The notoriously camera shy ATTLAS has come a long way from the days of writing Lord Of The Rings-esque music for a BBQ sauce commercial (for free). In November of 2014, ATTLAS surfaced to relevancy with his heavily sought after remix of deadmau5’ “Aural Psynapse.” The track caused a tidal wave of speculation, and ATTLAS would originally be thought as the side project of deadmau5 himself. Since outed by Pete Tong as fellow Canadian producer Jeff Hartford, ATTLAS has gone on to release his debut “Siren” EP, remix Rihanna and go back 2 back with deadmau5 in Verboten, New York… Read More...
The notoriously camera shy ATTLAS has come a long way from the days of writing Lord Of The Rings-¬esque music for a BBQ sauce commercial (for free). He first came to prominence in November 2014 with the heavily sought after deadmau5 ‘Aural Psynapse’ remix. It caused a tidal wave of speculation that ATTLAS was in fact a side project of the mau5 himself.
That speculation ended when he was officially ‘outed’ by Pete Tong , announcing ATTLAS is Jeff Hartford, Canadian producer, dj and classically trained musician. An incredible depth of influences from travelling, alongside music, film and art worlds have had a decided effect on his musical outpourings, which were all jazz, classical and guitars until trips to Amsterdam, Berlin and attending the homecoming ‘Meowington Hax’ 2k11 tour. As Jeff says himself: ‘From there, it was a musical attempt to synthesize my influences and aspirations as best as I could.’ But not content to fit the mold or cracking a ‘sound’ to repeat ever after, as anyone who’s followed him can attest to.
And boy has he been busy ever since. Three six track EP releases (Siren, Scene & Sin), a number of stand alone singles alongside a slew of high profile and wide ranging mixes have subsequently followed. Tove Lo, Aphex Twin and Rihanna’s ‘BBHMM’have all had the ATTLAS touch, with BBHMM voted 2nd best remix of 2015 (Billboard).
2016 has seen him touring and supporting with the likes of Nero, Zed’s Dead, Alison Wonderland and most recently joined deadmau5 himself for back to back sets and writing sessions on the North American mau5hax Bus Tour.
His first release ‘Aspen’ this year has set the tone for what’s to follow, with two further EPs and singles planned throughout the year alongside a number of key major artist productions and an ever growing set of festival dates it’s fair to say that ATTLAS is truly prolific!
‘Completely original at a time when originality is in short supply’
‘Sounds like the universe opening up and letting you know it’s okay to die’ – Siren EP
- ATTLAS premiers remix of Phantogram’s “We Don’t Get High Anymore” on YourEDM
- ATTLAS Nocturnal Wonderland 2016 Exclusive Mix
- ATTLAS Named One of Insomniac's Essential Artists of August 2016
- ATTLAS and deadmau5's collaborative track "Bad at Titles" named Dancing Astronaut's #2 track of April
- ATTLAS in Dancing Astronaut's 25 Artists to Watch in 2016
- Billboard Premiere: ATTLAS's Haunting Aphex Twin Remix
- SPIN Magazine: Deadmau5-Approved ATTLAS Gets Dreamily Melancholic on ‘Beside’
- ATTLAS premieres "Razor" on Mixmag
- ATTLAS's "Bitch Better Have My Money" remix featured on Less Than 3