1788-L has had a nearly meteoric rise to fame. The electronic producer stepped on to the scene only last year, and has already risen to support some of the biggest names and festivals in the game.
This Saturday, he is performing at Republic NOLA in celebration of the club’s 14th anniversary. While no supporting artists are listed as of yet, it’s sure to be a performance to blow the roof off the warehouse district’s favorite bass club.
We know very little about the producer named 1788-L. His minimal online bios give his dark music a further air of mystery. His website is just a static page of tour dates, and his Spotify bio simply reads:
“Synthetic / Automation / 1788-L.
Machines / Are / Forever.”
But we do know he’s impressing a lot of people with his sound. A remix of Virtual Self‘s “Particle Arts” from last February put him on the map, about a month after his debut album Replica released on Soundcloud. He only just started performing live last year in Los Angeles, but now he’s performed at huge festivals like Lost Lands and Imagine Festival. He even played a sold out show at Red Rocks Amphitheater with Illenium this year.
His dark and industrial genre of bass has been called new beat by some. It’s a fusion of techno, acid house and industrial sounds that originated in Belgian warehouse raves. Groups like The Lords of Acid popularized the genre through Europe in the 90’s. It came to U.S. EDM fans by artists like Rezz.
Lately he’s been releasing music on the Zeds Dead label Deadbeats. And his collaborations keep stacking up. From Rezz & The Glitch Mob to Ekali and Illenium, people are taking notice of the mysterious, up-and-coming producer.