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Forged from fine production, Onez!e returns under his more sinister alias ‘Dowden’. ‘Sinister’ is awash with ground-shaking percussion, lush atmospheres, and incredible melodies. Hailing from Canada, you can hear the influence of the country’s beautiful landscape on his productions, woven together with his impeccable ear for captivating music, Sinister will have audiences pining for more from this.
Mathov aka Mathieu Meyer returns to JOOF Aura with the fantastic Nabrisa which comes backed up with a classy remix from Ettica.
French DJ and producer MathOv has been doing the rounds for a number of years and gained a very respectable rep in the process. He is a lover of deep progressive vibes with ethnic flavours and endeavours to keep his music in the underground. Over the years he has seen his music released on top labels like Mystique Music, OLD SQL Recordings and Bonzai Progressive as well as previous outings on our parent label JOOF Recordings. His music has gained the support of some of the finest names including Airwave, Kintar, John 00 Fleming, Dark Soul Project and Moshic. He believes in releasing his music slowly so he can put as much effort into the sound as he can to deliver the highest quality. For the last 5 years he has been running his own radioshow, Tour de Trance, which focussed on uplifting sounds, but now he feels the time has come to step away from that and move into a more deeper progressive style with psytrance in mind. His new monthly show is now on DIFM on the Progressive Psytrance channel. Lots more to come from this gifted producer so stay tuned.
The Original Mix delivers an epic charged intro full of wonderful cinematic sounds before a tight breaks drum pattern erupts to get us into the groove. Deep droning basses move through the sound with a dominating force while acid riffs tear up the groove. Big synths dish out a dark 80’s inspired theme as soaring pads add rich textures to the sound. Cascading arpeggios blend perfectly creating cool melodies making this an absolute must have cut for an intro or peak time climax.
Producer, DJ and all round nut job, Ettica marks his JOOF Aura debut with this stunning remix which is a superbly crafted spectacle of fusing sounds. For Ettica it’s all about dirty bass line grooves, chunky beats, massive build ups and detonating drops, fusing hard grimy beats with tribal Brazilian drums and twisted techno vibes. He not only manages to create an exciting balance of all but delivery is achieved with a spicy, hypnotic deepness. Captivated by dance music, he started producing at the age of 14, pulling banging Drum ‘n’ Bass, Hardcore, Hardhouse and Breakbeat tunes out of the bag. At the ripe old age of 30 and in collaboration with Death proof recordings, Lot 49, Fiasco London, lmp, Pro-Ject Records, Ettica has dusted off and polished up and is now producing some very unique music. Infamous for mixing it all up, his DJ sets are structured to the same rhythm as his writing – a jumbled assortment of everything from house and tech house to progressive and techno. An exciting addition to the JOOF roster no doubt. On the remix here Ettica wastes no time in getting our asses shakin’ with his tech fuelled beats and dynamically charged sound. Pumping kicks and slicing hi hats dish out a tight rhythm as super low end basses go to work. Contrast subtle melodic arpeggios create a surreal atmosphere alongside cool vox pads. After the break we get back into full on mode with an interesting acid sequence which gives the track an added hypnotic layer. Top notch stuff.
Israeli DJ and producer Anton Maiko better known as Mindwave delivers his superb Dream On/Off EP to JOOF Aura which continues a string of quality cuts we’ve seen from him on JOOF Recordings and JOOF Mantra.
Anton is influenced by a wide spectrum of electronic music and world music. Over the years he has formed a unique atmospheric signature sound that can be found in his productions. To date he has released five studio albums and a plethora of tracks on several labels including Black Hole Recordings, Perfecto and many others. In a recent interview for Deepersense he explains how he translates his vision into sound, where he gets inspiration and how he uses his two musical personas to creates divers and contrasting sounds, well worth checking out. He has also remixed a slew of top artists such as Ace Venutra, Liquid Soul, Protonica, Vibrasphere, John 00 Fleming, Jaia and Rocky just to name a few. Touring the world from Europe to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and South Africa, Anton took part in major festivals and events like Boom Festival, OZORA Festival, Airbeat One, Fusion Festival, Sunburn, Summer Never Ends, Psychedelic Circus, Tree Of Life and many more.
