The Glitch Mob

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The Glitch Mob
The Glitch Mob 2014.jpg
The Glitch Mob performing at Austin City Limits in 2014
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Years active 2006–present
Labels Glass Air Records
Members edIT (Edward Ma)
Boreta (Justin Boreta)
Ooah (Josh Mayer)
Past members Kraddy (Matthew Kratz)
Kitty-D (David Altamira)

The Glitch Mob is an American 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]


The Glitch Mob, originally a four-piece including Kraddy, 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] Their single "Warrior Concerto" was used in the official trailer for The Crew. The sophomore Glitch Mob album Love Death Immortality debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart.[10] Their remix for "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes was featured in the trailer for the World War I first-person shooter, Battlefield 1.[11] Their song "Skullclub" was featured in an advert for Amazon Echo.[12]


During their 2014 tour The Glitch Mob performed with a new musical element they called "The Blade." Built by movie set designers, it is a customized, painted set piece that houses both lights and instruments.[13] In an interview with Sound of Boston Josh Mayer explained, "It really represents who we are and what we’re trying to say, and it’s just a functional thing that lets us play our music the way we want to play our music."[13]




  • We Can Make the World Stop (2011)
  • Piece of the Indestructible (2015)


  • "Episode 8" (featuring D-Styles) (2009)
  • "Black Aura" (featuring Theophilus London) (2009)
  • "Beyond Monday" (2010)
  • "Drive It Like You Stole It" (2010)
  • "Warrior Concerto" (2011)
  • "Bad Wings" (2011)
  • "We Can Make the World Stop" (2011)
  • "Can't Kill Us" (2013)
  • "Better Hide, Better Run" (featuring Mark Johns) (2015)


  • Crush Mode (2008)
  • Local Area Network (2009)
  • Drink the Sea Part II: The Mixtape (2010)
  • More Voltage (2011)
  • Do Lab Mix 2016 (2016)


Music videos[edit]

  • "Beyond Monday" (2010)
  • "Between Two Points" (2011)
  • "We Can Make the World Stop" (2011)
  • "Can't Kill Us" (2013)


  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. 
  11. ^ Battlefield 1 trailer music
  12. ^ YouTube
  13. ^ a b Kastritis, Thanasi. "Interview: Josh Mayer of The Glitch Mob". Sound of Boston. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 

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