PARALEVEN- Apollo Tour

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Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop

155 Fell Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

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popscene presents PARALEVEN apollo tour Friday, Sept 24 @ Rickshaw Stop 8pm doors, 18+ welcome + DJ Aaron Axelsen (Popscene/Flood FM)

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Paraleven Bio 2021

Operating at the intersection between deep spirituality, dance floor catharsis and the human

experience, Paraleven is on a mission to captivate the hearts and minds of listeners all over

the world. An artist who pours every ounce of his being into his emotive productions, he is

driven by unwavering commitment to simply doing the work; making time to refine his craft,

so that he can express himself in the clearest and most emphatic way he can. Two stunning

EPs on Lane 8’s This Never Happened helped establish Paraleven’s production prowess,

his music blending core elements of deep, melodic and progressive house to codify his own

highly affecting sonic identity. With a forthcoming album signed to Rufus Du Sol’s Rose

Avenue label, plans to elevate his live performances and the desire to shift global

consciousness, Paraleven is poised for the next exceptional phase of his blossoming


Born Josh Taylor and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Paraleven’s connection with music goes

way back to his youth. Besides some piano lessons when he was a teenager, he is a self-

taught, borderline obsessive musician. Inspired by deadmau5 when he was at college, Josh

became fascinated with electronic music and set out on a voyage of discovery with his trusty

FL Studio software. From that inception point in 2009 it wasn’t long before his dedication led

to early success. Teaming up with a friend, Alex Dunsker, to form the formidable duo

Halogen. Their music struck a chord with fans across the world, and caught the attention of

execs at Ultra Music, who signed them up, as well as consistent support from the hugely

influential Hype Machine. This crucial period gave him the industry knowledge and

connections needed to launch his own solo project.

It all began with a pivotal ego death experience into consciousness at the age of 21, which

was when Paraleven received the message that music was to be his true calling. Ever since

then, he’s kept a laser-like focus on learning, creating and getting his work out there. He

juggles a full-time job, a marriage and a “normal life” with producing heartfelt electronica

designed to lift your soul and raise your consciousness. A dedicated meditator, Paraleven

has a distinct ability to tune in to the deepest parts of himself, while staying grounded and

maintaining a human touch in everything he does. He transcends the fear frequency to

embrace love and compassion. As fans the world over will testify, Paraleven’s music is pure

exhilaration for the soul, lifting spirits and boosting moods.

These core attributes of his music can be heard on his first two EPs, ‘Siphon/Ripples’ and

‘Soloma’, as well as his debut album Apollo. Comprised 11 tracks, the LP marks the next

evolutionary step in Paraleven’s development. Elements of his early work are there,

alongside euphoria, high energy, hints of melancholy and a variety of vocal features that

fortify the album’s soulful integrity. Every step of the way the music is delivered with

panache, and a refined, polished sheen. Incredibly, all of the composition, sound design and

arrangement is created on headphones... high-spec headphones, but headphones

nonetheless. A testament to Paraleven’s ingenuity and musical capabilities.

Besides his studio work, Paraleven is an accomplished performer. After signing with This

Never Happened, he was invited to join the US kingpin on a 12-date tour across the States

to showcase Lane 8’s album Brightest Lights. An honour for the producer to be on tour with

such an influential figurehead so early in his solo career, and an indicator of just how

remarkable his first solo efforts were. In between releases Paraleven has been keeping fans

engaged with his Retrograde Mixtape series. The mixes have been tuned to the 432hz

frequency, which is regarded by many in the sound healing community as being the natural

tuning for musical instruments. In a variety of cymatics experiments, where sound is

converted into visuals using water or sand, 432hz is proven time and time again to be more

harmonious than the industry standard 440. Likewise, by simply closing your eyes and

taking a listening test, you can hear (and feel) the soothing frequency from 432hz. The

Retrograde Mixtapes are usually released during Mercury Retrograde, a time when universal

energy is disrupted and bad luck is more commonplace. Paraleven’s aim is to counteract the

negativity of this time with positive music tuned to a peace-inducing wavelength.

With plans for a live show already underway, Paraleven continues to invest his boundless

energy into nurturing his creative outlet, and taking it to the highest possible level. In

amongst the seemingly disparate worlds of underground techno and emotionally-charged

electronic pop he’s found his niche. It’s a comforting, inspiring place to be and, as the world

begins to open up, Paraleven is set to grace the planet with his unique, spiritually-enriched

sounds. All you need to do is open your mind and allow the healing frequencies to transport

you to your inner Heaven...

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Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop

155 Fell Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

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San Francisco's long-running weekly indie party Popscene showcases new and emerging artists each week and our resident DJs Aaron Axelsen and Omar spin the very best of indie, britpop, post-punk, electronic, synthpop and more. Popscene is every Friday at Rickshaw Stop, though we'll occasionally throw parties at other fine Bay Area venues, too. So yeah, come out and dance and check out some amazing new bands and DJs @ Popscene 

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