Dark Matter notches up a solid JOOF Recordings debut with this sublime epic two tracker entitled ‘Something Inside Me Died’.
The epic Something Inside Me….Died opens with a scene straight out of a mysterious thriller. Droning pads are matched with contrasting eerie toy pianos before a monster chugging bassline fades up, getting us into full on trance mode. Pounding beats soon take over, driving the rhythms and forcing us to move. Subtle acid lines intertwine with cool FX creating colourful textures while the main synth lead adds an air of warming melodies. A serious dark trancer for the discerning clubber.
Shrine Of The Spring Night Forest intros with a sublime sequence filled with contrasting pads that cover the low end and high end frequency range. Thumping kicks burst through as the pads fade out leaving a powerful rolling bassline in their wake. Soft arpeggios dish out mesmeric melodies as the tight drums keep the floor rocking. A series of big synth sequences take us high into the trance stratosphere and on the break we’re treated to a beautifully crafted melodic arrangement that climaxes with a massive drum roll which slams us back into full on mode. A monster sound that will not disappoint.
Cambridge, UK based DJ and producer PRO-Gram aka James Curtis joins the ranks of JOOF Mantra with the impeccable psy trance grooves of ‘Angel In The Desert’.
James has been producing hard trance for a few years under his DJ Holocaust guise, carving out a solid reputation in that area. But, he has always loved the psy arena, mixing it up in sets or producing it to his own style. He is impressed by the current state of psy with artists such as Ace Ventura by Yoni Oshrat Astrix, Side Effects, Symbolic , Lyctum, Liquid Soul (official) and Vertical Mode among others having a big impact on him. PRO-Gram is his new alias focussing on progressive psy trance productions and mixes. An exciting time for this talented artist we’re delighted to have him on board.
Basil O’Glue aka Greek artist Haris Vasiloglou joins us at JOOF Recordings with ‘The Mars projec’t which features a stellar remix from Gordey Tsukanov. Basil O’Glue is no stranger to JOOF having already seen releases on JOOF Mantra and JOOF Recordings. John has hailed him as progressive stalwart, and sings his praise and supported continually on Global Trance Grooves. The Original Mix of The Mars Project is a superb definition of trance in its contemporary form. Right from the off were drawn into the sound thanks to those pumping kick drums and rhythmic hi hats that lead us up to the bassline which is where the magic happens here. The bassline moves effortlessly through the sound, controlling the groove while scathing synth riffs come through. Swirling pads create a rich tapestry that captivates. On the break the synths are let loose alongside a fantastic crescendo l before we’re thrust back into full on mode for the duration. Another monster track from Timewave that will not disappoint. Gordey Tsukanov is up on remix duties delivering another fine slice of trance for the floors. The Russian genius is never going to let you down. Creating another symphonic masterpiece, shattering the sound levels throughout. Gordey Tsukanov is pushing his owns boundaries continually with his epic host of incredible and cinematic progressive trance masterpieces. He’s also no stranger to Basil O’Glue’s home label, Saturate Audio, and through his array of high quality releases. Gordey has seen support from some of the world’s biggest and most floor shaking DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Aly & Fila and we’re sure there’s more to come. Join us at our prestigious label in following the work of Basil O’Glue. Take this track to the dancefloors that you’re DJing for, it’s one long car journeys, incredible mixes, and for just relaxing on your own.
Timewave aka Finnish artist Antti Ervasti joins us at JOOF Recordings with Decadence which features a top notch remix from Simon Templar. Like many high quality Scandinavian trance artists before him, time continues to break the mould in the trance scene, delivering innovation and innovation with every release.