Sidney Johnson, aka Midas Bison is a goldpop artist from Madison, WI. GoldPop is the intersection of electronic prog, vulnerable anthems, indie college rock, psychedelic dance bangers, dream rap, shallow house, and tender feels. Midas creates a style that is pleasantly irregular.
Coming from a musical background as well as a life of theater and arts, Midas began composing electronic music in his parents house in Spring 2012. Midas released EPs “Flora,” “Wizard” and “XL” in rapid succession via Soundcloud and Bandcamp – all sounds made using Propellerhead’s production platform Reason 6 and a mic. These were followed up by “Flamingos EP” and “Wavey Daze” in 2013, along with a slew of other singles and DJ mixes.
“Wavey Daze” garnered the award for “Best Electronic Album” at the 2014 Madison Area Music Awards, an ongoing local awards show that raises charity funds for music in schools.
Midas Bison is known for an increasingly engaging live show. He has opened for nationally touring acts such as Of Montreal, Maps & Atlases, Chad Valley, and HOLYCHILD. Midas Bison also performed at Freakfest 2014, Madison’s premier Halloween music festival, sharing the bill with acts such as Atmosphere, Prof, American Authors and Generationals.
Midas Bison lives in Madison, WI, and is currently working on a project called [ESC].