New York-based electronic trio N/UM has come to be regarded as the quintessential pioneer of live electronic music, with fully-improvised live sets featuring the most iconic of analog electronic instruments available, such as Roland’s TR-808, TR-909 and SH-101, combined with vocals, modular synths and guitars in order to create a truly genre-bending experience.
N/UM’s performances and recordings are unique and improvised, with no pre-composed songs, no plan and no agreed-upon structure. The group unites three long-time friends who have always shared a profound passion for electronic music: five-time Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer and producer Jeremy Loucas, Elias Meister, an experimental guitarist with a decade of performance experience, also part of world-renowned rap group Calle 13, fronted by Residente; and Emil Bovbjerg, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer with a background in orchestration, contemporary arranging and composition. The three recorded and performed together in various formations over the past decade, and have once again joined forces as N/UM, a skilled and proficient musical unit capable of enrapturing dancefloors around the world while bringing the unique immediacy and spontaneity of improvisation to places where it is rarely heard: festivals, nightclubs and underground warehouse parties.
New York live electronic trio N/UM, composed of engineer and producer Jeremy Loucas, guitarist Elias Meister and multi-instrumentalist and producer Emil Bovbjerg.
Positive Elevations Records
The word “N/UM” is used by the !Kung people of the Kalahari desert to describe a healing energy used to cure sickness in individuals and the larger community.