GRAMMY Award nominated electronic dance music DJ/Producer/Remixer, Audien (aka Nate Rathbun), brings his brand of progressive house, electro house, and trance music to The MID, 306 North Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015.
In the middle of a global explosion of Electronic Dance Music, a genre that thrives in the most exclusive nightclubs of the world’s cosmopolitan cities, a prodigious producer has emerged from the unlikeliest of places. The small seaport town of Mystic, Connecticut, has been the home of Audien for his entire life, and it was in a small apartment in Mystic where he began creating music in 2008. Using a very basic set up, and a secret cocktail of plug-ins, Audien worked diligently to hone his craft. By age 17, while his friends were either preparing college applications or teeing up jobs, he began to test the waters by sending his unsolicited music out to producers, labels and bloggers. Though confident in his sound, Audien carefully managed his expectations, suspecting it was unlikely that he’d hear back from a random demo submission. An enthusiastic response came, however, from Flashover Recordings, the trance label owned by beloved Dutch Producer/DJ Ferry Corsten. Audien’s single, Rise & Shine, was released, and soon thereafter he was off to the races.
Over the next two years, a slew of renowned labels came calling, gravitating to Audien’s stunning melodies and innovative sonic landscapes. He worked meticulously, but prolifically, churning out anthems and remixes for labels including Enhanced, Perceptive, Armada, Black Hole, and Nervous. Audien’s tracks also began to appear on compilations assembled by some of the genre’s giants, including Corsten’s Countdown, Tiësto’s Club Life, Above & Beyond’s Trance Around The World, and Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance. A particularly exciting opportunity presented itself in May of 2011, when Audien had the opportunity to open for Armin van Buuren at New York’s Roseland. In just 3 years, Audien had gone from idolizing Armin van Buuren to sharing a stage with him.
As Audien continues to release tracks, his music has evolved to include elements of Progressive House. From his 2012 release, These Are The Days with Ruby Prophet, to his single, Leaving You with Michael S. (released February 18th, 2013), to his single, Circles with Ruby Prophet (released December 16th, 2013), to his single, Serotonin with Matthew Koma (released June 30th, 2014), to his remix of Bastille’s hit, Pompeii (released March 31st, 2014) which received a GRAMMY Award nomination in the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical category in the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, showcases his ability to create fresh tracks and provide moving live performances while continuing his rapid rise out of Mystic and around the world. [from Audien biography]
Listen to a snippet of Audien’s remix of Pompeii by Bastille on SoundCloud here; a snippet of Serotonin with Matthew Koma on SoundCloud here, a snippet of Circles with Ruby Prophet on SoundCloud here; a snippet of Leaving You with Michael S. on SoundCloud here, and a snippet of These Are The Days with Ruby Prophet on SoundCloud here.
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Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
The MID and React present…
306 North Halsted Street
Chicago, Illinois 60661
312-265-3990 (info/table reservations)
10pm-4am | 21+
Strict Dress Code Rules Apply
No Gym Shoes, No Hats, No Sports Attire, No Graphic Tees, No Shorts
Dress to Impress – Collared Shirts Recommended