By Vanessa Tam
VANCOUVER — Mysterious Canadian producer Attlas has come a long way since his initial rise to popularity in the EDM scene fame with his remix of deadmau5’s “Aural Psynapse.” Originally thought to have been a secret side project by the mau5, he was later outed as Toronto-born producer, DJ and classically-trained instrumentalist Jeff Hartford by Pete Tong.
With a background in film scoring, Hartford was only producing dance music as a hobby until the once in a lifetime opportunity to sign with mau5trap presented itself. “I was confident [that] I could work again in a studio, but the chance to release original music and learn from one of the most fascinating producers and personalities in the industry was one I wasn’t sure any reasonable person would decline,” he mentioned in a previous interview.
Pulling from his former life, Harford’s productions naturally take on an epicly large sound that seems to span over time and space to tell a story. With his latest single, “Blood Work,” minimal vocals rise over a background of throbbing bass to create the unique aural experience the young producer has come to be known for.
Attlas performs at Fortune Sound Club on December 3rd.Attlas, BC, Blood Work, British Columbia, Fortune Sound Club