ranging from a lifelong love of pop melodies and the ‘80s New Wave through J.
Dilla to The
Mahavishnu Orchestra, LA based producer and
multi-instrumentalist Lost Midas treads an aesthetic turf somewhere between
Neon Indian and Bibio; irresistible and enduring ditties peeped through a
shifting shroud of striking textures and idiosyncratic beats.
Lost Midas is the
alter ego of Boston born Jason Trikakis, who first established himself as a hip
hop drummer throughout his teens and into his ‘20s. As the anchor of popular hip hop
and funk seven-piece the Press Project, which formed at university in New
Hampshire, Trikakis had his first taste of full scale touring, including
support for The Roots and backing for Slick Rick. A stint in indie rock band
The Honors in the mid 2000s, along with various session work including for
Nigerian vocalist Iyeoka, also widened his
a range of instruments along the way (including his current favourite, the
keys), he gradually developed an obsession with composition and the endless
possibilities within the realm of electronic production.
Having decided to step out as a solo artist and
producer, Trikakis found
himself inspired by the LA music scene – feeling a magnetic pull to the City of
Angels. Almost overnight he made the move to LA, a shake-up which would prove
to inspire and crystallise the Lost
Midas sound he’d been searching for.
stumped by queries of the “what kind of
stuff do you make?” variety, Trikakis has coined the tag ‘electrofusion’ to
describe his Lost Midas music.
Lost Midas was snapped
up by Tru Thoughts in Summer 2013 and his debut release is the “Memory Flux”
EP, produced in the LA studio he shares with his brother (producer/DJ NüTrik)
and due to drop in September. Showcasing the fresh, original Lost Midas sound,
the EP was mastered by the highly sought-after Daddy Kev (Low End Theory/Alpha
The upfront promo of
“Memory Flux” has sparked an immediate buzz for this rising talent, with heavy
support from the likes of Los Angeles' KCRW and BBC 6 Music. With DJs Lauren Laverne, Edith Bowman, Nemone and Don Letts hailing Lost Midas as "Brilliant LA talent" with an "epic EP on his hands", shows the great future that lays ahead of Trikakis.
The irresistible lead
track “Love Undone” is available now as an upfront free download, along with a
stunning video, both premiered by the tastemakers at Earmilk.