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ALIAS – REMIXES (Electronica/Breakbeat – US)

Alias

Portland-based musician and beat-smith Alias (born Brendon Whitney) has been active on the abstract hip hop scene for almost ten years. With a handful of albums under his belt, he is one of the pillars of the avant-guarde hip hop / electronica label anticon.

In 2002 Alias concocted his first album, a rap-heavy, poetic and brooding introspective record called The Other Side of the Looking Glass, which was  followed by his moodier Eyes Closed EP and Muted full-length (2003). In 2005, Alias collaborated with little brother Ehren to produce an instrumental LP named after their grandmother, Lillian. 2006 brought a new Alias-anchored duo, this time in collaboration with New York electro chanteuse Tarsier (Rona Rapadas), and the album Brookland/Oaklyn. Finally in 2008, Alias released Resurgam, an album of heavy, intricate rhythms and impressive melodic breadth. The album is also notable for its two collaborative tracks, such as “Well Water Black” which features the falsetto croons and low-toned poems of WHY?’s Yoni Wolf.

Alias - Well Water Black (Featuring WHY?)     

Alias is also a talented remixer, whose work has been embraced by critics across-the-board. His list of contributions includes remixes for the likes of The One AM Radio, John Vanderslice, Christ, My Brightest Diamond, 13 & God,  Son Lux, Lali Puna and Lunz.

Lali Puna - Alienation (Alias Remix)     

If you like what you hear, check out Alias on MySpace. Buy his music on

SON LUX – AT WAR WITH WALLS AND MAZES (IDM/Breakbeat – US)

Son Lux

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