ATTLAS takes listeners into a different dimension with first ‘Storyline’ mix
Canadian breakout ATTLAS arguably earned the title as one of 2015’s most exciting acts when he unexpectedly surfaced via deadmau5‘ mau5trap imprint. Many speculated the project to be a side venture of Zimmerman’s, but it was finally revealed that fellow Canadian Jeff Hartford was the mastermind behind the project. Known to be inspired by film soundtracks, ATTLAS has consistently set the bar higher with every release since he began, and fans who have yet to see him perform live can now understand another dimension to his lauded style with the first volume of “Storyline,” ATTLAS’ new mix series.
Numerous artists have launched mixes with film speeches in the past, but the way in which ATTLAS uses the stirring “I Knew These People” scene from the 1984 film Paris, Texas is absolutely breathtaking. Slating the speech atop Jens-Uwe Beyer’s graceful piano work in “Hands,” ATTLAS immediately enraptures listeners in a highly emotional atmosphere before displaying his own tastemaking chops with cuts from Bjork, Joris Voorn, Kiasmos, and more. To escape reality for an hour of mind-altering selections, “Storyline” is the superlative vice.