Phonix Records – London based Psy Trance record label http://phonix-records.com Copyright © 2010 - 2016 Sun, 04 Jun 2017 22:29:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 V/A – Spectral Resonance – OUT NOW! http://phonix-records.com/va-spectral-resonance-out-now/ Sun, 04 Jun 2017 21:58:29 +0000 http://phonix-records.com/?p=1261 Spectral Resonance – compiled by djs Ishikawa and Space Byrd – is now finally available on Beatport exlcusively for 2 weeks! Tune in, strap tight and drop out! Are you ready to experience the Resonance? Buy Now!

SAMPLES:

TRACKLIST:
1. Contrast – Hear Myself Thinking 144 BPM
Written and produced by Conor James Steed at Contrast Studio, South Africa

2. Killer Buds vs. Corrosive System – Intensity 145 BPM
Written and produced by Marcelo Espindola, Tarcisio Mainardi and Marco Ragusa at Killer Buds Studio, Brazil

3. Infektion – Legacy 145 BPM
Written and produced by Bruno Lopes at Infektion Studio, France

4. Systematic Audio – 300 years 146 BPM
Written and produced by Sebastian Memmott and Pedro Ferreira at Systematic Audio Studio, United Kingdom

5. Omega Flight -Revenge of the Fallen 146 BPM
Written and produced by Derren Nuttall at Omega Flight Studio, United Kingdom

6. Terrorbyte – Legend27 147 BPM
Written and produced by Guy Peters-Hollenberg at Terrorbyte Studio, United Kingdom

7. Ctrl Z3ta vs Meskita – Robocop 147 BPM
Written and produced by Ricardo Morales at Ctrl Z3ta Studio, Mexico and Andre Coelho at Meskita Studio, Portugal

8. Psycho System – Dark Essence 147 BPM
Written and produced by David Iglesias and Sergio Cano at Psycho System Studio, Spain

9. X-Avenger – Serial Killer (Ctrl Z3ta RMX) 147 BPM
Originally written and produced by Fevek Arveo at X-Avenger Studio, Mexico
Remixed by Ricardo Morales at Ctrl Z3ta Studio, Mexico

10. Singularity – Gravity 147 BPM
Written and produced by Andre Muller at Singularity Studio, South Africa

11. Akros – Kronos 146 BPM
Written and produced by Fernando Miranda at Akros Studio, Mexico

12. Aquedeux – Conscious Symbiotic Evolution 145 BPM
Written and produced by Robyn De Jager at Aquedeux Studio, South Africa

Track 9 released with permission from X-Avenger

Track 4 mastered by Sebliminal Productions, UK
All other tracks mastered by Dale Byl @ db Mastering, South Africa

Available at Beatport exclusively starting June 2nd 2017
Available elsewhere starting June 16th 2017:
Juno Download

DjTunes

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V/A – Spectral Resonance – Coming 2nd June 2017! http://phonix-records.com/va-spectral-resonance-coming-2nd-june-2017/ Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:01:01 +0000 http://phonix-records.com/?p=1251 Resonance is the phenomenon where by a sound played at just the right frequency, the resonant frequency, is amplified and manifested physically in neighboring objects. The greater the resonance, the greater the amplification. Deejays Space Byrd and Ishikawa sought to explore this phenomenon of making objects, particularly people, move through sound waves. Over a year in the making, the two worked together and gathered talents from across the globe – South Africa, Brazil, Portugal, United Kingdom, Mexico and Spain – to create the ‘Spectral Resonance’ experiment.

Their experiment starts with Contrast‘s (South Africa), ‘Hear Myself Thinking’, a slow introspective groover that helps open listeners’ sonic receptors to receive resonant frequencies. Once completed, it is time to experience ‘Intensity’ from the combined forces of the legendary Killer Buds (Brazil)and Corrosive System (Brazil). Things take a spooky turn and the transfer of sonic energy reaches a perfect resonance. What follows next is amplification, with help of Infektion’s (Portugal) epic, ‘Legacy’. It is at this point that listeners start to feel the dancefloor zombie within taking over.

