Schala may not be a name you recognize yet, but after listening to his new EP, we bet you’ll be curious to know more. The San Francisco producer kicked off the year with Alter Time EP a two-track progressive trance pairing that’s different from his harder releases like last year’s “Inner Distortion.” The opening track “Algorithm” has already begun to make the rounds on popular trance radio shows A State of Trance and Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy and for good reason – the melody glides flawlessly throughout the tune to provide the listener with a seamless journey. “Recourse” has a bit more grit to it without shifting genres, similar the work Wrechiski put out in 2015. Though we would have loved to have seen a third track to this EP, it’s the perfect sample of Schala’s work and we’re already looking forward to seeing what he can do in the next few months.

Schala’s Alter Time EP is out now exclusively on Beatport.