Tripswitch – “Vagabond”
There’s a new album from Tripswitch on its way – Vagabond. Here are some clips to be getting along with. Tripswitch may be best known for his chilled offerings but this album is more ambitious in scope. It offers great home listening but danceable tunes, without ever quite succumbing to cheap pounding beats. Always retains a melodic sensibility.
Blurb: The long awaited return of Tripswitch sees this veteran of the chillout scene evolve into a producer of the finest deeply melodic, progressive house music.
Feeling in need of a fresh challenge and creative new direction after 10 years of establishing himself as one of the world’s premium chillout producers, Nick Brennan has been focused on exploring and developing a more dancefloor-orientated ethos whilst adding to his ever-growing catalogue of tracks and remixes over the past 4 years. This new album project for 2016 is the culmination of his experiments in steadily upping the tempo of his renowned live performances.
Having locked himself in his studio for many months to develop this exciting new sound into something cohesive and uniquely ‘Tripswitch’, the resulting recordings proved irresistible for Denmark’s Iboga Records, a label with an exemplary record of breaking down barriers and blurring the boundaries between the progressive trance and house scenes.
‘Vagabond’ is an elegant and refined collection of truly progressive house music, impeccably produced and full of the musicality and emotion that has cemented Tripswitch’s reputation and high regard within the chillout scene throughout 15 years of releases. Previous highlights have included 2 critically acclaimed albums (‘Circuit Breaker’ and ‘Geometry’) and numerous singles, EPs and inclusions on compilations from the likes of Jose Padilla (Café del Mar), Claude Challe (Buddha Bar), Nick Warren (GU, Renaissance, Balance), and Gaudi (Iboga Records), among many others. Now, in 2016, with “Vagabond”, Nick has hit upon a magic musical formula that perfectly reflects his unique chillout sensibilities and also allows him to create euphoric dancefloor moments of the highest order.