Clast is a duo from Sacramento and Oklahoma City. The music they create is a collective effort grown from a long lost friendship rekindled from across the country. Kelly Edward Berger lives in Oklahoma, but is originally from Sactown. After years apart, rumors of Kelly’s death were extinguished when Tom found him in the Mission District of San Francisco, and brought him back to Sacramento for more music, but the time wasn’t right. 8 transformative years passed. They finally rekindled their collaboration through sharing tracks across the web. In late fall of 2014, Kelly flew from Oklahoma City to Sacramento for the first time in nearly a decade. Tom and Kelly played, wrote, and recorded each day of the week-long visit. Fiona Pulskamp joined in on a few sessions. Once back in their respective cities, Tom and Kelly curated, recorded, and experimented with each chosen song. Working individually or sharing screens, shipping files back and forth (each adding or removing pieces) and always discussing the vision for each track. Clast released their debut E.P. Tell Me A Story (2015), and their full length album, Feel Free (2016). Clast’s heart-filled songs disclose their individual revelations of overcoming suffering by embracing compassion, and creating a life of meaning. This is music out of necessity, so Clast is here to stay.
GEM is to headline the Los Angeles Power Women Summit in December, bringing this new style of medical-music to the masses. She has been able to make use of her time in isolation: perfecting her EP, creating a YouTube channel and working on a plethora of collaborations with other global artists. The new single, If I’m Honest, is arguably the first of its kind. It has been specifically produced in the key of B. The musical note B is associated with the crown chakra, the 7th chakras in the Buddhist tantric system. Buddhists believe that by listening to music in this key, corresponding to the crown chakra, it can heal and awaken the listener, helping to release stored negative energy and energetic blockages in the body. WE HAD THE CHANCE TO CATCH UP WITH GEM READ WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY! How long have you been doing music and where you find the inspiration? Music has always been a part of my life, although being visible in the producers chair has been a natural progression over the past 4 ye