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Peripheral (Labcoat/Skew Records/Circuitree Records) ---------------------
Hailing from the eclectic mountain city of Asheville NC, Peripheral draws inspiration from the urban and natural aspects of the landscape. As one of the southeast’s hottest up and coming producers, his music explores the electronic and organic, resulting in lush melodies layered with textured synths, edgy beats and samples and the occasional soaring vocals. He has shared the stage with artist such as Teebs, Sonnymoon, Michael Menert, Herobust, Ohbliv, and as the winner of the Urb MoogFest remix contest in 2010, his remix of Hot Chip’s song “We Have Love” secured him a performance in the festival’s lineup. As a founding member, producer, and keyboard player for Sonmi, he has played MoogFest, alongside Beats Antique, and shared the stage with bands such as Break Science, Papadosio, Emancipator, and Blue Tech. Also playing keys, samples and electronics in the trip hop group Paper Tiger, he has played with Bonobo, Zed’s Dead, and Archnemesis, at some of the southeast’s finest venues and festival mainstages. After first sitting down at a piano at the young age of 7, he became fascinated with the endless boundaries of electronic music from first hearing artists like Prefuse 73, Boards of Canada, and STS9 and dove into ableton and midi controllers. His versatility and depth as a musician genuinely shines through on his production and original composition.
His debut ep Elli-Veh-Sa, on SKEW Records, is available for free download at http://peripheral.bandcamp.com/