It's been going on for nearly a decade: Under cover of darkness, Matthew Dear slips out of his usual guise as pop-music innovator and exorcises his dancefloor demons through his constantly shifting alter-ego, Audion.
Artists take on pseudonyms for a multitude of reasons, but in Zach Saginaw’s case, those reasons run deeper than most. Zach records under the name Shigeto. It’s his middle name; it’s also his grandfather’s name, a tribute to the Japanese branch of Zach’s family tree. Shigeto also means “to grow bigger”—appropriate, given Zach’s premature birth-weight of less than a pound. Today, Shigeto stands for Zach’s vividly beautiful electronic music. Beat-driven but given to richly textured sound design, rhythmically.
Lusine is the moniker for Jeff McIlwain's visceral, melodic vision of abstract electronic music.
Lives in Vancouver, Canada. Co-runs the label Normals Welcome. Releases on Normals Welcome, 1080p, Pacific Rhythm, Common Edit, Heart To Heart, Fauxpas Musik.