First debuting in 2014, Los Angeles bass producer Tsuruda is a classically trained musician who blends experimental hip-hop with avant-garde electronics. Today, he stands at the upper echelon of bass music culture with one of the most impressive bodies of work in independent electronic music.
Tsuruda has self-released four full-length projects — ‘drumsand,’ ‘madness,’ ‘rawflavor’ and ‘RIP’ — in addition to his two-part compilation series, ‘Internet Slaps Vol. 1’ and ‘Internet Slaps Vol. 2.’ His discography includes singles on labels like Team Supreme, Darker Than Wax and 1985 Music, plus remixes for Noisia, The Glitch Mob and more.
In June 2017, Tsuruda released ‘Move,’ his official debut artist album, on Noisia’s Division Recordings. He followed up with ‘Unlimited Data’ (Oct. 2018), his second artist album, released on Courteous Family, the Los Angeles artist collective/record label he co-founded in 2014. His independently released ‘FUBAR’ EP (Oct. 2019), distributed by Alpha Pup, includes standout singles “Dragon of the Darkness Flame” and “Kimchi Crisis,” plus “Little Mac,” a collaboration with Mr. Carmack.
An in-demand live act, Tsuruda is known for his mind-bending sets. He’s performed at EDC Las Vegas, Electric Forest, Shambhala Music Festival and more. In 2018, Tsuruda was handpicked as one of the select artists to close out the influential Los Angeles event series, Low End Theory. He enters 2020 with a stacked schedule of upcoming tour dates and new music on the horizon.