Juno Reactor – 15 Essential Tracks
Juno Reactor was formed initially as an art project in 1990. Ben Watkins was the visionary behind the project, wanting to collaborate with other artists, producing exciting projects that were not commercially driven. In other words, he wished to create experimental music and non-musical soundtracks that would work in various artistic domains.
Juno Reactor live
Juno Reactor are known for their cinematic fusion of electronic, global influences, and a dynamic orchestral approach, collaborating with a constantly changing ensemble of musicians from across the world. In 1993, the first album “Transmissions” was released on NovaMute. Transmissions was one of the first successful (Goa) trance albums ever. The first track on the album is Juno Reactor’s iconic hit, “High Energy Protons,” a curious track that translates three-chord heavy metal through some 303 acid with a few suitably trippy vocals. The trippy feeling given by this track continues throughout the entire album, making it the psychedelic, alternative spacey journey it is.
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This marked the begging of a long journey for the project, containing many different musical influences and genres and hosting different collaborators and members but always keeping a unique identity to each one of the releases. In total, Juno Reactor produced 12 full length albums (including 1 remix album in 2015) released on labels such us Blue Room Released, Metropolis, Hommega & Wakyo among others. On top of that there were countless EP’s and participating in soundtracks of big movies such as “The Matrix”, and “Mortal Kombat” & “Beowulf”.
The immense talent and original sound composition of the project has also attracted the game industry, thus providing Juno Reactor the opportunity to appear in the OST of the “Matrix” game, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) & “Gran Turismo” among many others.
While Juno Reactor’s music has infiltrated the mainstream, the project always stayed true to its identity and a loyal supporter of the Psychedelic dance music culture.
In 2015, Juno Reactor launched a worldwide tour :Europe, Japan, China, Australia and North & South America. Their stunning live shows were performed at major music festivals, Glastonbury, Roskilde, Fuji Rock, The Glade, Boom, Ozora, and many more. Spreading their positive vibes, and their unique atmospheres throughout the globe, leaving a big mark on every listener..Furthermore, in 2016 “The Mutant Theatre” show was created, a combination of Juno Reactor’s powerful onstage presence and two visually stunning performance groups from Russia, Agnivo and Stigma Show. Bringing a new dimension to the live performances.
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Undoubtedly, Juno Reactor ranks among the all-time greats of electronic music as essential innovators and contributors to the Psytrance and psychedelic electronic music world. While Juno Reactor’s music has infiltrated the mainstream, the project always stayed true to its identity and a loyal supporter of the Psychedelic dance music culture. Today, they remain one of the most recognized projects in the world, continuing to captivate their audiences even after almost 30 years.
Trancentral has gathered and carefully selected 15 of the top Juno Reactor tracks that marked all of us.
Check our latest interview with Ben Watkins of Juno Reactor: https://trancentral.tv/2017/07/juno-reactor-mutant-theatre-interview/
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15 Essential Juno Reactor Tracks:
Juno Reactor – High Energy Protons
Juno Reactor – Guardian Angel
Juno Reactor – Feel the Universe
Juno Reactor – Samurai
Juno Reactor – Rotorblade
Juno Reactor – Conga Fury
Juno Reactor – Pistolero
Juno Reactor – Masters Of The Universe
Juno Reactor – Angels And Men
Juno Reactor – Conquistador (Part 1 & 2)
Juno Reactor – Invisible
Juno Reactor – Final Frontier
Ace Ventura & Juno reactor – Ingonyama
Juno Reactor – Let’s Turn On
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