L.A. native Henry Laufer, the 21-year-old producer better known as Shlohmo, is a lo-fi beat junkie and field-recording enthusiast, whose crackling, low-BPM compositions update Boards of Canada's filmstrip-soundtrack wooziness. An LA native, Laufer grew up listening to "stuff like DJ Shadow, Amon Tobin, M83 stuff with some sort of cinematic vision." He started making beats when he was 14, but "didn't really do it with any sort of purpose until I was like 17 or 18. That was also around the time he and his friends, already fans of Flying Lotus, discovered Low End Theory.
There seems to be more than one "Mornings". --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mornings - Joe Bergeron Mornings arose as a project of Massachusetts native Joe Bergeron, after having written chipmusic for years, wanting to switch to more modern styles of music. Having experience in classical musicianship, playing violin since age three, his music is a far cry from anything near that genre.
Toro Y Moi is the stage name used by recording artist Chazwick Bundick. His music has taken on many forms since he began recording, but he is now identified with the chillwave movement of summer 2009. Bundick was born on 7 November 1986, in Columbia, South Carolina, where he formed well-known Columbia indie rock band The Heist and The Accomplice with three schoolmates. Bundick graduated from the University of South Carolina in spring of 2009 with a bachelor's degree in graphic design.
On a cloudy night in Austin, Texas during the annual SXSW festival, the three members of ON AN ON were waiting in line to see Mike Snow; they were a bit sweaty, undeniably hungry, and, well, kind of drunk. The Chicago & Minneapolis-based musicians – Nate Eiesland, Alissa Ricci, and Ryne Estwing — that comprise the band had played music with one another in various capacities for the better part of a decade — most recently as members of indie-pop outfit Scattered Trees, with whom they were performing that very weekend.
Straight out of Auckland, She's So Rad is Jeremy Toy and Anji Sami. It's Loud, Droney, Electronic music with equal parts raw emotion and half remembered nostalgia.
Samaris is an unconventional combination. Its a band that consists of a clarinet player (Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir), a singer (Jófríður Ákadóttir) and an electronic musician (Þórður Kári Steinþórsson).
Together they play downtempo electronica/triphop. Their sound is filled with space, atmosphere and maybe even a little melancholia.
The band was formed in January 2011 and only a few months later they won the Music Experiments (the icelandic 'battle of the bands').