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For a veteran chillout producer to successfully navigate the transition to sought-after producer / remixer and DJ within the Progressive House scene, is not an easy ask. But Nick Brennan a.k.a. Tripswitch has done just that – and with distinction. It was his Tripswitch ‘Vagabond’ album (Iboga Records, 2016) that cemented his highly rated status as a key dance producer beyond doubt. The album rose to the top of the Beatport charts, hitting #1 in Electronica and holding at #2 in Progressive House for 3 months.
Since then, a flawless resumé of releases on Bedrock, Sudbeat, The Soundgarden, Movement, Balkan Connection, Flow Vinyl, Pure Progressive and many more creatively exciting labels, has seen Tripswitch’s progressive stock grow exponentially. Chart-topping collaborative studio projects with Nick Warren and Hernán Cattaneo, along with a huge bootleg remix of London Grammar’s ‘Rooting For You’, have helped to propel him to the upper reaches of the production cosmos.
Tripswitch’s melodic, emotionally charged, proper progressive DJ sets at amazing events around the world have resulted him gaining a loyal and ever-growing global audience. His monthly 2-hour ‘Harmonics’ show on Frisky Radio, now in its 4th year, has been one of the most popular shows on the station since its launch.
In 2017 Nick launched his onedotsixtwo label, with its distinct forward-thinking proper progressive ethos. Impeccable curation and the remarkable smash single ‘Voight Kampff’ (courtesy of Tripswitch & Nick Warren) have already seen onedotsixtwo recognised as a ‘Vital Label’ by DJ Mag USA in 2019. With top quality releases already queued right up to early 2021, and a worldwide series of parties being planned, these are incredibly exciting times.
Always in high demand, Tripswitch tracks are also slated for release throughout 2020 on several other key labels, alongside a steady stream of Tripswitch remixes, and yet another collaboration with Nick Warren coming in the New Year.
Never one to limit himself creatively, early 2020 will see Tripswitch release ‘Memento Mori’, his hugely anticipated first chillout album in 10 years. This will be preceded by ‘Big Bad Blue’, an album written to complement New York Times journalist Ian Urbina’s ‘The Outlaw Ocean’ (Penguin Books) – already a bestseller, the film rights have been sold to Netflix and Leonardo di Caprio.
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