New Orleans, LA
Based in New Orleans and having shared the stage with Zeds Dead, Kill Paris, Sound Remedy and Bird Peterson, twenty-two year old Murder Beach has been producing music since the summer of 2011. Peter won in the top 25 in Mau5trap's first Mau5Hax competition in March, and has music used in TV productions by the Ski and Surf Channel in conjunction with Sony. Recently he has been expanding to additional genres, producing not only electro house but delving into deep house, trap, and nu disco. Peter started playing the alto sax in the fourth grade, and his playing ever since in bands and jazz ensembles. Peter has attended Tulane University for bachelor's in environmental science, and is currently remaining at Tulane to pursue a master's in ecology & evolutionary biology.
Deep House: Disclosure, Amtrac, Klangkarussel, Claptone, Chris Malinchak. In terms of trap: I think Jackal is truly great. The M Machine, Phonat… In terms of less electronic stuff: Bon Iver, TV on the Radio, Andrew Bird, Of Montreal, The Flaming Lips, Purity Ring. There are a bunch I'm forgetting/leaving off in both areas for sure though. Jazz: Cannonball Adderley, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Charlie Parker, Jimmy Smith, and Thelonious. These guys all represent total mastery of their craft, they're amazing!
The pure talent! There are so many amazing artists, photographers, painters and everything else on here it really blows me away. What a community.
Music, music technology/mixing, the environment.