Musical polymath Model Citizen seems an impossibility at first sight - juggling piano, synths, live sampling and beat making on-the-fly with a casual ease that’s mind-bogglingly brought to life. The half-English Canadian has called Tokyo home for almost 18 years now and his acclaimed club night Villain LIVE has taken his brand of electronic and beat-infused electronica from coast to coast and around the globe. Equal parts jazz musician, DJ and production wizard, MC’s sets are a treat for the dancers, the listeners, the progressives and the purists alike, as he casually erases the lines between genres and eras.
A jack of many sonic trades, MC effortlessly floats between his eponymously released deep and emotionally charged progressive house, big vocal-infused belters and drum-oriented techno. Shunning the industry tendency towards commodification, Model Citizen rejects the idea of succumbing to what’s hot right now over his own identity.