Ryan Lott, or Son Lux, is a classically trained artist who started playing the piano at age 6, then picked up the guitar, learned to play drums and took some jazz piano lessons. While studying composition and piano at Indiana University, Lott first explored writing for dance choreography, something that he continued even after he moved to NYC in 2007.
Son Lux - Break
Son Lux was then signed to Anticon and released his stunning debut album, At War with Walls and Mazes, in 2008. The songs, with no verses and no choruses, break the patterns of traditional contemporary music. They are part of a very coherent stylistic whole but at the same time all diferent. The mix of soulful electronica, sharp beats and hip-hop influences builds a sonic puzzle that Son Lux puts together and breaks apart with great skill.
Son Lux - Throw
Listen to Son Lux’s remix of My Brightest Diamond’s song “Inside a Boy” and also Son Lux’ track “where|sir” on the compilation U R MY DISCO//vol.2 and find out more about Son Lux on MySpace. You can purchase his music on
Brighton-based indie rock band Electrelane was formed in 1998 by Verity Susman (keyboards, farfisa organ, lead vocals, guitar, saxophone, clarinet) and Emma Gaze (drums). The two were joined by Mia Clarke on guitar and backing vocals and Ros Murray (aka Ray Rumours) on bass.
Their music draws from a wide range of influences including Sonic Youth and The Velvet Underground. They have released four albums so far: Rock It to the Moon, their mostly instrumental debut, The Power Out, Axes and No Shout, No Calls. Their fourth LP was written in Berlin during the 2006 Soccer World Cup, recorded in Benton Harbor, Michigan in late 2006, and released in May 2007 worldwide.
Electrelane - In Berlin
After ten years of working together as a band, the members of Electrelane decided to part ways at the end of 2007 in order to work on their own respective projects. They are now on “indefinite hiatus” but you can still rediscover their music on MySpace and buy their albums on
Ben Mono teams up with Jemeni and gets the remix treatment by the hand of Moullinex… Wow! Because what’s a bigger word than wow? Enjoy this perfect saturday night track and get your dance moves ready for tonight.
Ben Mono Feat. Jemeni - Jesus Was A B-Boy (Moullinex remix)
Check out Ben Mono’s MySpace and his first album, Hit The Bit, available on
After more than five years of silence, German pioneers of electronica Lali Puna are finally back with a brand new album! Despite this long absence (Lali Puna’s last LP Faking The Books was released in 2004), the band’s impact on the climate of electronic rock music remains palpable and their followers all over the world are eagerly awaiting their new album.
Lali Puna - Remember
“Remember” is the first single taken off their forthcoming album Our Inventions, to be released in April 2010 on Morr Music.
Show Lali Puna some love on MySpace. Buy their music on
German electro-house mastermind MMMatthias has just released the James EP courtesy of Kiez Beats and this release is a good occasion to take a look back at his career.
This German artist started his career in the hip hop scene as a producer of great international acts such as Samy Deluxe and Afrob but he subsequently totally switched into the electro scene in the beginning of 2008. As a DJ he has played in many internationally renowned clubs like Flèche d’Or in Paris, Scala Club in Berlin or Case-a-Chocs in Neuchâtel, sharing stages with such artists as Steed Lord, Streetlife DJ’s and Ben Mono.
Now only producing electro tracks and remixes, his remixes of MGMT, Röysksopp or Moderat have taken the electro scene by storm and have climbed many times the most popular list of the Hype Machine.
Moderat - Les Grandes Marches (MMMatthias Remix)
His remix of “O.N.E” for Yeasayer was recently playlisted on BBC Radio 1’s Kissy Sell Out Show.
Yeasayer - One (MMMatthias Remix)
MMMatthias’ highly anticipated first EP comes packed with great remixes by aUtODisco, Sick Boy, Dead Disco Drivers, Kolt13, Sabotage, etc… It is now available on Beatport and
MMMatthias - James (Sabotage Remix)
For more info and updates, find MMMatthias on MySpace.