Since its inception in 2009, the Archnemesis sound has been
in a constant state of evolution. With musical beginnings firmly
established through a strict regimen of classical training on the
cello and piano, eventually jazz theory and composition crept in,
and more instruments like bass, drums and guitar were discovered
and learned. The culmination of this vast musical knowledge
ultimately shaped the Archnemesis sound before propelling it
through a variety of analog stratospheres and into the digital realm
of electronic music production. With a sound based primarily in,
but not limited to, “electro hip-hop soul”, Archnemesis continues
to evolve musically and socially by encompassing all styles and
genres of music while simultaneously welcoming in all the fans
that follow those genres.
Through extensive national touring, Archnemesis has created
a steadily growing fan base aptly dubbed the “Nemesis Army”, and
strives to create an un-biased community both online and at live
shows where anyone can express themselves without
discrimination. Also, by using music as a platform for outreach,
Archnemesis is constantly generating new and innovative ideas to
foster a community and encourage change.
When not touring, Archnemesis has managed to compile an
extensive catalogue of EP’s, LP’s remixes and collaborations.
Beginning with the 2010 release of the EP Diamonds and Glass,
the full-length albums People’s Radio and Every Man For Himself
were both well received by fans and critics alike. The remixes of
Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle” and The xx’s “Do You
Mind” both charted on The Hype Machine and saw extensive play
from DJ’s across the country. A fourth EP, Follow Me, was
released in July of 2013, and it took an even bigger step towards
truly defining the Archnemesis sound. With the newest EP Free
For All, released in January of 2014, the move towards solidifying
the Archnemesis sound was completed.
With an unequaled afro and amazing light show, every
Archnemesis encounter is a full sensory experience, one that is
highly charged and delicious. This energetic live approach has
been brought to such acclaimed festivals as The Hangout Music
Festival, Lights All Night, Camp Bisco, Electric Forest and
SnowGlobe, as well as theatres and clubs across the country. With
momentum building and no signs of slowing down, Archnemesis
continues to create an amazing live experience at clubs and
festivals while steadily growing the ever-faithful "Nemesis Army"
and working towards positive change.