Joshua Mbewe – professionally known as Laxcity – is a Sheffield, UK-based artist and producer whose imaginative music draws on textured and intricate soundscapes to create immersive electronica with emotional resonance.
Laxcity’s eponymous EP and its follow-up Introspection were officially released in 2017. His debut LP, Catharsis, issued at the end of the next year, is a moving project coloured by orchestral influencers that would set the stage for continued blends of high-octane electronic music and oftentimes wistful, ambient and cinematic scores. A pair of 6-track EPs, Purity (2019) and Disconnect (January, 2021) would follow, the latter landing him the cover of Spotify’s Dance Rising, its focus track “Grateful” reaching 700K streams on that platform alone in the first 3 months after its release. 2020-2021 have seen him play several virtual festivals, including Porter Robinson’s “Secret Sky.”
Newly independent, Laxcity’s next project is a 14-track collection of never-before-released cuts. Due May 28, 2018 – 2021 is a time capsule that captures the now-unmistakable Laxcity sound – with its whirring, plucky synths, crispy mixes, and invigorating energy. Next up: his second full-length album and most ambitious project to date, with singles rolling out in the latter half of this year...