Maxwell Powers is a cyborg alter-ego of Oakland artist, technologist, and Roosevelt Radio front man Ben Ross. Born in 2011 as a bedroom studio side project, Maxwell Powers channelled electropop influences from Depeche Mode to Daft Punk, and quickly developed an online cult following. Powers’ barebones production style and zero budget music videos blurred the lines between technology and artistry, exploring the complexities of an increasingly digitized human condition.
Powers returned to the scene in early 2015 with another series of singles. Navigating a more diverse sonic landscape, his blocSonic releases offer new range and depth, while maintaining the playful, low-fi feel of earlier work. Powers' one-room studio continues to turn out unique and worthy material, taking us to places unanticipated by listener or artist alike.