Aquarius Heaven on Love Triangles and Kicking Out the Sexy Slow Beats

It's not often, if ever, that you hear of a reggae and dancehall artist crossing over into underground house and techno.

But it's not as random a makeover as you might think. After all, electronic dance music has big roots in Jamaican sound system culture and dub reggae. In the end, whether dancehall or techno, it's all about the interplay between space and bass.

For Berlin-based producer Aquarius Heaven (AKA Brian Brewster) crossing over was just another step in his organic journey as a relentless sonic innovator. And with a heavy, brooding signature sound that gets right under your skin, the hype was unavoidable.

Crossfade caught up with the man himself ahead of a live performance alongside Jozif at the Electric Pickle on Thursday to chat about his musical roots and the personal story behind his 2011 breakout hit "Can't Buy Love."

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Sean Levisman