John Digweed Travels to the Farthest Reaches of Electronic Music with Nick Muir & John Twelve Hawks
Electronic music is and always will be a catalyst for self expression and, most of all, artistic exploration. With dance music culture currently at its most ubiquitous state, it is important that we enthusiasts continue to voyage into the farthest expanses of this musical landscape. Rather than settle for the abundant, and often times formulaic, sounds that dominate the blogosphere, it is important that we seek out those artists who are attempting to breathe fresh innovation into the ever-expanding realm of dance music. One artist who has continued to delve into the deepest reaches of electronic music is the legendary house guru John Digweed.
Since his early days, John Digweed has established himself as one of the most creative and innovative producers/DJs in the world. In his latest endeavor, John Digweed combines mediums with fellow producer Nick Muir and best-selling author John Twelve Hawks to create a spellbinding musical narrative, known appropriately as The Traveler. This project blends the genres of electronic music and contemporary literature to create a one-of-a-kind experience that is cinematic in nature and all encompassing in scope. The Traveler is the type of album that reaches far beyond the dance floor, and hopefully its impact will inspire new perspectives on electronic music as an art form.
John Digweed and Nick Muir’s partnership has been one of electronic music’s most fruitful pairings, and their body of work that has led them to become one of the world’s most highly regarded production duos. While science fiction and electronic music have intertwined at numerous points since the emergence of the genre – from Jeff Mills to Global Communication and beyond – together with best-selling author, John Twelve Hawks, Digweed & Muir have taken the relationship into new territory. Hawks wrote his trilogy of The Traveler novels while listening to Digweed’s mix albums and weekly radio show, Transitions. After contacting the UK DJ and producer, an exchange that crossed several years, they agreed to work together to bring Hawks’ works to life via a collaborative album with Hawks as the narrator.
Tonight John will be gracing the decks of Brooklyn’s Verboten for a night that will be rife with innovative nuances from his new album The Traveler. Mr. Digweed will be joined by Jozif and Brad Miller; you can grab your tickets for tonight’s show here, and check out the video for his new lead single, “3B3,” below.