Sean Tyas - Trance World, vol. 3

ARDI807 - July 21st, 2008

"Mark my words…. Tyas will be f**ing huge!!!!" -John Askew

Sean Tyas, a New York native, now residing in Switzerland, brings to the dancefloor a mix of melodic harmony and driving groove that is sure to be just as effective on the legs as it is on the heart.

He got his start in 1999 with his first set of turntables and started to learn how to mix music. But for him, this was not enough. In the coming couple of years, he put together a studio and began producing records as well. By the age of 22, he had already remixed artists such as Christina Aguilera, Pink, Moby, Daniel Bedingfield and Christina Milian, because at that time in New York, as an aspiring producer, that was the work on offer. It wasn't long before he had an offer to leave everything behind in USA and move to Germany, working full time in Cologne under Beam-Traxx, which ended up serving him perfectly with extra self training, due to an everyday studio job.

Moving to Europe proved to be a great move for Sean, doing all production for DJ Beam in Germany and building his experience as a studio producer. Eventually Sean decided to step away from Germany and over to Switzerland, concentrating much more on his own productions and remixes. "Mirella" was the product of this exodus, as it was promptly signed to Afterglow Recordings, seeing John Askew and Dave Joy remixes. This led to a follow-up remix of Duderstadt - Muhanjala, which has seen almost every playlist of any trance DJ that year, including Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk.

Sean's remix of Beam - "On your Mind" proved to be another HUGE club smash, which was supported by the likes of Paul van Dyk, John O'Callaghan, & Armin van Buuren, this remix essentially locked Sean in as one of 2006's more endeared talents in the genre.

The hype on his first Discover single "Lift", was even more amplified by Sean's winning of the Sander van Doorn - Punk'd Remix Competition, beating out over 250 other remixes. Lift had ended up on over 20 compilations around the world and played by any DJ playing trance music.

The latest support over the past year and a half from #1 DJ in the world, Armin van Buuren, has bolstered Sean's position in the scene strongly, and as a result, Sean finally got the extreme honor of actually being brought in to co-produce a track, called "Intricacy", on Armin's "Imagine" album.

On the DJ side of things, Sean has hit the ground at a running pace, and by now in 2008 he has already played in many international locales, such Norway, Finland, Sweden, Holland, Singapore, Turkey, England, Ireland, Scotland, Poland, Argentina, Australia, Ibiza, Indonesia, Switzerland, Canada, Germany, Georgia, Italy, and of course America.

It is this side of Sean that these 2 discs represent... "The synergy where melody meets pure drive & energy... and this is what I consider in my humble opinion, the simple product of what occurs when these elements collide."