Spencer Brown just released a double single on his new label diviine. His label officially launches today. Titled ‘Forbidden Flow‘ and ‘18 Min Loop‘, we see an astounding new sound from the renowned producer. Both tracks showcase his ability to create emotional journies through his musical prowess.
Firstly, ‘Forbidden Flow’ has the elements of a brooding techno track, with that bassline. But later it reveals a softer melody and vocal sample. Imagine walking into the club with this high-class resonating tune. Or perhaps, cast it to some Sonos speakers at home for a night in. What’s more, is this piece is just under seven minutes long, made for any environment.
Now, ’18 Min Loop’ is exactly as it says. Get lost in this eighteen-minute track. Spencer takes you back to the glorious progressive house days. In his words, “the music industry became hyper-focused on making music âplaylistableâ. If I wrote a beautiful 8-minute track Iâm proud of, Iâd be forced to chop it down to 3 or 4 minutes. It feels like chopping off your babyâs arms and legs! Iâve released music in the past (many times) whose long versions actually streamed stronger than the edited version, which we had to make.”
From Spencer Brown
“Streaming has provided an incredibly convenient means to consume music; thereâs no denying it. We artists have to make a âshorter versionâ or âstreaming friendly versionâ for every track we make. I completely understand the principle if itâs a radio-friendly track. But some music isnât necessarily designed for radio. With progressive music, itâs about the journey. I love to foreshadow, and elements come and go as the song progresses. Itâs an art in itself to keep someoneâs attention for an extended period of time. The art is the art. The track is the track. If itâs three minutes, great! If itâs eighteen minutes, great! Thatâs what it should be.”
Lastly, we’re expecting a lot more cutting-edge music from Brown without being contained into any genre. He’s given us techno, deep house, progressive house, short, long, and radio-friendly tracks. diviine is his platform for full creative freedom with other artists. Listen to his double-sided release below.