For nearly 10 years Dane Paris AKA Lens has been writing, recording, and producing original electronic music with a passion. His music is an eclectic mix of drum and bass, trip-hop, experimental, down tempo, IDM, film music, ambient, and jazz. His typical Punk rock roots took a turning point when he got his first drum machine. It was at that point that he began experimenting with analog tape decks, tube amps and casio keyboards. His producing craft was born. Lens spent some time studying film and music at Ohio University and immersed himself in MIDI composition while attending.

Artist Statement: "My influences include Future Sound of London, Tortoise, New Order, Bjork, Autechre, Squarepusher, Depeche Mode, Four Tet, Brian Eno, Prefuse 73, Out Hud, The Faint, The Cure, Mr. Scruff, Global Goon, Joy Division, The Go! Team, Angelo Badalamenti, Trans Am, Aphex Twin, Ratatat, Alias, Midwest Product, Tricky, Massive Attack, Boards of Canada, Stereolab, Do Make Say Think, Portishead, The Magnetic Fields, Underworld, Themselves, Men Without Hats, Kraftwerk, The Bad Plus, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Amon Tobin, Why, Dead Can Dance, Broken Social Scene, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, MC Chris, Charlie Parker, The Sixths, Sole, Curtis Mayfield, Talking Heads, Sage Francis, Human League, Sun Ra, Thelonious Monk, Restiform Bodies, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Cybotron, The Smiths, David Bowie, Caribou, Jimmy Smith, RJD2, Chick Corea, and many others."
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