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Best Local Electronic Act

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The best electronic music acts in Atlanta.

Best Local EDM performer BOA Award Winner

2018 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Treasure Fingers

Best local electronic act BOA Award Winner

2017 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Ralph & Louie

Best electronic act BOA Award Winner

2016 » After Dark » Critics Pick
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

2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Leah Culver
soundcloud.com/leahculvermusic

Best electronic act BOA Award Winner

2015 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Heroes x Villains

Best local electronic act BOA Award Winner

2014 » After Dark » Readers Pick
RalphandLouie
soundcloud.com/ralphandlouie

Best electronic act BOA Award Winner

2013 » After Dark » Critics Pick
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

2013 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Ralph and Louie

Best local electronic act BOA Award Winner

2012 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Heroes x Villains

Best local electronic act BOA Award Winner

2011 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Sonen

Best local electronic act BOA Award Winner

2010 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Sonen

www.sonenmusic.com


Runner-up: Judi Chicago


www.judichicago.com


Best electronic act BOA Award Winner

2010 » After Dark » Critics Pick
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

2009 » After Dark » Critics Pick
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

2009 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Judi Chicago

www.judichicago.com


Runner-up
Sensitive Chaos
www.sensitivechaos.com

Best Local Electronic Act BOA Award Winner

2008 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Judi Chicago

Best Local Electronic Act BOA Award Winner

2008 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Judi Chicago

Best Local Electronic Act BOA Award Winner

2007 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Sensitive Chaos

Best Local Electronic Act BOA Award Winner

2007 » After Dark » Critics Pick
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

2006 » After Dark » Critics Pick
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

2006 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Sonen

www.sonenmusic.com
myspace.com/sonen

Best Electronic Act BOA Award Winner

2005 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
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

2005 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
TIE Aerial/Touchxtone

Best Local Electronica Act BOA Award Winner

2000 » After Dark » Critics Pick
2000 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Aerial
Aerial has performed in venues ranging from Karma to Nomenclature Museum to warehouses and the Echo Lounge. Recently Aerial's high-flying ambitions landed them in the studio, resulting in a self-produced CD-ROM, Fallen Angel. Tweaking Aerial's reverb-drenched atmosphere of saxophone, squealing synthmore...
Aerial has performed in venues ranging from Karma to Nomenclature Museum to warehouses and the Echo Lounge. Recently Aerial's high-flying ambitions landed them in the studio, resulting in a self-produced CD-ROM, Fallen Angel. Tweaking Aerial's reverb-drenched atmosphere of saxophone, squealing synth lines and spooky vocals, Fallen Angel shows that Aerial deserve the karma associated with being the house band for Atlanta's hippest nightlife displays. less...

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