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Best Local Electronic Act

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The best electronic music acts in Atlanta.

Best Electronic Artist/Band BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Dot.s

Best Electronic Artist/Band BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
DeLorean Gray

Best Local EDM performer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Treasure Fingers

Best local electronic act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Ralph & Louie

Best local electronic act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
10th Letter AND Dog Lover 420 AND Kakune AND PYRAMID CLUB

Best electronic act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Mayhem
In the last year, Anthony Rotella, aka MAYHEM, accomplished more than seems humanly possible. Between long bouts of European touring, the Atlanta-based DJ and producer collaborated with Atlanta trap star Waka Flocka Flame and classic crunk mastermind Mr. Collipark to release the song “Bust” for Pornmore...
In the last year, Anthony Rotella, aka MAYHEM, accomplished more than seems humanly possible. Between long bouts of European touring, the Atlanta-based DJ and producer collaborated with Atlanta trap star Waka Flocka Flame and classic crunk mastermind Mr. Collipark to release the song “Bust” for Porn Hub Records. He also remixed Barely Alive’s “Scoop” alongside EDM icon Antiserum and set dance floors ablaze with his remix of Rich Homie Quan’s “Type of Way.” In the midst of it all he played more than 30 North American dates on the massive Seven Deadly Sins Tour. We could run down a laundry list checking off the dozens of other EDM, trap, drum-and-bass, and hip-hop artists he’s shared the stage with, collaborated with, and remixed in 2016. But there just isn’t enough room in this short blurb to do the man’s track record justice. Just check him out the next time he plays another hometown gig, if it isn’t sold out. www.soundcloud.com/mayhem. less...

Best Local electronic act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Leah Culver
soundcloud.com/leahculvermusic

Best electronic act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Heroes x Villains

Best local electronic act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
RalphandLouie
soundcloud.com/ralphandlouie

Best electronic act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
heRobust
To say that Hayden Kramer, aka Atlanta electronic marvel heRobust, is prolific would be an understatement. Over the last year, Kramer has mastered various electronic styles, be it wobbly runs of glitch-hop, experimental trap, or dropped out post-dubstep. Most heRobust releases and song titles come packagedmore...
To say that Hayden Kramer, aka Atlanta electronic marvel heRobust, is prolific would be an understatement. Over the last year, Kramer has mastered various electronic styles, be it wobbly runs of glitch-hop, experimental trap, or dropped out post-dubstep. Most heRobust releases and song titles come packaged in tongue-in-cheek puns and glittery references such as "ghostBUSTED," his remix that half-satirizes, half-celebrates the Ghostbusters theme. www.herobust.bandcamp.com. less...

Best local electronic act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Ralph and Louie

Best local electronic act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Heroes x Villains

Best local electronic act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Sonen

Best local electronic act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Sonen

www.sonenmusic.com


Runner-up: Judi Chicago


www.judichicago.com

Best electronic act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Sonen
No one has done more to foster a sense of community within the electro-rock scene than SONEN. The group's monthly Laserbeam Kitty nights at the Highland Inn Ballroom not only give a platform to such burgeoning dance-pop peers as Attention System, Judi Chicago and Sealions, they also attract a much largermore...
No one has done more to foster a sense of community within the electro-rock scene than SONEN. The group's monthly Laserbeam Kitty nights at the Highland Inn Ballroom not only give a platform to such burgeoning dance-pop peers as Attention System, Judi Chicago and Sealions, they also attract a much larger crowd than any of these bands could on their own. The secret lies in making each show a can't-miss event, complete with DJs, photo ops, and live visual artists. The whole thing comes to a head when Sonen's barreling techno/industrial stomp causes everyone in the room to vamp out on the dance floor. www.sonenmusic.com less...

