In the ever-evolving world of electronic music, few artists manage to stay as relevant and innovative as John Tejada. Known for his unique blend of intricate soundscapes and harmonious rhythms, Tejada has long been a revered name in the industry. As we dive into the final stretch of 2023, When We Dip is thrilled to announce an exclusive mix from John Tejada, crafted in celebration of his latest album, ‘Resound.’
Released under his own label, Palette Recordings, ‘Resound’ marks Tejada’s 15th solo album and is set to captivate listeners with its release on November 3, 2023. This new creation is a testament to Tejada’s mastery in electronic composition, blending layers of sound with feedback and delayed textures that intertwine with classic analog drum machines. The result is a tantalizing sonic journey, offering new experiences with each listen.
‘Resound’ spans a tight thirty-six minutes across seven tracks. This brevity is a deliberate artistic decision by Tejada, ensuring a focused and immersive auditory experience for the listener. The album signifies a shift from Tejada’s past creative methodologies, embracing fresh directions and influences. It incorporates amplified feedback reminiscent of guitar-driven music with techno basslines, creating a distinct sound signature.
The lead single, ‘Simulacrum,’ released on October 20, 2023, sets the tone for the album. It features a potent drum track, breaks, and an analog bassline, perfectly blending detuned feedback to create a harmonious fusion of raw beauty and rhythmic intensity.
John Tejada, a Vienna-born, Los Angeles-based electronic music composer, DJ, and CalArts professor, has been a stalwart in the music scene since 1994. His prolific career includes releases on renowned labels like Kompakt, Pokerflat, Cocoon, and more, along with over 100 remixes for a wide array of artists.
In celebration of ‘Resound,’ Tejada has curated an exclusive mix for When We Dip, showcasing his skillful blend of electronic genres and giving listeners a taste of his new album’s sonic palette. This mix is not just a musical journey but also a narrative exploration, reflecting Tejada’s inspirations from both music and film.
Join us on When We Dip for an exclusive mix by John Tejada, a vibrant showcase of his new album ‘Resound,’ and experience the unique blend of sounds that makes him a standout artist in the world of electronic music.