If you’ve been missing late night clubbing vibes a’la Ibiza, look no further than California-based artist Sevenn‘s new EP. Appropriately titled “Hybrid Techno,” the EP features four brand new tracks that cross the spectrum of house and techno, transporting the listener to the infamous White Isle. The EP opens with the dark progressive gem “Naked in the Rain.” Next up is “Alexander” with its arabesque instrumental elements and deep, mysterious vibes; just hearing the frog intonations will have you imagining you’re navigating a dark path to a clandestine jungle party. Sevenn turns the page with “Kanima,” a groovy and afro-house influenced track that sets a lively tone for the rest of the sonic journey, before driving it home with the dancefloor-filler house track “Paris to Berlin.” Read on below to learn more about Sevenn‘s inspiration behind the EP.
“I fell in love with techno in 2017 after spending around 6 days straight clubbing in Ibiza at clubs like Amnesia, Pacha and DC10, which changed my life. To me, it felt like what it must have been like for teenagers in the 60s to hear Jimi Hendrix for the first time, just completely revolutionary. So sonically authentic, vibrant, dramatic, dark… Each night felt like wandering into a dark forest you knew you shouldn’t be in but felt like you had to explore. I wanted to bring all those elements from melodic techno, afro house, deep house, and techno into a fresh new package, with powerful sounds, sometimes slightly detuned and twisted to play with more organic synthesis. Using the word “Hybrid” gives me (and other producers) room to explore this incredible genre and bring a new and charming sound to the dance floors.” – Sevenn
Kevin Brauer has exploded into the international electronic music stage as Sevenn. In his repertory he has four global hits: “Colors Of The Rainbow” produced in collaboration with Kathy, and successful releases such as “BYOB” and “The Wall,” produced with Alok, which reached over 50 million streams. Sevenn‘s massive collaboration with Tïesto “BOOM” debuted on Ultra Music Festival Miami in 2017. The single’s 2018’s version with Gucci Mane on the vocals had peaked #14 on Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic charts amassing over 120 million streams on Spotify. Sevenn played at some of the world’s most celebrated festivals, such as Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, and Creamfields.