With a debut release on µ-Ziq’s own UK based Planet-Mu label entitled “Crying Over Pros For No Reason,” Ed Ma unleashes a signature style that crosses cut-up rhythms, crunked out beats and melodic funk. In the past Ma was a resident DJ at Konkrete Jungle, and Dublab Radio. During that time he produced and recorded for some of the finest in leftfield hip-hop such as, Busdriver (Ninja Tune), Sole (Anticon), Dr. Oop (Black Love), and Emanon (illBoogie).
Sense is Adam Raisbeck a 30-year-old musician from Melbourne with an impressive discography including releases on Neo Ouija, Merck, Cactus Island, and appearances on many more. A fixture in the Australian electronic music scene, he has performed with such notable artists as Aphex Twin, Bochum Welt, Machinedrum, Dabrye, Com.A and others. Running the EEM label he’s released music by artists such as Lackluster, Secede, Tim Koch, and Vim.
Born in the same city thats known for its hot dogs and house music, Thomas Erdmann aka Popkan has been quietly putting together an archive of brilliance. Through his careful and intelligent drum structuring, Popkan dares to go where few have gone before. Combining bits, bleeps, squeaks and anything else imaginable, Thomas creates a hybrid of glitch, dub, acidfunk and minimal madness.
Born in the seaside metropolis of Miami to a young Cuban-American family, Randy Garcia grew up to the rhythm of his culture and environment. complete with family sing-alongs, hours at his aunt’s piano, or long days in the sun with salsa and disco blaring through the open window of his family’s waterside home, Randy’s musical background was both diverse and timeless before he ever accepted any formal musical training.
Born Sohail Azad, Kero is a multimedia artist out of Windsor.ca.
Matthew Mercer lives in Chicago where he now works in a small design studio, in addition to producing music independently. He was classically trained on the organ and piano before transitioning to a Macintosh to create original music, most recently with an “anything goes” approach to sampling.
Along with running a jewelry design company, an online magazine, and a record label, she produces bright, melodic IDM of the best sort. Quantazelle takes a funky machine-noise groove, combines it with a pretty melody and adds a sprinkling of glitched-out textures. Think along the lines of early Autechre, Aphex Twin, with some fleeting minimal techno-moments
Recently transplanted from Seattle to New York, Marshall Watson has released a full-length on the UK-based Highpoint Lowlife label, The Time Was Later Than He Expected. “Overall Watson creates a realm of powerful living and breathing synthesizers over the top of a crunchy base of electrical pulses, snaps, and clicks.” [artist site]