James Kent knows as Perturbator a Parisian with British roots, is an electronic musician in the style of retro wave. He plays electronic cyberpunk with a strong influence of 80s.

Perturbator's music is characterized by a gloomy atmosphere and a rigid rhythm in comparison with other retro music that makes this project related to metal bands. Inspiration for this project Kent draws from the films of John Carpenter, cyberpunk and culture of VHS B-movie.

He gained world fame after the release of the game Hotline Miami, in the creation of the soundtrack to which he took part in.