When the first single off of the upcoming JUNO REACTOR – THE MUTANT THEATRE, “Our World,” was revealed almost a year ago, fans were ready for the Godfather of Psy Trance to return, especially as videos of the brilliantly staged Mutant Theatre show began cropping up online; but, alas, the sneak peak was all we got. Until now. After two years of writing, orchestrating, and further developing the show, the creation mastermind behind Juno Reactor, known as Ben Watkins, has at last revealed an aural and visual experience in the form of “Let’s Turn On.”
“The Mutant Theatre is named for the stage show that I was originally contacted to create for the 2016 Ozora Festival. I always wanted to have a big show, a Barbarella meets Pan’s Labyrinth tableau with a sci-fi edge, set to trance and psytrance music; a huge, Las Vegas-style spectacle for the eyes, ears, and imagination. We’ve staged The Mutant Theatre throughout Europe since that inception, and it has developed with each show. We’re so thrilled that we’ll finally be bringing the show to the home of its inspiration with a performance at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, at the internationally renown DEFCON no less, on August 11th.
‘Let’s Turn On,’ inspired by the 3000 LED, wifi controlled costume designed by Stigma’s (one of the dance troupes that comprise The Mutant Theatre) Sasha, is a trancification of my love for ’70s disco, a fusion of my musical style and tastes. I brought in Shpongle vocalist Michelle Adamson — I love her very British voice and the way she is a virtuoso with the TC Helican Voiceworks—to round out the song and play to that larger than life spectacle that I had imagined.” – Ben Watkins
If the video doesn’t hook you, you can’t call yourself a psytrance fan. Pre-order Juno Reactor – The Mutant Theatre via Metropolis Records HERE, and grab a FREE download of the “Let’s Turn On” video edit.
Catch Juno Reactor LIVE:
06/27 @ Dakini Festival 2nd Edition – Tuzia Beach, Romania
06/29 @ Rencontres & Racines 2018 – Audincourt, France
07/07 @ Genesis Skansen Kronan Project – Gothenburg, Sweden
07/20 @ VooV Experience 2018 – Putlitz, Germany
07/26 @ Electric Love Music Festival 2018 – Salzburgring, Plainfeld, Austria
08/06 @ Samsara 4th Europe Edition & 1st Land Art Finissage – Siófok, Hungary
08/09 – 08/12 @ DEF CON 26- Las Vegas, NE
08/18 @ Moonworld – O Som do Universo – Andradas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
11/17 @ ORION Festival 2018 – O Templo De Hórus – Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil