learning to DJ.With over a decade of experience, SounSiva continues to find inspiration from nature, the ever-evolving sound of electronic music, and the community of beautiful people along the way. Being a multi-genre producer and DJ, expect something different in each set that reaches your ears. He aims to share something that truly moves his soul to yours. “SounSiva” means the dancing away of the ego. Close your eyes, let go and listen.
Based in Bozeman, MT and being influenced from 90’s hip hop and reggae, Buddah has persisted as a leading purveyor of authentic bass weight for nearly a decade and has received high acclaim within the scene for his duo sets with Forrest on Subtle Radio. In addition, Buddah has been known for sharing his tastes in the lighter sounds of house/techno.