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Blockhead with Arms & Sleepers
The internationally renowned NYC producer Tony Simon—aka Blockhead—has released 15 albums over the past 15 years, including four acclaimed records for Ninja Tune and numerous production jobs including notable works with Aesop Rock. He is regarded as one of the modern masters of instrumental hip-hop and has more recently been releasing music on other platforms like Future Archive Recordings and Backwoodz Studios.
Arms & Sleepers
Arms and Sleepers is the electronic music duo Max Lewis and Mirza Ramic. Formed in Boston, USA in 2006, the group has amassed over 30 releases, nearly 2,000 live performances, and countless TV and Film music placements in their 15-year history. 2020 was the group’s busiest year yet, with the release of a 6-part conceptual music series that included 3 full-length albums and 3 EPs. In 2021, Arms and Sleepers is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a slew of re-releases and anniversary editions. Over the years, the duo has explored trip-hop, electronica, downtempo, ambient, hiphop, and subtle pop with deftness and grace. Arms and Sleepers’ creative output has been vast: 12 full-length albums, 13 EPs, and a plethora of singles and remixes. The duo has remixed the likes of Emancipator, Blockhead, Yppah, Sun Glitters, Caspian, Helios, Ef, From Indian Lakes, and many others, and has collaborated with numerous prominent artists including Tom Brosseau of Fat Cat Records, Serengeti of Anticon, and Philip Jamieson of Caspian. Victor Ferreira of Sun Glitters in particular has been a close collaborator over the last five years, co-producing and mixing the majority of the duo’s recent releases. Ramic, who has been the group’s sole live performer since 2013, has taken Arms and Sleepers to stages across the world with concerts in North and Central America, Europe, and Asia. The duo has also seen its diverse music catalog licensed by Vice, Showtime, Amazon, Squarespace, National Geographic, United Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Whole Foods, and countless others. Over the years, Arms and Sleepers has received glowing coverage from a variety of music outlets, including Earmilk, XLR8R, NPR, Huffington Post, Bandcamp Daily, The Line Of Best Fit, and Clash. With a prolific and busy decade and a half, Arms and Sleepers has not showed any signs of slowing down. In 2020 alone, the group put out 7 releases in addition to several standalone singles and remixes. Such high rate of creative output has also coincided with Ramic co-founding Future Archive Recordings, an artist-run record label that has released music from the likes of Blockhead, Yppah, Sun Glitters, il:lo, Poldoore, and others. With a long and active history in the music industry, Arms and Sleepers has carved out its own unique place within the underground electronic music scene, building a loyal following along the way.