Many marked Dorian Concept as one of the most promising beat producers of 2008, and now at beginning of 2009 'When Planets Explode' finally drops. But who is this beat professor?It all started around 18 years ago when the Austrian Dorian Concept begins his piano lessons and within a few years masters the synthesizer like no other. His home recorded movie on which he displays some of his skills gets over 200.000 views!
Within a matter of time the international hip hop scene scopes this fairly young producer. Unofficial remixes emerge and sightings of live performances by a talented producer who completely tears up the microkorg start to grow rapidly.
When Planets Explode is the debut-LP of Dorian Concept containing a broad range of individual productions who each have their own story to tell. Combine them and you'll get a smashing album also containing the Benji B deviation classic 'The Fucking Formula'.
Dorian's influences range from the modal-jazz of Coltrane, the later experiments of ann-arbor Resident Dabrye to the soundscapes of Oval.
Although being labelled as an instrumental beat album, the tracks are everything but loop based. A great amount of improvisation makes every bar unique in its own kind and adds a very special live-feel. On When Planets Explode Dorian Concept tips the borders of Jazz, Funk, Techno and Hiphop after which he leaves you behind with one certainty.. there is a new player in the beat game, which is here to stay for a long time!
For fans of Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke, Aphex Twin.