Accomplished studio talent, fearless remixer, globetrotting dance floor illuminator. In short, to say that there are a few strings to the bow of British trailblazer Tim Mason would be the understatement of the century. Now a staple to the Size Records family and hitting every corner of the globe with his highly-evolved sound, Tim Mason is a soft-spoken powerhouse to be reckoned with. But don’t just take the Swedish House Mafia, Chemical Brothers and Calvin Harris’s word for it. Enroute to 2014 and some of his most prolific landmarks to date, the wrath of this essential British trailblazer is not to be ignored.
Every accomplished artist has his moment of universal awakening. For Tim, “The Moment” would not only signal the day Steve Angello caught on to his studio talents, but the moment that the world truly awakened to one of the many immortal memories Tim has since imparted upon global club land. Subsequent studio bombs “Anima” and “Swoon” have asserted the young Brit as an essential asset to one of dance music’s most relevant labels to date.
“There was never any creative pressure in joining Size Records other than to make every track the best it can possibly be,” explains Tim. “‘The Moment’ was a really positive first strike for the label, so by the time ‘Anima’ and ‘Swoon’ were picked up the whole process felt very organic. There comes a moment of mutual clarity – the team knows what you are capable of. It’s about learning how your own merits can match the label’s vision.”
Before the Brighton-based talent had his way with their assorted musical assets, Zedd, Moby, David Guetta, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Timbaland and James Arthur shared little correlation on the market other than being industry-leading names. Having all now received remixes from this peak time powerhouse, that collection of A-list artists has come to epitomize the unapologetic and universal nature of Tim’s ability to make dance music coherent to the popular market. With the appeal for pop/dance crossovers reaching an all-time-high, Tim’s consistent agenda for bringing mainstream artists onto dance floors across the globe cannot be faulted.
For all his studio exploits, the dance floor is still where the full brunt of Tim Mason is felt. Now a welcome face on the North American club and festival circuit alike, Tim’s ability to hold both culturally diverse crowds and still hold the fort on such legendary clubbing landscapes as Ibiza signals the all-embracing charm of his hard-hitting DJ sets. Though still a welcome face in his native land and boasting regular appearances at Creamfields Festival, Cream’s sister club Nation and Ministry of Sound, Tim’s live legacy is now a full blown global affair.
But with hotly anticipated IDs still to be unleashed, new global territories to be dominated and yet more diverse artists to remodel, 2016 is looking no less intense for the globetrotting British artist. With many a moment still up his sleeve and the world truly tuned into his meteoric sound, the future promises explosive stamina from Brighton’s triumphant maestro.
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