A moment of clarity is introduced through Systematic Audio’s (UK) ‘300 Years’. A serious monster that helps explore the primal force that is sound. Not to be outdone, Phonix regular Omega Flight (UK) pushes this idea further with his ‘Revenge of the Fallen’ – a mechanical exploration on the power of resonance.

It is time to level up, an apt point to introduce the newest member of the Phonix Records family – Terrorbyte (South Africa) – and his explosive ‘Legend27’. Sinister vibes laced with haunting melodies, sonic control of dancefloor zombies is complete. Ctrl Z3ta (Mexico) and Dj Meskita (Portugal) next take control to turn dancefloor zombies into unrelenting dancefloor robots with ‘Robocop’. Phonix regulars Psycho System (Spain) further resonate with subjects to infuse them with their hypnotic ‘Dark Essence’. Ctrl Z3ta’s powerful remix of X-Avenger’s (Mexico) ‘Serial Killer’ continues to play mayhem with listeners’ sonic receptors.

As the experiment approaches its end, Space Byrd and Ishikawa begin to ease listeners with a dose of ‘Gravity’ a psychedelic beast from Singularity (South Africa). With the help of master Akros (Mexico), energy levels are carefully fine-tuned with the unrelentingly groovy ‘Kronos’. Leading us to reflect on our findings, Aquedeux (South Africa) helps realize the ‘Conscious Symbiotic Evolution’, the realization that resonance is a journey of minds – those of the resonators, and of the resonated.

The Phonix Records crew thank the featured artists, friends and fans for the continued patience and support. We are proud to continue our mission of showcasing proper twilight psytrance and share with the world our vision of the genre. Come experience with us – Spectral Resonance!

TRACKLIST:
1. Contrast – Hear Myself Thinking 144 BPM
Written and produced by Conor James Steed at Contrast Studio, South Africa

2. Killer Buds vs. Corrosive System – Intensity 145 BPM
Written and produced by Marcelo Espindola, Tarcisio Mainardi and Marco Ragusa at Killer Buds Studio, Brazil

3. Infektion – Legacy 145 BPM
Written and produced by Bruno Lopes at Infektion Studio, France

4. Systematic Audio – 300 years 146 BPM
Written and produced by Sebastian Memmott and Pedro Ferreira at Systematic Audio Studio, United Kingdom

5. Omega Flight -Revenge of the Fallen 146 BPM
Written and produced by Derren Nuttall at Omega Flight Studio, United Kingdom

6. Terrorbyte – Legend27 147 BPM
Written and produced by Guy Peters-Hollenberg at Terrorbyte Studio, United Kingdom

7. Ctrl Z3ta vs Meskita – Robocop 147 BPM
Written and produced by Ricardo Morales at Ctrl Z3ta Studio, Mexico and Andre Coelho at Meskita Studio, Portugal

8. Psycho System – Dark Essence 147 BPM
Written and produced by David Iglesias and Sergio Cano at Psycho System Studio, Spain

9. X-Avenger – Serial Killer (Ctrl Z3ta RMX) 147 BPM
Originally written and produced by Fevek Arveo at X-Avenger Studio, Mexico
Remixed by Ricardo Morales at Ctrl Z3ta Studio, Mexico

10. Singularity – Gravity 147 BPM
Written and produced by Andre Muller at Singularity Studio, South Africa

11. Akros – Kronos 146 BPM
Written and produced by Fernando Miranda at Akros Studio, Mexico

12. Aquedeux – Conscious Symbiotic Evolution 145 BPM
Written and produced by Robyn De Jager at Aquedeux Studio, South Africa

SAMPLES:

Track 9 released with permission from X-Avenger

Track 4 mastered by Sebliminal Productions, UK
All other tracks mastered by Dale Byl @ db Mastering, South Africa

Artwork by Etnarama

Available at Beatport exclusively starting June 2nd 2017
Available elsewhere starting June 16th 2017:
Juno Download

DjTunes

Still Fresh:
V/A – Made In Mexico
The Concept Nemesis – Exhausting the Limit EP

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Name The Beast – Contest! http://phonix-records.com/name-the-beast-contest/ Mon, 02 Jan 2017 15:11:35 +0000 http://phonix-records.com/?p=1211 Phonix Records stalwarts Ishikawa and Space Byrd need your help!

