If you’ve heard anything off of Svengalisghost’s debut release, “Mind Control“, it’s apparent this is the work of an experienced producer with a refined palette of sounds. Don’t get it twisted, he’s in no way content with using the same sounds over and over, as he states, “What’s the new sound? That can’t be it, that can’t be the only new sound. I want to push the evolution.” in reference to the 303. He clearly lives by those words as his tracks sound as if they’ve been sent from ten or twenty years in the future. His father deserves some credit for being the one who introduced him to many of the disco records he still plays today as well as the tape deck that he produced his first edit on. He also credits films as a trigger for much of his musical inspiration. Here’s someone who has put in their dues over the course of 20 years and has lost none this initial vigor. He’s a veteran of the nineties Chicago loft party scene and someone devoted to making you work your body on the dancefloor.
He attributes much of his style in the studio and on the decks to the legendary Chicago DJ Ron Hardy along with the his father, who introduced him to DJing and disco. His introduction to production came in the form of his longtime friend Jon also known as SSPS and during a stint in New York he and Jon learned the ins and outs of machines. Over the years Jon became the recipient of many of his early jams, originally made to keep him well stocked when he played out. Now as Svengalisghost he plans on pushing the evolution of electronic music.
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