- Dacosta & Spins - Redemption [Original Mix] - (master preview) - Coming Soon on OSS Records Blue Artwork Spins on April 14, 2013 19:51
- Dacosta & Spins - My Guiding Light [Original Mix] - (master preview) - Coming soon on OSS Records Artwork Spins on April 14, 2013 19:16
- Psymes feat. Spins - Tethys [Spins' Chillout Remix] - Released on 20/05/2013 on Dilaryn Records Artwork Spins on April 11, 2013 15:47
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Hello everyone! My name is Spins (real name Simon) and I am a classically trained Pianist/Composer/Producer and I also teach piano on a part time basis.
I have been composing music in various styles since I was age 12, mainly for piano. Since getting my first computer in 2003 (and using an ancient version of Cubase), I have been trying to create my own "trance" music, with mixed results. I am completely self taught when it comes to sequencing and production and I have a lot to learn. I would probably describe most of the tracks uploaded here as Euphoric Trance, with a little bit of classical influence thrown in, although I find it difficult to pidgeon hole most music these days.
I am inspired by very many different artists and again it is difficult to comment on who or what is really responsible for my inspiration. I've always loved the balearic trance scene (Chicane is one fine example), but also much minimal techno, trance, progressive house/trance, psy trance etc.
I tend to steer away from using samples (apart from the odd percussion riff here and there) and have never used a sampler in my life. The percussion side of my production needs a lot of work. Most of the sounds I use are from various VST instruments and my quite old Yamaha keyboard. I like to use interweaving melodies and arps over flowing bass lines and I often use Robert Miles style piano melodies over the top of my tracks. If you like my muisc, please feel free to leave your feedback, rip open my production techniques, inform me where I am going wrong or sing my praises. Criticism is good!
I hope you enjoy my music as much as I enjoy creating it!
My first album is now available for download from Bandcamp: