Producer / DJ - Auckland
real name: Leyton
epsilon-blue emerged in 1997 and has since become one of New Zealand's premier electronic dance acts and one of this countries most recorded electronic artists.
epsilon-blue, named after a stellar constellation, released their debut album 'waterland' (1998) on Auckland based label Kog Transmissions. Tha album which has overtones of techno, trance and dub, was received warmly by critics, b-net stations and a nation of dancers. The track 'one in a million' went on to be a number 1 b-net track and was also made into a stunning music video.
Touring New Zealand many times, epsilon-blue has supported Salmonella Dub and Pitch Black, and supported American artist Moby on his first Auckland appearance at the Powerstation in 1999 and Faithless on their recent NZ visit.
The second album 'we have a responsibility to our shareholders' was released February 2002, also on Kog.
'I really wanted to bring this music back to the body, back to a body in motion... that's why there is a pretty consistent beat for the first half of the cd. I wanted to get out of the head and into the body for awhile. So I started out writing body music then of course the head had something to say... I started thinking about the body and I thought about this body of earth flying through space that we call our planet earth. Then coincidentally I heard a CEO on the radio talking about having to restructure their company, how he had a responsibility to his shareholders. i.e. generating them a dividend by generating a profit. I thought how much this line was used by those that see money as the only valuable bottom line to measure things... how it can discharge them of any responsibility to our shared environment, community, and basic rights. When there are other equally if not more appropriate bottom lines. Then I thought how we ( humans / animals / insects / plants / birds / etc) are all shareholders in one giant planet called earth in a big dance called life, and how we have a responsibility to those shareholders. A responsibility to care for this planet for the 'all' rather than the 'few' for tomorrow rather than just today....' '...So the music is a reflection of all this. From the hope of 'we b movin' to the prayers of 'may u b free' to the thanks of 'u r a star' to the reflection of "being" to the space of "loose in a landscape of meaning" to the contemplation of 'the transcendental object at the end of time'.