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Amidst an early millennial soundscape populated by boy bands; hip-hop infused R&B crooners; and alternative grunge rock; he rose. Growing taller than rap music from the dirty south, higher than force fed patriotic country music, beyond Brittney Spears, Philadelphia native Des McMahon managed to climb the beanstalk and find the golden egg that is electronic dance music.Read More...
The seed, planted by late 90's trance, 303 acid lines and the East Coast rave scene, fertilized by Armin van Buuren's "A State of Trance 2006" and finally pruned by the sounds of artists like Sean Tyas, Simon Pattersnon and John O'Callaghan; that seed brought Des McMahon to where he stands today, a star burning bright, yet to be discovered. Nonetheless, trance scientists across the globe like John Askew, Mark Sherry, Lee Haslam, Adam Foley, Will Atkinson, Philly's own Tom Colontonio and his primary influence, Sean Tyas, have experimented with the trance potions of Des McMahon.
Characterized by his emphasis on hard percussion, plucked melodies and 303's, Des McMahon's productions have been signed and released on labels including Kubik Records, BansheeWorx, Stampgevaar Digital and Soup Recordings. You can hear his most potent concoctions via the iTunes Music Store, Beatport, or Audiojelly. McMahon's radio show "East Coast Energy" can be heard on the first Sunday of every month at 7pm EST on 1Mix Radio (check your iTunes or visit www.1mix.co.uk).
Cited as a producer to watch for in 2010 by Will Atkinson, Des has been relentless in the laboratory as of late, filling beakers with kicks, vials with filters and blowing holes in the wall with melodic interludes laced with gut wrenching drops. His natural instinct when it comes to the production formula is awe-inspiring, yet he remains unsatisfied.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Breathe In - Original Mix - 3,281 plays
- Fractured - Original Mix - 2,438 plays
- Autumn Air (John Dopping Remix) - 3,554 plays
- Thrasher - 902 plays
- Cloak and Dagger - 520 plays
- Hallucinations - 331 plays
- Collapsed - 492 plays
- Scattered - 408 plays
- Phantom - 423 plays
- Rain Maker (Original Mix) - 422 plays