The picturesque and often sleepy city of Santa Barbara has recently produced some prominent acts in the likes of Seven Lions and Traveler. Shying away from the typical 4×4 house pattern, they’ve carved out their own unique styles of electronica. Justin Kleiner, another rising producer from Santa Barbara, has just released his Along The Way EP, and the ambient package is an impressive mixture of dramatic soundscapes and thematic drums that were prevalent in early M83 or Sigur Ros tracks. Kleiner has also drawn up a fine collection of artwork that’s tied in with the release that can be found on his site called Auxin. Grab the entire EP for free download below.
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Santa Barbara’s Seven Lions has come a long way since we first started supporting him here on GDD in 2011. After a handful of singles, a pair of EPs, and countless gigs around the world, the studio wizard has returned with his biggest release to date – the Worlds Apart EP – out now on Casablanca Records.
This latest offering goes beyond just being a typical collection of songs as it is a truly astonishing work of art with emotional depth that is undeniably apparent at first listen. Boasting collaborations with world-class vocalists such as Ellie Goulding and Kerli, Seven Lions manifests the music that resonates within his soul through his eclectic and ethereal brand of electronica. Enjoy Seven Lions‘ Worlds Apart EP after the jump, and purchase it on iTunes.
After introducing his metal-influenced side project, Gathering Darkness, with a new single, ”Serpent Of Old” featuring Ciscandra from Nostalghia, and releasing a Thump mini-documentary, Seven Lions follows up with his long-awaited remix of Royksopp’s “Running To The Sea” feat. Susanne Sundfør. In his remix, he takes listeners through an otherworldly journey lead by his deeply emotional and thematic production that draws more similarities to a movie score than a typical dance track. Seven Lions maintains his unwavering artistic integrity and continues to produce outstanding music. Listen to the remix after the jump.
Today, Santa Barbara’s Seven Lions releases an ominous new single, “Serpent of Old” featuring Ciscandra from Nostalghia, via OWSLA. Aside from playing numerous major festivals and touring across North America with Krewella this year, Seven Lions has released a pair of acclaimed hits – “Strangers” with Myon & Shane 54 and Tove Lo and “Fevers” with Minnesota and Mimi Page. He now adds to his 2013 repertoire with this latest offering where he swaps out a euphoric, uplifting vibe for a dark and heavy “moombahgoth” sound. Listen after the jump and purchase on Beatport or iTunes.
Since winning the Above & Beyond “You Got To Go” remix competition, Seven Lions has come a long way with releases on Viper Recordings, OWSLA, and Anjunabeats, among others, as well as numerous major festival and headlining performances. With the his new Myon & Shane 54 collaboration, “Strangers” featuring Tove Lo, he marks yet another milestone for his career as it is a part of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones official motion picture soundtrack, alongside artists such as Zedd and Bassnectar.
Seven Lions, with Myon & Shane 54, has taken an avant-garde approach to meld together a bass-trance cross-breed that incorporates Tove Lo’s vocals for a stunning effect. “Strangers” takes on a complex arrangement as it moves through a progressive build, a lush, yet bass-heavy, half-time drop, and an uplifting trance section before circling back. With this track, Seven Lions continues to push dance music forward with innovation while he maintains his own distinctive style. Purchase on “Strangers” on iTunes.
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In a 24-hour period over the weekend, Seven Lions headlined the Avalon Hollywood, played EDC New York, and flew down to Orlando for his third show in a row. Following his run of phenomenal performances, he released his jaw-dropping Minnesota collaboration, “Fevers,” with the Mimi Page on vocal duty. The newest addition to Seven Lions‘ outstanding music catalog serves as a testament to his authenticity as a visionary artist striving for originality. In “Fevers,” he seamlessly merges Mimi Page‘s haunting vocals with powerful melodies and his signature bass-heavy sound for an emotional masterpiece unlike any other. Listen/download below (lyrics after the jump).
The flourishing dance music maestro, Seven Lions, announces his first headlining Los Angeles gig at Avalon Hollywood next Friday, May 17th, with Flinch, Candyland, and DJ Precept. As a producer of the new generation, he continues to thrive in an increasingly competitive industry by deviating from the status quo with his transcendent music and authentic artistic motivations. In addition to his landmark Los Angeles gig, he will be showcasing his inimitable talent at upcoming world-renowned festivals such as Electric Daisy Carnival New York, Global Dance Festival, and Camp Bisco. Purchase tickets to Seven Lions at Avalon Hollywood (5/17) here, and come on out for an epic night.
In celebration of this show, Seven Lions will be releasing a new song, “Fever,” on Friday, May 17th. Stay tuned!
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The dance music prodigy from Santa Barbara, California, Seven Lions, released his incendiary set from his Ultra Music Festival debut at the OWSLA stage on Saturday, March 16th. Through his cohesive, yet incredibly eclectic, set consisting of tasteful Electro-House, Dubstep and everything in between, he was able to provide listeners with a powerful, deep-rooted experience unlike any other. This Seven Lions performance, along with his many more to come, serves to strengthen his highly sought-after appeal by displaying not only his superb music in a live setting, but also his prowess as a DJ. He is set to continue on his ascent to international dance music stardom as 2013 has already proven to be another groundbreaking year.
When I think of the Mile High City I usually don’t think of a burgeoning new outlet for fresh trap music. But Basscrooks are quickly changing that with their dirty, yet melodic sound. Although they may not have won the Mad Decent remix competition for Clockwork’s “Titan,” their energetic trap re-vamp certainly caught my eye. If you happen to find yourself in Boulder this February make sure to catch their set at Dayglow with Borgore and Seven Lions!
As a follow-up to his truly groundbreaking Days To Come EP, Santa Barbara’s Seven Lions rounds off an astounding year with yet another enlightening work of art, a remix of Delerium‘s “Days Turn Into Nights.” Seven Lions has proven again and again that his deep knowledge of electronic music production allows for his art to remain eclectic without deviating from his own extraordinary brand of emotive bass music.
With this remix, he draws the listener in by tastefully weaving vocals in and out of carefully constructed basslines, glittering melodies, soaring pads, and glitch accents, all supported by a strong mid-tempo backbone. Seven Lions continues to exemplify his unrelenting passion and breathtaking yet powerful style. Enjoy the new remix, but before doing so, here are a few words from the mastermind himself:
“This is the release of my new remix of Delerium – Days Turn Into Nights. Delerium has been a huge influience on me, long before I even got into EDM. Really excited to share this one with you!”