Ryan McRyhew makes enjoyable, conceptually ambitious electronic songs as Thug Entrancer using analog drum machines and synthesizers to carve out a cyber punk alternate reality on the south side of Chicago. Below is the digitally pleasing video for Thug Entrancer’s song “Netrun”, created by Denver-based multimedia artist Milton Melvin Croissant.
Thug Entrancer: Case Mounting a late surge into this list Thug Entrancer’s email popped into our swamp-like inbox linking us to Volume 1 and 2 of Tropics Mind. Pulling in Carpenter synth workouts, Juke influences and more ambient meanderings they’re nothing if not superbly ambitions explorations of synth driven dance music.
Thug Entrancer is a producer based in Chicago by way of Denver, making insanely awesome hand made analog dance music. The dude is a wizard when it comes to machines, circuit bending, building synthesizers, and things that make noise. And his style of DIY outsider juke/footwork techno reflect this wizardry. Thug Entrancer is one half of Hideous Men, the incredible husband and wife dark pop duo who were a fixture of the underground music and art community of Denver before relocating to Chicago.