In the winter of 1997, Santa Cruz-native Christopher T. Lee fell in love with his first Nord Lead I synth—and Limaçon was born. Over the ensuing decade, Limaçon has carved a solid international rep, first via live PAs and later with electrifying DJ sets, as an artist who puts the move back into minimal. In the last two years, Limaçon made the move to San Francisco and scaled down his imposing hardware arsenal in order to focus on studio work. And focus he certainly did. From the expansive dance-floor journeys of his live sets, Limaçon has honed his sound into subtle, finely structured glitch-house gems that linger in the ear long after the record ends.
Limaçon’s debut record Catch, released on Steve Bug's seminal Poker Flat label in 2005, brought the producer instant acclaim, selling thousands of copies in the first six months. IMP, his sophomore effort on Resopal Schallware in April 2006, let him flex his tech-funk muscle, while his summertime follow-up on Intrinsic Design, Muster Funk, took on a deeper, late-night vibe. Most recently, Limaçon’s three-tracker on Force Inc., entitled That Hard, has been blowing up techy floors around the globe since it dropped last August.
As a producer pursuing both the warmth of house music and the machine edge of minimal techno, Limaçon slips perfectly into the Auralism spectrum. "I love analog synthesis, which the essence of minimal techno. Minimal is about exploration, creating new sounds. But I try to keep that funk in my music, because at the end of the day, this music is for the dance floor. I try to keep a balance between something for your mind and something for your body, between experimenting with new sounds and giving people something they can grab onto."