Seducing the world via his own brand of dream-soaked pop and lushed out r&b, Antonio Cuna, aka Sweater Beats, is a force to be reckoned with. Since the release of his single "MLLN DLLR" on Bondax's Justus Recordings in 2012, Cuna has garnered support from tastemakers like Diplo and Annie Mac, and has delivered standout mixes for Boiler Room and Diplo and Friends. His debut EP for Symbols ("That Feel") sees Antonio implementing more organic instrumentation, as well as original vocals, and the finished product is a strong vision of the future of Pop and R&B. Sweater Beats' sophomore Cloud City EP is due this Fall on LA imprint and long-time affiliate Huh, What & Where.
Up-and-coming electronic music it-boy, Bearson, has come a long way since starting his career in 2014. At the time, the 18-year-old emerged onto the scene as a an extremely fast growing producer, catching the attention of fans and producers alike making him a huge name in his native country of Norway. Steadily his international presence grew with remixes of Susie Suh, James Bay, The Lighthouse and the Whalers, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, amongst others. His astronomyy remix of "Nothin On My Mind" caught the attention of BBC Radio 1, slingshotting his music globally.
In 2014, Bearson expanded his involvement in the music industry beyond making music. Teaming up with his manager, the two created label/management company Next Wave Records. The label's roster has included, Bearson himself, Jerry Folk, Atlas Bound, Beshken, Mark Johns, SYRE, Dinnerdate, TÂCHES and many more. Bearson acts as an owner and a face of the brand, by curating the music Next Wave releases. At the end of 2014, a variety of blogs and tastemakers named Bearson one of the most promising artists to look out for in 2015. Taking the electronic scene by surprise, Bearson started 2015 with bang releasing his first ever original "Pink Medicine". Marking the evolution of his sound, his indie-derived single was a departure incorporating piano keys, wavy synths and Anime-esque distorted vocals. Skyrocketing him to the forefront of the electronic music scene, Bearson followed up his well-received debut original with remixes of Ghost Lofts and Tove Styrke. Teaming up with female powerhouse, Mark Johns, the duo released their collaboration "Imposter" in May on fashion's holy grail, Vogue, and garnered over 100,000 plays in one day.
In total he has over 10 million plays accumulated on Soundcloud alone, has landed the #1 spot on HypeM four times and has had multiple other songs in the 10. Having previously played countless shows in Norway and Europe, including Thomas Jack's On & Off festival, Bearson is now gearing up to start touring internationally starting with Splash House this summer in Palm Springs.