I make music

(and other stuff too).



Hi! I'm Ben White, also known as "Scu" (or "scutheotaku"). I make music, design websites, branding, UIs, logos, and print, program, and, sometimes, design games. I'm well-known for my love of anime/manga, sci-fi novels (particularly "space opera" type stuff), penguins, and video games. I love minimal design, and am a huge fan of the "International Typographic Style". I don't fret over my grammar (preferring to write more naturally), but I also have a keen interest in the English language (OXFORD COMMAS FTW). I like to cook as well. Oh, and I'm an amateur photographer in a very casual way.

That being said, you're probably here for my music. While I experiment with various genres of music, what I make is mainly centered around "Nu Disco" and what one might call "Filter House," "French House," or even just House music. Some of my music goes into Indie Dance/Alt Pop/Synthpop territory, or even into Hip Hop or Downtempo and Ambient. With the exception of remixes or the occasional shaker loop, I tend to completely avoid samples, preferring to write, program, and record all of my own parts. I play guitar, electric bass, and am decent at keyboard (nothing some quantization can't fix!). A few notable influences on my music would be Daft Punk, Aphex Twin, Fred Falke, Alan Braxe, Prince, capsule / Yasutaka Nakata, nujabes, Quincy Jones, Chic / Nile Rodgers / Bernard Edwards, KC and the Sunshine Band, Bruce Swedien, Mr. Oizo, Tool, Eric Clapton, Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, Squarepusher, LTJ Bukem, Jorg Burger, Phoenix, Dr. Luke, and a lot of other stuff.

Ok, enough rambling :)

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This Life (from Stardust Records Summer Waves, vol 3; 2013)

Stardust Records Summer Waves, vol 3

Multilayer (EP, Champagne Records, 2013)

Scutheotaku - Multilayer

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