Midnight is thrilled to announce the addition of Laxcity to the roster.
Joshua Mbewe, better known as Laxcity, is a Zambia-born, Sheffield UK-based artist who has developed a name for himself by way of unfamiliar productions. His music is said to be a 'shoutout to introverts' and draws on imaginative, intricate soundscapes to create immersive electronica with emotional resonance. His unique blend of atmospheric electronic and melodic hip-hop has earned a growing fanbase and critical acclaim.
2022 saw Laxcity tour across Europe and Canada, making his first headline in London UK and his festival debut at Amsterdam Dance Event. Now with upwards of 25M+ streams, Laxcity is being flagged as one of dance music’s next great sonic storytellers and audiences are taking notice.
Laxcity's unusual productions see dulcet chords unfold into discordant breakdowns, that are equal parts jarring and gorgeous. His debut LP, Catharsis, issued in 2018, is a moving project coloured by orchestral influences that would set the stage for continued blends of high-octane electronica and often wistful, ambient and cinematic scores. A second pair of EPs, Purity and Disconnect, would follow.
Newly independent, 2021 saw him release 2018 – 2021 (mixtape) – a time capsule that captures the now-unmistakable Laxcity sound, with its whirring synths and sonic polish – a single with Moore Kismet; play Porter Robinson’s “Secret Sky” and tour with DROELOE. In December came "melodies from heaven," a lush tribute to Josh's Christian upbringing.
His upcoming 10-track "kinder opposites" project is Laxcity's most high-energy, hard-hitting release to date, influenced by the bass music scene in Bristol – where Josh previously lived – and worldwide.
Midnight looks forward to working with Laxcity as he continues his ascent into the upper echelons of electronic music.
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For more on Laxcity visit https://laxcity.io/