Behind the name Simon Templar hides a DJ/Producer Jussi Paasonen, born in 1979, also known from Finnish duo Winkee. Simon Templar aims to bring deep, melancholic and progressive trance elements to his music.
Jussi started his journey in the world of electronic music in the end of 1980’s enjoying the electronic music genres from side to side. In the mid 90’s Jussi started dj:ing and hosting electronic club events and parties. Jussi began to produce his own music by name Simon Templar in the year 2000 and Winkee was founded together with a good friend Sami Törrönen in 2003. A great love for electronic music gave birth also a live line-up Infinity which performed in Finnish club events in the years 2000-2004.
Simon Templar published his first track, Winkee – Whisper (Simon Templar remix), in Unity Records in the year 2004. Same nostalgic track was updated to Refresh mix for Solarstone’s and Dj Orkidea’s Pure Trance-compilation album in 2012.
//2013 Simon Templar - Meltwater (Part1&2) was selected Tune of the Year 2013 by Solarstone in DjMag//
//2014 Simon Templar - To The Stars was nominated Solarstone´s Top10´s of Most Important Trance Tracks of All Time' on DJ Mag//
Simon Templar has released his music labels such :
Pure Trance Recordings,Black Hole Recordings,
JOOF Recordings,REBOOTED,Touchstone Recordings,Lost Language,
Unity Recordings,Empress Recordings,BONZAI Music (all the subs)...
Simon Templar tracks has already heard played by such Dj/Producer stars like : Markus Schulz, Paul Oakenfold,Max Graham,Solarstone, John 00 Fleming, Scott Bond, M.I.K.E, Airwave, Orkidea, Giuseppe Ottaviani,Alex M.O.R.P.H,Menno De Jong.
Performing venues like : Luminosity Beach Festival (NL), Gatecrasher Birmingham (UK),Indigo Void (UK) ,NOLA USA ..
Simon Templar has done remixes to : John 00 Fleming,Scott Bond & Marc Mitchell, Airwave, T.I.L.T.,Bacil"O"Glue,Winkee,Forerunners,Koishii&Hush,Danny Stubbs,Narel,Darkskye,...
BPM EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: JOHN 00 FLEMING AT EXCHANGE LA
"Who are some of those producers who appeal to you specifically?
There’s a guy named Simon Templar. He’s got a brilliant sound at the moment. It’s not classic Trance, but it’s what I see Trance should be. The tracks aren’t even released yet. I’ve played them and there’s a huge buzz about them because there hasn’t been music produced like that in a long time.
“I wish my music could bring joy and feelings of happiness to the people around the world. I hope to mediate same emotions to people through my music that electronic music has given me”
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