Aura & Dan Farserelli
O-TOWN EXPRESS EP
12" Vinyl UK
Londons relationship with electronic music continually throws up exciting new talent and its most recent noteworthy artist is Aura, aka Jordan Bruce.
Like many others of his generation, Jordan grew up on acid house in its developed and mature form. Parties such as Secret Sundaze and Mulletover delivered a cutting edge soundtrack for a young mind fascinated with music since his first nightclub experience.
Just two years after at 18 years old Jordan travelled to Ibiza to immerse himself in the island's club scene in order to absorb as much as possible, but that's where the standard tale of clubber-dj-producer ends. Drawing in the raw organic sounds of Monza Ibiza, Circo Loco @ DC10 and weekly intimate parties run by close friends (Square One vs Jaunt). That summer provided the platform to take the step into music production himself taking advice and learning everything he could from surrounding producers and DJ's on the island.
Upon returning to the UK, the decision to devote all energy towards learning the art of production was made. At great personal expense a move to Manchester was made to enroll in a formal degree in Audio Engineering at Manchester's world renowned SSR institution. 3 Years of dedication to all aspects of production from sound design to laborious late night sessions followed and before long audio experiments of his own began to develop. Drawing on his experiences with house music, the [Aura] alias was born and tracks were released on emerging imprint Deep Edition Recordings shortly after, while occasional DJ sets in the cities numerous clubs helped hone a deeper understanding for dancefloor mechanics.
With experience, talent and a fine balance of formal and informal training under his belt, we now see [Aura] as a project worthy of a close eye. 2011 see's releases on Rationalism, Recore and Act Natural Records while his undying quest for knowledge about his true-love, music, see's him take up engineering and PR roles within the music industry. [info from pd]