Audien

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Audien
Audien in Los Angeles, 2016.jpeg
Audien in Los Angeles, 2016
Background information
Birth nameNathaniel Rathbun
Born (1992-01-11) January 11, 1992 (age 26)
New London, Connecticut, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • DJ
  • musician
Instruments
  • Keyboards
  • turntable
Years active2009–present
Labels

Nathaniel "Nate" Rathbun, better known under his stage name Audien, is an American DJ, record producer and musician.[2][3][4] He produces progressive house, trance, electro house,[5] and trap music.[1]

History[edit]

Audien hails from Mystic, Connecticut,[6][7] to a musical household. His mother is a jazz aficionado. In 2008, he was introduced to electronic dance music through trance songs in video game soundtracks. Fascinated by the sound of trance, he learned to recreate songs from Armin Van Buuren's A State of Trance podcasts.[8]

At age 17,[8] Audien was first signed to Dutch producer and DJ Ferry Corsten's label Flashover Recordings. The label released Audien's first single, "Rise & Shine".[9]

Musical career[edit]

Audien has released many singles and remixes for electronic record labels including Enhanced, Perceptive, Armada, Black Hole, and Nervous.[10] His tracks have appeared on Corsten's Countdown, Tiësto's Club Life, Above & Beyond's Trance Around The World, and Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance compilations.[11][12]

In 2012, Audien began to include elements of progressive house into his music with the release of "These Are The Days".[13] Audien's August 2012 release "Eventide", is noted for being played by Above & Beyond during their DJ set at the 2012 Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas.[14] Audien's track "Sup" was featured by Dutch icon Hardwell on episode 87 of Hardwell on Air.[15][16] In 2013, Above & Beyond premiered Audien's track "Wayfarer" as the first song ever played on Above & Beyond Group Therapy.[17]

In 2014, Audien played at Tomorrowland.[18]

In 2015, Audien signed to Astralwerks[19] and released his debut EP called 'Daydreams' with the track "Rooms".[20] He received a 2015 Grammy Nomination for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his remix of the Bastille (band) song, "Pompeii".[21] On March 2, 2015, Audien released the single "Insomnia".[22] "Insomnia" peaked at number one on the US Dance Charts.[23] His 2015 track "Something Better" featuring Lady Antebellum cracked the Billboard Top 40 in Pop Songs marking Audien's first appearance on a pop chart.[24] The track had already gone to number 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart on September 26, 2015.[25] In 2015, Audien announced his 'Audacity' Tour [26] and played music festivals EDC Vegas,[27] EDC Brazil,[28] TomorrowWorld,[29] and Electric Zoo.[30]

In 2016, Audien performed at Lollapalooza's 25th year.[31][32] Audien released "Crazy Love" featuring Deb's Daughter in August 2016.[33] The track hit #1 on the Mediabase Dance Airplay Chart twice.[34]

In 2017, Audien and MAX released the track "One More Weekend".[35] In January 2017, Audien's US Tour "Feels Trip" was announced.[36] Audien was on the lineup for Electric Zoo 2017.[37] On 18 June 2017, Audien collaborated with 3LAU to produce "Hot Water", which is a trap-influenced[1] track fusing melodic & heavy components.[38] On 15 September 2017, Audien released his debut EP titled Some Ideas on label Astralwerks.[39] The three-track EP contains a variety of genres, including "Rampart" which is a collaboration with hardstyle producer Gammer and "Message" whose sounds are based on his older Anjunabeats releases.

Audien returned to Anjunabeats on 13 July 2018 with his release of "Higher" through the label,[40] followed by "Never Letting Go" with Arty on 9 November 2018.[41][42]

Residences[edit]

Audien has had Las Vegas residences at Marquee in 2015,[43] and at Encore Las Vegas's XS Nightclub and Encore Beach Club in 2016.[44][45]

During the summer of 2017, Audien received a Las Vegas residency at Drai's Beachclub and Nightclub.[46]

