Though originally from the UK, Ehren Stowers spent most of his life living in New Zealand. After returning to London in mid-2002, he has been a regular in the London trance scene for many years. He has brought with him years of successful experience as both a promoter and a DJ, so he really has an understanding of what clubbers want. With all this experience as a promoter, DJ, and now producer, it’s no surprise Ehren Stowers’ new EP is rocking the A State of Trance insignia.
Ehren first caught my attention with a tech track titled Forgotten, a record with a nice blend of tough and driving tech trance. He recently had his track Ascent featured on Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance 2010 compilation, and now with its full version single release comes the b-side Frequency, a big tech trance bomb. I’ve been dying to get this track since it was debuted on A State of Trance episode 448; Armin also dropped it on his final episode of ASOT 450 in Wroclaw, Poland.
Ehren Stowers’ Frequency truly embodies the broad range of sound frequencies (no pun intended), throwing you back and forth with an edgy pulsing David Forbes-esque bassline and Simon Patterson-like twisted psytrance sounds. Add to that a beautiful entrance into the breakdown, a fantastic buildup that includes subtle flares of vocal sound bites, and an aggressive torque whipping hard drop, and you’ve got a track that leaves you wondering what just happened.
With that said, I have chosen Ehren Stowers’ Frequency as my underdog track of August. Feel free to share your thoughts.