They are working together to compile the next monster dose of Grade A Phonix branded twilight damage featuring Phonix stars Aquedeux, Psycho System, and Omega Flight to name a few! The more they worked on it, the more they realized that their creation had reached such epic proportions, and was capable of wreaking such sonic mayhem – that they needed help naming it!

This is where YOU step in! Help “Name the Beast” and you stand a chance to win a copy of this compilation as well as a copy of “Made In Mexico” – the last compilation by Ishikawa and Psykoatl featuring the best up and coming psytrance producers from Mexico including X-Side – Dominate RMXs winners Thorus Wrath, Roby, and The Concept Nemesis to name a few!

To enter the “Name the Beast” contest by January 15th 2017, send an mail with:
– To: angad at phonix-records.com
– Subject: “Name The Beast”
– Email should include,
1) your suggested name for the release
2) your full name
3) country of residence

The winner will be announced on January 30th, 2017! So get those thinking caps and dancing boots on – it’s time to take on the beast!

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V/A – Made In Mexico – Release Presentation! http://phonix-records.com/va-made-in-mexico-release-presentation/ Sun, 06 Nov 2016 18:27:56 +0000 http://phonix-records.com/?p=1199 This set by Ishikawa was aired on Radio Schizoid 21st October to help promote – Made In Mexico – compiled together Psykoatl and Ishikawa- and released on Phonix Records.

Featuring some of the freshest acts from Mexico producing twilight psytrance – we are very proud of this release that took almost a year to put together 😀 Viva La Mexico!

Check out the whole set here !

Available now at:
Beatport

Juno Download

iTunes

Amazon

Google Play

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V/A – Made In Mexico – OUT NOW ! http://phonix-records.com/va-made-in-mexico-out-now/ Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:44:42 +0000 http://phonix-records.com/?p=1181 Made In Mexico – compiled by djs Ishikawa and Psykoatl – is now finally available on Beatport exlcusively for 2 weeks! Tune in, strap tight and drop out! VIVA LA MEXICO 😀

SAMPLES:

TRACKLIST:
1. Epitaph – Talkin Dave 145 BPM
Written and produced by Andres Romero and Leonardo Novelo @ Epitaph Studio, Mexico

2. 1.16 – Dirty World 146 BPM
Written and Produced by Irving Lagunes Gómez @ 1.16 Studio, Mexico

3. X-Side – Dominate (Thorus Wrath RMX) 146 BPM
Originally written and produced by Jose Luis Cruz @ X-Side Studio, Mexico
Remixed by Manuel Olmos @ Thorus Wrath Studio, Mexico

4. Domination – Mars Attacks 147 BPM
Written and produced by Ricardo Barreto @ Domination Studio, Mexico

5. Roby vs M.A.D – Invasion 147 BPM
Written and produced by Roby Martinez Cantu @ Roby Studio, Mexico and Jose Luis Cruz and Claudio Pereira @ M.A.D Studio, Mexico/Portugal

6. Sidhartha – Omniverse (Outer Connection RMX) 147 BPM
Originally written by Nuno Santos @ Sidhartha Studio, Portugal
Remixed by Kevin Rodríguez @ Outer Connection Studio, Mexico

7. The Concept Nemesis – Subjective 146 BPM
Written and produced by Franco Sanchez @ The Concept Nemesis Studio, Mexico

8. The Evil Monkey – Isolated System 147 BPM
Written and produced by Pablo Pérez Sahagún @ The Evil Monkey Studio, Mexico

9. Akros – Omega 147 BPM
Written and produced by Fernando Miranda @ Akros Studio, Mexico

Track 4 released with permission from MMD Records
Track 6 released with permission from Hypergate Records

Mastered by Dale Byl @ db Mastering, South Africa
Artwork by Derren Nuttall aka Ink Junkie

Buy now at:
Beatport

Juno Download

iTunes

Amazon

Google Play

Still Fresh:
The Concept Nemesis – Exhausting the Limit EP

V/A – The Twilight Core Vol. 2

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V/A – Made In Mexico – Coming 14th Oct! http://phonix-records.com/va-made-in-mexico-coming-14th-oct/ Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:07:49 +0000 http://phonix-records.com/?p=1159 After years of plotting, amigos Ishikawa and Psykoatl finally got together and began playing with the idea of a compilation featuring only Mexican acts making twilight and hi-tech psytrance. Over the course of many knob twisting and beat hacking sessions – they were able to assemble an explosive collection of works from the freshest talent that the Mexican psytrance scene has to offer today, aptly named “Made In Mexico”!

