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LAGOS is the music of Radius and LEO123.From Chicago and Mexico City
the two producers paths had not crossed until recently. Radius has been
making music and performing in Chicago since 2001. His debut full length 'Neighborhood Suicide' was released in 2008 on The Secret Life
of Sound Label. The album was well received including mentions in the Amoeba Records Blog and also the Chicago Tribune's local best of list and opened doors to other releases that followed including 'Scatterbrain Tapes Vol.1' and 'Etc.' albums on the Plustapes (Chicago) and Grittygoat (NYC) labels.
With an MPC 1000 and some records the music on these albums manages to
touch so many influences. From Jazz,House,and Hip-Hop to outer space,
his live performances became an extension of the music, experimenting
and often improvising with a record player, a kaoss pad and his beats
to create a live electronic experience.
LEO123 has been busy in the electronic music scene since 2004. Now
living in Chicago he has been crafting slow , Hip-Hop infused
electronic sounds into original compositions, remixes and
collaborations that have been released by many of the top electronic
labels including Ghostly International, Ninja Tune and his current
home Old Tacoma Records. As a member of the electronic duo Dark Party
and thru his own work as LEO123 his music has been a part of the beat
scene since the 2005 when he was named one of URB Magazines Next 100
artists to watch. He has recently released his debut EP Ponies to
great reviews and his music has been featured in XLR8R, Turntable Lab
Coming together as Lagos the duo experiments with many of their common
influences and interests to produce a sound that is expressive and
focused. Taking many of their production queues from 70's Dub
recordings and 80's house Lagos is a musical collaboration that
reflects their individual origins as well as their musical expansion
as a musical duo from Chicago, continuing the tradition of great music
in one of World's greatest cities.