LA native Kevin Litrow's LITRONIX is a one-man music machine.
Technologically based off the roots of repetition through high-tech loop pedals, Kevin creates pop structures coloring the songs with dynamic layers of warm analog synthesizers, micro tonally open tuned guitar, bass heavy polyrhythmic electronic beats and soulful vocal melodies on top. The beats are created from either beat boxing, drum machines, or just experimenting with what toys or instruments are around at the time. The vocals are what drive the soul of the sound and command the listener to either think deep or dance hard. Each song has it's own character and is it's own painting with it's own subject. Every subject has a deep meaning or a story to tell.
Litronix is much different than a DJ. When performing live, the beats are sent separately through a PA system while most of the other loops are sent through tube amps. The sound is delivered as if there are multiple band members. And watching Litronix perform live is a spectacle, as Kevin is an experienced true performer / singer / dancer.
In the past, Kevin has been the sole creator of bands such as Dance Disaster Movement (released on Steve Aoki's Dimmak Records) and 60 Watt Kid. He has shared the stage and toured extensively with acts such as Ariel Pink, Broadcast, The Kills, The Gossip, Peaches, Blood Brothers, Ian MacKaye, Prince Rama, Blok Party, Best Coast, Mum.
Past Bands: Dance Disaster Movement, N.O.W., 60 Watt Kid, Radar
Pitchfork - Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg (Avi Buffalo) discusses producing LITRONIX // "I have a few projects now brewing including the debut LITRONIX album(Kevin Litrow of Dance Disaster Movement and 60 Watt Kid, one of my heroes since I was a teenager) I've been producing with J.P. Bendzinski and playing on for months(!) and we are wrapping it up, it sounds magnificent and I am so proud of all of us involved. It is a rich and beautiful album of Kevin Litrow's music, stocked, packed and decorated with some of the areas most interesting and talented musicians. It will be released on Porch Party Records, a local Long Beach label that has graciously funded the studio time to record it." -Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg (Avi Buffalo)
LA Record // “Litronix is Kevin Litrow, the longtime synthesizer visionary…the purest and clearest incarnation of his aesthetic yet. He’s got an upcoming album on Long Beach’s Porch Party Records (produced by Avi of Avi Buffalo) that matches Silver Apples’ synthscapes, Suicide’s pulsebeat and Broadcast’s electro-psychedelia to his own fearlessly expressive confessionals. Think of these as soul songs from an alternate universe—ballads by J.G. Ballard or Alfred Bester, with one man and his machines alone against the void."
Santa Barbara Independent - Show Review // "Litronix, a band who self-describes their genre of music as “danger,” took the stage. Litronix comprises of L.A. musicians Kevin Litrow on keyboards and vocals, and Avi Buffalo on guitar and keyboards as well...what followed was a frenetic synthesis of rich, reverberating synths, blending in with Buffalo’s guitar, which was plugged into the Audio In of a Moog synthesizer."
Rock NYC - Show Review at The Echo // "a one-man band, standing behind electronics and guitar, and giving an unique number, part theatrical, part experimental, with throbbing electronics layered to guitar, story telling and shouted anger. With his silver tie, he looked like a man of the future giving the most mechanical and expressive performance, engaging the crowd with his vibrant soundscapes, loops in repeat, screams and violent electro stabs or swirls, inventing a new sound system, intense and cathartic, like a car chase in the street and a fight with a gun." -Rock NYC
Tape Famous - Review of Are You New Age? cassette // "Meandering electronic pop ballads, built upon fuzzed up drums, and mildly dorky synth voices, backed by inspirational choir like vocals, leave me feeling refreshed and inspired." -Christian, Tape Famous
L.A. Record - Review of Are You New Age? cassette // "The music sounds layered and full of sophisticated studio wizardry to the untrained ear, but if you’ve seen LITRONIX live, you know Litrow can actually summon this kind of ingenuity on demand, live-looping wah-wah keys, rhythms, and guitars into a lush Lego fortress of music all around him that he can then sing and dance over". -Dan Collins, LA RECORD
"Litronix's "Are You New Age" EP is breezy bedroom pop for the anti-GMO set. "Drone of Dume" is the tape's greatest achievement, an effortlessly catchy two-chord beaut that revels in a daydream vacation to Malibu." -SG Benanti