This saga starts off with newcomers Epitaph and “Talkin Dave”. A haunting and mind bending story – Ishikawa and Psykoatl could not have thought of a more fitting way to start this magnum opus. Following up is the hyper melodic “Dirty World”, produced by rising star – 1.16. This is a deep story full of energy and violins, topped off with a serious bassline that means business.

Now that the tone of the compilation is set, Thorus Wrath – runner up winner of the X-Side – Dominate Remixes competition – presents his winning remix. A real rumbler of a track, with his signature treatment to the bassline – there is no stopping this beast. Amplifying energy levels even more, Domination takes things to the next level with “Mars Attacks”. Full of furious energy – Domination leads an assault on the senses that is known to manifest itself in listeners through uncontrolled stomping.

Just when you thought you could not handle any more energy – Roby and M.A.D (the super powered duo of X-Side and Eyetek), continue the sonic “Invasion”. There is no turning back, there is no surrender. Initiating motivation protocol! Not for the faint of heart, these 3 minds join forces to give you every adrenaline junkie’s dancefloor anthem. If this wasn’t enough, whizz kid Outer Connection thrills with his unrelenting remix of Portuguese master Sidhartha’s “Omniverse”. A beast of a track, for maximum enjoyment and your safety – we recommended that this be played loud, preferably in a large open area. You have been warned!

Moving on to the latter half of this release, Psykoatl and Ishikawa shift their focus on to deeper darker sounds. The Concept Nemesis (T.C.N), hot on the heels of his epic “Exhausting the Limit” EP, presents “Subjective”. A deranged twister, with production so clean – one cannot help but grin like a boy with a new toy. Keeping the darker mood going, The Evil Monkey explains to us his “Isolated System”. Equipped with sinister melodies, and enough energy to power a spaceship – this is one system that should not be tampered with. As the release approaches it end, listeners are treated to the triumphant return of mastermind – Akros. With “Omega”, Akros stays true to his original style and presents a cracker of a track which literally explodes with melodies to mark the end of this sonic adventure.

“Made In Mexico” is the culmination of months of hard work from the Phonix Family with the sole intention of putting the spot light on Mexico and the new wave of talent that is all but set to take over radio waves galaxy wide! With that said, we humbly ask listeners once more to boldly go forth and again – take us to their speakers and push the limits of sonic manipulation! Viva La Mexico!

TRACKLIST:
1. Epitaph – Talkin Dave 145 BPM
Written and produced by Andres Romero and Leonardo Novelo @ Epitaph Studio, Mexico

2. 1.16 – Dirty World 146 BPM
Written and Produced by Irving Lagunes Gómez @ 1.16 Studio, Mexico

3. X-Side – Dominate (Thorus Wrath RMX) 146 BPM
Originally written and produced by Jose Luis Cruz @ X-Side Studio, Mexico
Remixed by Manuel Olmos @ Thorus Wrath Studio, Mexico

4. Domination – Mars Attacks 147 BPM
Written and produced by Ricardo Barreto @ Domination Studio, Mexico

5. Roby vs M.A.D – Invasion 147 BPM
Written and produced by Roby Martinez Cantu @ Roby Studio, Mexico and Jose Luis Cruz and Claudio Pereira @ M.A.D Studio, Mexico/Portugal

6. Sidhartha – Omniverse (Outer Connection RMX) 147 BPM
Originally written by Nuno Santos @ Sidhartha Studio, Portugal
Remixed by Kevin Rodríguez @ Outer Connection Studio, Mexico

7. The Concept Nemesis – Subjective 146 BPM
Written and produced by Franco Sanchez @ The Concept Nemesis Studio, Mexico

8. The Evil Monkey – Isolated System 147 BPM
Written and produced by Pablo Pérez Sahagún @ The Evil Monkey Studio, Mexico

