Singapore has taken the lead in Asia's booming dance music industry with the launch of a new state of the art music production studio, Titan Studios.
It takes a true leader to recognize a need find a solution and TITAN Studios is a perfect example, with the new venture formed between international star DJ and producer, DJ Adam Sky & Jupiter Labs. To them, TITAN Studios was born out of a necessity.
Sky has toured and performed all over Asia, and throughout his travel he began to notice that there was a gap in dance music production facilities within Asia. He noted that there were studios in and around Asia, but many were built around different ideologies and unable to offer the dynamic facility needs which many dance music producers need nowadays. Jupiter Labs saw the same thing, and together, they created the perfect solution: TITAN Studios.
TITAN Studios was built with the sole purpose to expand the horizons and creativity of every person that walked through the door. They've got it all, from vintage analog gear and setup to seamless interconnections with digital recoding and production capabilities. Planted right in the center of Singapore's creative epicenter, Duxton Hill, TITAN is now home to one of the region's few purpose built electronic dance music production studio facilities.
The pride and joy of the studio is the variety they offer through three different studio spaces, with the primary studio space priding itself on being analog to the core, offering a full suite of analog and digital production equipment. The other Studio rooms work as digital/MIDI hybrids, ideal for sessions when inspiration hits you and you need to put your ideas down.
The edge TITAN Studios carries is its versatility. Adam Sky & Jupiter Labs knew that in order to fill the gap in Singapore, they needed to create a studio that offered as much flexibility as possible to accommodate anyone's creative approach. Whether you're an Ableton user, Cubase, Studio One, Logic or Fruity Loops producer, TITAN offers digital interfacing via numerous digital audio interface options including Focusrite Sapphire Pro's, MOTU AVB arrays, a plethora of Native Instruments gear and several flagship studio items from Presonus. TITAN Studios also provides over 25,000 instruments and digital samples for you to work with and keep the inspiration flowing.
The usual sort of components and units are available on site such as an extensive Midi keyboard and synth line up, Maschine and Maschine Studio units, but their outboard hardware list is ever evolving. If it doesn't exist in their current line up but you would like to use it, all you have to do is let them know and they will source it for you through their partner network. They sky is truly the limit.
TITAN Studios is more than just a studio, they are invested in providing every opportunity to allow artists to create, which is evident through their 'on tour' support. They are available for last minute 'on tour' production, edits, mixdowns and mastering. They also have partnered with several boutique and leading hotel chains within walking distance of their studios in Singapore. Most importantly, they have a pantry full of energy drinks, snack food and coffee machines to keep you going all night!
TITAN Studios is the studio that lives up to every expectation. Whether you're an artist, producer, mix engineer, DJ, performer, or just someone who wants to be immersed in a highly inspirational culture, TITAN Studios is the place to be.
A revolutionary new music concept has changed the dance music landscape forever. The world premiere of We Are Connected 2.0 was launched on 16 December 2018 in Taiwan, and allowed the audience - for the very first time - to create their own festival show, via the world's first ever interactive DJ.
Over 10,000 dance music lovers joined Armin Van Buuren, Alesso, Vini Vici and many other artists in creating this exciting new experience with one of the event's headlining artists, DJ CNNCT. This unique DJ had created an app for the festivalgoers and had chosen the Taipei audience to become a part of the official launch during We Are Connected in Taiwan. The festival app enabled the crowd to control the show, interact with fellow visitors on site and meet new friends, as well as decide which tracks their all-time favorite set would consist of. With DJ CNNCT allowing the user to direct their unique experience, the special opportunity aimed to connect festival goers to those around them on a more intimate level than ever before, choosing the color of the lights, visuals, several SFX elements including fireworks, and to even put a photograph of themselves on LED screens behind the decks.
With DJ CNNCT building a special track list via a special vote on social media, We Are Connected truly bridged the barriers between performer and crowd.
What would the perfect festival look and sound like for you? How would it make you feel? Get ready for the future of the music experience where you are in control.
We Are Connected.
For more information on this extraordinary new concept visit https://weareconnected.com/
You’ve had ‘Music Rescues Me’, the single. Last month we gave you Music Rescues Me’, the preview show (presented at London’s titan Printworks). We reckon appetites have been whetted enough.
Main event time.
‘Music Rescues Me’ - the album - is the ninth collection to be delivered by pioneering electronic musician, composer and performer, Paul van Dyk. Containing artistic collaborations with Alex M.O.R.P.H., Sue McLaren, Jordan Suckley, Plumb, Saad Ayub, Lostly and a host of other talents, December 7 will see its release.
Commenting on the album’s context, Paul says: “though it might have been its seed, this new album is not about music bringing one person back from the brink. Its theme reaches beyond that. This is about music’s ability to open us up, to stimulate mental imagery, to unlock or bring back memories. It’s about its often hard-to-fathom capacity to support us, to get us through our tougher or more challenging times, as well as soundtracking the good ones, and making them even better. This, to me, goes beyond the mere ‘inspirational’. This is something else. That music can ‘unlock’ us, allow us to access emotions and places our mind might not otherwise go to is nothing less than extraordinary. It’s both force and a gift. I feel that’s a big part of what keeps it so magical for me - indeed for all of us. So this album is a celebration of this most mysterious, impalpable and wonderful aspects of music’s nature”.
