Mark Rubin began his journey through music as a young child on the drum set. Piano soon followed, then guitar, bass and a full range of percussive instruments. By the time he was in high school, Mark was writing music on multiple instruments, producing his work as well as local bands.
While studying digital media in college, Mark’s years of experimentation in the studio alchemized into fruition as Somatoast. The earliest performances of Somatoast could be found in Austin’s eclectic co-op parties and electronic music events. Mark became deeply inspired by Austin’s ever-evolving live music culture, circus performance artists, and the psychedelic renaissance he recognized was happening on a global scale.
In what has since become a multi-instrumental voyage through wacky circus dance music, jazzy nuances and left-field wubs and dubs, Mark has sculpted his own signature blend of sophisticated dub and downtempo. Somatoast is a full-spectrum sound exploration and philosophical inquiry. Mark hopes to inspire his listeners through sound to tune into phantasmagoric states that usher deeper states of consciousness and emotional connection.
Somatoast has supported artists such as Tipper, Infected Mushroom, and CloZee. 2019 heralds his third release with Gravitas Recordings. Find more Somatoast on releases from labels such as Shanti Planti, Merkaba Music, and Desert Trax.
"His downtempo, psydub and glitch frequencies illuminates space and rhythmically syncs up with deep intricate beat pattern and squishy melodies – he with twirl your imagination into a new state."-- Clear Shadow
"Our more psychedelically inclined fans already know about Mark Rubin. Austin, Texas' Somatoast has popped up on lineups around the country thanks to his technical prowess and trippy bent ... Rubin tells a story without having to bash his listeners over the head. Which is why he has developed a loyal fan base over the past few years."-- The Untz