OXYTOKIN / DISTTRACTIVE SEQ ~ Twizted Lotus Records / Cerebral Meltdown Records
From the co-creator of Oxytokin and Psydprojext, this solo project—Disttractive— delves into the world of deep, melodic and technical trance! Having traveled the far spans of the globe, Joshua Halverson has finally settled in Australia, bringing with him a wealth of musical knowledge developed across many continents.
Having always been obsessed with music, Joshua first picked up singing from the age of four. Following on from this he began to play any instrument he could pick up, violin, piano, drums, guitar, bass and any object that could be tapped in a repetitive transient. From an early age he was hooked not only with music but all dramatic forms of expression. Joshua spent the majority of his early days traveling the Americas and Europe, which helped to form a solid cultural basis for his own creativity.
After many years spent playing in bands and writing solo guitar pieces, Joshua arrived in Australia and began to delve into the electronic world; experimenting in Garage Band, Logic Pro and eventually Ableton LIVE. The Aussie ‘bush doof’ and outdoor festival scene quickly formed a backdrop for this aspiring producer and he quickly learned from the best. Drawing inspiration from across the psychedelic spectrum, Joshua developed a unique style while undertaking early projects.
All the while Joshua is still operating Oxytokin, Disttractive and Psydprojext (and writing solo acoustic music). Regularly Joshua releases through Twizted Lotus Records, Cerebral Meltdown Records, Third Eye Productions, and Freebin Records, however he is always on the lookout for exciting new opportunities. The creation of this project marks the end of traditional composition and the beginning of the journey into the unknown.
Drawing upon a broad musical knowledge and a love for the bizarre, Disttractive creates a soundscape for all people, a cacophony of light, dark and everything in between. This project is the most personal of Joshua’s creations and draws upon years of journeying; the loves and losses that helped to mark this chaotically beautiful life thus far.