ThirdTemple – Big Beat Electronic Music from Canada
Raphael Cohen, Producer of ThirdTemple was raised on electronic music for a big part of his life. “I was influenced by the New Wave bands of the 1980’s like New Order and synthesizer bands like Kraftwerk, OMD, Yello, The Beastie Boys, Chemical Brothers and The Crystal Method in the 1990’s”.
The computer revolution of the last decade has given way to a proliferation of possibilities for musical artists to express themselves using software synthesizers and virtual samplers. Raphael, a graphic designer and web programmer with an innate, untapped musical talent; discovered and found inspiration in this new world and soon began producing Techno House Beats with his computer sampler. He grew these into an original project which he calls ThirdTemple.
Mystical Techno 101, the first ThirdTemple CD employs layers upon layers of World Beat, Techno, House and Drum n Bass percussion and some serious synthesizer sounds, building a flowing soundscape that pulsates through to the soul. “I never make a track that I can’t move and dance to… physically and mentally,” says Raphael.
ThirdTemple pushes the boundaries of the genre, introducing instruments and samples that are not commonly used in modern Techno film music. Exotic African drum beats and Latin grooves are only a small part of the arsenal he uses to make his beats come alive. One might expect to hear his raw, unabashed grooves on an action movie soundtrack or on a pumping European dance floor.
Raphael plays the part of musician, producer and sound engineer for ThirdTemple.