Belial Pelegrim is a electronic musician and producer whose work covers a blend of dark IDM, Avant Garde and Experimental genres. Taking acid and jazz compositional ideas, the jostling rhythms of hip-hop and dub, as well as the twisted sonic mayhem of ambient and drone, Mr. Pelegrim aims to weave melody with dissonance. He has worked on collaborations with artists around the globe.
Jonah Lawless, also know as OhLookItsBubbaJ, is an electronic music producer and sound designer from England. He mainly produces in the range of Downtempo and Mid-Tempo, and genres such as Neuro/Glitch Hop with elements of Jazz and Funk within them. Jonah's music focuses on complex sounds for percussion, along with rich sounding drums, and clear melodies to create strange mangled soundscapes that will make you unsure if you want to dance or just relax.
Jonah has been producing electronic music since late 2011 while studying music production at college, this is where he started to focus on sound design and how to create soundscapes. Jonah is also a mixing and mastering engineer who provides his service for those who require a well balanced, but still exciting mix.
Jonah's musical influences come from many different genres which include artists like Daft Punk, 2 Pac, Junior P, Madness, Clozee, Mr. Bill, Pro Pain, Koan Sound, Gorillaz, and various Jazz artists. Jonah's composition techniques combine more traditional sounds along with sounds that would be resampled and morphed over and over to create strange textures to go along with to real world sounds he records whenever he can to help make something truly enjoyable.
BVSMV (Bicycle vs. Motor Vehicle) is an electronic musician/producer that started making music upon getting a Macbook with Garageband pre-loaded in 2007. One cheap midi keyboard later and an obsession had begun. As his musical tastes evolved, so have the genres of music that have been weaved into his music, including ambient, dream pop, downtempo, and 80s retrowave. Even at his most electronic, there will be subtle elements or VHS noise, organic instrumentation, or found sounds. No matter how the song begins to take shape, there is always an emphasis on evolving soundscapes, interweaving melodies, and small nuances best found through repeated listening. The sound of BVSMV is an amalgamation of sounds from the past into forward looking soundscapes.
Born in 1991 in Singapore, Dominic started learning music at the age of 9. He is currently pursuing a degree in Music Technology at Lasalle College of the Arts. Evoking emotions through music has always been a driving motivation for him. Some of his major influences are Ta-ku, Mark Redito, Ryan Hemsworth, Cashmere Cat, and Nosaj thing.
Suncastle is a six-year long recording project of UK native, George Ernest Evans. A veteran of the Mangled Music Collective, Evans has elected to produce bizarre and unconventional electronica ever since the means to do so became available. Growing up on a diet of weird tunes from the usual suspects; Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, with a healthy obsession with all things classical.
Suncastle tunes suggest a giddy fascination with erratic melodies and textures that often find themselves chopped and filtered into straightforward pop sounds before the music stops playing. You might hear echoes of happier times and nostalgic flourishes that evoke a feeling that everything is going to be alright. Then again, repeated listens may 'reward' the listener with eerie suggestions of sounds from the dark side. 'Was that a children's choir? Or was it a Manson Family sing-song?' This uncertainty will keep you coming back for more, like morbid curiosity keeps you glued to the silver screen in times of peril.
The casual listener may delight in the tricked-out, funked-up vibes the Suncastle project has to offer, for those willing to dig a little deeper, that is an entirely different matter.
Michael Southard, also known by his stage name as Supply Fi, is an electronic music producer and composer from Chicago, IL. He mainly produces music in the Downtempo, Ambient, and IDM genres. Michael’s music features rich textures and meandering melodies, and has a heavy focus on the interplay between several parts to create a beautiful and unique soundscape that will put a smile on your face
Michael has been producing electronic music under various names and styles since 1999. He has a bachelor’s degree in Music Business from Southern Illinois University. Michael’s music has been featured in live performances from the SIU Percussion ensemble and has been featured as an emerging composer from SIU. Michael also acts as a recording, mixing, and mastering engineer for local bands in need of a high quality recording.
Michael's musical influences are from a wide variety of different genres inclusing artists like Dizzie Gillespie, Eddit "Lockjaw" Davis, Tom Waits, Steve Reich, Richard D. James, Erik Satie, Brian Eno, and Drew Lustman to name a few. His composition techniques combine soft synths as well as analog gear and real world samples from every day life to make an organic mix of sounds that is inimitable.
Syruprise started as this sort of personal side project of DJ mixes of music I enjoyed. As I felt my twenties slipping away I came to the realization that I needed a creative outlet in my life going forward. I planned on just making music for myself, not telling anybody I knew, mostly because I was scared it would suck. But around the time I released my first EP I realized that if I was making myself happy then I should probably feel comfortable with sharing my music with the people I know, as well as strangers.
When you start out making music you are really just trying to finish something. After doing this for a short amount of time, I feel I am still just trying to finish things. It is a little easier now that I know what I am doing (sort of) but I still view making a song is a lot like trying finishing a puzzle. All the pieces are there if you just keep plugging away at it.
If I were to boil down into two words why I love electronic music, they would be "James Brown". As a white kid from the middle of cornville Illinois, I had never heard funk/soul music before. I remember when I was around 6 or 7 years old and I saw a commercial for James Brown's 20 Greatest Hits of All Time, and I immediately wanted it. It was one of the first CD's I bought with my own money (back then they were new and expensive). This opened me up to a world of music I may have never been influenced by had I never seen that commercial.
"Toubab" is an African name for a person of European descent ("whites"). Toubab has many suggested deviations, amongst which are: The Arab word "Tabib" meaning doctor, or "Toub" in Wolof, "Tubi" in Mandinka, meaning 'to convert' as the early doctors and missionaries during colonial times, were whites coming from Europe. Either way I'm a white fella named by blacks, back in the day.
"There is no wrong in Art, however some pieces require a little more squinting"
20+ years tunes have been created, in studios (Big and Little), sweaty illegal clubs (or respectable dry ones), backrooms, bedrooms, even in the woods and under the stairs. Ran a couple of studios over many years.
Released the official “Move” remix which featured a host of famous names from acts including the Style Council, Galliano, Zero 7, The Dandy warhols, Primal scream and more, which became a collectable record.
Still releasing fresh sounds and putting out edgy tracks with featured vocalists to make your head nod, toe tap, foot stamp or lungs blaze.
Mike Luv of Xixistix has been making music on and off for twenty-five years, and steadily for the past five. He refuses to stick to one genre and as consequence, is continuously working on more than one project at a time. Easily moving from ambient to glitch to more dance oriented styles, he doesn't care to adhere to the trappings of a single style. One moment he may be working on an album with no genre restrictions, and arranging rock & roll over a collaborator's modular synth work the next.
He has a collaborative EP series called Bound For Destinations Unknown, in which he works with another artist or group of artists on five songs, with a run-time of about a half hour. They are released for free, and done simply for the love of making music and collaborating with other artists.