The sound of Formula E
Formula E is not just about motorsport. A global entertainment brand with city-centre racing at its heart, music plays an important role in the series. From the creation of an exclusive soundtrack that features in the global TV broadcast through to musical entertainment around the track on race day, music is an integral part in adding to the brand experience. As the tension builds at the start of each race on the grid, so does the music, all under the control of our resident DJ - EJ.
As the exclusive resident DJ for Formula E, EJ tours the world performing at some of the most exciting venues and parties on the planet. Playing hi-octane sets at each race to fans trackside, as well as the live TV audience, this is turning out to be one hell of a ride for this multi-talented DJ/producer.
Once it was decided that music would be an integral part of Formula E, it was a unanimous vote that EJ would become the ambassador of music for the series. His vision was to bring to life the cinematic experience of watching a car race in the movies, giving the crowd and viewers a real life Fast and Furious, live! Similar sounds to the likes of Pryda through to Anjunabeats, these sets create the backdrop for a incredible spectacle, building a following as EJ tours from one city to another.
From writing the music for the global broadcast, travelling the world with fast cars and beautiful women, performing with legend Erick Morillo and newcomer Felix Jaehn, and hanging out with Leonardo DiCaprio in Los Angeles, the inaugural season was a pretty eventful one. But what is in store for the seasons to come?
‘Never Say No’
EJ’s debut single launched across all major music platforms including Spotify, iTunes and Amazon earlier this year. ‘Never Say No’ is a high-octane progressive house thriller which exhibits mesmerising chords, intricate arpeggios and a driving melodic groove that satisfies through and through.
Along with incredible feedback and support from tastemakers including DJ Mag Top 100, and DJs such as Martin Garrix, R3hab and Sander van Doorn, it’s clear that EJ’s music is not only the perfect soundtrack to any Formula E race but also the perfect soundtrack to festivals and club nights too.
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‘Ignition’ encompasses the feel of a race, a driving vigour paired with relentless rumbles of low-frequency oscillation and a tense, synthetic energy. A marriage of forward-thinking house music and the emotion of an intensely competitive race - this is a record that is primed for darker, progressive dancefloors.
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‘Take Control Of Me’
A fresh combination of sounds and styles which displays the undeniable progression that EJ’s music is making, ‘Take Control Of Me’ is a one-of-a-kind record. Wide-open synths echo over a rock solid house beat underpinned with a nu-disco-infused bassline, brought together in the way that only EJ knows how. This is a new take on EJ’s established style, and one that’s sure to soundtrack plenty of nights out this summer.
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Who is EJ?
The mystery remains! We only know with his talent and a global entertainment brand as a platform, and new music already on the way for 2016, the sky is the limit for this rising superstar!
EJ is no stranger to dance music. He’s delivered powerful DJ sets at Formula E’s races to packed crowds and millions of TV viewers across the world. Setting the perfect soundtrack to a racing event doesn’t buy you a free pass in the dance music scene, though. But thanks to a distinctive musical style, and a lot of hard work, EJ is being recognised for his talents by some of the biggest names in the game.
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