- Jul 2, 2020
Lyrics and singing are made by John it seems, so what did we expect?I mean, the lyrics for this track are dumb. If you got a good rapper (or at least someone who knows how to rhyme better than "day") and upper the dark ambiance of the track you could have something good.
When the vocal sample started at "this is what I wanna do" I immediately thought of this track, from 4:15
The problem with this stuff is that it feels too gimmicky. Trance's roots are in flow and journey and even Tech bangers can somewhat abide by this, and have done successfully in the past. If I heard this on the dancefloor I would completely get taken out of the moment with the un-musicality of it all, let alone the stupidity of the lyrics.
The banging music part is actually pretty good but the rest has no maturity, which the scene is crying out for. Leave the gimmicky stuff to the modern Psy-Trance producers I think. They have the impetus to twist/mess gimmicks like this in a psychedelic way, which at least rings somewhat true to it's roots (just).
When lock down started John Askew went through his phone to collate all the ideas he written in his notes, recorded, filmed, or collected over the last few years on tour. Notes, audio clips or videos he'd taken on planes, in taxis, back stage at clubs and festivals. He created a folder full of all this amazing content - videos, audio files, answerphone and WhatsApp messages - and what he found was an absolute gold mine of highly entertaining clips that offered an insight into the madness of "life on the road". The logical step from there was obviously to put a selection of these highlights together into a record. Sean Tyas loosing his mind leaving the "I'm stuck outside, let me in" message on John's phone. A furious Simon Patterson leaving a very angry message about John leaving ASOT before Simon's set. The madness of the car journey back from Dreamstate So Cal. Matt - Legit - Grimalda telling stories of his illustrious dating career in LA. It's all in there… along with John's own debut as a vocalist!