Geomagnetic is proud to present the 4th Full length album from UK based trance...
... veteran Steve Birch and 2nd under the alias of Merlin's Apprentice. This hot new album knows no boundaries and blasts past all barriers to really touch your mind's eye. 10 Fresh new exclusive musical odysseys propel you deep into the mental dimension.
Steve takes his time to perfect his work and the waiting was worth it. There is space between everything that exists. Grains of sand on a beach. Stars and planets in the solar system. Each thought we have and every action we take. Every living entity in the whole of the cosmos. There is space between you and there is space between me, let love fill the space between us. Despite being one of the most likeable and easy-going guys on the circuit, Steve is one of the most respected and prolific producers in the British underground scene.
His passion for music caught fire in the early nineties when he attended his first rave at the age of 13. It inspired him to buy turntables and he was soon playing regularly at local gatherings. After a few years, he came across some simple tracker software and was inspired to create his own music. After some soul-searching, he sold his beloved decks to pay for the first kit in his home studio. He spent much of the next seven years cooped up, perfecting his sound, not knowing if his hard work was ever going to pay off. In 2003, Steve sent a new track, 'Spaced Out', to his favourite record label. He was promptly signed by legend John 00 Fleming for the now hugely influential J00F Recordings.
'Spaced Out' proved to be an absolute monster and Steve has never looked back. Played on many radio stations and tv worldwide. Including BBC radio 1 and kiss FM. Since then, he has released a huge variety of creative, intelligent and, often, commercially successful tracks and albums across multiple genres, both as Steve Birch (including 2014's 'Time Travellers'), or as one if his alter-egos Merlin's Apprentice (Star Children, 2015) and Lucid Dreamer. Both Time Travellers and Star Children made it into the Top 10 as have many of his singles and E.P.s. Citing Hallucinogen as his all-time favourite producer, Steve's music is a magical blend of the full-on psychedelic and euphoric elements of trance.
He prides himself on creating his own original sounds, which continue to set him apart from the crowd. As well as being an in-house stalwart for Brighton-based J00F, Birch has been a great brand ambassador, with signings to some of the biggest labels around the globe, including Ovnimoon, Geomagnetic, Deep Blue and Goa Records. Steve has always continued to play the rave scene in forests and on beaches up and down the south coast (including the now infamous parties at Spitbank Fort) but his success in the studio also garnered prestigious gigs for the likes of J00F Editions alongside more underground promotions such as Pulse and Cybertech. Steve has played regularly on the festival circuit across the UK, including the Three Wishes Faerie Festival, which he has likened to playing in a real-life Narnia! More recently, he has played London's Futurity, Dance love hub and Infinite Dreams NYE 2016-17 in Amsterdam. His energetic and uplifting style always gets the dancefloor rocking and, whether he's playing progressive or full-on psy, his sets always contain deep, melodic elements and a sense of progression that transport the listener away. Brand new joof Ep coming soon too.