Artist Preview: Welder, Sugarpill, saQi, Michael Pukac


Brendan Angelides, aka Welder, is a California based artist more widely known in the music community as Eskmo. With releases under the latter guise on the labels of Ninja Tune, Warp and Planet Mu, he has gained notable transatlantic recognition from the likes of BBC Music (“mind-melting invention…”), URB (“Simply destroys the soundsystem..”) and FACT (“Fascinating example of the intersection of organic and electronic.”) amongstmany others.

Welder explores a different side of the sonic and emotional spectrum. “Florescence” is Brendan’s 2nd album under this persona (the first being a low key release in 2006 entitled “Vines and Stream” on Cyberset; a local SF based label.) While Eskmo traverses hi fi, twisted and bright outward explorations, Welder paints with washed lo fi instrument based ingredients, organic and digital.Weathered piano, warm strings, vintage drums, mandolins, synths and electric bass color the album. All the songs have a noticeable focus on recording room environments and the imperfections in the recording process, resulting in a very human, introverted yet gently playful experience.

Read our exclusive interview with Welder and get a free download from his new album here.

Stream his brand new album “Florescence” below:

You can also listen to the first Welder album “Vines and Streams” on iTunes.


Specializing in bouncing bass, sideways beats and experiments of noise, Sugarpill is a master of both the creation and delivery of polytemponic glitch bass. Sugarpill seamlessly merges his techy and immaculate production skills without ever losing the inherent sexiness of the beats, and his multidimensional musical approach unites EDM fans across a vast spectrum of genres and tempos.  His original tracks combined with explosive live DJ sets confirm for the producer a powerful spot at the forefront of West Coast future sound.

Check out an exclusive Sugarpill mini-mix and our interview with the artist here.

Listen to Sugarpill’s latest tracks on Souncloud below:

Also be sure to check out Sugarpill’s recent EP’s, “Madeup Places,” “Mind Machine” and “Flow Goggles” on Addictech below:


The Bay area-based artist saQi is a classically trained composer, producer and trumpet player. Drawing his name from the Sufi title for a mystic muse, saQi creates eclectic electronica that maintains a balance between organic and synthesized sound. His live sets rock the dance floor while maintaining a grace and musical depth to engage the listener. The music is never limited by genre, tempo or any other stylistic elements. Allegiance to the creative flow and its truest expression thereof is saQi’s manifesto.

Listen to saQi’s recent EP “Heart’s Castle” on Bandcamp below:

Hear more music by saQi on Soundcloud below:


Michael Pukac, Alabama born and Los Angeles based artist has quickly established himself as one of the more prolific live painters as well as made a name for himself by exhibiting constantly and relentlessly throughout the LA art community. His unique blend of seductive, classical imagery is cross pollinated with a witty, contemporary edge of subtle satire – all doused in reflective paint.

See all his recent work on his website.

Michael also recently created the cover art work for Beats Antique’s newest album.

The Details…

Thurday November 10th, 2011

King King
6555 Hollywood Blvd.,
Los Angeles 90028
*entrance is through the parking lot in the back

This event is 21+

ps… tell us what you think of Welder’s new album in the comments below. We’ll give one of our loyal readers a pair of ticket’s to his November 10th show in Los Angeles!!

We’ll see you on the dance floor!

2 Responses to “Artist Preview: Welder, Sugarpill, saQi, Michael Pukac”

  1. spacewrangler Says:
    October 10th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    haunting is the word i would use to best describe welders new album. the tracks are so ethereal they are like clouds that float into your audiomind with a hint of black lining on them…there truly is a dichotomy of this innocent atmospheric sweetness and this overbearing evil darkness that seems to do battle within the tracks…

  2. [LOS ANGELES] Welder (Eskmo) | Sugarpill | Saqi + Live Art | theRABBLE Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 1:28 am

    […] via his side-project called Welder (ALBUM OUT NOW), which you can stream for free before the show here. Trust us on this one. Go. Sugarpill has been performing all-over the Do Lab showcases throughout […]

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