Born on July 30, 1992 in Kōchi, Japan and currently residing in Kyōto, Kazumichi Komatsu has been making electronic music since the age of 15. Madegg is his solo project, consisting, so far, of five EPs on Bandcamp that were released over the course of 2011. The production resonates with some of the West Coast’s experimental hip hop, but with a uniquely melancholic quality in its world view, Madegg’s music has been carving out its own niche, steadily garnering attention on the internet. Within the shimmering psychedelia of his deep-sinking beats, Madegg can evoke a startlingly intense presence. As his music freely crosses between dubstep, chillwave, house, beat, drone and noise, he seems to digest each of these styles into his sound while crafting melodies that call back to memories of childhood years. Appropriately so, Madegg has recently been expanding his activities, releasing an EP through an internet label and opening for the Brainfeeder crew last fall. After signing in 2012 with Flau, Madegg’s long awaited debut album is set for release this spring.