Premiered by Sander van Doorn at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and supported by Martin Garrix, Hardwell, and W&W when it was still an unknown ID, Audien’s newest original “Elysium” has finally been previewed by Spinnin’ Records. Only three days after releasing “Circles” alongside Ruby Prophet, the young American forgoes vocals in favor of a pure instrumental production with a progressive kick. Although the brief snippet may borrow some of its characteristics from recent hits, “Elysium” builds on Nate Rathbun’s discography and proves him to be one of the most diverse young producers in the scene today.
Release Date: January 3rd
Originally premiered at Tomorrowland this summer, Audien’s newest original production has finally landed on Beatport. Alongside vocals from Ruby Prophet, who also graced “These Are The Days,” Connecticut’s Nate Rathbun combines harmonious melodies with the singer’s vocal touch. Topping off an already stellar 2013 which saw the young producer grace stages around the world and consistently release highly-supported productions on some of the biggest labels in dance music, “Circles” is another terrific addition to the young star’s growing discography.
From Armada TV, Audien brings “Leaving You” to life through his latest photo series-turned-music video. In stop-action flip book style, viewers fly through a cityscape and delve into the meaning behind Michael S’ wrenching lyrics through the stories of several characters. Soon, the tale begins to unravel as we watch relationships develop and escalate with the thundering rise and falls of the February hit. With a final crescendo and dramatic twist, the mini-movie plays into the song title and comes to a surprising end.
Shining bright off a stellar rookie year, Audien reveals he’s got more for 2013 with a preview of “Circles,” his upcoming release premiered at Tomorrowland. The track features melodic vocals from Ruby Prophet, the same songstress responsible for last year’s “These Are The Days.” In addition to Ruby’s catchy vocals, “Circles” is filled with uplifting instrumentals — as revealed in the snippet just shy of two minutes at length. Audien’s newest single is due for a December 2nd release via Zouk Recordings.
Want a surefire way to kick off TomorrowWorld 2013 right? Look no further than the hero Ferry Corsten, hosting his own Full On Stage on Friday, September 27th. With such a killer lineup, it might be hard to choose which artists to see…so why not stay the whole day? Given the history of Full On, Ferry will make appearances during other artists’ sets, making for some awesome b2b moments and ear-to-ear smiles. The energy levels will be through the roof at this stage from start to finish. With the the mighty Shogun kicking the stage off, followed by greats Solarstone and Sied van Riel, who needs coffee?
While the familiar refrain of Armin van Buuren’s spring smash “This Is What It Feels Like” has faded into the warm glow of a festival season passed, a recent rework from none other than Audien is stripping off the cobwebs. Previewed with a clip that emphasizes the tease in teaser, the Connecticut producer’s take plays up Trevor Guthrie’s lyrics while modifying the tonal structure and adding an embellished progressive build. Though significant changes hide somewhere after the preview’s abrupt cutoff, the meat of the mix is being kept under wraps until the track’s official release date: To enhance the mystery, that too is being kept on the DL. Stay tuned for more info and enjoy the trip down recent-memory lane.
The newly legal, 21-year-old Nate Rathbun is set to wrap up festival season in the New York area with his Electric Zoo debut. Ready to man the Main Stage West at Randall’s Island Park, he finds himself not far from his roots, just over 100 miles from his hometown of Mystic, Connecticut where the phenom known as Audien was born. Experimenting with sounds since the age of 17, he’s now delivered a polished product within the tri-state area; but his Governors Island showcase earlier this summer will prove to be just a taste of the festival-ready artist.
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Bruno Mars has far exceeded pop star status following the success of his sophomore album. Becoming a jack-of-all-trades musician, he’s covered countless styles on his way towards airwave dominance. With a live performance alongside Sting on one end, Bruno has the electronic music fan base covered on the other; unleashing versions of “Locked Out Of Heaven” from the likes of Paul Oakenfold earlier this year to widespread acclaim.
Back to the Beatport circuit — and soon enough, its charts — the singer-songwriter is shaking up his latest single, “Treasure,” making the dance floor his next target after Top 40 radio success. For the single’s remix package, modern commercial R&B meets fun-loving electro with renditions from some of the genre’s brightest young stars. Cash Cash brings forth a funky shade of their increasingly popular sound, incorporating nu disco stylings into their insignia while Audien properly plays both sides of the fence, enhancing the melodic vocals and elevating the chords for a festival-sized sound. Rounding out the EP, Sharam explores a more beat-driven core for “Treasure,” Robert DeLong provides an indie spin, and Bailey Smalls tests the waters with high-pitch synth work.
In 2010, some DJ named Skrillex decided to take on the year’s biggest pop hit –Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are.” Fast-forward three years (and a half-dozen Grammys), and the EDM world and Bruno Mars are still madly in lust. The latest of the crooner’s tracks to be given the remix treatment is Unorthodox Jukebox’s “Treasure,” with chart-climbing Cash Cash and aural adventuring Audien putting their spins on the ditty. Cash Cash went all-in on the remix, elevating the funk with stutters, synth stabs and enough of the original’s silky vocal to satisfy the diehard fans. Audien opted to take things more low-key on his version, creating a whole new melodic backbone with an easy kick beat. Though no official release date has been announced for the updated tune, both remixes will be out soon on Atlantic Records.
With over 400 artists on 15 stages throughout Tomorrowland’s three days, the task of planning who to see and who to snub is overwhelmingly daunting. At most festivals showing up when the gates open is an overzealous endeavor, but with Tomorrowland’s impressive lineup, those who arrive early will be treated to some of dance music’s most exciting talents both new and old.