George Clanton, Negative Gemini
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Following three years of releasing music as the seminal vaporwave producer ESPRIT 空想, and vocal-driven pop artist Mirror Kisses, George Clanton has dropped the alter egos. Clanton’s latest work is built upon the foundation laid by those projects, but further pushes the sound of modern internet-bred genres by adding timeless pop hooks and structure.
In the past year Clanton has gone on to launch his own all-vinyl record label, 100% Electronica - a platform from which George released his debut album of the same title. The album 100% Electronica is George's attempt to combine the Mirror Kisses and ESPRIT 空想 projects into one sound.
Following the release of 100% Electronica, the new project enjoyed a sharp rise in popularity thanks to endorsements from Gorilla Vs Bear , FACT Mag , SPIN , and others. In 2016 George shared the stage with Charlie XCX , Sophie , and Teklife for the Gorilla Vs Bear SXSW Showcase at Hype Hotel; a performance Yahoo Music highlighted, calling George Clanton specifically “ the best thing we saw at SXSW all week.”
Since then George’s following has grown steadily as he continues to release some of Bandcamp’s best-selling vinyl records (Negative Gemini – Body Work, SURFING – Deep Fantasy, ESPRIT空想– virtua.zip, and more) through his own 100% Electronica label. To date, each individual release has reached #1 on Bandcamp’s “best-selling” charts not just for vinyl but all music as well.
This year will see the release of George Clanton’s follow up album, and countrywide touring as he takes his renowned show on the road for the first time outside of the Northeast.
Negative Gemini (aka Lindsey French) is an American electronic musician and producer, hailing from Queens, New York who is known for her unique approach to creating music that seems to effortlessly combine elements of mid-90's trance and techno influenced club with the poppy yet ethereal vocal sensibilities of singers like Madonna or Mazzy Star's, Hope Sandoval.
French had already been hard at work preparing a new and more refined body of work before her arrival in NYC (2015), and after a few months of testing it out live in her new scene, Lindsey was ready to unveil, Real V irtual Unison - an EP which was released on Bandcamp in March of 2015 and went on to earn a spot on FACT’s list of favorite BandCamp releases in 2015 in addition to critical response from numerous online media outlets including Gorilla vs Bear, Pigeons and Planes, and KEXP among others.
Soon after it's release, Lindsey, along with her partner and fellow electronic producer, George Clanton , formed their own independent vinyl-only label, 100% Electronica . Her sound began to generate attention, with many critics noting that despite a lot of other contemporary electronic music, her personality remained at the center of her sound and style, ever-burgeoning with the young producer’s unique visual aesthetic. Her often reverb-drenched vocals also garnered comparison to singers such as Bilinda Butcher and Miki Berenyi.
The new album from Negative Gemini, Body Work was released on September 23rd 2016 via 100% Electronica . Since it’s release, ‘Body Work’ has received praise from Tiny Mix Tapes , Skrillex-owned media platform Nest HQ , The 405 , Fact mag , and most notably full features with interviews on both Bandcamp Daily and MTV news . The album has become the darling many indie radio stations across the U.S. including WMBR Cambridge, MA & Radio K Minneapolis of whom, in particular, are two of the best and most respected college stations in the country, along with legendary Seattle radio KEXP. ‘Body Work’ was recently named album of the week at Radio K.