James Peden aka JP has been part of the Melbourne music fabric for years having relocated from his original home of Auckland, New Zealand. His music is steeped in mid-era synthersizers, taking inspiration from the ’80s – a time where the likes of Kraftwerk, New Order, Depeche Mode, and Pet Shop Boys were blazing a trail for electronic incorporation in mainstream music.
JP has just released his new album, Instrumental Sessions, a record that stands tall as a transcendent exploration through the outer spheres of the music spectrum. ‘Existence’ is the LP’s most notable track – one that embodies the overarching ’80s-synth theme on Instrumental Sessions.
From start to finish, the track befits a helter-skelter video game soundtrack that reaffirms the validity of our very existence. In a time where society has never been more turbulent, reassurance has never been more important.
JP shows are full of energy and will no doubt get the crowd engaged with remixes of movie themes like James Bond, Terminator, Mission Impossible to name a few.
JP latest Synth-wave inspired single Sledge Hammer was released to raise awareness of the struggles of mental health issues. He worked along side Producers Keiran Bahlmann (Leipzig Lab/ Increment) and Andy Hunt. The electronic duo The Safety Word also did an electronic atmospheric remix of the release. Featured bonus track Neon Nights remix by NSW artist Purple Zain.
JP is also the founder and host of YouTube Electronic Music show called Infinity Sessions. On the show he Interview's Electronic Music Artists. Watch episodes here