Meet a US duo who are pushing the boundaries of live performance in the realm of electronic music
Our Making Waves slot showcases DJ mixes by rising stars. We turn our attention today to MindGazm, a US duo who started out as a live band fusing rock and electronica before their sets slowly morphed into a multimedia deep/melodic house experience that combines DJing, VJing and live performance. They made their debut on Trax Records last year and have just released the For Travelers EP on their own MindGazm Records.
Name(s): Gregory Gelfand and Jenya Taran.
AKA: MindGazm, Dr Pink Note, Grisha, and Jenya.
Age(s): We’re older than any single-celled ameaba, younger than any five-time Oscar winners. Old enough to play 90s hits, but younger than any dinosaur.
Location: New York and Miami.
Describe the music you make in 20 words or less: Experimental and complex compositions using live instruments and electronica that challenge the repetitiveness of dance music by journeying across genres.
Five key influences: Everything made by the Anjunandeep label, George Gershwin, Phish/Grateful Dead, STS 9 and Chopin.
What one artist/producer would you most like to work with, and why? Ben Bhomer or Yotto. They are both contemporary producers that really blow our minds as they continue to carve out a new digital electronic music scene.
If people check out just ONE of your tracks, what should it be? In A Rush, taken from our new For Travelers EP.
What else do iDJ readers need to know? MindGazm’s live shows creatively combine DJing, VJing and live instruments to bring a deep sensory experience, complete with visual stimulation.
RUE & Alaster - Contact [Extended Mix]
Jeremy Olander - Billinghurst [Original Mix]
DNA (SA) - Fearless [The Dualz Remix]
MindGazm - World Map (from the For Travelers EP)
MindGazm - The Navigator (from the For Travelers EP)
Sebastian Leger - La Danse Du Scorpion
Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place [JoMö's Luscious Rework]
L. Doblado - Lie Alone [16-bit Lolitas Remix]
Sebek & Rhea Silvia - Daedalus
Dee Montero Feat. Meliha - In The Wild
Khaen & Avoure - In My Grasp [Extended Mix]
For Travelers is out now on MindGazm Records – buy it here.