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Boom Jinx

The Beginning

Some people are undoubtedly born more creative than others, but whether or
not they’re destined to channel their creativity through a specific art
form is questionable. Øistein Johan Eide (aka Boom Jinx) did not come from
a particularly musical family. The fact that his creativity manifested
itself in sound and music was pure coincidence. He started making music in
1989 when he accidentally got his hands on Soundtracker – a pattern based
audio sequencer for the Commodore Amiga computer. In terms of audio
specifications, the Amiga was basically an 8 bit 4 voice sampler. With a
burning passion to create, 15-year-old Øistein spent more time making
music than he did attending Norwegian elementary school. When he got his
first freelance assignment from a major US game developer in 1991, he set
a goal on making a career out of making music.

Milestones

By 2003, Øistein had produced music for more than 50 commercials. His work
was being exposed to millions of people worldwide through international
commercials and websites for high-profile brands and personalities. At the
height of his freelance career, he was headhunted and offered full-time
employment at one of the leading sound and music production companies in
Norway. These days, it’s easier for Øistein to say what type of projects
he hasn’t worked on than what he has, and his music airs on TV, Cinema and
Radio every day.

Birth of an Alter Ego

Up until recently, when asked what style of music he makes, he would
usually reply “whatever the client asks for”, but like any other artist he
had his preferences. An artists preferred style is often shaped by their
specific talents. Øistein has never been afraid to admit his specialty is
more technically oriented than that of a stereotypical composer. While
recognizing how fortunate he was to make a living doing what he loved, he
also realized he would rarely be able to express himself with complete
creative freedom due to the restrictions of clients’ needs. And thus, Boom
Jinx was born.

The Present

Despite a limited number of releases since Boom Jinx’s inception in 2005,
Øistein has developed a well deserved reputation amongst his peers for
productions that showcase a stunning level of intricate detail and subtle
nuances. His tracks are equally at home on the dance floor as they are in
your headphones, getting support from industry heavyweights such as
Tiësto, Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond and Marco V. He has
also received critical acclaim from DJ Magazine and URB who both gave
glowing reviews for “Come Play Perfect” and “Remember September.”
Considering that his tracks have achieved top placement in European dance
charts and gotten consistent play on worldwide radio shows, it is clear
that his music resonates with the masses as well. Øistein’s musical talent
is far from one dimensional and not limited to the trance scene. Not only
was his breakbeat production “Manipulator” premiered on BBC Radio 1 as a
“hot new track” alongside Nelly Furtado, it was also licensed by the hit
television show CSI: Miami. With his debut album in the works, Boom Jinx
is poised to leave a lasting impression on listeners all over the globe.

By Jeera Lert aka DJ Thaifoon — June 30, 2007

http://www.boomjinx.com


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