"You Dream" Of This New Track From Indianapolis Producer Ejion

"You Dream" Of This New Track From Indianapolis Producer Ejion

4-on-the-floor and trance like elements form his last track of 2017.
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From Chicago, a lover of house music, but now stuck in the Circle City; comes the producer Ejion. At 18-years old Ejion began playing around with Ableton, in an attempt to produce Skrillex-like sounds. "Whenever you start producing you're not going to make it until you use the tools to the full extent." Ejion says as he then allows me to listen to his circa 2011 dubstep with a cringe across his face.

With industrial wubs long in his past now, Ejion continues on. In the past year Ejion has released an EP titled "Uncharted," a track on "Wrong Number" compilation album, as well as a Tool remix collaboration with a mysterious producer known as Dametea. He's managed to score gigs throughout Indianapolis as well as The Juggling Gypsy Cafe in North Carolina.

The latest from Ejion includes the release of his new single, "You Dream," releasing December 31.


What was your inspiration behind this track? It literally sounds like how a dream might feel.

Honestly, I heard the vocal and I really wanted to use it. And I wanted to make it sound like really big and epic to kind of mimic the "winter vibe" with the really long reverbs and choir sound, string sound. Like I said that vast epic vibe. I also used for the main bass... I used a sample I recorded from a Yahama CS60. I had recorded it back when I was in school, I sat in the studio for like four hours and just sat on the synths. Just played on them I was recording the whole time. I didn't want to miss anything cool!

This is house but it has a different feel, more basshouse to me. But do you think where you're from, Chicago is the home of house, has an influence on your style?

It's just coincidence. I'm from there (Chicago) but I wasn't in the scene when I was starting. I didn't know much about electronic music until I went to college.

Well, what do you think makes this track so different than anything else right now? Why should someone, whether it be a house fan or just EDM, why should they listen to this?

Because I created all the sounds in it, I manipulated the vocal sample, I used a synth patch to make the strings. There's not a lot of people doing melodic, when I try to make stuff I really like playing piano so chord progressions is one of the things I like to "go all out," in other words. Chord progressions and melodies are one of my favorite things, but I like dubstep and basshouse. It's almost like trance mixed with house, like the melodic elements of trance mixed with the hard hitting 4-on-the-floor of basshouse. Those pockets of no-drums are the trance element, just floating in limbo till the drums come back in.

For 2018, what are your plans? A tour approaching, another EP, what are we looking at?

Yeah, no tour yet. I'm probably just going to do singles. Try to do as many songs as I can, I guess that's the plan.

You can find Ejion at All The Way Up: NYE alongside Shxps, Ventura, Sweater Disco, Cam Miller and many more.

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Warcraft 3: Reforged - A legend returns

One of the top 100 games of the century makes a comeback in an epic way.

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17 years ago, the legion invaded the realm of Azeroth, forcing the different races of Humans, Orcs, Night elves, and Undead to make the most unlikely of alliances. There were those who fought for the light while the others wished to banish it. Night and day, the furnaces of Lordaeron burnt bright as the loyal dwarves of Khaz Modan hammer away the swords and shields that would aid the fight ahead.

17 years ago, the young orc warchief Thrall foresaw the fate of his people as meteors of green flames crash upon his lands. He saw the upcoming demise of his clanand ordered a mass evacuation towards a new continent where they shall be safe for generations to come. 17 years ago, the night elves felt a corruption within the Tree of Life, causing them to split into opposing factions: one fought in the name of the Goddess, while the other fought in the name of personal hatred. 17 years ago, a legion of undead came upon the shores of Lordaeron, plaguing the land and defiling the life force of the realm. That was the story of Warcraft, one that spanned continents and races only to join them together for a crucial battle of their history.

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Warcraft was a monument to an entire gaming generation, ranked 2nd best game of all time by German games magazine "GameStar." Its fate, however, was ultimately sealed as computing technology became better and overshadowed the old giant. Plus, with the rise of gaming consoles and handheld gaming devices, PC gaming lost its appeal slowly, and games like Starcraft or Warcraft eventually faded into oblivion.

But over on the horizon, Blizzard Entertainment came to the rescue. Following the success of their previous release of Starcraft: Remastered, they decided to come forth with their next great project: remastering Warcraft 3.

Using a new and revamped engine built over the foundations of the old one, they have rebuilt the world we once loved. Adding to that are new, high definition voices and sound effects that they recorded just for this old game. For the blurry characters of old, the team decided to upscale and remodel all present units to give them the 2019 high-def treatment they deserved. For the old user interface (UI), the development team settled on one that resembled the "Starcraft: Remastered" interface, offering more room for players to look at the gorgeous 4K character models. Also, to fit the new continuity from World of Warcraft, Blizzard opted to alter the story by a small margin, showing promising changes to the revived game.

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However, not everyone was hyped when the game was announced. Many gamers expressed disappointment at Blizzard's move of remastering old games instead of developing new ones. Many, feeling uncomfortable at the company's decision, took to the internet and into forums. Some fans expressed concerns over Blizzard's decision to retcon a game they hold dear Some are unhappy with the graphics not being consistent with characters: unit models look too detailed while buildings look cartoonish.

Despite all this, the general population loved the announcement at Blizzcon. As the game slowly reaches its release date of December 31, 2019, the hype can only go up from here. For those of us who can't hold their excitement, here's a video of the crowd's insane reaction to the announcement:


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