Discography[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "SUBMERSE YOURSELF IN AUDIEN X 3LAU – "HOT WATER" BUT, DON'T DROWN [LISTEN HERE]". YourEDM. Archived from the original on 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  2. ^ Mason, Kerri. "Scouting Report: DJ/Producer Audien". Billboard. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  3. ^ Evans, Steph. "Audien – "Sup"". EarMilk. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "Audien". Beatport.
  5. ^ "Discogs – Audien". Retrieved April 17, 2013.
  6. ^ "Forget Pizza, Audien Is the Pride of Mystic, Connecticut". Vice.com. July 14, 2015. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  7. ^ HAMAD, MICHAEL. "Mystic's Audien Hoping For A Grammy Win For His Remix Of 'Pompeii'". Courant.com. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Mystic resident Nate Rathbun nominated for Grammy Award". The Day. January 18, 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  9. ^ "Audien :: Beatport Bio".
  10. ^ "Bingo Balls Blog". Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  11. ^ "Audien – Beatport Bio". Beatport. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  12. ^ "Primary Wave Music – Audien". Archived from the original on June 3, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  13. ^ "Dancing Astronaut – These Are The Days". Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  14. ^ "Audien – AM only". Retrieved April 18, 2013.
  15. ^ Evans, Steph. "Audien – "Sup"". Earmilk. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  16. ^ "The Untz – Audien Bio". Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  17. ^ "Dancing Astronaut – Audien Wayfarer". Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  18. ^ "Tomorrowland 2014 Day 2 Highlights: Hardwell, Tiësto, Audien & More". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  19. ^ "Audien Signs Recording Contract with Astralwerks". The Nexus of All Things DJ. 2014-12-15. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  20. ^ "Audien announces 'Daydreams' EP with new track 'Rooms'". www.dancingastronaut.com. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  21. ^ "Nominees - Grammys 2015 - CBS.com". CBS. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  22. ^ "Audien Releases New Single Insomnia".
  23. ^ "Hot Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. June 13, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  24. ^ "Emerging Artist: Audien hits the pop charts with 'Something Better'". AXS. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  25. ^ "Audien & Lady Antebellum No. 1, Olivia Newton-John Returns to Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  26. ^ "Just Announced: Audacity Tour With Audien". Insomniac.com. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  27. ^ Tracy (2015-06-23). "Audien – Live @ EDC Las Vegas 2015 – 21.06.2015 - EDMTunes". EDMTunes. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  28. ^ "EDC Brasil 2015 -". Insomniac.com. Archived from the original on August 28, 2017. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  29. ^ "TomorrowWorld 2015 in Chattahoochee Hills, United States – 25-27 September 2015 – Festicket". Festicket. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  30. ^ "Music Times". www.musictimes.com. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  31. ^ Cooper, Dan (2016-08-10). "Audien At Lollapalooza 2016". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  32. ^ "Lollapalooza's 2016 Lineup: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem". www.forbes.com. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  33. ^ "Audien Drops New Single "Crazy Love": Listen | Idolator". Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on Idolator.com. 2016-08-19. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  34. ^ "Audien x MAX Release New Single "One More Weekend" - We Own The Nite NYC". We Own The Nite NYC. 2017-04-01. Retrieved 2017-05-19.
  35. ^ Cooper, Dan (April 4, 2017). "Audien Releases The Anticipated Track "One More Weekend" Featuring MAX". EDM Sauce. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  36. ^ "AUDIEN ANNOUNCES 2017 FEELS TRIP USA TOUR DATES". DJMag.com. December 23, 2016. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  37. ^ "Electric Zoo 2017 Phase Two lineup (Zedd, Galantis, Claude VonStroke, more added)". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  38. ^ "Audien & 3LAU Team Up On 'Hot Water' Featuring Victoria Zaro". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  39. ^ Rishty, David. "Audien's Sophomore EP 'Some Ideas' Hugs Old & New Sounds, Including Hardstyle: Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2017-09-15. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  40. ^ Evenson, Austin (2018-07-18). "Audien returns to Anjunabeats with 'Higher'". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 2018-07-19. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  41. ^ Bein, Kat (2018-11-09). "Arty and Audien Find Bliss On 'Never Letting Go': Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2018-11-10. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  42. ^ Sweeney, Farrell (2018-11-09). "Arty and Audien unravel trance anthem 'Never Letting Go'". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 2018-11-10. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  43. ^ "Audien nominated for Grammy, signs two major deals and more". AXS.com. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  44. ^ "Wynn Las Vegas Drops Residency Lineup For 2016". WeGotThisCovered.com. January 11, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  45. ^ "EBC 2016 DJ Residencies & Dates Revealed - Discotech - The #1 Nightlife App". Discotech.me. January 11, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  46. ^ Unterberger, Andrew (May 3, 2017). "Drai's Summer 2017: Las Vegas Nightclub & Beachclub Lineups Announced | Billboard". Billboard.com. Retrieved October 15, 2017.