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"Absolutely brilliant" - LAUREN LAVERNE (BBC 6MUSIC)
The Memory Flux EP, out 2nd September, is the debut release from LA-based producer Lost Midas, an exciting new addition to the Tru Thoughts roster. The irresistible lead track “Love Undone” is available now as an upfront free download, along with a stunning video by Adam Joyce-Ramirez both premiered by the tastemakers at Earmilk.
The atmospheric “Love Undone” boasts a delicate hook sung by Taylor O’Donnell, underpinned by a driving and compulsive rhythm. The song aurally represents Trikakis’ move to LA from his native Boston in 2011 - a major step forward in his creative life that came at the expense of a major relationship – and the lovelorn, unhinged state which overtook and almost unravelled him on that long journey West. The breathy, indie leaning vocal juxtaposed with an R&B beat and a palpable haze of synths, produces a petite slice of dream pop that wields hypnotic powers.
With influences ranging from a lifelong love of pop melodies and the ‘80s New Wave through J. Dilla to The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Lost Midas productions tread an aesthetic turf somewhere between Neon Indian and Bibio; irresistible and enduring ditties layered in striking textures and idiosyncratic beats. Lost Midas is the alter ego of Jason Trikakis, who established himself as a hip hop drummer throughout his teens and into his ‘20s, mastering a range of instruments in the meantime [including his current favourite, the keys], on his way to developing an obsession with composition and the endless possibilities within the realm of electronic production. Initially stumped by queries of the “what kind of stuff do you make?” variety, Trikakis has coined the tag ‘electrofusion’ to describe his Lost Midas music.
Lost Midas was snapped up by Tru Thoughts in Summer 2013 and his debut release is the “Memory Flux” EP, produced in the LA studio he shares with his brother (producer/DJ NüTrik) and due to drop in September. Showcasing the fresh, original Lost Midas sound, the EP was mastered by the highly sought-after Daddy Kev (Low End Theory/Alpha Pup/Flying Lotus).
The upfront promo of “Memory Flux” has sparked an immediate buzz for this rising talent, with heavy support from the likes of Lauren Laverne and Nemone on BBC 6Music and Los Angeles’ KCRW.