Legowelt has been putting other house and techno producers to shame since the the 1990s.
The Dutch artist releases music at a rate of knots – there’s been at least nine albums under the Legowelt name alone now, and he has over 30 different aliases, all of which interact in weird, wonderful ways. His music has appeared on labels as disparate as Unknown to the Unknown and Cocoon, and he’s got a reputation as a real studio wizard – not only due to the hardware in the studio, but the sample packs and plugins that he gives out for free online. On top of that, he’s about as unpretentious as it’s possible to get.
Here ‘Institute Of The Overmind’, which was made live in a session filmed for FACT TV, gets the vinyl treatment backed with a monster 90s trance re-work from Photonz, of which we exclusively premiere here today.
The sound delivered by Photonz on his DJ sets and productions blends the bold, romantic side of rave’s original spirit with a new sound carved borrowing from experimental music and psychedelia. The result is a unique signature that has gained support from key figures of the electronic music scene like Legowelt, Ben UFO, DJ TLR, Jackmaster and Ivan Smaghe.
Since his debut in 2006 with “Ronin”, Photonz has released on labels such as Dissident, Dirty, R-Zone, and Unknown To The Unknown. The latter put out some his best work, with the EP “Hurt Me Hurt Me” getting a 10/10 review in DJ Mag and the track “1551” being played in Jackmaster’s first ever BBC Essential Mix appearance.
“Institute of the Overmind” is available 20 November on UTTU_FACT