Martin Jensen Celebrates Dj Mag Top 100 Success With Full ‘World’ Ep
Denmark’s most successful electronic artist ever, Martin Jensen today releases his 5-track ‘World’ EP as a stand alone package. In doing so, he pays tribute to fans around the world who helped him rise a stunning 16 places in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 poll.
A brimming catalogue of deep, dark club weapons produced specifically for his arena-smashing DJ sets, ‘Rio’, ‘Djoba’, ‘Pharaoh’, ‘Osaki’ and ‘Valhalla’ originally dropped as single tracks, one a day across ADE week.
“I’m so happy right now,” Jensen said of his rise up the influential poll to #54, “and I wouldn’t be feeling this way if it wasn’t for my fans, it’s as simple as that. I like to let my music do the talking, so the ‘World’ EP is inspired by, and my way of saying “thank you” to, each and every one of you who’s been there with me on this incredible journey over the past three years. And believe me, there’s a lot more to come!”
Inspired by three years non-stop touring where Jensen headlined some of the planet’s biggest festivals and most prestigious venues, each single takes inspiration from a different part of the world.
Representing South America is ‘Rio’. Infused with Latin heat and instrumentals, Jensen’s use of brass, piano and percussion reflect the heat and passion of the continent. From Indonesia and a collaboration with producer Dolf, ‘Djoba’ is an irreverent, bouncing bassline cut that holds off on the expected drop until the second break, stripped back then unleashed with deft precision by the duo. Slow, rumbling and majestic to begin with, on ‘Pharoah’ Jensen dives in and out of the pan and flange, thin, reedy, evocative Egyptian instrumentals soaring over his chugging, thundering, syncopated bassline.
Inspired by Asia is ‘Osaki’, melody floating then disappearing into shuddering, skittering production and frenetic percussion, huge, rumbling bass drops underpinning the entire production. Finally ‘Valhalla’, co-produced with Faustix, sees Jensen return to Europe. Dark and brooding, sinister synths move into deep percussive segues, creating a backdrop for the track’s top line “everything’s going to be alright…”, the uneasy sense of wellbeing ultimately undone as the pair drop a chilling scream into the production.
With more new music on the immediate horizon, fans can expect to hear much more from Martin Jensen as he moves through into the busy holiday and New Year period. To find out more, including upcoming tour dates, news and latest releases, visit www.djmartinjensen.com.