Music People presents Morten Granau and Symphonix at Reset. The heavy hitters will be joined by a host of local talent, for a night that will echo through the techno tunnel for years to come!
MORTEN GRANAU 🇩🇰
Morten Granau cuts his teeth on Trance music. DJing and producing already at a barely legal age, the young man from Copenhagen is held to be one of the most up-and-coming talents in the progressive scene, a youthful and highly dynamic source of the progressive psychedelic trance movement.
Morten was instantly hooked on psytrance from the early of 15 years old and he started creating own tracks on his computer! Within months he was already setting fire on the dance floors at legendary local clubs of his hometown.
Morten Granau’s production style is varied and hard to pinpoint. There is a very deep and psychedelic touch with today’s classic Progressive Trance, but also a modern feeling of clubby funkiness. Together with his good friend Phaxe, he gains first attention with the track ‘The Grudge”, released under the duo’s project name High & Mighty. The title that marks a turning point in his solo career is ‘The Way Life Should Be” which still to this day gains great international recognition after being published in 2008.
The increasing popularity of Morten’s entertaining grooves makes him a welcome guest at parties and festivals around the world. Besides releasing high-quality Progressive Trance under his civic name and creating progressive and deep house tracks as High & Mighty, the young go-getter is also known as the One Man Orchestra which allows him to play and produce melodic Minimal Techno and Deephouse.
The nineties drew to a close when Psychedelic Trance underwent an interesting development: Track arrangements were thinning out more and more, instead of being overloaded quite some productions now focussed on single sound effects, subtle placed melodies and extensive percussive compositions. According to its breaking-new-grounds style this popular subgenre soon had an own name: Progressive Trance. Brothers Stephan and Sirko Wötanowski were enthusiastic about this sound from its very first days and this early Passion should be the beginning of a very extensive musical engagement which is without equal.
It was around 2003 when the two of them already had loads of party experience both in the middle of blasting dance floors as well as behind the DJ decks and they felt the urge to transform all this energy they had collected into their own music. As a consequence they found themselves spending quite some sleepless nights with twiddling knobs and working the keyboards in their studio from now on. And soon some proper results piled up on the hard discs: Dreamy melodies and spaced-out sound effects bedded on bouncing bass lines, everything kind of tidied-up and very up-to-date. The production quality reached remarkable standards right from the beginning and the driving psychedelic pressure of the tracks reflected all the years of euphoria and experience about Progressive Trance the producers had in their back. Symphonix was born. It is not a wonder that this sound caught the spirit of the age and hit world wide dance floors like a bomb; The Symphonix brothers rapidly became very welcome artists at parties and festivals all around the globe.
The excessive touring around, the different countries with their different scenes and different people of course meant a mighty source of inspiration. Soon another change within the Progressive Trance scene became apparent: Again the track arrangements were tidied up, the amount of sounds was reduced and more and more elements of contemporary club music found their way into the productions. This process provided some refreshing new perspectives for Stephan and Sirko and they broke new grounds in the studio. Because their passion for the original Progressive Trance was still very strong they decided to found a new project as a platform for their rather clubby experiments. True Lies obtains influences from various electronic music genres: There is Progressive House, there is Electro and for sure there is a proper potion of Trance, too. But on the other hand the sound of True Lies doesn’t fit exactly into one of these genres. It could be rather described as a hybrid construct which is based on Progressive Trance and reflects the ideas of up-to-date club music. In consequence the releases can be found in the cases of DJs keen to experiment from different electronic music genres.
Symphonix is the musical result of the intense and very dedicated relationship the Wötanowski brothers have with the Progressive Trance scene. No matter if you prefer the classical version of this style with loads of psychedelic bounce or if you are fond of the rather modern and clubby tunes: With these two acts you will always find reliable clues for high quality music!
We will be getting one of the brother to join Morten Granau, you'll just have to wait and see which one!
The Groove Bar:
Friday 12 April 2019
9pm - 4am
Reset, 71 Loop Street, Cape Town.
Early Bird - R150 (Limited)
Late Bird - R200
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