Jega (musician)

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Jega
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Background information
Birth name Dylan Nathan
Origin UK
Genres Electronic
Years active 1996–present
Labels Planet Mu
Skam Records
Website Official website

Jega is the recording name of Manchester-based electronic music artist Dylan Nathan.[1] Nathan has released records on the Planet Mu, Matador and Skam record labels.[1]

Nathan released his first EP in 1996 in Manchester on Autechre-affiliated Skam records,[1] original home of Boards of Canada. Nathan toured with Autechre in 1997.[citation needed] Nathan's first album, Spectrum, was the first release on Mike Paradinas/µ-Ziq's Planet Mu label.[1] Paradinas and Nathan studied architecture together in London 1991–94 on the same campus with Aphex Twin. Spectrum is a fusion of the breakbeat and IDM sound coming out of London at the time. Nathan's second album Geometry reflects his electronic roots, avoiding samples and venturing more into synthesis.[citation needed] Both Spectrum and Geometry were later licensed to Matador Records for release in North America, resulting in extensive tours of the United States.[citation needed]

Variance was released on Planet Mu Records on 20 July 2009. Variance is a double album composed of Variance Volume 1 and 2.[2]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • SKA006 (1996, Skam)
  • SKA009 (1997, Skam)
  • Type Xero (1998, Planet Mu)

Albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Anderson, John (24 January 2002). "Building Beats". Miami New Times (Village Voice Media). Retrieved 23 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Jega official website news page". 
  3. ^ "Best New Music, Jega". CMJ New Music Monthly. p. 19. 

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