Chicago, Illinois, USA

Ecstatic Dance Jams fueled by Cosmic Funk -
IndigoSun is an emerging psychedelic funktronica group from Chicago. Combining catchy melodies and talented instrumentalists with booty-moovin' beats, we emanate funky vibes of groovy love.


One rare beautiful September night in 2009 a few good friends began to explore the possibilities of electronic music on the terrace of their apartment building. This improvisation became the tune “Welcome Home,” a suitable sound track for the genesis of IndigoSun.

IndigoSun is a Chicago based quartet whose sound dives deep into the realms of groove oriented electronica , enriched with funk, and a metaphysical connection leaving the listener with a profound feeling of transcendent joy.

The band consists of Kyle Liss - synthesizers, sequencing, and keyboards; Lucas Ellman- Tenor Saxophone and EWI; Mike Cantella – bass; and Steve Florian – Drums.

They have shared the stage with Big Gigantic, Orchard Lounge, Alex B (Pnuma Trio), Future Rock, Ghost Stepper (Lotus side-project feat. Jesse, Luke, and Mike G.), Rubblebucket (LCD Soundsystem/DFA Records Artist), Dark Party (Eliot Lipp and LEO 123), Two Fresh, Juno What (members of The Motet), the Coop, The Malah, Family Groove Company, Fifth World, Steez, Wook, Afro Zep, This Must Be the Band, Brain Child, Jaik Willis and many esteemed others.

On their sonic journey the band has graced the stages of many of the Midwest’s most noted and respected venues including:

The Portage Theater
The Double Door
The Kinetic Playground
Reggie’s Rock Club
The Bottom Lounge
The Abbey Pub

Other Illinois:
Friends and Co. (Charleston)
Tres Hombres (Carbondale)
Sky Bar (Carbondale)
Mackie's Hideout (McHenry)
The House Cafe (DeKalb)
R Bar (Kankakee)
Majestic Theater (Kankakee)
Berta's Patio (Ottawa)
Brixie's (Brookfield)
Mack Glass Factory (Bloomington-Normal)

The Up and Under (milwaukee)
The Frequency (madison)
The Majestic Theater (madison)
Diablo's Cantina (Neenah)

The Mousetrap (Indianapolis)
Be Here Now (muncie)
Doc's Music Hall (muncie)
The Prelounge (Lafayette)

The Blind Pig (Ann Arbor)

IndigoSun has also performed at the following music festivals:


*Hoodilidoo, Grand Junction Mi.

*Glowing Souls, Jonesboro Il.

*The Land of Electric, Allegan, Mi.

*Skiddlefish, Northbrook, IL

*Jammin' on the Wolf, Langlade Wi.

*SpaceStock Music and Arts Festival, Martinton IL.

*Tall Tree Lake, Goreville, Il.

*Stik Nite Festival, Muncie, In.


*Wuhnurth Music Festival, Muncie In.

*Woodchuck Festival, Charleston Il.

*Duck Fest , Martinton IL


To see video of our recent shows visit our YouTube channel,

Album art by Tommy Spera.
Photos by Xavier Galdon.


Numerous live sets available for free download or streaming from our site:

"Official Releases"

*Behind Closed Eyes*
-Our latest studio effort, to be released February 2012. 6 tracks, totaling a full 80 minutes of music. Mike Rempel of Lotus is featured on "Ride the Wave" and "Beyond the Beyond," which you can hear on this press kit!

*Sticky Summer Funk Fingers 2011*
- 5 live tracks from the Summer/Fall of 2011

*Spring Daze 2011*
- 5 live tracks from the Spring of 2011.
- available for free download or streaming at:

*Summer Sampler 2010*
- 6 live tracks from the Summer of 2010.
- available for free download or streaming at:

*Voyage to Planet Funk*
- 6 tracks of our first EP, released 2/1/10.
- available for free download or streaming at:

Set List

A typical set involves several of our original compositions covering dance, drum and bass, hip-hop, and dubstep grooves, a Meters or other funk cover, and open electronic improvisation (typically dance or drum and bass).

The songs featured on this press kit are often performed. A set list would draw from:

Behind Closed Eyes
Float On
Cosmic Queen
Amethyst Temple
Io's Emerald Cave
Moon Party
Magma Burst
Blast Off!
Beyond the Beyond
The Radiance Within
Sapphire Sea/Cotton Candy Sky
Happy Trailzzz
Ride the Wave
Indigo Sunset
Ascension - (*Steve Florian)
Jupiter Getdown
Welcome Home
Bubble 'n' Bounce
Funkified for Your Health
Behind Closed Eyes
City Sunrise
Cissy Strut - (*The Meters)
Dance Your Face Off

*all songs by Kyle Liss except where indicated