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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

  • 12.17.2016
    Houston,TX
    Day For Night
  • 01.07.2017
    Oakland,CA
    Fox Theater
  • 01.09.2017
    Honolulu,HI
    Republik
  • 01.12.2017
    Osaka,JP
    Bigcat
  • 01.13.2017
    Tokyo,JP
    Stellar Ball Shinagawa
  • 01.19.2017
    Taipei,TW
    Legacy
  • 01.19.2017
    Seoul,KR
    Understage
  • 01.21.2017
    Singapore,SG
    Laneway Festival
  • 01.25.2017
    Melbourne,AU
    170 Russell
  • 01.26.2017
    Brisbane,AU
    Laneway Festival
  • 01.28.2017
    Melbourne,AU
    Laneway Festival
  • 01.30.2017
    Auckland,NZ
    Laneway Festival
  • 02.03.2017
    Adelaide,AU
    Laneway Festival
  • 02.04.2017
    Sydney,AU
    Laneway Festival
  • 02.10.2017
    Berlin,DE
    Astra
  • 02.11.2017
    Leipzig,DE
    UT Connewitz
  • 02.12.2017
    Vienna,AT
    Flex
  • 02.14.2017
    Budapest,HU
    Akvarium
  • 02.15.2017
    Prague,CZ
    Meetfactory
  • 02.16.2017
    Warsaw,PL
    Worldwide Festival at Niebo
  • 02.18.2017
    Copenhagen,DK
    Pumpehuset
  • 02.19.2017
    Stockholm,SE
    Kagelbanan
  • 02.20.2017
    Oslo,NO
    Parkteatret
  • 02.22.2017
    Cologne,DE
    Gloria Theatre
  • 02.23.2017
    Amsterdam,NL
    Melkweg
  • 02.24.2017
    Paris,FR
    Gaite Lyrique
  • 02.25.2017
    Brussels,BE
    Boutanique Orangerie
  • 02.27.2017
    London,UK
    Electric Brixton
  • 02.28.2017
    London,UK
    Electric Brixton
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Video

  • 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