edIT

From humble beginnings on the Los Angeles underground to world tours of sold-out arenas, Edward Ma has seen it all in a career that now spans more than 15 years. Starting off as The Con Artist in the late 1990s, Ma produced for rappers such as Busdriver, P.E.A.C.E and Sole while holding a residency at Konkrete Jungle, where drum n bass and hip hop were spun side by side to hungry ears. In 2003, Ma reshaped himself as edIT. The next year he debuted with ‘Crying Over Pros For No Reason’ on seminal UK label Planet Mu. Shortly after that, along-side residents Daddy Kev, Nobody and The Gaslamp Killer; edIT helped found the world-renowned weekly club night in Lincoln Heights called Low End Theory. On Daddy Kev’s Alpha Pup Records, edIT released his follow up to Crying… entitled ‘Certified Air Raid Material.’ These 2 seminal albums melded together Ma’s love of hip hop, drum n bass and experimental electronic music, a fusion that would presage hip hop’s return to its electronic roots by the end of the decade. These records sounded like the future and it would put Ma on the path of his next evolution. In 2006 he co-founded The Glitch Mob, a project that would ultimately take over his solo work by 2010. Today the Mob inhabit a unique position in the dance music world, the roots of which go back to the sonic experiments of edIT’s ‘Crying Over Pros.’