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Teen collection hot jam 96

The four hottest names from Detroit since the rise of techno in the 90’s, the Visionquest team is one that needs little introduction. Their solo and collaborative tracks, ventures, and sounds have created a cult following in the electronic music scene today. With ripping Ibiza parties and residencies, numerous productions charting and being played by top names, the Visionquest group has much to be proud of. Now, the head honchos Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson, and Shaun Reeves, bring us a various artists EP filled with eclectic sounds from across the globe.

Entitled Teen Collection – Hot Jam 96, the release debuts two new artists to the imprint, and one returning talent. Beginning our journey into the twisted world of Visionquest dancefloors is a seductive one; Lazer Eyes a festival-friendly spell of collaboration between Jaw (from dOP) and LA based DJ, Laura Lane. Laura’s debut release comes after meeting Jaw at a gig in NYC at the legendary Cielo nightclub. The end result is a playful rhythm of percussive patterns evolving into a haunting love spell. Twisted vocals and attention grabbing effects provide an emotional experience of sound and atmosphere.

Taking an even deeper route, Ukrainian based producer Qbeck delivers Alice with the help of vocalist Julia Govor. A rollercoaster of faint tribal grooves and tension building moments that breaks into a booming bassline driven track, Julia’s cool vocals cut through the scene with clarity and serenity. Lastly, one half of the Footprintz duo returns to Visionquest after releasing a single on the label last March. Clarian again goes in solo with All Over All Kinds, an otherworldly display of unique pop sounds that packs a punch. Stomping claps and a deep sub bass interplay with Clarian’s vocals to open up this unforgettable cosmic scene.