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Former Sacramento electronic musician scores Grammy nomination

Scott Hansen, professionally known as Tycho, is an American ambient music artist and producer who was formerly based in Sacramento. Tycho is nominated for best dance/electronica album at the 2017 Grammy Awards with “Epoch.”
Scott Hansen, professionally known as Tycho, is an American ambient music artist and producer who was formerly based in Sacramento. Tycho is nominated for best dance/electronica album at the 2017 Grammy Awards with “Epoch.” Tim Navis

Nominess for the 59th annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and the list includes a touch of Sacramento. Tycho, the electronic music project led by former local Scott Hansen, is up for best dance/electronica album with “Epoch.”

Though Tycho currently headlines the likes of Oakland’s Fox Theater and Hansen now calls San Francisco home, longtime locals may remember Tycho’s gigs at local clubs like Old Ironsides, Fox & Goose and various underground parties. Tycho’s sound explores the more relaxed side of electronic soundscapes, with soothing splashes of synthesizers, live guitars and other cerebral sounds.

Tycho’s Grammy competition in the dance/electronica album category includes such veterans as Jean-Michel Jarre, Underworld and the house music icon Louie Vega. Check the Grammy ceremonies on Feb. 12 to see how Tycho fares.

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