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1st Thank You For Listening


My name is Bear the Astronot and I make music. Almost everything you hear, was produced, written, recorded, mixed & mastered, and performed by me. I’m just a normal guy who has been making music from his bedroom for decades, and I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to it.

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BEAR THE ASTRONOT IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN A MUSICAL RENEGADE. HE LOVES TO MELD GENRES WITH HIP-HOP AND LYRICISM. SOMETIMES GENTLY, SOMETIMES BY SMASHING THEM FACE FIRST INTO EACH OTHER. THE ASTRONOT HAS AN EVER GROWING DISCOGRAPHY OF ALBUMS, SINGLES, AND MIXTAPES. RATHER THAN BORE YOU WITH ACCOLADES AND NAME DROPS, WHEN THERE ARE MANY. LET’S JUST TAKE TIME TO EXPLORE BEAR THE ASTRONOT’S UNIQUE SOUND, WHICH HAS BEEN FORMULATED OVER DECADES OF MUSICAL DISCOVERY.

MY MUSIC

I plan on making music well into old age. I make music so people listen to it, I definitely do not make music for money. I have purposefully avoided music as being my only form of income because the times in my life where that was the case just really sucked. Music is art. It is my personal opinion that money kills art, at least art like mine. For this reason I give away downloads of all of my music for free, and have it all over streaming services. All I ask in return is that if you like it, you let a few more people know about it and help spread the word. I also love to hear from listeners, so do not hesitate to reach out to me and let me know what you think.

THE CREW

I own 1st Drop Music and 1st Drop Entertainment. I help some homies by promoting their music, and also release music under several names.

GENRE

I have been a producer, MC, songwriter, DJ, engineer, roadie, touring musician, Audio Technician, promoter, and so much more. I love music, and have spent most of my life pursuing what I love. However, I love lots of different music. For this reason my music kind of escapes genres. Much of it could be considered Alternative Hip-Hop, but much of my music isn’t Hip-Hop at all. I call my sound Southwest Soul. It is a mix of Hip-Hop, Rock, Dance, Country, Latin, Folk, Singer-Songwriter and whatever else kind of finds it’s way in. I hope you find at least a few songs that speak to your soul.

Support

My name is Bear the Astronot and I make music. Almost everything you hear, was produced, written, recorded, mixed & mastered, and performed by me. I’m just a normal guy who has been making music from his bedroom for decades, and I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to it.

If you do want to support financially you can pick up some Merch by clicking the link below. All money made off of merch goes right back towards my music, so you are literally putting money towards my next efforts.

If you would rather just donate to the cause, you can do that as well. All funds go right back towards more music, and nothing else! Free the Line LLC. is my company, and the Umbrella for 1st Drop Music, Bear the Astronot, Bear Cole, and all of my music.


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CONTACT & BOOKING

All Inquiries: bear@1stdrop.com

For DJ Mixes: DJBearCole.com/mixes


Bear the Astronot in the studio

BIO

Bear Gallagher-Cole also known as Bear the Astronot has spent decades of his life making music. He started as a poet, which quickly led to him writing lyrics at an early age. He recorded his first mixtape over instrumentals and onto cassette in 1993. Many Many more followed.

Bear bought a keyboard and began making beats with it, whatever instruments he could get his hands on, a sampler, and turntables. His first band was a heavy metal trio, with him rapping over hard drums and guitars. This was in 1994-1996, well before Rap-Rock was even a thing. People thought it was crazy!

In the late 90’s and early 2000’s Bear was an MC, Producer, and DJ for multiple Hip-Hop groups and bands. Touring the US, opening for big name acts, and starting to develop a career in music. He DJ’d multiple Clubs all over the Southwest as a way to pay the bills, and afford gear and studio time. He was offered several Record Contracts, but he was just never comfortable with the idea of doing what they wanted. They never understood his vision. 

In the early 2000’s Bear had several projects rapping over Electronic Dance Music and House. Those two didn’t belong together! This was far before anyone was mixing these genres. People thought it was crazy! Now, this is basically a staple sound.

He tired of hearing “Be More Eminem, or we really need more Club Tracks.” 

In and around 2006-2007 Bear decided to go Solo. His first major release was Cricket Songs, all engineered, written, performed, and produced by himself. It was a unique sound, but was well received by the underground Hip-Hop scene around the Southwest. 

By 2009 Bear the Astronot had several releases, and was being offered multiple contracts from boutique labels. After winning Best Hip-Hop Group in the state of Arizona from the Phoenix New Times in 2009 Bear decided it was best to just keep it independent. 

He now makes music as he pleases, when he pleases, and releases it all himself. This gives him the ability to share his almost scarily eclectic tastes as he wants.

In about 2011 Bear started working on several projects mixing Bluegrass and Country with Hip-Hop. Yelawolf hadn’t written Love Story, there was no Old Town Road, just Bubba. People thought Bear was crazy! 

I think you get the idea – everything Bear has done musically was at one time considered crazy, and later became a staple part of music culture. Maybe crazy different is just what he does best.

You can find more music by his alter ego Turntable Kachina, which consists mainly of instrumental projects for Movies & Games. You can also find many mixes by Dj Bear Cole right on his website. DJBearCole.com From 1993 to today, from the first little 4 track cassette recorder his father bought him to a full home studio, Bear has made music a major part of his life. Thank you for listening, and giving life to his work. Peace.

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