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Birth nameJustice Aaron
Also known asDead Sea Stereo
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Electro Pop
Instrumental Hip hop
Occupation(s)Artist, Producer, Engineer
Instrument(s)Guitar, Bass, Drums, Ableton, MPC, Vocals, Synths, Drum Machine.
Years active1999–present
LabelsJust Records
WebsiteOfficial Site

Metaform (born Justice Aaron) is an American music producer, musician, and songwriter with numerous LP and EP releases. His 2008 debut album Standing on the Shoulders of Giants was created entirely from old vinyl samples. Justice Aaron has lived and worked in Tokyo, Japan, since July 2006


Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Metaform's instrumental album, "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants," hit the shelves on April 15, 2008, and gained recognition by securing a spot on the College Music Journal's top 20 for the month of May. Produced and engineered by Metaform in his various home studios over a dedicated five-year period of deep isolation, the album earned acclaim from Eddie Fleisher of Alternative Press Magazine, who listed it among the top ten records of 2008. The release garnered positive reviews in prominent publications such as URB, REMIX, XLR8R, and Alternative Press. Alternative Press described the album as "One of the best instrumental hip-hop records in years," while JIVE Magazine commented on Metaform's unique ability to take the listener on an audible journey. PopMatters Magazine also reviewed the album, highlighting Metaform's versatility as a multi-instrumentalist, allowing him to breathe new life into samples beyond typical means.

Beats from the Crypt: Early Works

Released in the same year as "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants," this LP features B-sides and rarities primarily constructed from samples. The album cover showcases an early desk work station used by the artist during late-night writing sessions. Notably, this record marks Metaform's vocal debut on tracks like "Right Next to You" and "Blue Skies.".

The Electric Mist

On June 15, 2010, Metaform's release, "The Electric Mist," marked a departure from traditional sample/loop based songwriting, transitioning into original synth-based song construction. The album gained visibility when it was featured on the popular torrent site Demonoid, where Justice Aaron released it for free to the public.


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