Zambia-born, England-based artist Joshua Mbewe, a.k.a. Laxcity, makes imaginative electronic music that draws on powerful chord progressions, textured ambience, vocal and other foley elements, to create immersive and intricate soundscapes with strong emotional resonance and riveting narratives.
Laxcity released his eponymous EP to DSPs in early 2017; his next EP, ‘Introspection,’ followed shortly thereafter. More recently, Josh has issued a series of singles via Majestic Casual – each of which have set the tone for his future material, inhabiting the realm of convention-defying and boundary-pushing electronica for which he’s become known – to be released alongside his forthcoming debut LP in late 2018.
Tabbed by Billboard Dance as “One to Watch,” Laxcity has accumulated over 2 million streams on each of Spotify and SoundCloud; received multiple radio spins on Beats 1 and BBC’s 1Xtra; worked alongside, and/or garnered the support of, influential electronic artists such EKALI, KRANE, San Holo, Martin Garrix, and Medasin; and received significant editorial support on Apple Music (e.g., “Today’s Chill” and “Vibes”) and Spotify (e.g., “Fresh Finds” and “Trend Beats”).
With a sonic palette that runs the gamut from orchestral, downtempo and ambient, to trap and future beats, Laxcity is convention-defying and boundary-pushing electronic music typified.
Agent: Ferry Rais-Shaghaghi