Lazer Sword is a San Francisco-based live electronic act and production duo at the forefront of an emerging sound – a future music – fusing anything from rap, electro, dubstep, and grime together to form a new kind of club experience. On stage, Lazer Sword is a hands-on affair, evolving further with every performance. Atypical of most DJ/producer sets, Lazer Sword performs the material to the audience as a highly improvised live production showcase. Tried and true dance music with a flare for the boom-bap.
Due to their wide palette of influences and styles (the two share a love for all things hip hop, disco, phsychedelic rock, electro, early synthesizer music, ghettotech, etc.), Lazer Sword can be found performing amongst many diverse line-ups. Often custom-preparing their set for each specific occasion, they’ve built themselves a name as a uniquely versatile act when it comes to booking. They have shared the stage with such acts as Flying Lotus, Megasoid, Eliot Lipp, MSTRKRFT, Trackademics, The Cool Kids, Chromatics, The Glitch Mob, Ghislain Poirier, Kid 606, Bassnectar, Hudson Mohawke, Rustie, The Gaslamp Killer and Cobra Krames. Recently showcased on Mary Anne Hobbs’ distinguished BBC Radio 1 Experimental show, the duo has just finished a European tour, headlining shows in cities such as London, Amsterdam, and Paris.
Lazer Sword’s has built a substantial buzz by ways of their live shows and numerous offerings online, including a slew of free remixes and their recently released mixtapes Blap To The Future, an XLR8R podcast and an exclusive mix for Ms. Hobbs’ radio show. They are currently finishing up remix work for Eliot Lipp, Hollywood Hold, STS9 and others. Look out for their upcoming releases in late 2009/early 2010.
“Bryant Rutledge (AKA Low Limit) and Antaeus Roy (AKA Lando Kal) have digested five years of what North American suburban kids call electro nowadays, i.e. the Ed Banger in-yr-face ethos filtered through A-Trak’s hip-hop sensibility and Rusko’s immediacy. And if you’ve seen their live performances, you know it makes for a dizzying and mind-blowing experience. Thankfully, the duo has been able to translate that very ebullience in the context of a studio album.” – Resident Advisor
“With a twisted sound that’s been called everything from “future blap” to “electro crunk,” the L.A./Berlin duo of Antaeus Roy and Bryant Rutledge have been making waves in the underground beat scene for a while now.” – Metromix