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SONG OF THE DAY: Bauer & Lanford – “Leave Me Behind”

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While the whole world is engulfed in the musical magic of Avicii’s debut album ‘True,’ let’s take a listen to a track by a few other talented Swedes.   Bauer and Lanford have been quickly building an impressive resume of remixes (Estelle, Adrian Lux) and productions (“Out of Control” with Michael Wermeets, “Another Day.”)  “Leave Me Behind” is their official introduction to the US,  a progressive pop dance tracks that combines thoughtful, almost Empire of the Sun sounding verses with a more pounding chorus.  The vocals of Sara Josefsson  are quite gorgeous and she will no doubt be picked up by other edm producers looking for an innocent and raw emotional performance.   The animated cartoon video (created by Nick Murray Willis) is both haunting and empowering at the same time as the lead character struggles with personal demons and betrayal.   DJs should watch out for the forthcoming remix package fearing a hot mix from Kryder amongst others.

Image Courtesy of Ultra Records.

INTERVIEW: Walden (2013)

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At 19, Walden has already remixed superstars like Mika and Estelle.  Having started with Acid Pro at 12, his love of producing music isn’t just an overnight thrill.  His productions range from electro and banging to ambient and vibey – and have gained him support from big names like Tiesto, Roger Sanchez, and Morgan Page.   Actually, Morgan Page is such a supporter that he invited Walden to join him on the forthcoming 3D US bus tour.    Coming from Sydney, Australia, the rising producer/DJ seems to have a long and successful career on his horizon.

Ron Slomowicz: Let’s start by going back a bit, the first time I heard about you was when you mixed Zoe Badwi’s “Accidents Happen,” how did that mix come about?
Walden: After I got in contact with Atlantic they put me with a record label over here that they worked closely with called Neon Records. After I met them we got hooked up doing the mix.