Having picked up his first instrument at the age 2, Spencer Brown already has 20 years music experimentation under his belt. Now just turning 24, Anjunabeatsâ youngest star presents his debut mix LP, âIllusion Of Perfectionâ.
A graduate Electrical & Computer Engineering at the prestigious Duke University, Spencerâs career has already seen some incredible highlights. His debut release âChaliceâ, supported heavily by Above & Beyond, was released on Aviciiâs LE7ELS imprint; his debut live performance saw him step behind the decks at The Hollywood Bowl. Tastemaker support from the likes Pete Tong, Armin van Buuren and Axwell soon followed. Â
Spencerâs passion for crafting DJ sets and creating tracks solely to join the dots between dance floor moments highlights his mature head on young shoulders, a gifted artist taking on the music world on his terms. âIllusion Of Perfectionâ is the evolution this idea, a 12 track compilation with his forward thinking sound stamped across the mix.
Spencer Brown reddit – “Thank you all for the support!!!! Can't believe the day has come!!!! ð To stress the original concept the album, it is MEANT to be listened to as a mix (hence ‘mixablum'). It's a steady flow, which is why we didn't do any singles before it dropped. Think it as a polished, mixed ‘single body work' with one distinct sound rather than a collection ‘singles.' So set aside an hour while you are working, traveling, exercising, biking, walking, cleaning… whatever the case may be, and enjoy! Much love to you all and I would love to hear where you are listening from :)”
The lush sounds the âThe Gardensâ kick f this LP, before the slow burning grooves âIâll Neverâ, debuted by Above & Beyond during their ABGT250 warm-up set live from The Gorge. Having performed for the Pope, Roderick Demmings Jr. provides a classy jazz piano interlude on âAirplane Teknoâ, before a change groove with the dark âArps n Craftsâ and âWill I Ever Find Loveâ, Spencerâs most poignant melodic production to date. You can feel the twinkling streetlights in âNightwalkâ, inspired by late night jaunts around his hometown, San Francisco.
âJ2â once again moves the mix up a notch, full Spencerâs trademark free flowing arps. Featuring long time college friend Liam Hathaway, âAudioâ takes its name from Spencerâs home club, a shuffling pop-edged progressive record. âwaves.wavâ invited Wilt Claybourne and Jules into the mix for a frantic ride full on euphoria on what could be the most sought after ID Brown's all his unreleased tunes.
Finding more inspiration in landmarks his hometown, âHippie Hillâ and âBill Grahamâ have a distinctly San Fran flavour. Rolling grooves âHippie Hillâ reflect the pounding feet the Bay-to-Breakers race Spencer wandered through the day before composing the song, while âBill Grahamâ is another show inspired song, this time his debut at one the cities legendary music halls.
Closing out the mix, âNo Going Backâ feels like a timeless Anjunabeats anthem in the making, pairing Spencer with one the labels most renowned talents ALPHA 9 a.k.a Arty.
Spencerâs Illusion Of Perfection tour includes multiple tour and festival dates worldwide, including EDC in Las Vegas, Electric Zoo in New York, and supporting Above & Beyond in the U.K. and further in the spring 2018. Solo headline shows see Spencer showcase his curation skills, with either extended or open to close sets across the run.