Jono Stephenson Lands on Purified Records with ‘Midnight Sun’ Featuring Haptic

Returning to Purified Records with a powerful and emotive cut, South African producer Jono Stephenson delivers his sought-after original Midnight Sun featuring Australian vocalist Haptic.

Five years after hearing Haptic’s vocals on a collaboration with Fideles, Jono Stephenson unites with the Australian talent to deliver Midnight Sun. Diving into a progressive soundscape with captivating synth work and rumbling bass, this striking arrangement is juxtaposed by serene vocals, exuding a deep and poignant atmosphere. Demonstrating its commanding presence on stages around the world, Midnight Sun has already become a firm favourite with audiences in Jono Stephenson and Nora En Pure’s recent performances from ULTRA Miami to Purified Johannesburg, and has received support from industry leaders, including Cassian, Fideles, Korolova and Miss Monique.
Speaking about the release, Jono Stephenson mentioned,
Midnight Sun is a project that Haptic and I have been working on to perfect for quite some time now and we are delighted to finally release it!
Jono’s journey into the world of music was deeply influenced by his upbringing, growing up in a household where music was a way of life thanks to his mother’s talents in singing, guitar, and piano. For these reasons, Jono developed an early and profound connection to the musical arts, and this foundation laid the groundwork for his own musical exploration.
Jono’s artistic career has experienced significant growth, marked by his music being streamed over 1.2 million times by a global audience. His discography includes notable releases on several prestigious labels, such as Zamna Records, Purified Recordings, Impressum by Fideles, Henri Bergmann’s Automatik, as well as his Dancing Echoes EP on Atlant. These achievements have garnered support from renowned stations and DJs, including Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1, Virgin Radio, and Kiss FM, to name a few.

The Midnight Sun artwork features a beautiful underwater shot, captured by Daniel Nicholson. The ocean covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface, making it the largest continuous ecosystem on the planet. Its total area is approximately 361 million square ilometres (139 million square miles). Phytoplankton, microscopic marine plants found near the ocean’s surface, are responsible for producing about half of the world’s oxygen through photosynthesis. This makes the ocean a critical component of the Earth’s oxygen cycle, vital for supporting life on land. The ocean appears blue due to the selective absorption and scattering of sunlight. Water molecules absorb longer wavelengths of light, such as red and orange, while shorter blue wavelengths are scattered, giving the ocean its characteristic blue color.
About Daniel Nicholson:
Daniel Nicholson is one of the globe’s most prominent professional underwater photographers, located on the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. Born and raised on the east coast of Australia, he has been surrounded by the ocean his whole life. After years of working as a dive instructor, he picked up an underwater camera and instantly fell in love with photography, and has never looked back. He seeks to share the beauty and magic of the underwater world, inspiring conservation and change through capturing scenes from the depths of the ocean and its breathtaking creatures. The oceans are the lungs of our world, and its inhabitants need all the protection we can provide for them.
About Only One:
Only One is on a mission to restore ocean health and tackle the climate crisis in this generation – with you. Their community unites millions of advocates to drive victories on global campaigns, and their membership community grows their own mangrove forests and coral reefs, as well as removes plastic and carbon pollution. They are accelerating the most powerful ocean and climate solutions, with an approach centred on environmental justice. 100% of funds from their membership plans goes directly to projects on the ground.

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