Wolfgang Gartner reveals new R&B project, Openeyes
Wolfgang Gartner is many things — a DJ, record label owner, house head — but is perhaps best known for his iconic electronic production. Well-received records such as “Space Junk” and his deadmau5 collaboration “Animal Rights” have placed the artist — real name Joseph Youngman — in the greater league of studio maestros. However, when it comes to work behind the boards, dance music isn’t the only genre that Wolfgang has been able to master.
This year, a mysterious artist by the name of Openeyes released Feathered Alligator, a two-track R&B EP reminiscent of the soulful urban sounds that dominated the ’90s. Premiered on Beats 1 radio and with support from Ebro Darden, the project’s tracks “Crutch” and “Mesmerized” became both a nostalgic dream and modern gift to fans of the smooth style.
Wolfgang Gartner has now claimed co-ownership of the alias, revealing the true identity of Openeyes — the project produced by the man himself, along with Rush Davis on vocals. In an exclusive interview, the dance-titan-gone-R&B-experimenter speaks out for the first time on the topic of his latest endeavor.
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