Ghost of a DJ is an electronic music producer, songwriter and DJ. Active as of 2016, with initial releases on the Analog Music Box label, Ghost of a DJ, whose identity remains anonymous behind an intricately designed mask, has a primary genre focus of Deep House with evident crossover in Pop, Soul and R&B, among others. Ghost of a DJ’s debut self-written and produced single, “Caravan”, also features Lizzy Ashliegh on vocals.
“Caravan” is a personal and intimate narrative through the diverse and rich soundscapes. It straddles house flavors, and walks a delicate and admirable path, along the increasingly divided world of electronic music, as well as influences from chart toppers and underground sounds alike. It eschews hyperbolic concepts; reinvigorating the electronic music format by showing a song can still be smart and anchored by the dance-floor.
Refusing to be pigeonholed or constrained, “Caravan” is filled with the same spirit that contains breathy melodic euphoria to stripped back minimalism. It is immaculately produced – soaring but intimate, euphoric and slightly melancholic, and underpinned by a singular elegant melody sung by Lizzy Ashliegh.
It’s refreshing to know that there are talented new artists like Ghost of a DJ that stick to their style without blatantly trying to cater to the masses. Anybody could come out with a track that is filled with big drops and catchy hooks but they won’t stand the test of time in my opinion…this will.
Obviously everyone’s taste in music is spread across a broad spectrum. But if you are contemplating “Caravan” it’s because you (presumably) lean toward EDM. It’s safe to say that with this track Ghost of a DJ proves to be one of the artists making quality EDM music these days, even if he is only on his debut here. He shows masterful skill behind the boards and is not afraid to fill his tracks with melody, creating an entrancing mood that takes you on a journey.
The best part is, all the elements are beautifully spun together into a gentle rhythmic sway that is never hard on the ears but oh so smooth on the soul. The Ghost of a DJ does pinpoint sonic sculpting, while weaving in melodic phrases that tie everything together. “Caravan” is a thoughtful, provocative, and profoundly intoxicating debut!
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