Ticon interview – We still go to parties. We love to Dance.
Trancentral asked the Ticon guys all about their new album “Mirage”, how it all started, do they still dance, the secrets behind Ticon, their all time favourite tracks, and we even got a taste of the latest studio jam session. And of course we have the whole album for you to listen to and a special Ticon set.
WITH THEIR NEW ALBUM THEY SEEM TO CLOSE THE CIRCLE, GOING BACK TO THE OLD TRANCE VIBE AND FEEL. A SORT OF A TRIBUTE TO THE THEIR ROOTS IN NEW CLOTHES.
With six Ticon albums (And two others from side projects) since the new millennium, countless EPs and compilation releases, visits to different musical styles, and the ability to create timeless music without taking themselves too seriously Ticon are one of the most interesting acts in the trance culture. They have a new album out at Iboga Records – “Mirage” – and we thought it a good occasion to get to know the guys a little better.
Watch the Trancentral Ticon Interview:
Ticon’s career is a rich one – together with Son Kite they spearheaded the progressive Swedish invasion of the psytrance world in the beginning of the new millennium, spreading 12″s (big round vinyl things with holes in the middle and music on them) through all major labels of the time. Their tribal hypnotic compositions got dancefloors grooving madly in trance. slowly they also presented their ability to create timeless melodic masterpieces that penetrated people’s hearts (check Cozy Cactus & 1987, for example). They always had an affair with other electronic dance genres, venturing to more Techno and House directions, so it was no surprise that later on they detoured to more clubby soundscapes, and did well there as well.
TICON’S CAREER IS A RICH ONE – TOGETHER WITH SON KITE THEY SPEARHEADED THE PROGRESSIVE SWEDISH INVASION OF THE PSYTRANCE WORLD IN THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM
Last year they released a beautiful album of their new project with DJ Emok, Iboga head honcho, Critical Choice, that was a sign of the direction the duo is taking. And with their new album they seem to close the circle, going back to the old trance vibe and feel. A sort of a tribute to the their roots in new clothes.
Listen to the new Ticon album “Mirage” in full:
And we have of course another goodie for you!
listen to the new Ticon DJ set made especially for the album release:
We really like the new album, and it’s great to have the Ticon boys back in the neighborhood again. We are waiting with interest for their future musical outputs.