Let's be honest. I HATE radio edits with a passion. Imagine you put your heart and soul into a painting of a family with a beautiful backdrop. Upon completion, you are asked to remove everything in the painting except the family's faces. This is how I feel.
This new radio edit trend (especially for progressive stuff!) has greatly bothered me for a few years now. I totally get why they are necessary - for radio play, Spotify playlisting, etc. It's great to have radio support! ...But artistically, I feel robbed. I feel limited. The radio edits are promoted on the streaming sites rather than the way I intended for my records to be heard. I create music intended to take you on a journey - not skimming through a summary.
Instead of feeling like a slave to the current landscape of the industry, about a year ago I had a vision to do the complete opposite: create a mixalbum. This will indeed be my "debut album," but it will be presented in a mixed format - exactly as I want you to hear it. Everything is a continuous flow from start to finish.
Exactly one year ago today, I released my first EP on Anjunabeats, Vernal EP. Today, I have finally FINISHED MY ALBUM. Twelve tracks I've been playing religiously in my sets - all blended together. More info soon...