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IN FOCUS: Durante
WHO IS DURANTE?: A self-proclaimed producer, DJ, and Yes Man.
HAILING FROM: Gainseville, FL
We do know, however, that he’s only 20 years old (according to his Facebook) and producing music in the realm of electrapastepnoton. Durante is also quite the artist, doodling in class instead of paying attention. Tsk tsk Durante! But hey, we can see why he’s a bit preoccupied.
UPCOMING: Durante‘s brand new Challenger EP (listen to the Challenger minimix below!) will be released tomorrow on OWSLA‘s The Nest.
For those of you who aren’t sure what The Nest is – it’s a subscription-based sub-label of OWSLA, launched back on 12/12/12 as a digital fan club. For a few bucks a month, subscribers can receive recordings earlier than the public, free downloads, early access to tickets, merch discounts, and tons more goodies! Learn more here.
UPDATE: The new Challenger EP from Durante is out NOW via OWSLA’s Nest! Listen below!
GET INTO IT:
Every day we receive a gazillion and one audio tunes and we can’t possibly feature them all … but it wouldn’t be fair to deprive your ears of their magic!
A collab with his Brit friend Mark Yardley of Stanton Warriors, Metric calls the tune “a Chemical Brothers, emotional, melodic, big moment record. Everyone’s gonna reach for the lasers when they hear it.”
Carrying that underground disco sound typical of Alex Metric, “Ilium” has a killer build up that’s sure to infect dance club speakers around the world. Listen below and let us know if you agree.