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Expert skills, decades of experience and a fresh perspective. It’s a rare combination of qualities in any business, but it’s exactly what Chicago-raised and Detroit-based DJ and producer Wave Point brings to the table.

Bryan Jones is the mastermind behind this slick and soulful new groove. A drummer since the age of 8, he traded in his kit for turntables as soon as he went to his first rave. Travelling from his native Indiana to Chicago regularly to get the latest house record fix, Jones dedicated his life to pulsing club rhythms and intoxicating grooves. 

He’s released records under a few names since the mid-2000s, most recently as one-half of house banger duo Golf Clap. Through the project and its Country Club Disco label and radio shows, Jones nabbed his first Pete Tong Essential Tune, worked with Todd Edwards and dropped sets at Boiler Room and Mixmag’s In the Lab. He won the hearts of fans from Lollapalooza to Movement Festival, Electric Forest, FriendShip and more. 

A steady tour and release schedule kept him busy for years, but the quiet of quarantine afforded the artist a real chance to dig deep and give life to the music within. He left the duo, and now he’s going all-in on a sweet and dreamy style from a ‘Higher Dimension’.

Mixing classic house nostalgia with futuristic techniques and lofi feeling, ‘Higher Dimension’ is the sound of an artist in total control. The debut album plays funky with instrumental fills and warm textural layers. Tapping bass players, string quartets and a myriad of other musicians from around the world, its disco-laced tunes shine bright with organic sounds and that comforting human touch. From the lyrical mantras of the titular opening track to the quirky lounge bass of “Different Sounds” and the muted maximalism of “Feeling,” the 10-track collection is perfect for both a shining night on the town or a reflective afternoon at home. 

Jones is more in his element than ever before, armed with the know-how of so many years in the game as well as the confidence to follow his time-tested instincts.

Check out his new single ‘The Moment‘ above and Today, he joins on the podcast for the first time. Listen to it below, on Mixcloud or iTunes here.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Some stuff of mine mixed with some new club bangers.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Galo’s tune “Once Again”. He’s been putting out a lot of great music lately from tech house, to deep minimal tech and everywhere in between. This one really slams and he’s one to watch coming up. 

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

There is a lot of overlap in house sub-genres in this mix. I play house, deep house, tech house, techno, and minimal deep tech all in an hour without it feeling like it’s jumping all over the place. 

Tell us about your next EP? 
My album “Higher Dimension” comes out in August. I’m releasing a couple singles off of it before the album comes out. It’s coming out on my label “Even Smoother” and has had support from Lee Foss, Pat Lok, Craze, Huxley, CID, Maximono, Steve Darko, Westend, Codes, & Mikey Lion. It’s an album made during quarantine time, so I found ways online to collaborate with studio musicians and singers around the world. 

What have you got coming up?
Aside from the album, mainly getting back to DJing every weekend again and getting back on the road. The first few weeks back playing shows in person has been incredible. 

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Thank you to everyone who has shown support for the Wave Point project. It was definitely challenging starting something new in Covid times, but it’s finally getting rolling now and I can’t wait to see you all on the road soon!

Tracklist

Wave Point – Blurry Lines
Sebb Junior & Ruby Francis – Betcha She Don’t Love You (Sebb Junior Instrumental)
Wave Point – In The Moment
Slatin – Put That iPhone Down ft. Molt Nasty (Frivolous Jackson Remix)
Galo – Once Again
Tim Light & Fab Massimo – Everything
MaddoxX – Burning (Thomas Newson Remix)
Tommy Trash & Yolanda Be Cool – Emergency
Pedro Mirano – TechBe
Edu Campos & Malgado – Resonate
Antss & ASH-R – Straight Up
Chapter & Verse – Lights Go Out
Kuestenklatsch – Literally
Tim Cullen – Take This
Ginjahvitiz – Back
Wave Point – Shadows
Mariche – Wonder (Manuel Remix)
Diskull Stackhouse – Follow The Rabbit ft. ForeigNoor
Martin Badder – Surrender
Wave Point – Feeling

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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