French EDM artist DP releases new album ‘(Psy)Trance Vol.1’

The composer and producer of EDM known as DP has released his latest full-length album, “(Psy)Trance Vol.1.” The LP record contains 13 original DP tracks for an approximate total listening time of over 100 minutes. Like the rest of DP’s ever-growing repertoire, “(Psy)Trance Vol.1” has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Varied, upbeat, high-energy and high-impact, “(Psy)Trance Vol.1” is the latest reason for fans of the EDM sound to experience this unstoppable DJ from France.

DP (formerly known as DJ Pad) has been producing and composing digital music since 2008 at the age of 20. Classically trained in music theory and an accordion virtuoso, DP is renowned as one of the 21st century’s most prolific EDM artists with more than 800 original tracks available for sampling and download today.

DP often cites as main artistic influences Afrojack, Sebastian, Swedish House Mafia, Infected Mushrooms, Psycraft, Hallucinogen, ATB, Cosmic Gate, Atomic Cat, Tiesto, Angerfist, Hanz Zimmer, and Mike Oldfield. His inspirations for “(Psy)Trance Vol.1” are somewhat different, however.

“This album oscillates between old-school trance (the famous Trance 138 of the 2000s) and ultra-modern psytrance (so-called “full on” music)” he explains.

Psytrance has been described as a subgenre of trance music characterized by arrangements of synthetic rhythms and layered melodies created by high-tempo riffs. Psytrance has many subgenres belonging to it, including full on, darkpsy, hi-tech, progressive, suomi, psy-chill, psycore, psybient, and psybreaks. Psytrance is an evolution from goa trance music.

The full-on category DP mentions has been particularly popular in Israel. It is categorized as having melodic, energetic and crisp bass lines with a high bpm in the 140 to 148 range. Full-on has its own varieties, including twilight and night (or dark) full-on, morning full-on, and the forest subcategory.

Preceding “(Psy)Trance Vol.1,” DP’s albums include “Waiting to Be Discovered,” “Dubstep: First Strike,” “Dubstep: Second Strike,” “House Vol. 1,” “A Trip in My House Vols. I and II,” “Y,” “The Hymn of Brotherhood,” “Welcome Aboard,” “Psyko Pad,” and “Let’s Bounce,” though this list will almost certainly be longer at the time of reading.

“(Psy)Trance Vol.1” by DP is available from over 600 quality online music stores worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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DJ Pad releases first album for 2016 ‘Psyko’Pad’

France’s most prolific producer of electronic dance music, DJ Pad, has released his first full-length record for 2016, “Psyko’Pad.” Much more than a mere LP album, “Psyko’Pad” is a titanic, towering, lordly achievement of a record bearing 18 tracks over 2.8 hours. Also, as a special treat for his fans this year, Pad has included a remix of each of the record’s songs in one continuous track. This brings the combined total listening time of “Psyko’Pad” to five hours, 38 minutes, making it one of the longest releases in music history and one of the best values on the digital music market ever.

For “Psyko’Pad,” DJ Pad cites several fellow digital composers as main artistic influences. He emphasizes Cosma (“This is one album he has made that pushes me to begin composing”) and Hallucinogen (“one of the founders of psytrance music”), before listing Cosmosis, Astral Projection, Psycraft, and Infected Mushroom (“They make music that is really inspiring for me”).

As one of the busiest DJs in Europe boasting one of the largest repertoires of original music in history – he has written and recorded more than 700 songs, to date – DJ Pad has records in nearly every electronic music genre. In the past these have notably included electro house, trance and dubstep, with elements of a great many other subgenres thrown in.

Speaking of his desire to create a psytrance record, DJ Pad writes, “I wanted to show my interpretation of this wonderful genre that can (in my opinion) affect your brain almost directly. It is really challenging to achieve this, complex to write such music, but also so very ‘trippy’ when accomplished.”

Previous full-length albums from DJ Pad include “The Hymn of Brotherhood,” “Waiting to Be Discovered,” “A Trip in My House Part 1,” “A Trip in My House Part 2,” “Y,” and “Dubstep: First Strike,” almost certainly with a great many more to come.

With so much music coming from the man from Arpajon, it’s easy to imagine him turning out songs one after another, but the truth is that each track takes him an enormous amount of time. When he was asked in 2014 by Dope Den Productions to describe the best advice he’d ever been given, Pad replied, “Just take your time and do not release a track too soon. Just refine it, again and again.”

This sentiment shows in the personal connection he feels with his music, too.

“It doesn’t matter to me if you like my music or not,” Pad also said. “But I’ll always share it with you, just in case you like it. Simply put, I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed producing and mixing it.”

“Psyko’Pad” by DJ Pad is available from the 4000 Records independent label at over 700 digital music stores worldwide. And it is monumental.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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