Synthika (FI)

Synthika is formed by two rapidly rising producers and brothers from Finland, Tuomas and Markus Lähteenoja, also known as Tempo Giusto and Ima’gin. While having been electronica enthusiasts for years, their clubbing trip to Ibiza in 2006 sparked a dream of seeing people dance wild to their own music. Synthika was then formed in 2007, with the idea of producing essentially danceable club material.

Their first release “Toxicant” came out on Bonzai late 2007 and surprisingly climbed the trance charts to #22 on Beatport. Being one of the most popular Bonzai artist, Synthika’s next release “Beyond The Rush” was included in the compilation album Progrez Nation – Beta Stage. Synthika is best known of their later deep progressive house track “Nirvana”, played by for example Markus Schulz, but some of their techier production are even more interesting and original, such as the mystical middle-eastern sounding “The Dervish”, or “Frere Jacques”, a tech trance remake of the world-famous children’s song “Brother John (Are You Sleeping)”.

Both sharing modern views on what club music should be like, Tuomas and Markus were growing tired of generic mainstream trance and wanted to bring back strong melodical themes, with yet with a new experimental twist. They have an intriguing combination of skills from classical arrangement to minimal percs, and love converting unconventional themes and sounds into club timbre. Since the electroish trance sound of the early days, Synthika’s main style has evolved to club progressive, harder and darker tech trance tailored for larger hall crowds.

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