With all the quick-tempo thumps and neon laser lights associated with electronic music today, Andy Stott steps on the breaks with a down-tempo blend of quirk and rhythm.
Lauded for his slowed down, organic dub and techno offerings, Stott has quickly established himself among electronica contemporaries by putting out a polished, futuristic sound folks can dance to as well as appreciate standing still. Though his music arsenal of dub and techno dabbles around the 100-beats-per-minute self-set speed limit, he cranks things up a tad during his live shows without losing the deep, conscious effects that have become his signature.
Popular tracks like “We Stay Together” and “Passed Me By” show that the producer hailing from Manchester, England prefers spacey loops over digital frick frack to provide the hypnotic escape. Already a well-known commodity in underground circles, 2012’s Luxury Problems, off the Modern Love imprint, helped take Stott’s global visibility to the next level.
He visits the 808 following a series of shows in Japan. Later this month, he’ll take his “experimental electronica” to the revered Red Bull Academy in Illinois. Music fans who invite refreshing, mellowed out tunes: Stott will do wonders for your psyche.