Few have filled the breakout spot quite as fruitfully as American club advocate Nate Rathbun, aka Audien. As premiered on Hardwell’s On Air radio show, the long-awaited follow-up to 2012′s “Sup” for Trice Recordings packs the potent peak time properties that the young producer has heralded throughout this short but sharp-shooting career. A climatic spree of low-end riffage and outspoken euphoria, the compositional middle ground between trance and electro house is given a universal spit-shine that few of age have matched in terms of quality and club-proof calibre. The track will be officially released on June 3rd. (more…)Posted by
Axis’s 54th episode is brought to you by the young Connecticut-born producer Nate Rathbun, known as Audien in the dance music world. In the last year, he’s contributed to A State of Trance, released several tracks on Anjunabeats and Enhanced Recordings, and remixed tracks for Arty, Justin Bieber, Christina Aguilera, and Jaytech. His DJing style certainly toes the line between progressive and trance, offering both euphoric overtones and tastes of grinding bass and electro.
New Yorkers have a season of partying to look forward to this summer at one of their favorite sun-kissed destinations — and they won’t have to wait much longer for it to begin. One week after EDC NY wraps up at Citi Field, the gates at Governors Island will open with Hardwell as the inaugural headliner on May 26th. Along for New York City’s first show at the party paradise will be supporting sets from Dyro, Audien, and Henrix. New York City dance fans, anticipate an early return to the beloved Governors Island and prepare for a summer to remember.
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As Arty’s “Together We Are” continues to dominate charts and setlists, a few new versions are available for the airwaves this week. Out on Big Beat is a remix package of the progressive house tune that features reworks from Audien, The M Machine and CLMD.
Fellow progressive trance producer Audien tones down the piano but maintains the overall flow of the track, highlighting Chris James’ vocals but taking the track slightly more big room. The M Machine keeps the vocal but cut just about everything else, leaving drum-laced builds and an inverted melody complete with dubby breakdowns in the original’s place. Norway’s CLMD rounded out the offerings with an even more euphoric effort, full of cascading tones and a stripped-down synth melody. With each remix giving something new to love, “Together We Are” is most assuredly not getting out of your head anytime soon.
For months and months, Anjunabeats has been slowly releasing tracks off the tenth volume of their label compilation, but today the entire album is out. As an Anjuna fan, you’ll know Sunny Lax’s “Isla Margarita,” Audien’s “Wayfarer,” the club mix of “Alchemy,” Oliver Smith’s “Pressure,” and Ost & Meyer’s “Here We Go” — and that’s only disc one of the package. All thirty tracks are Anjunabeats exclusives and Above & Beyond includes four of their own productions, making this body of work quite the necessity for any serious trance fan. With artists like Andrew Bayer making a huge mark on the dance music world as of late, and imprints like Anjunadeep doing some pretty crazy A&R, there’s really no stopping Anjunabeats in 2013.
Massive tracks usually warrant massive remix packages, and that’s exactly what we have here with the “Cool Without You” remix bundle. The Fries & Shine boys have carefully hand picked seven different producers whose task was to transform the disco-laden gem into something of their own. It’s an eclectic collection of talent spanning from young trance star Audien to a pair of duos, The Partysquad and Tommy Lee & Aero. The remix pack is set to be released February 11th, but don’t you worry – we have the exclusive preview below.Posted by
After landing “Wayfarer” on Dancing Astronaut’s top tracks of January, Audien has quickly returned with its follow up effort. “Leaving You.” The increasingly popular producer — real name Nate Rathbun — offers relief on his latest effort, turning down the intensity of his signature progressive-trance sound to make way for the singing of Michael S. While the drop, expectedly, still shakes speakers, Audien’s melodic persona takes the lead for an effort with an overall summery vibe. At this rate, the 21-year-old is set for a career-launching 2013, so don’t miss out on his latest offering.
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Rising progressive trance producer Audien is wasting no time after the successful release of “Wayfarer” and is already back with a preview of his follow up effort. Audien — real name Nate Rathbun — presents “Leaving You,” another display of studio talent accompanied by a catchy vocal by singer/songwriter Michael S. Proving versatility this time around, the 21-year-old’s latest offering shies away complete intensity and makes way for lengthier melodic builds. “Leaving You” comes with a lighter, feel-good vibe fit for summer — only we will be graced with the release months earlier on February 4th.Posted by
Last Saturday at Santos Party House, the Electric Beach party brand brought together two of dance music’s most buzzed about stars. Pierce Fulton and Audien, who barely look old enough to step foot in a nightclub, were bound to provide a stellar soundtrack for their adoring fans. On my way to Santos, whilst perusing through my Twitter feed, I noticed Pierce mentioned this would be his first ever back-to-back set. Both of these artists have genre-bending styles and don’t particularly subscribe to labels in the traditional sense, so in that regard I was anxious to see what the night would hold. Would Audien play euphoric trance or gritty electro? Would Pierce bust out some deep house? Maybe even something experimental? (more…)Posted by
All eyes have been on Audien since the release of his Eventide/Unity EP branded him as the next young artist to masterfully capture the union between progressive house and trance. The 21-year-old’s latest track, “Wayfarer,” landed on our radar when Above & Beyond made it the inaugural selection for their Group Therapy radio show, and now that it has been released, we can safely say the hype has been real. Captivating melodies and clean drum kicks lead the way for what is sure to be one of the greater efforts across trance this January. After we teased you with the track last week, “Wayfarer” is now available courtesy of Anjunabeats.
Although he may not have made the final cut of our list, Audien is surely an artist to keep an eye out for in 2013.
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