American progressive house DJ/producer Jason Ross has a deep connection to the emotive qualities of trance music, a factor that really shows when producing his own tracks.
Originally Ross hailed from Minnesota, where he was trained in jazz and classical music for most of his childhood. It wasn't until he was 12 years old that he heard tracks such as ATB's "Till I Come" and Darude's "Sandstorm," forever changing his taste in music; Ross was so inspired that by the end of the year he had produced his first album, even though it never saw a proper release. Ross eventually left Minnesota to study at San Diego State University; it was during his studies that Ross began building up a name on the local club circuit, including a residency at Fluxx. His first fully realized release came in 2013, "Nightfall" on Mondo Records, although it wasn't until early 2014 that he had his big break with the release of "Burma" on Monster Tunes; the track was featured three weeks in a row on Above & Beyond's globally popular podcast Group Therapy, an achievement if only because they rarely feature tracks that aren't released on their own label, Anjunadeep. Soon after the A&R officer from Anjunadeep contacted Ross, asking him for more material. One thing led to another and Ross ended up joining the Anjunadeep family, becoming their first signing in over two years. He released numerous singles through the label, including "Elements," "Cairo," and "Valor." ~ Liam Martin