Zambia-born, UK-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 nuanced, immersive and intricate soundscapes with strong emotional resonance. His debut album, Catharsis, was released in December, 2018 – it’s a project which exhibits his striking command over the realm of structure-less, boundary-pushing electronica for which he’s become known.
Tabbed by Billboard Dance as an “Artist to Watch,” Laxcity has accumulated 10M+ streams across all DSPs; received multiple spins on Beats 1 and BBC’s 1Xtra; worked alongside, and/or garnered the support of, influential artists such as Alina Baraz, Jeremy Zucker, EKALI, San Holo, Galimatias, and Medasin; been profiled by Pilerats, EDM.com, NEST HQ, Your EDM and others; and, finally, received significant editorial support on Apple Music (e.g., “Today’s Chill” and “Vibes”) and Spotify (e.g., “Fresh Finds” and “Genre Glitch”). With a musical palette that runs the gamut from ambient, orchestral, and downtempo, to trap and future beats, Laxcity is convention-defying electronic music typified.
Agent: Ferry Rais-Shaghaghi