A formative figure in the UK rave scene, Jody Wisternoff is a legend among electronic musicians. The mastermind behind many of Anjunadeep‘s compilations has announced a brand new twelve-track LP ‘Nightwhisper’, out May 1st. ‘Nightwhisper’ will mark the first solo album in eight years by Jody Wisternoff and comes alongside the release of the hypnotic title track and lead single ‘Nightwhisper’.
Written primarily in 2019, ‘Nightwhisper’ is a deeply personal album born out of a time of introspection for the Bristol producer following the death of his father:
“It was a time of conflicting emotions for me… I suddenly found myself appreciating the simpler things in life in a way that I had never done before, but on an equal note also questioning mortality on a level that is only possible after the passing of a family member.” – Jody Wisternoff
Amidst the hefty demands of fatherhood and touring, Jody came to embrace his newfound awareness of impermanence and loss in his songwriting. The intimacy of the album is quickly conveyed in the opening track ‘Morning U’, which features spoken home recordings of Jody’s father above a touching melody. Exploring the full spectrum of emotion, the lively progressions and lyrics of ‘Lately’ and ‘Reverie’ provide an optimistic contrast to more melancholic numbers ‘For Those We Knew’ and ‘Nightwhisper’.
Sonically, the album is heavily influenced by Wisternoff’s eclectic tenure in the UK music scene. Launching his career in 1986 at the age of 13 as a finalist at the DMC World DJ Championship, Wisternoff honed his craft at the forefront of UK rave culture, playing warehouses for seminal promoters Fantazia and Universe, and hosting a residency at the iconic Lakota club in Bristol. After a chance encounter in a record store, Wisternoff joined forces with Nick Warren to form Way Out West. The luminary duo rose to fame in the 1990s with several UK-charting singles and a UK dance number one in ‘Mindcircus’, quickly followed by a 1997 album ‘Way Out West’, which saw critical and commercial success.
‘Nightwhisper’ is out on May 1st, in conjunction with a world tour with dates to be announced in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Hungary, Czech Republic, Albania, Greece, and Indonesia.
Jody Wisternoff – Morning U
Jody Wisternoff & James Grant – Nightwhisper
Jody Wisternoff – Here To Stay
Jody Wisternoff – Emochine
Jody Wisternoff feat. Rondo Mo – Lately
Jody Wisternoff – Story Of Light
Jody Wisternoff & James Grant feat. Jinadu – Blue Space
Jody Wisternoff feat. Mimi Page – For Those We Knew
Jody Wisternoff feat. Jinadu – Something Real
Jody Wisternoff – Andromeda
Jody Wisternoff feat. Christian Burns – The Spark
Jody Wisternoff – Reverie
World Tour Dates