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Put BASS in the spotlight

Five strings, a loop station and a whole lot of groove
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MISSION BASS

 

Hi, I’m Mischa Marcks and I’m the guy who thinks that “BASS is all you need“! It’s my mission to put bass in the spotlight and show you that it is one of/if not the best solo instruments in the world!  

I want to impact people’s lives by teaching you about the role of the bass player in a band (providing the foundation for everyone else to build their dreams upon, shining brighter by serving others), so that you can live a fulfilling life by contributing to the happiness and success of anyone you come in contact with. 

I sincerely believe that this is important because in today’s society we are constantly pushed into an unnecessarily competitive mindset resulting in jealousy and a feeling of not being enough, which stops us from living up to our full potential.

That’s why I want to invite you to join me on: MISSION BASS!

 

MUSIC

“Bass Like You Never Heard Before!

NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN SEPTEMBER 2022!

I enjoyed the album very much.  Nice hearing a fellow bassist touching hearts.  Loved everything about it.  Keep shining!  You inspire me to keep practicing.  Thank you very much.

Elexander Fitzgerald Jr.

A great player, a nice guy, a great human being and family man!

Phil Chen

People like you, Scott, Ariane, Victor, Jon, and so on are a whole different kind of monster! And that is amazing because a part of you will always be in each of us! Thank you forever!!!

Andres Molina Vela

Such a beautiful human being and an incredible bass player!

Divinity Roxx

It speaks to my heart!

Lars Lehmann

Mischa is a great person and friend first, his kindness reflects and shines bright throughout his music. I’m honored to have contributed in my own small way to this delightful collection of recordings

Andy Irvine

Sir you’re a legend who doesnt know it (or is too modest to admit)!

Jared Cato

I love this guy’s playing!

Etienne Mbappe

one instrument to rule them all!

 

Using only a loop station, my custom build Maruszczyk bass, and an array of unique techniques, I aim to make you forget that you are “only” listening to bass. I made it my mission to showcase the possibilities my favourite instrument has to offer. Sometimes relaxed, sometimes full of energy my music might just be the perfect soundtrack for your journey to self-discovery. My fans describe my music as Victor Wooten meets Bach. But if you listen closely you can also hear influences that range from Michael Jackson to B.B.King, and Bob Marley to Portishead.

VIDEOS

“Open Path” (title track of the debut album)

Life is an Open Path. You and only you get to decide where you want to go. On your way, you might be distracted and influenced by others. It might lead you to believe that you are on the wrong path. But if you honestly think about what you want out of this life, you will know which path to walk. Sometimes, circumstances seem to rob us of making the right choice or having a choice in the first place.

My composition “Open Path” is supposed to be a reminder to keeping the path to our dream destination open. Find your Open Path, enjoy the ride and let nobody throw you off it!

“Walk” (the song that started it all)

The composition that started it all!

The first fragment of “Walk” developed out of an exercise I had made up when practicing triad inversions. That day I had one of my most memorable flow experiences in my whole life. All of a sudden there was this stream of ideas. One thing let to another and after a couple of hours I had written the first song for my solo project. I had no idea that this was going to become my personal project of passion. Admittedly, there was some fine tuning after the fact. But the essence of the first song was created that day.

“Hey Hey My My” (Neil Young cover)

If you recently lost someone, this song is for you!

I recorded this song for a close friend who passed away untimely. Ironically, he already had mentioned that he wanted this song to be played at his funeral. Almost as if he had known. It is my way of saying goodbye. I hope this version of the song resonates with you and makes you realize that the time we have her is limited. If you have big dreams, don’t wait to put them into action. Start working towards them today!

BLOG

Is the BASS a melody instrument?

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You TRY, You FAIL!

You TRY, You FAIL! Have you ever tried something and failed hard?I guess we all have to some degree. I know I felt like a failure at times. Like when I botched the first round of entrance exams for music college or when I didn't get that gig that I really wanted.But...

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Dealing with lack of motivation

Dealing with lack of motivation Let’s start with a definition of motivation. The word motivation derives from the latin word “movere” which means to move. Psychologically speaking there are only two ways we can move. Away from pain or towards pleasure. Those are the...

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Why does music make us happy?

Why does music make us happy?Well, to get the answer we have to start with another question first.Have you ever wondered why music is so deeply ingrained in every culture?Why is it that every culture created some sort of organization of notes and rhythms called...

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Why good things can have negative effects

Does goodness come wrapped in "badness"? I'm in pain, today! After injuring my arms during my studies in 2009, you'd think I've learnt my lesson. But it's not as easy as simply understanding the mechanics of what lead me there. Let me explain what I'm talking about....

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Celebrating failure is for losers ?

Are you celebrating failure? Nowadays, there is so much content out there that suggests that we should celebrate failure and mistakes. The only way to learn is to fail. Even I often say "Every mistake is a little present to your future self."But making a mistake is...

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LIVE

CONCERTS

I’m currently booking shows throughout 2023. If you want to host a house concert or know a UK/European promoter or agent who might be interested or you want to host a living room concert in your place, please get in touch!

SOLO BASS JAMS

Throughout 2020 and the beginning of 2021 I went live on my Facebook page every Thursday at 8 PM (CET) to improvise on the spot. When I started this I had no idea this would eventually turn into a full-blown live streaming show called MISSION BASS LIVE with featured guests from around the world.

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