Byron The Aquarius  (US)

Byron The Aquarius

“I think that’s what music is missing: Live frequencies. I miss those days when people just created from the love of music.”

When Byron The Aquarius talks about live frequencies, his enthusiasm is infectious. A keys player by trade, Byron’s love for melody and harmony has consistently drawn the attention of electronic music’s leading labels and producers.

Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, Byron launched his production career in 2007, collaborating with well-known Parisian producer Onra on an EP entitled “The Big Payback.” That collaboration led to numerous releases on independent labels like Rush Hour, Warp (with Flying Lotus), HHV, Circulations, Reebok Classics A Journey into Future, Real Soon, and Giant Step Records.

In 2010, Byron signed to a production deal with Denaun Porter from D12 (Eminem producer). It was at Denaun’s studio in Detroit that Byron realized he wanted to make his own music and bravely returned to Alabama to hone his craft through jazz studies and jazz composition programs in piano at Morehouse University and Jacksonville State University.

In 2015, Byron released a ten track solo album on BBE entitled “Planets of Love.” When he wasn’t working on his own music, he was playing keys in the studio with Kai Alce. Their creations got into the hands of Theo Parrish, who loved the sound of he sublime jazz-infected house and picked two tracks to release on his legendary Sound Signature label in 2016. The resulting “Highlife EP” has been hailed as “stunning”, “intoxicating” and “essential.”

Since then, Byron has released the 7-track “Euphoria EP”, a Detroit-inspired project featuring Paris-based S3A, as well as making his debut on the illustrious Eglo Records with “Leaving This Planet”.

In 2019 he provided a remix for Toy Tonic label-head Kapote and today, the former security guard from Birmingham, Alabama, can be found touring Europe, with his productions being played by DJs across the globe.