As one of the club scene’s most recognized and respected acts, The Glitch Mob has exploded from local performances in Los Angeles and San Francisco to international renown for their distinctive sound and compelling live show. Founded in 2006, the group today is composed of accomplished solo producers Ed Ma (edIT), Justin Boreta (Boreta) and Josh Mayer (Ooah). Their 2010 debut album “Drink the Sea” hit #1 on the iTunes Electronic Chart, and peaked on the CMJ Top 200 for college radio at #57.
The Glitch Mob’s ever-increasing exposure has opened new avenues for promoting positive change outside of the realm of music, and its members have embraced these opportunities wholeheartedly, donating all proceeds from their two-volume remix album to relief organizations in Haiti, raffling off back-stage passes to their Chicago show in exchange for donations in service of Japanese residents displaced by the recent earthquake and tsunami, and volunteering at the APCH after school program teaching music in South Central LA.
We caught up with the trio via email during their ongoing US tour to find out more about their efforts to use music to improve the world around them- read on to find out what they’ve been up to, and to cull a few tips on how artists at all levels can do the same.