It is with a hint of mystery and wonder that The Magician established himself as one of modern house music’s most celebrated names over the past decade. As a founder of iconic electro-pop act Aeroplane he helped pioneer the confluence of accessibility and progression within the genre, disembarking from the flight in 2010 to chart his own way forward. Early releases followed with French tastemaker label Kitsuné on the way to his multi-platinum remix of Lykke Li’s “I Follow Rivers”. Such momentum earned the co-sign of Parlophone/Warner Records and a series of top ten hits around the world.
2020 has welcomed a more personal turn for fans of The Magician as he shifted attention back towards his own POTION Records lead by his two track “Renaissance” EP in May. The POTION ethos is simple – champion the sounds he loves on his own terms, never settling for the norm and always with a touch of Magic.
Productions aside, it has been on the dancefloor that the spirit of The Magician has been truly felt and heard. His career has taken him around the world and back, bringing a sense of surprise and a mystic touch to sold out crowds at some of dance music’s favorite clubs and festivals including Coachella, Primavera Sound Festival, Hideout Croatia, EDC Las Vegas, Warung in Brazil, Printworks London, Trouw in Amsterdam, Zouk in Singapore and many more. The POTION flag has also ran the gamut of rave, hosting unique takeovers at Avant Gardner in Brooklyn, Tomorrowland, Hideout in Croatia, Nitsa in Barcelona, Showcase in Paris, Electric Brixton in London, Nitsa in Barcelona, Showcase in Paris, Exchange in LA, Sala in Mexico City, Melkweg in Amsterdam and Miami Music Week.
And for the past decade The Magician’s seminal Magic Tapes compilation series have soundtracked some of life’s most prized moments for fans around the world. Deep disco cuts to accompany a first kiss, sultry House tunes to mend a broken heart, and of course late night dance anthems that guide the party to the afters and onwards in style. Today, The Magician has reached the 100th edition of his infamous series, The Magic Tape 100, a celebratory album released on January 27 on his own POTION Records.
With a cast of some of dance music’s brightest stars and the anticipation of his devout followed in tow, The Magician moved patiently towards the release of his Magic Tape 100. Following with the most recent releases of his duo “Life” with avant-pop producer Wuh Oh as well as his new dance anthem “Hippies”, those who have been a part of the story for years and new recruits alike may ease into a more hopeful and fortuitous year with the help of one of the genre’s most magnanimous figures.