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1) Re:Locate is an alias of Paul Moelands, young trance producer, also known as Octagen, Palanya and Scratch Bandicoot.
Rocketed into the trance scene late 2003, Paul Moelands has become one of the leading upcoming producers that trance land has to offer nowadays! Both "Re:Locate – Waterfall" and "Octagen & Arizona (his project with Thomas Bronzwaer) – Starburst" releases were shot into orbit and picked up by every self respected DJ around!
Paul Moelands, born '83, got into touch with music at a very early age. Growing up in quite the creative family, things got on a roll when Paul started playing the piano. Keeping at that for a long time, the piano teacher - fond of improvisation - woke up the musically creative drive in Paul. Inspired by the early gabber and hardcore at that time, the goal was there: creating electronic dance music.
A few years later on, when the dance and trance started rising, Paul got really inspired. Experimenting on trance-music with a newly met school friend Jan Waterman, Paul got his hands on some software, where he do create his own thing. It wasn’t for another 3 years, before his music started to get heard.
2002 brought him into contact with Raz Nitzan, A&R of Fundamental Recordings; what seemed one of the key moments later. "Ever since, Raz has been my mentor. Always supportive and willingly sharing his view on things; it was him who signed my first release "Waterfall". It was an absolute milestone for me. I had never been so happy; I walked around with a smile on my face for a couple of days!"
During the years Paul has provided countless remixes for acts like Blank & Jones, North Pole, Ronski Speed and A-Force & Yahel. "Always a pleasure to slip a track into your own style", Paul says.
It was fall 2004 that his project with Filo & Peri from New York - "Alaska"- was picked up by Tiesto, and selected for the "Tiesto in Concert II DVD"!
Early 2005 Paul Moelands joined forces with Menno de Jong, and started the eye-opening "Intuition Recordings" record label. After just a few highly acclaimed releases, it has been put on the map as "the innovative 'trance' record label". "Keeping up quality with every release, is one of our main goals. We’re aiming for credible releases", Menno explains.
Spring of the year 2005 brought the biggest achievement so far. Again Tiesto (at that time voted number #1 DJ in the world, for the third time in a row) selected "Palma Solane", a collaboration with Belgian melody magician Jonas Steur, for the "In Search Of Sunrise 4" compilation CD. Paul tells, "To be selected for such an awesome compilation, is an awesome feeling and a great honor! When I got the news I was absolutely speechless".
The beginning of 2006 catches Paul in the closing chapter of the production of his own Album. "Finishing and releasing an album, was always one of my goals in music. Now that it’s soon becoming reality, is an extraordinary feeling. The "Re:Locate" album will contain collaborations with the producers that were the closest to me through time." Kimito Lopez, Jonas Steur, Yanave, to name a few, are names that you will find on there. "I've also produced vocal tunes for the album, which is always quite the experience. It’s a whole other ballgame." "I just can’t wait till it’s finished", Paul exclaims.
The new year should also bring some other musical challenges. Paul will start producing more diverse and more styles of music from now on. Together with two driven people, various new styles will be explored!
"Where to find me in a couple of years? The future will tell", Paul concludes.