is the electronic monster of Chicago musician Patrick Mitchell. Mitchell is a prolific composer, guitarist, and songwriter known for his primary roles in New Color, Whiskey Wise, and De Triomphe. Dusty Patches fuses Mitchell's deep understanding of music with his mad-scientist like pursuit of synthesizer fetishism. He began posting videos of live synth jams on YouTube under the name Dusty Patches in 2016. His approach relies on a sophisticated technical understanding of hardware integration and workflow, through which he produces compositions that are highly complex in melodic structure, rhythmic evolution, and tone. Mitchell's synthesizer craze started with an exploration of the Teenage Engineering Operator 1 (OP-1) and Pocket Operator synthesizers. A selection of these compositions were released by Sooper Records as a double EP cassette titled "Filthy Four Track Machine" volumes I + II. More recently, Mitchell has fallen down the modular synthesizer rabbit hole (from which he will probably never return). Follow Dusty Patches on YouTube as he debases himself in a sinful den of cables, knobs, and diodes.