Discovery: Factor Eight

Factor Eight is a Canadian cinematic composer who brings classic to the club in his new dance track Passenger.

By Graeme Smith

Feature photo by Kenton Doupe

Passenger has the sort of driving rhythm I’m more accustomed to hear from a ’90s trance anthem. Hearing it recreated with orchestral instruments is quite a tonic. The track has a feeling of movement, of travel to somewhere new and bright. I couldn’t help but feel hopeful listening to it.

Based in Saskatchewan, Factor Eight (real name Andrew Bennett) has been garnering a fair bit of attention since he started his career in 2012. He’s won a SOCAN award and his music has featured in the TV show So You Think You Can Dance. It’s easy to see why with such a fresh approach.

Check out Passenger below.