From: Vienna, Austria
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In recent years, Dorian Concept has metamorphosed from underground hero to one of the leading figures of the Austrian electronic music scene. Born Oliver Johnson, the virtuoso keyboardist made a name for himself by playing gigs in clubs around the world, including in Australia and China.
It is not easy to classify Dorian Concept’s music: detached from any fixed musical genre, he combines electronics with jazz, hip-hop and jungle, improvising jazz-tinged fantasias on his synthesizers. His trademark improvised live shows caught the ear of BBC presenter and tastemaker Gilles Peterson, who broadcasted his music to 15 countries and ranks among the top global institutions, in terms of musical taste.
He released his first official album, “When Planets Explode”, on the Kindred Spirits label in 2009, following it up five years later with “Joined Ends” (Ninja Tune) in 2014 and “The Nature of Imitation” (Brainfeeder) in 2018. In October 2022, he released his latest album, “What We Do For Others”.