Reznor Releases ‘2800 Miles’ EP on Scorchin’ Progressive

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The first release on Scorchin’ Progressive from Reznor is a personal and emotionally fueled two-track EP called 2800 Miles.

A progressive music lover at heart, Reznor can be found anywhere the style is being produced, performed, or consumed. In fact, I first met him at a local event just over a year ago, he was basically just another enthusiast in the crowd, dancing and soaking up the vibes. Only when he moved behind the decks did I learn I had connected with a fascinating and dynamic producer/DJ.

Fast forward to today and Reznor has now been a San Francisco resident for the better part of a year and the production side of his career has truly taken off. After notable releases in 2019 such as Glencoe EP on Emergent Cities, he has found a home on Scorchin’ Progressive with a fresh EP, 2800 Miles.  

A new imprint from legendary artists Super8 & Tab, Scorchin’ Progressive is a perfect fit for Reznor, who they listed as one of their hot acts already signed when we spoke with them recently. But don’t take it from that dynamic duo alone, listen to the EP below and read on for my take on the two tracks!

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The tracks on this EP are deeply personal to Reznor and this results in a depth of feeling for the listener.

The title track, “2800 Miles,” opens with a classic and elongated banging intro that winds you up before dropping into a luscious cushion of melody and vocals. The limited vocal sample is deep and chilling on the backdrop of a slowly built upbeat. It’s truly hard to not get enveloped in the warm embrace of this track.

“This one is special to me. I wrote the original chords/melody years ago and held it in a vault until I felt I could give it my very best. The track was written for someone I missed over long distances. It feels fitting it’s coming out now, as I’m sure we are all missing someone right now during quarantine, and I hope the music will help others who struggling with it. I’m very grateful it found a home with Super8 & Tab’s label Scorchin’ Progressive.”

“Dearly Beloved” has its origins in video gaming.

As a devoted gamer, Reznor found game soundtracks to be a source of personal inspiration and this tune pays homage to JRPGs and those who are keen to that genre will recognize this right away. My personal gaming experience pre-dates the awesome gaming music we have today, but even I can find a few old school MIDI references on this track.

While just as personal to Reznor, this track is a bit less emotional as a listener and, instead, it brings more of a “get up and dance” mood booster instead. The build through the body of this track is irresistible to me and I’m happy for the push to get moving that results.

Be sure to keep a (virtual) eye on Reznor during these “livestream in isolation” days. He’s squarely in the camp of going live randomly just because playing music is his therapy. Whether you catch a random experimental set, or an announced and highly produced show, you will not be disappointed.

Reznor - 2800 Miles - Album Art

Reznor – 2800 Miles EP – Tracklist:

  1. 2800 Miles (Extended Mix)
  2. Dearly Beloved (Extended Mix)

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Jared, aka JSkolie, was introduced to electronic music in the 1990’s by way of Orbital. He raved in parks and fields in South Florida where the entirety of the production was a DJ in a box truck. Now living in NYC, he attended his first Above & Beyond show in 2016 and his life has never been the same. Jared has been energized by the Trance community and its PLUR ethos. He is a supporter of harm reduction and is a DanceSafe volunteer. Jared enjoys endurance events and has danced for 12-hours straight while often recovering from raves with bike rides just as long. Or longer.

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