s Tycho, Scott Hansen blends swirling melodies into vaguely triumphant arcs that crisscross between stuttering beats and vocal samples, creating rolling sonic landscapes that extend into the horizon. Known in the design world as ISO50, the San Francisco-based artist is famed for his warm, textured design style, which serves as a backdrop and mirror for his musical output.

Hansen began releasing music over 10 years ago with The Science of Patterns EP. His first full-length, Sunrise Projector, came out in 2004, and as the critical acclaim continued in 2006 with the release of Past Is Prologue. He eventually met Ghostly and, like everybody else, we simply had to work with him.

It was around 2008 that URBmagazine noted Tycho as one of the

Next 100 artists to watch, and Hansen continued to release singles and experiment with more live instrumentation. In 2011, his meticulous process saw the release of Dive, his debut full-length for Ghostly International. Tranquil, nostalgic and melodic, the record established him beyond the realm of IDM and ambient.

Now with Awake, Tychos second Ghostly LP, the project returns as a true three-piece band comprised of Zac Brown (guitar, bass) and Rory O’Connor (live drums). Lengthy touring for Dive brought Tycho to its full potential, and in efforts to capture the energy on the road Hansen invited Brown and O’Connor in to the creative process. Both the sound and artwork of Awake capture Hansens stylistic shift, conjuring a more kintetic and percussive sensory experience.


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Live Dates

  • 03.01.2018
    The Fillmore
  • 03.03.2018
    Stereo Live Dallas (DJ Set)
  • 03.03.2018
    Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
  • 03.04.2018
    Stereo Live Houston (DJ Set)
  • 03.07.2018
    Icon (DJ Set)
  • 03.08.2018
    Output (DJ Set)
  • 03.09.2018
    Analog BKNY (DJ Set)
  • 03.10.2018
    Flash (DJ Set)
  • 05.16.2018
    McDonald Theatre
  • 05.17.2018
    Knitting Factory
  • 05.19.2018
    Salt Lake City,UT
    The Complex
  • 05.21.2018
    Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Phantogram
  • 05.22.2018
    Villa Hispana Pavilion w/ Phantogram
  • 05.23.2018
    The Van Buren w/ Phantogram
  • 05.24.2018
    San Diego,CA
    Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU w/ Phantogram
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  • Tycho - "Coastal Brake"
  • Tycho - "Hours"
  • Tycho - "Dive (Keep Shelly In Athens Remix)"
  • Tycho - "Dive"
  • Tycho - Awake
  • Tycho - Montana
  • Tycho - Montana
  • Tycho - See
  • Tycho - See (Beacon Remix)
  • Tycho - Division at Red Rocks
  • Tycho - Horizon