The Glitch Mob

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The Glitch Mob
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From left to right: Ooah, Boreta, edIT
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Electronica, glitch, synthpop, industrial
Years active 2006-present
Labels Glass Air Records
Website www.theglitchmob.com
Members edIT (Edward Ma)
Boreta (Justin Boreta)
Ooah (Josh Mayer)
Past members Kraddy (Matthew Kratz)
Kitty-D (Kitty Ology)

The Glitch Mob is an American three-piece electronic music group from Los Angeles, California. It consists of edIT (Edward Ma), Boreta (Justin Boreta) and Ooah (Josh Mayer).[1] Chris Martins of LA Weekly noted that they "have undoubtedly found the largest audience of any L.A. beat scene artist yet."[2]

History[edit]

The Glitch Mob, originally a five-piece including Kraddy and Kitty-D, was formed in 2006 within the burgeoning Los Angeles bass-driven 'beat' scene. The group made a name for themselves playing live, choosing to perform with laptops and MIDI controllers like the Lemur.[3][4] They won fans through showcasing their chosen technology during solo performances, and after gaining attention in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the group eventually toured more widely along the West Coast and then to various festivals worldwide.[5] After citing "creative differences," founding member Kraddy left the group in 2009.[6]

The Glitch Mob's first album Drink the Sea peaked at number 57 on the CMJ Top 200 Chart for College Radio.[7] The album's debut led Electronic Musician to run a cover story on the trio.[8] Their single "Drive It Like You Stole It" was number 2 on XLR8R's Top Downloads of 2010 list.[9] The sophomore Glitch Mob album Love Death Immortality debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart.[10]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • We Can Make the World Stop (2011)

Singles[edit]

  • "Episode 8 (feat. D-Styles)" (2009)
  • "Black Aura (feat. Theophilus London)" (2009)
  • "Beyond Monday" (2010)
  • "Warrior Concerto" (2011)
  • "We Can Make the World Stop" (2011)
  • "Can't Kill Us" (2013)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Crush Mode (2008)
  • Local Area Network (2009)
  • Drink the Sea Part II: The Mixtape (2010)
  • More Voltage (2011)
  • Drink the Sea: The Remixes Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 (2012)

Remixes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nijjar, Aneet. "Glitch Mob". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Martins, Chris (1 September 2010). "Beat Music Goes Big Time: Glitch Mob & Fighting Gravity Make Semi-Finals on America's Got Talent". LA Weekly. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Brown, August (11 June 2010). "The Glitch Mob swims in a vast, ominous 'Sea'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Kirn, Peter (25 March 2010). "The Glitch Mob: Tour, Free Single Download, Multiple Laptops + Lemurs". Create Digital Music. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Levine, Noah (3 May 2010). "Live Review: The Glitch Mob @ Double Door (05.01.10)". URB. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  6. ^ Marston, Jennifer (4 June 2009). "Kraddy Departs from The Glitch Mob". XLR8R. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  7. ^ Nonagon (8 November 2011). "The Glitch Mob’s music aids disaster relief". Controllerism. 
  8. ^ Levine, Mike (16 June 2010). "The Glitch Mob | Controller Freaks". eMusician. Penton Media, Inc. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  9. ^ Taylor, Ken (10 December 2010). "Grab XLR8R's Top Downloads of 2010". XLR8R. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  10. ^ Murray, Gordon (21 February 2014). "Glitch Mob Grabs Top Spot On Dance/Electronic Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 

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