Can you say 'best week ever'?
You couldn’t write a script like this. Dance music artist hailing from - of all places - Mystic, Connecticut has a week where he’s nominated for a Grammy; Signs to a legendary record label; Sells out dates on his first major headline tour and signs a deal with a major Las Vegas club to be a resident performer in 2015. For Audien (aka Nate Rathbun), amazingly, this is reality. This is the best week EVER.
Nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Remixed Recording, Non Classical” category, Audien’s remix of Bastille’s “Pompeii” was the most played track at Electric Daisy Carnival and Coachella, plus it was one of the five most-played tracks at Tomorrowland. Audien was also nominated as “Best New Artist of 2013” by SiriusXM and frequently topping the Beatport charts, (“Hindsight”, “Eylsium”) the music prodigy gained mainstream notoriety in 2014 for his remixes of Bastille’s “Pompeii” and Michael Jackson’s “Slave To The Rhythm.”
It just keeps getting better though, as acclaimed NYC-based dance music label Astralwerks, part of the Capitol Music Group, has announced the signing of Audien to an exclusive recording contract with new music planned for 2015. This puts Audien in the same hands as those who’ve helped drive the music of top crossover acts including The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Fatboy Slim, Duke Dumont, Eric Prydz and Porter Robinson, among others.
“We are truly honored to have Audien join the roster at Astralwerks. In a short amount of time Nate has crafted a sound that is unique to him – no easy feat; his outstanding talent and skill as a musician and producer is matched by his dynamic personality and boundless energy. It’s very exciting to have home grown talent of this caliber coming right from our backyard in Mystic, Connecticut.”- Glenn Mendlinger, General Manager, Astralwerks
Already a veteran of major worldwide festivals such as EDC, Ultra, Tomorrowland, Tomorrowworld, Mysteryland, & more, Audien just completed his first ever headline tour, AUDaCITY in partnership with Insomniac and Live Nation. The tour included sold-out performances at New York’s Irving Plaza, LA’s House of Blues, and the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco. In 2015, Audien will join Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub in Las Vegas’ Cosmopolitan Hotel as an exclusive resident performer.
"We are thrilled to welcome Grammy nominee Audien to the Marquee family for 2015. Marquee is a place where our guests can let go, have fun and celebrate, and his uplifting tracks are the perfect fit for that experience. We believe Audien is an artist who represents the future of EDM." - Jason Strauss, TAO Group Partner
So much has already happened but this is just the beginning of Audien’s ride. Be on the lookout for more information on new music, live shows and his forthcoming partnership with 808 Audio, owned by Voxx International Corporation (NASDAQ:VOXX), to launch the 808 Performer Headphone in 2015. Audien worked closely with the designers to ensure the headphones properly cater to both working DJs and music lovers. Audien will join 808 Audio to showcase the product in January at CES in Las Vegas.
"808 audio is so happy to be working with Audien. He is an artist who truly cares so much about the product he produces and that has translated into a great relationship as we developed the 808 Performer headphone in 2014. We look forward to working even closer in 2015 and expect many successes for both of us". - Ian Geise, SVP Voxx Audio Corporation
Audien is represented by Hosh Gureli and Seth Faber of Primary Wave for management.
Listen to Bastille - Pompeii (Audien Remix)