The Cyclist/ Buz Ludzha
The Cyclist aka Andrew Morrison started making lo-fi electronic music under his The Cyclist alias in his home city of Derry at the age of 18. Influenced by an eclectic range of music from Krautrock & 60s psychedelia to early Chicago house, techno, jungle and dub, Morrison started off releasing warm lo-fi dance music in 2011. His album Bones in Motion, released in a collaboration between Stones Throw and Leaving Records, was named one of the best releases of 2013 by XLR8R and Boomkat amongst others. In 2014 Morrison introduced a new alias, Buz Ludzha, via the release of ‘Love Repetitive Rhythmics’ 12 on Dublin’s All City Records, one of his most popular releases so far, which was regularly spun by the likes of KiNK, Barnt and Erol Alkan. He then returned again as The Cyclist in November 2014 to release his second album, Flourish, named one of the best albums of the year by FACT.
In the last two years, Morrison has pushed his warm psychedelic sounds further with the release of the Hot House EP, which was well reviewed by critic. Rounding off that year with a mind-bending Fact mix and his second boiler room set, 2016 led on to another stunning Buz Ludzha release on 100% Silk–Basslines For Life, a melting breakbeat EP on Hypercolour Pressing Matters as well as the beginnings of his own label, tape throb records with a punk jungle/dub cassette Jungle Tapes. 2017 looks to be another craicing year with further releases on All City and Hypercolour planned, as well as plenty planned on Tape Throb, all of which are sure to push the boundaries and warmth of dance music farther into the future.