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MAGAS (aka James Marlon Magas) has been creating unconventional music since 1992, with avant rock bands COUCH and LAKE OF DRACULA, and since 1999, as solo electronic artist, MAGAS.

In the late ’90s, Magas became very interested in electronic dance music and set out to create his own. Humble beginnings with an MC-505 Groovebox attracted the attention of Detroit’s ADULT., who gave Magas a crash course in analog production, as well as releasing his Bad Blood (2002) and Friends Forever (2003), on their Ersatz Audio imprint.

Magas soon began touring North America and Europe and becoming known for wild, energetic performances. He gradually expanded his own studio and began producing his own work, as well working on remixes for other artists. His sound gradually became heavier and wilder, culminating in May I Meet My Accuser (2006, Wwilko Records) and Violent ARP (2009, Punch Records). Magas also busied himself with family life, playing with the short-lived Violent ARP Band and remixing other artists.

Over the past couple of years, Magas has shifted focus from performance to production, favoring an instrumental, semi-improvised direction over vocal-based theatrics. In 2013, Magas composed the all-instrumental 'Pspoilers', as well as the yet-unreleased ' Music Is Easy'.

MAGAS Jim Magas, Chicago, United States

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    Music Is Easy sampler

    MAGAS on April 04, 2013 12:10
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    Checkers

    MAGAS on March 04, 2013 15:35
  • MAGAS - Whiskey Nights Artwork

    MAGAS - Whiskey Nights

    MAGAS on November 09, 2011 06:27
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    Highway Hat

    MAGAS on November 02, 2011 04:57
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    Easy To Please

    MAGAS on November 01, 2011 03:00
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    Lovecompressor

    MAGAS on November 01, 2011 02:52
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    The Violent Arp

    MAGAS on November 01, 2011 02:38
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    Statue

    MAGAS on November 01, 2011 02:25
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    Blind Contact

    MAGAS on October 21, 2011 14:21

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