Multifaceted artist Jimmy Edgar is not only a musician, but also a photographer and fashion designer. Born in Detroit in 1983, he got an early start when Warp Records signed him at 18. His influences include jazz, funk, and R&B, conferring a certain mystique to Edgar’s productions. Two promising EPs, Access Rhythm and Bounce, Make, Model, elevated his status to one of Detroit’s most buzzed-about producers, but it’s mostly his second album XXX, released on !K7 in 2010, that introduced him to a larger fan base. The critically acclaimed record cemented his sound, a graceful mix of electro laden with funk and synthpop. Initially presented at a MUTEK Mexico event in 2008, Jimmy Edgar will take part in the Montreal edition of the festival for the very first time with a new set design to accompany the release of his latest record on influential label Hotflush.
Hotflush, Warp Records