A psytrance epic about a year in the making. El Dorado takes some latin influence for a little different take on trance. This is a high-energy track which goes in a lot of vivid directions.
Endless Winter is an EP focused on minimal house. Light rave-inspired touches give unique contrast to chilly, deep-house beats. There’s a warmth here, where you can take comfort.
Originally released 10 years ago, “Typhoon” was essentially a standalone release. This was always a favorite due to the “fast but slow” nature of this track.
I always saw this as an “imperfect” track, in part due to the unique soundset from the Kaossilator Pro. The loops were recorded and then were sequenced with Ableton. This was an interesting constraint due to an implicit amount of imprecision with recording, which took a few takes.
Like many of my other favorites, the constraints give the track a lot of life, and imperfections are what makes it memorable. “Typhoon” is a track well-deserving of this re-release, just in time for hurricane season.
November may be pretty late for an album called The Endless Summer to be released, but it depends on your perspective.
The Endless Summer is a (tropical) departure from most of my work, all the tracks come in at 110 bpm, and bring some heavy island inspiration.
Evening / Things You’ll Need to Know revisits in extended single form, two of my favorite tracks from Existential Funk. Within this release are some new remixes along some older ones; undoubtedly the stars of the show are the “Modern” mix of “Evening” and the so-called “Deeper” mix of “Things”.
Although this turned out practically happy-hardcore adjacent, it started with a (maybe surprisingly?) much darker vibe – I think it turned out the right way, reflecting in the melody what the words were saying.
The new single is accompanied with “The Exchange (Hard House Mix)“, a ravey hard house remix of a favorite from Existential Funk.
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The original “Dawn of the Dread” came out in 2015, but was re-released in this single in 2021.
I wanted to have the remix in time for a Halloween 2020 release (which would have put it at about 5 years to the day after the original), but it just didn’t happen. After getting a little more time to bake, the remix gave this slow-roller breakbeat track some “oomph” with a proper drum & bass remix.
The premier track on this one is “Speaking in Tongues”, a hard, fast slice of hard dance which draws a lot of influence from psytrance. I suppose this follows a thread I started with The Gateless Gate but with a little more gas.
The B-side “Shrieker” has a little different energy, but doesen’t underwhelm; this bouncy hard house track has an equally dark vibe with a bit of modern “donk” which will give your subwoofer a workout.