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As an artist it’s essential to be connected to your heart, to feel what it has to say. I felt my heart telling me in the past two years to connect to the roots of trance of which I grew up on. This path has led me to find my inner child - his passion for music before he became a DJ producer, his desire to consume pure music without fear or expectation of what people are expecting him to create. I've walked with this child together day after day into the studio, listening to his ideas, translating them into music created by a 35 year old man. This was the creation process of my 3rd studio album (2nd as Captain Hook) “Origin”.
Although I grew up in the psytrance culture and genre, influences from techno and bass music played a big role in the formation of my sound. The synthesis of these styles marked the beginning of something new, and the origin of the deep hypnotic progressive sound that is now at the core of my creation. Following my heart to where it was leading me was not always easy, since modern psytrance seems to be pointing producers towards very different soundscape directions. But believing in the path helped me to stay on it despite any doubts – and staying true to my sound allowed me to create my music with sincerity, serenity, and bliss. This internal journey has made it possible to reconnect with this genre all over again, adding a new perspective to it's beautiful spectrum, and to myself.
I am very happy to present to you my upcoming album "Origin", which you can now pre-order as a truly unique 180g, 33RPM triple gatefold vinyl. The album presents 9 new tracks (track 1 has an added intro to welcome you into the Origin sound), and will be released on 29th November.
Thank you all! Your love and support inspires me to create.
The story of Iboga Records began in the beginning of the 90´s when an organization called “Rotundum” arranged several events in the period between 1990-97 in the greater area of Copenhagen, Denmark. Dj's Amon, Banel, and Emok were 3 of the 25 involved in the group, and after years of event organizing & performing, the idea of a Copenhagen record label, a platform for a new progressive electronic sound was beginning to take shape.
A studio was started, and in 1993 the first C.D. compilation (Tabernanthe) was released. It consisted mainly of the newest and freshest Scandinavian sounds of that time, and it was in these early days that the artists Beat Bizarre, Phony Orphants, Oryx, Reefer Decree, and Lurifax, made their first groundbreaking releases and started to build a very strong reputation on the Iboga label.
Today the Iboga artist roster includes names such as Behind Blue Eyes, Phony Orphants, Antix, FREq, Liquid Soul, Perfect Stranger, Sun Control Species, Flowjob, Ace Ventura, Beat Bizarre, and Reefer Decree.
Furthermore Iboga records have a sub label, “Sofa Beats” (downbeat and chill-out / ambient). Since the early days Banel & Emok have been working hard on establishing the label on a global level. It is one of the leading in its genre and they assure that the label will keep delivering those beautiful & amazing sounds that have become the trademark of Iboga Records.