Jeff McIlwain has been producing his visceral, melodic strain of abstract electronic music as Lusine for over 10 years now. Originally a Texas native, McIlwain met Shad Scott while living in LA and put out his self titled debut on Scott’s imprint, Isophlux. He relocated to Seattle in late 2002 and began steadily releasing his music on Ghostly International. McIlwain has also contributed tracks to various compilations and remix releases on Mute, !K7, Kompakt, Asthmatic Kitty, and Shitkatapult. In 2009, he released the album, “A Certain Distance”, which featured the single, “Two Dots.” He followed that with another full length, titled “The Waiting Room” in late 2013. His latest release, the “Arterial EP” came out in 2014.
McIlwain has performed throughout the US and abroad, including the SXSW, Mutek, DEMF, Sasquatch, and Sonar festivals, and sets at Red Rocks, London’s esteemed Fabric nightclub, Tokyo’s Unit, and Berlin’s Berghain and Watergate nightclubs. Most recently, he just came off of two tours with The Acid and Bluetech in 2015 and has been playing a series of curated shows with the artist Tipper.
He has been involved in the scoring of various film and commercial projects: coscoring(with David Wingo) the 2008 film “Snow Angels” (with Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell), and “The Sitter” (Jonah Hill) and scoring the 2009 film “Linewatch” (with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Omari Hardwick). McIlwain teamed up with David Wingo again in 2013 to score the film “Joe” (Nicolas Cage), and contributed music to the 2015 film “Our Brand is Crisis” (with Billy Bob Thornton, Sandra Bullock). He is putting the final touches on another album and preparing for several shows in 2016.