Brian Schatzel, Adastra, has had his sights set on music from a young age. The 22-year-old University of Washington graduate picked up the trumpet in the third grade and was soon playing every instrument he could get his hands on. In high school he discovered electronic music and soon began messing around with producing and mixing music with as much passion as he first put into his classical music background.
Brian eventually decided to take on the name Adastra, Latin for "To the Stars,' and has since developed his style accordingly. He describes his spacey sound as "music that will take you to the stars.”
In music production, Adastra takes inspiration from artists like Seven Lions, Feed Me, Porter Robinson, and Skrillex. His original music has garnered features on blogs, YouTube channels, and worldwide collective and label releases
The past year marked Adastra's break into the club scene. From Foundation Nightclub to STAGE's Bass Therapy, where he is a resident, Adastra has been seen playing in the best venues across Seattle. His music is an electrifying mix of melodic bass, electro house, future bass, and trap, and often garners influences from pop and hip hop, as well.
Adastra also co-founded UW's first Electronic Music Producers club and has helped the collective continue to grow even after graduating.
Expect great things from Adastra in the years to come as he continues to reach for the stars.