Not for nothing is ‘Music Rescues Me’ the most swiftly followed-up-on PvD long-player (just 14 months separate it and the release of ‘From Then On’ in 2017). If ever “do today” was Paul’s guiding principle in ‘98 or ‘08, it goes a dozen times over in 2018. Stimulus driven by his recuperation from the now-well-documented events of spring 2016 has had the profoundest of effects on van Dyk’s life-view. That has been expressed most clearly through his professional work, taking the form of a tap-wide-open creative stream. Telegraphing Paul’s developmental, progressing and to-the-future outlook, it’s one that’s echoed by the vibrant state of the music scene in which he operates.
For the album, a number of last year’s co-producers have been invited back to the studio with Paul. Alex M.O.R.P.H., James Cottle, Jordan Suckley and Tristan D (under his new Delta One guise) are some of those who’ve returned to Berlin to write follow-up tracks. With even deeper roots in the PvD universe, there are also vocal contributions from Sue McLaren (‘Lights’/’We Come Together’) and Plumb (‘I Don’t Deserve You’).
Equally though you’re going to be hearing co-productions with artists Paul’s in studio partnership with for the first time. “Alan Wyse, Steve Deekay, Saad Ayub, Rafael Osmo, Project 8, Lostly - these are musicians from around the world who, week-in, week-out, we see lighting up the VONYC forums, he says. The producers who’ve really risen in estimation for me. Sound-wise, each one has their own area and represents a different sub-style within our shared field. It’s these shades, grades & tones, meshed with my own, that open up a whole world of new musical angles for this, my ninth album”.
With the album primed for release December 2018, Paul offers a final reading on ‘Music Rescues Me’s title. “The ‘Me’, he clarifies refers to ‘you, me, us - everyone’. ‘Rescue’ means less ‘save’, but more ‘liberate’ or ‘free’. My greatest aspiration for this release is that people - either now, or in years to come – listening to ‘Music Rescues Me’ will find that one of its tracks elevates, alleviates, opens them up, or takes them out of themselves. That’s the point at which I’ll consider it a success”.
Paul van Dyk’s ninth studio album ‘Music Rescues Me’ is released 07.12 and is available to pre-order here. (https://apple.co/2QBw2lb ). YouTube album preview also online here (https://youtu.be/XMAY9LEKIpc)
Tracklist: Paul van Dyk - Music Rescues Me
01. Paul van Dyk & Lostly - Amanecer
02. Paul van Dyk, Alan Wyse & Sue McLaren - You Are
03. Paul van Dyk & Alex M.O.R.P.H. - Voyager
04. Paul van Dyk & Chris Bekker - Solar Snapshot
05. Paul van Dyk ft. Plumb – Music Rescues Me (PvD Club Mix)
06. Paul van Dyk & Steve Dekay - Aurora
07. Paul van Dyk & Saad Ayub - Future Memories
08. Paul van Dyk & Rafael Osmo – Moments With You
09. Paul van Dyk & Delta One - Lost Angels
10. Paul van Dyk & Jordan Suckley - Accelerator
11. Paul van Dyk – Mission Control
12. Paul van Dyk & Project 8 – Made Of Stars
13. Paul van Dyk – Time Traveler
14. Paul van Dyk – Reprise
PAUL VAN DYK & ALEX M.O.R.P.H. - VOYAGER
‘We are dreamers. Soul searchers. #Voyagers. We drift along, deep in thought, our minds craving exploration and our eyes telling tales of mysterious adventures’. The latest joint venture from one of trancedom’s most dependable studio partnerships takes a look at life through a deeper, more philosophical lens this November.
Having bossed the Beatport trance chart with a record-breaking run on ‘We Are’, earlier this year Paul & Alex’s ‘Breaking Dawn’ reserved ‘From Then On’s best till last. Now, beating the expectation drum that bit louder for the arrival of the ‘Music Rescues Me’ album, the double Deutsch pairing reconvene on the profoundly atmospheric ‘Voyager’. Debuted as an ID during ‘MRM’s Printworks preview, Paul went on to hit Europe’s biggest trance room with the track, closing out his Transmission set - to the clear delight of 18,000+ fans - with ‘Voyager’.
The track itself, well if the above-mentioned singles took you to some special places, safe to say that ‘Voyager’s going to go way beyond. Paul & Alex build up its bass & drum resonance, before lighting up the thermals with shimmering, chiming sub-melody, plucked super-strings, zephyr-ish pads and air-spun piano notes. As the full reach of its irresistible siren-song harmony is felt, the pair gift ‘Voyager’ a heartfelt mainline, which ebulliently takes it to the heavens.
Helping you through the final days & hours before ‘Music Rescues Me’ drops in full, step aboard Paul & Alex’s ‘Voyager’ here, from today here. (https://apple.co/2QBw2lb )
01: ‘Voyager’ (Original Album Mix)