Best local electronic act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Lyonnais
As a signifier, “electronic music” can encompass everything from Tangerine Dream to Skinny Puppy. LYONNAIS (pronounced LAY-oh-nay) falls somewhere within the nebulous, gray area between drone, avant-garde and indie rock, as the local foursome gives rise to long, sustained tones andmore...
As a signifier, “electronic music” can encompass everything from Tangerine Dream to Skinny Puppy. LYONNAIS (pronounced LAY-oh-nay) falls somewhere within the nebulous, gray area between drone, avant-garde and indie rock, as the local foursome gives rise to long, sustained tones and slurred notes that tussle and fade into cinematic hues and abstract intentions. The sound is willfully vague, littered with sonic nooks that open up to reveal all sorts of hidden sound dimensions. www.myspace.com/teamlyonnais. less...

Best local electronic act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Judi Chicago

www.judichicago.com


Runner-up
Sensitive Chaos
www.sensitivechaos.com

Best Local Electronic Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Judi Chicago

Best Local Electronic Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Judi Chicago

Best Local Electronic Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Sensitive Chaos

Best Local Electronic Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Damon "Habersham" Fonooni
DAMON “HABERSHAM” FONOONI is typical of Atlanta’s electronic community: loved and appreciated abroad, but mostly ignored at home. As a DJ and producer who has created and licensed tracks to some of the world’s top electronic labels, including Bedrock and Global Underground,more...

DAMON “HABERSHAM” FONOONI is typical of Atlanta’s electronic community: loved and appreciated abroad, but mostly ignored at home. As a DJ and producer who has created and licensed tracks to some of the world’s top electronic labels, including Bedrock and Global Underground, Habersham often tours abroad. Here, however, he rarely nets a major gig, playing instead at small nightclubs and cafes. Some may assert that Habersham gets little love in the “A” because his progressive house style is out of fashion. But open-minded music lovers will find much to appreciate in his tracks. His recent Outside the Box EP, issued on U.K. label Audio Therapy, is as sinuous and affecting as any local release this year.


www.myspace.com/habergoose

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Best Local Electronic Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Evol Intent
Perhaps mashing drum ‘n’ bass troupe EVOL INTENT should change its name to “Evol Knievol.” After all, the Evol Intent trio has leapt some prodigious hurdles in the worldwide drum ‘n’ bass arena. Producing for labels such as Renegade Hardware, Human,more...

Perhaps mashing drum ‘n’ bass troupe EVOL INTENT should change its name to “Evol Knievol.” After all, the Evol Intent trio has leapt some prodigious hurdles in the worldwide drum ‘n’ bass arena. Producing for labels such as Renegade Hardware, Human, and the group’s own Evol Intent Recordings, Evol Intent has placed grit-etched drum ‘n’ bass into DJs’ boxes worldwide. That’s not even when the three are DJing around the world, taking sounds inspired from gun-metal gray gangsta rap and grindcore, but never forsaking melody. A full-length album, as well as collaborations with locally based Ewun, Mayhem and Adult Swim are scheduled.
www.myspace.com/evolintent.

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Best Local Electronic Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Sonen

www.sonenmusic.com
myspace.com/sonen

Best Electronic Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Larvae
Nobody stomps harder in the local electronic scene than Matthew Jeanes’ mostly solo, sometimes three-man electro outfit, LARVAE. This year, Jeanes launched sonic assaults on both American and European soil, dropping bombastic, head-nodding beats and bass swells while hooking up with the Berlin-basedmore...

Nobody stomps harder in the local electronic scene than Matthew Jeanes’ mostly solo, sometimes three-man electro outfit, LARVAE. This year, Jeanes launched sonic assaults on both American and European soil, dropping bombastic, head-nodding beats and bass swells while hooking up with the Berlin-based Ad Noiseum Records. Using guerrilla-style tactics, Larvae’s digital audio/visual dirges have manhandled some of the most recognizable sights and sounds of pop and corporate icons, manipulating everything from Nike to Kill Bill and Star Wars (think Uma Thurman wielding lightsabers instead of samurai swords), all the while avoiding any imperial entanglements such as licensing.
www.zeroplate.com.

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Best Local Electronic Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
TIE Aerial/Touchxtone
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