Yamaha’s DX series of synthesizers has long been a source of inspiration for Tom Trago. The DX7, in particular, appeals to the Dutch producer thanks to a unique sound that he describes as glassy but classic and icy.
34 years after it went on sale—the same year as Trago was born, interestingly—the synthesizer’s sound still bristles with a futurist appeal. Trago, who was partially trained in how to use the DX7 by studio friends Bok Bok, Sterac Electronics, and Juju and Jordash, has decided to pay tribute to this most distinctive of synthesizers by using it as inspiration for Serene Waters, his first EP for Voyage Direct since 2014 epic Hidden Heart of Gold.
Across the course of five sparkling, spacey and melodious tracks, the Voyage Direct chief showcases the variety of sounds that can be teased from the DX7.
Serene Waters is out on October 16, with "Rain Room" available to download now via the WeTransfer button below.
03. Rain Room
04. Opulent (Without Mix)
05. Opulent (Within Mix)