Apple Music on Wednesday launched DJ mixes in Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos, which will bring listeners into a ” truly immersive audio experience with multidimensional sound and clarity,” according to the company.
The new feature will kick off with an exclusive hour-long mix from Detroit-based DJ and producer Jeff Mills titled “Outer to Inner Atmosphere: The Escape Velocity Mix.” Additionally, the mix will relaunch Apple Music’s One Mix series, which spotlights renowned global DJs and producers, and the company has announced that new sets will be added monthly.
“The response to Spatial Audio from both subscribers and creators has been incredible, and we’re thrilled to expand this innovation in sound,” said Stephen Campbell, Apple Music’s Global Head of Dance and Electronic Music, in a statement. “It’s an honor to have Jeff Mills create our first One Mix in Spatial Audio. He is a generational icon and a true techno pioneer that has taken the concept to a dimension further than we could have dreamt with ‘Outer to Inner Atmosphere: The Escape Velocity Mix.“
On the topic of the exclusive mix, Jeff Mills added, “The purpose of this recording was conceptualized and designed to stimulate the listeners’ three-dimensional senses and sensations using the subject and idea of breaking Earth’s gravitational pull and leaving the planet. The embarkment to a place outside and unlike our own.”
“With this immersive sound experience also came certain aspects that needed to be addressed,” he continued. “Ones that uses our psychological responses, like anticipation and mystery, the risks and danger of such a journey and most importantly, the translation of the feeling that ‘a step forward’ has been taken.”
Along with Wednesday’s announcement, Apple Music also unveiled 15 spatial audio “Boiler Room” mixes that had previously been recorded at nightclubs, raves and festivals. The platform will continue to add more spatial audio mixes throughout the year.
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