Toronto's Arthur Oskan has been nominated for Canada's prestigious Juno Award in the Best Electronic Music Category, alongside Austra, Azari & III, Junior Boys and Tim Hecker: http://junoawards.ca/nominees-winners/
The Juno Awards are essentially Canada's answer to the Grammys: the highest official industry recognition a Canadian artist could receive. The Best Electronic Album category was created just last year, when it was won by Caribou for Swim. Arthur Oskan is nominated for this year's award along with Austra, Azari & III, Junior Boys and Tim Hecker:
A fixture of Toronto's underground techno scene, Oskan's deep and lush yet essential techno sound is treasured by many. Performing live with analog gear for over a decade, his thrilling sets effortlessly fuse sleek machine grooves with evocative synthetic melodies. Following numerous EPs and 12” singles for a slew of international labels, Arthur's debut full-length is a distinctive distillation of his uniquely refined take on soulful analog techno and minimalist tech-house.
Following the release of A Little More Than Everything to critical acclaim and big DJ support last May, Arthur won legions of new fans with high profile performances at MUTEK, Movement Detroit, and Toronto's own Harvest Festival. With his busiest touring schedule yet this spring, demand continues to grow for Oskan's signature style.
A true underground success story of long days and longer nights, we couldn't be happier to congratulate Arthur on his momentous achievement. By paving the way for techno's acceptance in the true north, we hope the path is made easier for much Canadian talent sure to follow.
Stream the full album, A Little More Than Everything: http://www.soundcloud.com/thoughtless/sets/tlm052-arthur-oskan-a-little
Watch Arthur Oskan in action: http://youtu.be/F6oa1rzPFSU
Buy the album: http://www.thoughtlessmusic.com/store/products/tlm052-arthur-oskan-a-little-more-than-everything-cd/
Arthur Oskan's "Morning Calling" video gets the Wustenarchitekten treatment...
The official video for Arthur Oskan's 'Morning Calling' is taken from his debut full-length, 'A Little More Than Everything'. The video was created by Wustenarchitekten, using Derivative's Touch Designer software. 'A Little More Than Everything' is out now on CD and digital through Toronto's Thoughtless Music.