In designing the branding and artwork for Synaptic FX, the DJ name under which I perform what I call “artful house music”, I have deliberately explored an aesthetic in direct opposition to the more maximal style of DJing I am more known for. The use of black and white photography with vaguely Art Deco lettering in vibrant neon represents an attempt to situate this project outside the realms of trance and techno without completely severing the connection.
I have recorded many sets under this name in Taiwan 台灣 and Canada. Apart from the satellite image of Typhoon Soulik—which was raging outside while I was playing inside a club in Taipei 台北—all of the photography is original. A few of these photos appear elsewhere on my blog: here, here, and here.
All these sets can be streamed on Mixcloud (or just click on the covers above).