Cualli is a Colorado-based artist dedicated to making music that inspires. Cualli music eludes genre, each song telling a different story than the last. It cuts deep, utilizing ancient melodies blended with new sounds and possibilities. "My music is created with positive intention," says Aaron Holsapple, the 24 year old artist. "Cualli is an Aztec word for something which is inherently good and I want my music to reflect that." Aaron is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer who infuses his studio work as well as live sets with guitar, sitar, keys, and synths. He also plays with the band ReaLifeActual (RLA) and is co-founder of and resident artist with both Audiowaska Productions and SOLRR...and has performed alongside Random Rab, Beats Antique, Opiuo, Nit Grit, Love and Light, Nasty Nasty, Dnae Beats, Mr. Rogers and many more.
Growing up in Denver Colorado, Aaron was inspired to say the least. Catching acts like SCI, STS9, Lotus, Ooah, The Dead, Zilla, Kanal and the Motet, he was given glimpses into the language of music. He discovered that it expressed truths which words could not. It was a language which could reflect the harmony of the cosmos and through the language of music, both artist and audience could form a collective consciousness which, reflected that same harmony.
It was around the time of this discovery that Aaron bought his first laptop computer and started making music in Garage Band to play guitar solos over. Later that year he met Thomas Smith (Mezla, co-founder of SOLRR), who introduced him to Ableton and the world of electronic music production. For the next four years he balanced music with school, earning bachelors degrees in both philosophy and english. It was also durning this time that he met the painter Morgan Mandala who has been an immense inspiration and is his soon to be wife. Utilizing all that he has learned in his 24 years of his life, Cualli is now focusing all of his attention on helping to co-create the next chapter in electronic music.