RB Weekend Preview: Matoma + Two Friends, Leftwing:Kody, Ookay, Noizu, Youms, Eli Brown, Phoenix Lights DJ Competition, Drunken Kong, Spencer Brown
February 25, 2020
February 25, 2020
Few artists put such emphasis on allowing their DJ craft to inform their studio output. With a passion for extended live sets, Spencer blurs the lines between deep house, progressive and trance to keep those performances fresh and clubbers locked in from start to close.
Meticulously crafted through no fewer than 329 revisions, Stream of Consciousness is a wide-ranging exploration of Spencer’s sound in 2019. From the serene soundscape of “SF to Berlin” alongside label-mate and regular studio partner Ben Böhmer, to the peak-time progressive energy of “Lose You,” the energy ebbs and flows, but never loosens its grip.
Spencer applies his own spin to breakbeat with ‘Chance On Us’, while ‘Pursuance’ with rising Anjunadeep star Marsh is a 90’s-flavored rave cut.
Spencer explains his love of the mix format:
“The mix album took 329 revisions to finalize. I’m a control freak with my mixes—it’s deeply ingrained in my creative process. With that in mind, I didn’t send any tracks to anyone for mix help, and I created and mixed 100% of the final product.” He adds, “Creating an album of radio-edited singles has never interested me creatively. I prefer to craft music that keeps my listener in a flow state—working, studying, traveling, exercising, dancing, whatever it may be. I conceived my album as one carefully mixed piece: an hour-plus of continuous music. It’s a collection of tracks I wrote from 2015 to 2019, inspired by the majesty of nature, missing a loved one, and the ups and downs of touring—all bundled into a single Stream of Consciousness.”
Stream of Consciousness will be released worldwide on Anjunabeats on January 31st, 2020 and soon after we get to enjoy this first hand as he takes Shady Park March 1st. Get your tickets here.