Vancouver-based producer 747 returns with his first original release since 2019, While My 303 Gently Weeps, featuring 4 meticulously produced tracks that invite us to experience his unmistakably futuristic sound. Out now via his longtime label Aquaregia Records, the titular single boasts the Canadian native’s signature 303 flair driven forward by a hollow drum kick and a melodic acid techno lead.
While My 303 Gently Weeps - a charming nod to The Beatles’ ‘68 White Album listing - showcasing 747 at his most powerful. Landing us entirely on another planet, it leads with a combination of unforgiving kicks, repetitive galactic melodies, and an enveloping snare before climaxing in a serene space that echoes his signature acid touch.
Ryan Chan - alias 747 - pushed himself to the forefront of a new crop of acid techno producers with his distinct blend of introspective cuts that teeter between the warehouse-primed and at-home-listening spaces. Like his hypnotic DJ sets, his tracks are constantly evolving with a mixture of lush pads, dreamy soundscapes, and the sonically pleasing sound of the 303. Inspired by the sounds of Berlin, Detroit, and the acid legends, his sound is high-fidelity yet old-school, uplifting yet melancholic, a journey with no destination.
His most notable release, the widely acclaimed Aurora Centralis EP, swiftly brought 747 to the forefront of the acid techno scene, with the title track drawing the attention of listeners across an international array of dance floors. He saw a quick rise the following year with his eight-track Paleo series on Aquaregia. The acidic collection was well received and built a loyal following for his particular brand of melancholic acid, leading him to play shows at some of the top techno clubs including Fabric and Rex.