Composing from a rich palette, Edison creates lush, organic instrumental hip-hop. Live, his tracks are tapped out fluently piece by piece on a handmade lunchbox controller. Recently winning the Westcoast Controllerism Battle, Edison bridges the gap between tight studio production and an engaging live performance.
The innovation in Hip-Hop music has always emerged through a new dialogue between technology and the body. Moving the record while the needles is still on, playing two records back and forth, tapping beats out without quantization, rapping directly into autotune – all lead to distinct new styles, but not because of technological wizardry but rather through a new bodily relationship with technology. Edison’s extremely physical approach to instrumental Hip-Hop steps up the game in a genre that has been seen merely as a studio craft.
Edison resides in san francisco california, creating constantly, using old breaks and a closet of old instruments. He brings the digital grit, out of the acoustic organic.. http://edisonsdemo.tumblr.com/