Dutch DJ Phynn’s been around for awhile. This is especially true for dance music standards, where a slew of unknown names seem to appear out of nowhere every year. But Phynn, who in real life is known as Finne Jager, has remained as one the trance world’s elite producers for the last six years. His productions are as new and refreshing as pretty much everyone I know. Back in 2004, his work was receiving heavy support from Tiesto, who featured Phynn on his former label, Black Hole Recordings, and on prominent compilations like In Trance We Trust. His tracks today are receiving heavy support by other trance stars including Armin Van Buuren, who always plays Phynn’s newest releases on his weekly radio show, A State Of Trance. He has also earned quite a lot of success as a DJ, being one of a select few to mix at Trance Energy two years in row (2007 & 2008)
Phynn’s tracks are highly dynamic with kinetic beats, electro-buzzing synths, and powerfully evocative stadium melodies. Recently featured on Sander van Doorn’s From Dusk Till Doorn compilation, Phynn’s remix of Opera of Northern Ocean by Rex Mundi is one of my favorite recent trance tracks, incorporating his classic melodic style with a hard tech beat. His drastic re-imagining of Statica’s Deadly Nightshade showcased on Markus Schulz’s studio mix Las Vegas ’10, has an epic electro-synth arpeggio that makes me shudder every time I listen to it. Finally, I’ve included one of his original tracks, Supernova, another powerful stadium anthem that has Phynn’s production style written all over it.