Whities, UIQ / UK
SonarLab by Red Bull Music
Glaswegian young talent Calum MacRae came to prominence thanks to his brilliant EPs on the ever-reliable labels UIQ and Whities. Harmonizing fractured electronic sounds with club tunes, his music is captivating and elaborate, never disappointing when it comes to creating a dreamy and happy place.
Playing with the real and the surreal has become a striking element of Lanark Artefax's artistic output, and his moniker is also a reference to one of the most bizarre and unique dystopias ever that suits him perfectly.
While Calum MacRae only has two 12-inches and an EP to his name, his peculiar sound caught the attention of Aphex Twin and Björk.
Not too shabby for a young producer who started producing in his home and studied English literature, instead of attending Royal Conservatoire of Scotland by choice.