9. Akros – Omega 147 BPM
Written and produced by Fernando Miranda @ Akros Studio, Mexico

SAMPLES:

Track 4 released with permission from MMD Records
Track 6 released with permission from Hypergate Records

Mastered by Dale Byl @ db Mastering, South Africa
Artwork by Derren Nuttall aka Ink Junkie

Available at Beatport exclusively starting October 14th 2016
Available elsewhere starting October 28th 2016:
Juno Download

DjTunes

Still Fresh:
The Concept Nemesis – Exhausting the Limit EP

V/A – The Twilight Core Vol. 2

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T.C.N – Exhausting The Limit – Out NOW! http://phonix-records.com/t-c-n-exhausting-the-limit-out-now/ Sun, 08 May 2016 01:47:45 +0000 http://phonix-records.com/?p=1133 Phonix Records is happy to announce that The Concept Nemesis EP – “Exhausting the Limit” – is now available on digital stores world wide! Don’t miss out on this high octane release!

SAMPLES:

Now available Beatport – grab this epic release while it’s hot!

Available elsewhere:

Juno Download

iTunes

Amazon

Google Play

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T.C.N – Exhausting the Limit EP – Out 16 April 2016! http://phonix-records.com/t-c-n-exhausting-the-limit-ep-out-16-april-2016/ Tue, 22 Mar 2016 03:06:15 +0000 http://phonix-records.com/?p=1122 With each passing moment, we fall further into the abyss. We as a civilization have only ourselves to blame for our self-destructive habits and the damage we inflict on this plant of ours. Why are we like this? What guides our actions into this spiral of chaos? That is the theme that Franco Sanchez, better known as The Concept Nemesis aka T.C.N (Mexico) – chose to explore. Having well deservedly won the X-Side “Dominate” RMXes competition last year, we at Phonix Records were more than happy to help this young beat twister spread his vision, and thus “Exhausting the Limit” was born.

This EP starts off of with a grim and introspective story of the “Happen”ings of today, a well thought romp into the realm the systematic chaos, thus setting the tone for what is to come. And in fitting fashion what follows is unsurprisingly, “Trouble”. A melody infused beast which keeps twisting and turning until the point it has you – body, mind and soul. As the adrenaline levels fall, you are left to contend with finding yourself “Outside” your comfort zone – there you can find perspective. What are we doing to this planet of ours? Why are we pushing it to the very brink? What can we do stop it? Where there is a will, there is a way – and Franco teams up with Mexican mastermind X-Side aka Luis Cruz to present the ultimate – “Weapon over mind”. An unrelenting story of defiance, filled with super charged melodies and turbo charged grooves – a true testament to the defiant human spirit which can accomplishing amazing things when working as one in perfect harmony!

With this EP, Phonix Records is proud to present – The Concept Nemesis – a primal force not to be taken lightly! Furthermore, we are happy to share his vision of appreciation for the world we inhabit and the collective respect for it, all living beings should share. Now, as you have done many times before and will do so for many moons more – take us to your speakers!

TRACKLIST:

1. T.C.N – Happen [147 BPM]

2. T.C.N – Trouble [146 BPM]

3. T.C.N – Outside [147 BPM]

4. T.C.N vs X-Side – Weapon over Mind [146 BPM]

All tracks written and produced by Franco Sanchez @ The Concept Nemesis Studio, Mexico
Track 4 written by Luis Cruz and Franco Sanchez @ X-Side Studio, Mexico and The Concept Nemesis Studio, Mexico

Mastered by Dale Byl @ db Mastering Studios, South Africa
Artwork by Omega Flight aka Ink Junkie

SAMPLES:

Available at Beatport exclusively starting April 16th 2016
Available elsewhere starting April 30th 2016

Juno Download

iTunes

Amazon

Google Play

DjTunes

Still Fresh:
V/A – The Twilight Core Vol. 2

Thrillseeker – The Dawn

 

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V/A – Twilight Core Vol. 2 – Out now ! http://phonix-records.com/va-twilight-core-vol-2-out-now/ Sat, 05 Dec 2015 00:51:57 +0000 http://phonix-records.com/?p=1119 The Twilight Core has been initiated once more! Label stalwart Ishikawa is proud to share the Phonix Records vision of what we believe the twilight genre is all about. Experience the Twilight Core once more NOW!

