edIT

edIT (born Edward Ma) is an American electronic music producer and DJ based in Los Angeles, California. He is a member of The Glitch Mob.[1]

edIT
edIT performing at Symbiosis Gathering 2009
Background information
Birth nameEdward Ma
Also known asThe Con Artist
OriginLos Angeles, California
GenresElectronic music, glitch, IDM, glitch hop, experimental hip hop
Occupation(s)Producer, DJ
InstrumentsKeyboards
LabelsPlanet Mu
Alpha Pup Records
Glass Air Records
Associated actsThe Glitch Mob
Websiteeditbeats.com

History

After growing up in Boston, Edward Ma began his career as a DJ and got into music production while he was studying at the University of Southern California. From there, he built his name in the Los Angeles underground[2] and began his career in the late 1990s as The Con Artist. He was a resident DJ at Konkrete Jungle in Los Angeles and he hosted a Dublab radio show. He has produced tracks for underground hip hop artists such as Sole and Busdriver.[3] He has also worked with P.E.A.C.E. and Myka 9 of Freestyle Fellowship, Daddy Kev, Hive,[4] Dntel, Emanon and Phoenix Orion.[5]

He is an old friend of Aloe Blacc and Daedelus[2] and has contributed a remix of "Dumbfound" to Daedelus' single "Something Bells" in 2004.[6]

His debut solo album, Crying Over Pros for No Reason, was released on Planet Mu in 2004.[7]

Following the release of his debut, Ma continued to work at the fringes of hip hop and electronic music. In 2006, he co-founded The Glitch Mob with band members Josh Mayer (Ooah) and Justin Boreta (Boreta).[8]

His second solo album, Certified Air Raid Material, was released on Alpha Pup Records in 2007.[9] It features guest appearances from Abstract Rude, The Grouch, TTC, Busdriver and D-Styles.[10]

Ten years after his debut solo album release, Crying Over Pros for No Reason (2004), edIT released Crying Over Pros For No Reason (Deluxe Edition) through The Glitch Mob's Glass Air Records imprint on December 9, 2014. The anniversary re-issue included five new tracks and was released in digital and vinyl formats.[11] His works are also featuring in Season 2 of the TV series, Shadowhunters.

He has stated that there will be no more solo projects as edIT.[12]

Discography

Albums

Singles

  • "Battling Go-Go Yubari in Downtown L.A." b/w "Crunk De Gaulle" (2007)
  • "The Game Is Not Over" b/w "More Lazers" (2008)

Productions

References

  1. Borghi, Lily (July 6, 2010). "Free Mixtape from The Glitch Mob (plus edIT solo track)". LA Weekly. Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  2. Fintoni, Laurent (September 23, 2008). "edIT | The Game is Far From Over". Spannered. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
  3. Reeves, Mosi (November 1, 2007). "edIT Takes IDM to the Dancefloor". XLR8R. Archived from the original on December 19, 2007. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  4. Fulton, Katherine. "edIT". Allmusic.
  5. "edIT". Sputnikmusic.
  6. "Daedelus: Something Bells". Textura. October 2004.
  7. Hunter, Jonny (October 28, 2011). "edIT - Crying Over Pros For No Reason". Sputnikmusic.
  8. Rodriguez, Ben (February 16, 2015). "edIT - Biography". Glass Air Records.
  9. Earp, Matt (November 19, 2007). "Certified Air Raid Material". XLR8R.
  10. Ranta, Alan. "edIT - Certified Air Raid Material". Tiny Mix Tapes.
  11. Phillips, Cassie Lee (December 16, 2014). "edIT Celebrates 10-year Anniversary Of "Crying Over Pros"". Stoney Roads.
  12. "edIT has been 'Crying Over Pros For No Reason' for 10 years". The Untz. 2015-02-02. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
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