Acclaimed dance music artist JOHN GRAHAM to release debut QUIVVER artist CD Dirty Nails And Vapour Trails.
A true genre-buster Dirty Nails And Vapour Trails deftly brings together the worlds of progressive house, drum n' bass, breaks, chill out and much more. Dirty Nails And Vapour Trails Boz Boz Recordings
Digital Release Date: July 2008
RIYL: Hybrid, Leftfield, Sasha, Pendulum
NEW YORK - For the past 15 years, John Graham has been at the forefront of the dance music scene. Perhaps you'll know him better through his numerous alter ego's including Quivver, Space Manoeuvres, Stoneproof, Skanna, and Tilt, as each of these projects produced numerous hit singles and had a heavy hand in shaping global dance music. Now, fresh off a recent move from his native UK to Los Angeles, Graham resurfaces in July with his monstrous debut Quivver album, Dirty Nails And Vapour Trails.
While it's true that Graham - in his many forms - has long been associated with the progressive house genre, Dirty Nails And Vapour Trails travels down many different paths. Whereas recent Beatport and Juno chart topping single "Surin" offers a classic 4/4 progressive vibe, the remarkable drum n bass sizzle of "Chasin A Feelin" is making jaws drop worldwide. Yes, you read that right - this is a gorgeous pure drum n' bass track, a hark back to his original Skanna sound. The track is so hot right now that Sasha was playing it one out all around WMC and is currently finishing most of his "delta heavy" tour shows with it (in addition to other CD tracks including "Tick Tick" and "2 Notes N' A Beat" . Pete Tong dropped it for the first time on April 11 edition of "The Essential Selection?" on BBC Radio One.
"I've always listened to and have been influenced by a lot of different stuff and I think it's sad that the scene is so divided these days. It's like there's a new genre every other week and people jump on that bandwagon until the next one comes along and forget where they came from. I also wanted the album to be something people could really listen to and that would still be relevant in a few years so I didn't want to do a bunch of 4 to the floor bangin' club tracks - that's what mix comps are for," Graham says.
A multidimensional artist, Graham is known not only for his cache of hot productions, but also for his dynamic singing voice. Graham starred as a feature voice on Hybrid's fantastic 2006 artist CD I Choose Noise and lays down each vocal on Dirty Nails And Vapour Trails. It's simply one of those voices that finds a way to work like magic whether applied to progressive house, drum n' bass and even a haunting spaced out breaks track like "Ghosts."
In 2003, Graham founded his own label Boz Boz recordings which is still going strong today and provides a comfy independent home for Dirty Nails And Vapour Trails. In addition to releasing hits as a producer (Tilt's top 20 hit "Invisible" comes to mind), Graham is also an accomplished DJ who in 2001 became a resident DJ at Twilo and is currently ranked 43 in the world by The DJ List out of 200,000 dj's worldwide. while also showcasing his skills on an entry in the Tranceport mix CD series.