Altitude Sickness performs multi-dimensional mash-ups using self-assembled Monome tupperware. He samples across an eclectic vibrational spectrum - both rooted in western water music and driven by eastern exploration. Obsessed with developing new tools for interfacing with digital music, Altitude Sickness often finds himself juggling both beats and hardware on stage. Altitude Sickness has opened for the likes of Nosaj Thing, Daedelus, Hudson Mohawke, Deakin (Animal Collective), Mike Slott and Lucky Dragons.
The Sweaty Caps craft abrasive, chaotic collages out of improvised loops of guitar, found sounds, and other instruments.
In addition to orchestrating the Sweaty Caps, R. Kevin Nelson programs computers and electricity to do his bidding, usually in the context of sound and new media. He has also broughtHandmade Music to Los Angeles, helped Japan gather and present radiation data, and worked on a number ofinteractive installations.
ro ro combines old and new into fresh beat stews. he uses a monome for live performance.
Dolza builds electronic beats and textures through an evolving process of revision.Final compositions surface organically through experimentation and misuse of sonic tools. Limitations create a working framework.Live performances utilize: two monome controllers + customcrudebox joystick controller + customized mlrv sample cutting patch + original and appropriated samples + occasional asynchronous miscue.
Merbert Moover Call it improvisational electro; call it Hostep; just call it a party. Whatever you call it, Merbert Moover is bringing ﬁst bumping spontaneity to the electronic music scene. Half musician, half DJ, half mashup artist, half gangsta, half valley boy from Reseda, California, Merbert Moover draws heavy inspiration from artists like Modselektor, Soulwax, Girltalk, Mstrkrft, Daedelus— and others out of the emerging custom interface scene. Upgrading the cliche accordion-guitar- harmonica-drum combo of the past, to hi-tech gadgets built out toys, and hacked and modernized vintage electronic gear, Merbert Moover is the one-man-band of the new millennium.
When not performing as Merbert Moover, David is a member of the Karmetik Machine Orchestra and student at Cal Arts.
Special thanks to Aaron Levitz for all his help in a multitude of capacities.