SAMPLES:

Now available Beatport – grab this epic release while it’s hot!

Available elsewhere:

Juno Download

iTunes

Amazon

Google Play

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V/A – Twilight Core Vol. 2 compiled by Ishikawa – 11/20/2015! http://phonix-records.com/va-twilight-core-vol-2-compiled-by-ishikawa-11202015/ Fri, 30 Oct 2015 05:08:33 +0000 http://phonix-records.com/?p=1106 We at Phonix Records firmly believe in the saying of one good turn deserving another. And with that thought in mind, for our next adventure, Ishikawa chose to revisit an old chapter… And so after almost 2 years – it was time to resurrect the nexus which encompasses many of the secrets that gave birth to the Phonix Laboratories- the Twilight Core is back and ready for action!

On initiating the Core, a surge of power sweeps the scene leaving behind Omega Flight (UK) and newcomer Aquedeux (ZA) leading the way forward with the “Order of Chaos”… A sinister story full of inky darkness, it slowly creeps its way forth from the minds of these two sonic alchemists. Following suite, a new face of the core emerges – the mysterious NNP (PT/UK). Stretching the human consciousness to the very edge, this delicious concoction will drive some listeners “Insane” with its relentless beats and haunting melodies.

Now left to contend with the energy center of the Twilight Core, Mexican manipulator Roby presents his powerful retelling of X-Side’s menacing “Dominate”. Roby’s unique take on this classic leaves no doubt as to why it was picked as a runner up winner of the Dominate Remixes competition hosted jointly by X-Side (Mexico) and Phonix Records. Not to be outdone, Spanish beat hacking duo – Psycho System – return with their single minded dedication to the transmutation of sonic waves resulting in the “Revival of Energy”. An awesome story with melodies that resonate strongly with the will of the Core!

And so as the resonance reaches a frantic crescendo, sonic wizard Zabot (PT) leads the way into the realms of the “Golden Age”. A goa inspired epic where one understands the nature of the Twilight Core and its mysterious purpose in modern human society. To end things, listeners are treated to an intense and deep understanding of the inner workings of the Core. It’s a place for introspection where one can retreat unto themselves only to discover with the help of Aquedeux – the mysteries of “Subconscious Telepathy”. A marvelous yet haunting experience which couples lush soundscapes with powerful rhythms.

With this, the 15th release from Phonix Records, we are proud to continue supporting the music and the artists we believe in! The Twilight Core not only represents the many forms and shapes the music we love takes, but it is also our way of thanking fellow aliens and friends by sharing our vision of what we believe the genre is all about. That said, now is the time for the Twilight Core!

TRACKLIST:

  1. Omega Flight vs Aquedeux – Order of Chaos [147 BPM]
    Written and produced by Derren Nuttall at Omega Flight Studio, United Kingdom and Robyn de Jager at Aquedeux Studio, South Africa
  1. NNP – Insane [147 BPM]
    Written and produced by NNP at NNP Studio, United Kingdom/Portugal
  1. X-Side – Dominate (Roby RMX) [147 BPM]
    Original written and produced by Luis Cruz at X-Side Studio, Mexico; remixed by Roby Martinez Cantu at Roby Studio, Mexico
  1. Psycho System – Revival of Energy [147 BPM]
    Written and produced by David Iglesias and Sergio Cano at Psycho System Studio, Spain
  1. Zabot – Golden Age [145 BPM]
    Written and produced by Daniel Zabot at Zabot Studio, Portugal
  1. Aquedeux – Subconscious Telepathy [145 BPM]
    Written and produced by Robyn de Jager at Aquedeux Studio, South Africa

Track 1 mastered by TRK Mastering, UK
Tracks 2 through 6 mastered by Dale Byl @ db Mastering Studios, South Africa

Artwork:  Ishikawa and Omega Flight aka Ink Junkie

SAMPLES:

Available at Beatport exclusively starting November 20th 2015
Available elsewhere starting December 20th 2015:

Juno Download

iTunes

DjTunes

Amazon

Google Play

Still Fresh:

Thrillseeker – The Dawn EP

X-Side – Tormentor EP

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