Mystic Rave

Mystic Rave

 Columbus, Ohio, USA
SoloRockElectronic

His songs are fueled by his diverse interests which stretch from folk to Motown to hip-hop to electronic. His performances are singer songwriter meets a DJ meets a guitarist.

Biography

Mystic Rave, a.k.a. Jahn Stevens until recently, had been playing the restaurant circuit in the Midwest with set lists that included a few originals but mostly a broad spectrum of classic covers. After growing more & more uncomfortable playing classics as his primary focus, he realized his interests lay more with song writing, arranging and practicing recording arts.

His songs are fueled by his diverse interests which stretch from folk to Motown to hip-hop to electronic. His performances are singer songwriter meets a DJ meets a guitarist. With his restaurant gigs short behind him he does not intend to forget those days. "I wouldn't have traded the time I've spent playing restaurants, especially, for anything. It was all part of the process of developing as musician; through those gigs I learned certain musical phrases that seemed to catch people's attention and how to engage diverse groups. I still plan to play them again from time to time just to keep it real."

Jahn was born in Flint, Michigan, grew up in rural Ohio and is currently living in the Columbus, Ohio area. Though his musical journey has led him to residing in Nashville, Houston and various other cities before returning back to the Columbus area, he began playing in rural churches. He has performed as a front man with multiple bands before playing the restaurant scene with just a guitar and voice. Then and now his highest interest has always been in song-writing and creative musicianship.

His latest project and debut CD, Cosmic Mystic Rave, was self produced and conjured like a mad scientist with musical parts flying everywhere. The writing is honest and searching and the songs are an accessible celebration of his perspectives through musical deliberation.

Lyrics

Each Other

Written By: Jahn Stevens

I WILL MEET YOU AT MY DOORSTEP
IF YOU NEED ME I'LL BE THERE

IT MAY BE THE MORNING HOURS
WHEN YOU FIND YOU NEED A FRIEND

CAUSE IF WE DON'T HAVE EACH OTHER
WHAT DO WE HAVE INDEED

MY SISTER MY BROTHER IT'S ONLY LOVE WE MUST DEFEND
CAUSE IF WE DON'T HAVE EACH OTHER HOW WILL WE MAKE IT THEN

DARK ANGEL FALLS FROM HEAVEN
HOW HARD IS IT TO SEE

THAT IF WE JOIN HANDS AND PRAY
HE WILL SOON BE ON THE RUN

MY SISTER MY BROTHER IT'S ONLY LOVE WE MUST DEFEND
CAUSE IF WE DON'T HAVE EACH OTHER HOW WILL WE MAKE IT THEN

IF WE DON'T HAVE EACH OTHER WHAT DO WE REALLY HAVE
MY SISTER MY BROTHER WHAT DO WE REALLY HAVE

Imagine With Me

Written By: Jahn Stevens

WE KNOW SOMETHING WE COULD ALL USE TO GO
CHECK YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR SO WE CAN GET HER BACK ON THE ROAD

WHO KNOWS TAKE A VACATION FROM YOUR FOES
LET SOME SAND BETWEEN YOUR TOES AND JUST LET IT GO

IMAGINE WITH ME, ME GIVING TO YOU, YOU GIVING TO ME
NOW WHERE'S ALL THOSE NEEDS
IMAGINE WITH ME, IMAGINE WITH ME, IMAGINE WITH ME
I WONDER IF YOU CAN

I THINK YOUR FUNDAMENTAL STRATEGY
HAS GOT YOU CUT OFF AT THE KNEES

YOU THINK YOU'RE REALLY SERVING GOD
I THINK YOU'D TELL HIM HOW TO DO HIS JOB
IF YOU ONLY COULD, IF YOU ONLY COULD

IF WE COULD ONLY GRASP A SIMPLE HOUR
IT WOULD TAKE US OFF OUR IVORY TOWERS
LET A DREAM LIVE & DON'T CHOKE IT OUT
BUT ADVOCATE THE GREATER CAUSE, THE GREATER COST

FORGET ABOUT THE PAST, ON IT DO NOT DWELL
SEE THIS NEW THING, CAN YOU TELL
IT'S A RIVER IN A PLACE, A PLACE SO DRY - YEAH, YEAH......

IMAGINE WITH ME, ME GIVING TO YOU, YOU GIVING TO ME
NOW WHERE'S ALL THOSE NEEDS
IMAGINE WITH ME, IMAGINE WITH ME, IMAGINE WITH ME
I WONDER IF YOU CAN

Robot Trend

Written By: Jahn Stevens

WHEN YOU CAN'T STAND UP CAUSE YOUR GOING DOWN
AND NOW YOU'RE IN A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN'T BE FOUND

WHEN THE FAULT IS IN BUT YOU FIND NO SIN
THE THING INSIDE YOU WANTS THE RIGHT TO DIE

NOW YOU'VE BOUGHT THE DREAM HANGING ON THOSE STRINGS
YOU OLE' KNIGHT OF SAUL YOU KNOW YOU'RE GONNA FALL

TAKE IT DOWN TO THE RIVERSIDE AND FAN THE FLAME FROM SHAME
SHUT OUT THE CROWD

YOU'VE GOTTA GO DOWN AND FIND YOUR WAY
SHUT OUT WHAT THE VOICES SAY
OR YOU'RE GONNA BURN OUT BEFORE YOU FIND
YOU'RE WALKING IN THE ROBOT TREND

KICKING DOWN SEVEN BUT YOU WANT TO FIND HEAVEN
ON THE FLOOR BY THE DOOR CAUSE YOU HAD TO HAVE MORE
RUNNING ON EMPTY SWINGING FREUDIAN DREAMS
CHASING OFF THE VOICE WITH THE WHITE LIGHT SCREAMS
HOPING FOR A SAVIOR WHO'LL ONE DAY REDEEM

NOW YOU'VE BOUGHT THE DREAM HANGING ON THOSE STRINGS
OFF WITH THE ARMOUR OF SAUL OR YOU KNOW YOU'RE GONNA FALL

TAKE IT DOWN TO THE RIVERSIDE AND FAN THE FLAME FROM SHAME
SHUT OUT THE CROWD

Discography

Cosmic Mystic Rave

Set List

Imagine With Me
Robot Trend
Each Other
Let Go
Love Cover Me
Maestitia
Cosmic Mystic Rave
Truth & Honesty
Taking Back
Missionary Man