Writing music for over two decades, Boom Jinx has certainly picked up a few things along the way. Coming from the film industry and formally known as Øistein J. Eide, this musician grew obsessed with dance music in 2005. Many of his commercial projects can be heard in big-time video game franchises like Need For Speed and TV show CSI: Miami. On tour in 2010, Boom Jinx showed Los Angeles what he’s made of at the Trance Around The World 350 celebration along with his Anjunabeats associates Above & Beyond and Jaytech.
Assembling an all-star class of producers is no simple task, but Boom Jinx got it done with his latest techy progressive hit Quadcore. They say two minds are better than one, and Boom Jinx brought five, inviting Andrew Bayer, duo Trifonic, and Matt Lange to this project. Armed with gut-stabbing piano runs, frighteningly dark pads, and an ass-beating kick drum, this heavily detailed track harmonizes best talents of each of producer to make one monstrous club banger.
Other collaborations with Andrew Bayer include the epic Keyboard Cowboys and the vividly dark Fracture. The former won over the trance crowd with its massive pads and rocked electro fans with its devastating buzzing bassline. It is a testament to the constant fusion of genres that I like to call cross-genre pollination.
Quite a substantially beautiful gem that almost slipped by was the B-side to the By All Means EP named So It Goes. Exemplifying my point that progressive house is really a direct derivative or subgenre of trance, this track harnesses beautiful, breathy female vocals, majestic piano melodies, and a euphoric atmosphere.