The Exstus Story

"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Exstus - worldbeat electronic DJ with live guitar in Austin TXExstus is a musical surrealist, creating an experience somewhere between dream and reality. Lush sonic textures and phat beats coexist with elements of traditional Middle Eastern, Indian, & Latin music. Exstus combines all of this with live virtuosic jazz & gypsy/spanish guitar in the context of uplifting, deep, all-original songs. Releases, mix sets, and more information may be viewed at

This fresh take on modern music is evident throughout the rich diversity of Exstus material currently being produced. On these efforts, traditional world music blends with jazz, the sounds of nature, modern synthesizers and rich bass. Elements from all parts of the globe come together to create multi-textured, 3-dimensional music that makes the body move - and makes the spirit soar. In addition to being the featured musical artist at high-profile events such as the 2005 & 2006 Dennis Quaid Charity Classics, Exstus created music for the video game Devastation Zone Troopers, composed the score for the Gaia Bonsignore movie "The Hallway" and has performed shows with accomplished artists including Bluetech, Phutureprimitive, Govinda, DJ Rap, Sandra Collins, and Neptune. Exstus has also been a featured artist on a number of online radio stations such as Pandora, SomaFM, Calmscape, Astreaux World & Liquid Lounge, as well as having received airplay on radio stations in Austin and other areas.

Hailing from Austin Texas, Exstus is Bart Landry from beginning to end - from composition through final production and performance. Having played and produced music for over 27 years, Bart is on a mission: to combine his diverse experiences and influences into one solid, cohesive package. Live Exstus performances blend ultra-funky beats, lush textures, earth-shaking bass and live jazz/gypsy guitar. No two live sets are the same - each performance features a diversity of musical styles and improvisation. The result is an experience that is unique, is custom-tailored to the event, and which dynamically evolves in response to the audience's energy level.

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