Over the past decade, Brad has been on a transformational journey mastering his skills behind the decks and creating one masterpiece after the other in his studio. With passion for electronic dance music and a never-ending maturity in music tastes, one of the few who had the chance to spin live on vinyl’s on Radio One Dubai in his early days, and years after, form a resume of quality productions, perform in memorable event line ups, establish radio shows, and an album to top it all up.
From local events such as Ravelations, Serenity, and Sonic Sessions in Dubai, playing along internationally renowned artists, to internationally recognized events such as Gatecrasher. In addition to wide support for his music extended to legends such as John 00 Flemming, Paul Oakenfold, Airwave, Ovnimoon, Ascent, Lucas, Helber Gun and many others, Brad has a wealth of knowledge on how to move the crowd.
With a great relic and a startup base in Ambient, Psychill, Uplifting and Tech Trance, Brad has carried on establishing his Progressive Psychedelic Trance style, kicking off his Psytance project under the alias “Moon Tripper” in 2013, and signing up on Ovnimoon Records & JOOF Recordings. A twist of dark, serious and mysterious atmospheres blended with ethnic resonances, oriental vibes, crunchy and spirited soundscapes designed to elevate your journey.
While single/EP releases and collaborations are already resounding in the scene, and many more in the pipeline, Moon Tripper has proudly launched his debut album of pure psytrance which is released on JOOF Mantra (JOOF Recordings); one of the most prestigious labels in the electronic dance scene.
Moon Tripper’s new monthly radio show “Cosmic Hour” on DI.FM – Progressive Psy Channel – is set to amaze and amuse with carefully selected track lists and precision mixing to grant a pleasurable journey.
The future holds a lot from the promising artist who has a lot in store for the scene. Stay connected and tuned to find out more.
Your life-story and relationship with your work
Currently what projects are you working on? And what future plans have you chalked out for yourself?:
I just released my debut artist album on JOOF Mantra (JOOF Recordings) “Ancient Space” and have many other releases coming up soon as well..
What influenced you to get into your field?:
Over a decade..A friend introduced me to Trance music and I was blown away that I fell in love with it immediately! Then gradually I learned Djing on turntables and started spinning on a local radio station to promote Trance music in Dubai..over the years I got interested in producing ..
As an artist, what role do you think you play in society?:
I always try to bring peace through my music..seeing people enjoying my music and smiling is what make me feel proud of what i am doing..
You obviously love what you do…but what do you love the most about your work?:
No, I don’t love what I do.. I am passionate about it! I love the fact that I get to connect with like minded people and traveling..
Creating on a regular basis can be a bloody tough job, so what motivates you to press yourself into the workstation every single day?:
Everything around me is an inspiration..but I admit that Space and the ancient history has been the biggest inspiration..any experience I go through could motivate me..
Everybody has to start somewhere, usually at the bottom of the ladder, either as the bus-boy or the shoe-shiner. What was the very first job you had?:
My life style is A bit different -Maybe-.I currently hold a Job and do music at the same time..
What is your second love? What’s the alternative career path you would have travelled if you were not on the one you are right now?:
Share your experiences and your characteristics/personality
No man is an island’- they say, in this light, what quality do you admire the most in others?:
I am blessed to be a peaceful person..and a deep thinker.
Sometimes life can be quite a – insert word that rhymes with witch. Which phase was the hardest/scariest in your life?:
Trying to make me say it’s a Bitch?! Haha well it could be -sometimes- Been through many ups and downs..
Everybody’s got favourites…so what’s your favourite work/piece among everything that you’ve designed/produced/dj-ed/created? (Link us up!):
I would say my album “Ancient Space”, it’s my most important release till date.. https://soundcloud.com/moon-tripper/sets/ancientspacealbum
Name a few of your all time favourite tracks. (From other artists if you are producer).:
ATB – Dedicated Electric Universe – The Prayer Egorythmia & E-Clip – Time Travellers
When have you been most satisfied in your life? Care to share one of your happiest memories?:
When my wife gave birth to our precious boy.. music wise; when my album got released..
Knock, knock, we want to hear a good joke.:
I love jokes, but bad in memorizing any!
There’s a book on the shelf. It’s your autobiography. What does the title say?:
Flash-forward in time. You are now really old. What would you tell your children/loved ones?:
I would share my experiences with them,tell them stories and caution them about anything bad I been through..
Your hobbies and other fun questions
Excessive chopping dulls the axe. Time-outs are a must. What do you do when you take time off from creating? Got any hobbies?:
Name your all time favourite movie/show/book.:
Mad Max Fury Road
With all the X-men and heroes running around. Us mortals would like some powers too. What one superpower would you choose?:
Mushroom Head hahaha..that’s my invention..i guess 🙂
The genie comes out of the lamp and grants you one wish that will change the world. What would you wish for?:
To stop wars and hatred..Spread peace and love all over the planet!
Your opinions and viewpoints
In an era where most people bear a close resemblance to sandpaper, it’s easy to snap. What are your dislikes/pet peeves/frustrations?:
Discrimination and injustice.
Your relationship with psychedelics
Creativity and psychedelics work together. Do you agree? Why/Why not?:
Yes it does..It opens more brain cells thus it endorse bigger imagination and intense experience. Creativity is an artistic imagination; you don’t have to be on psychedelics to be creative,it comes within.
Advice for the readers and fans
At the end of the ride, everyone’s looking for some form of success (tangible or not), what does success mean to you?:
Success is a door that is opened..we just need to know where to find it and knock it.