An Interview With Future Joy

Up and coming musical duo Future Joy has been blazing a trail of success for themselves for the past 2 years. They’ve began making quite a name for themselves in a relatively short amount of time and have become one of the most exciting funk and bass music duos to keep our eyes on. 

We’re thrilled to say that we’ve recently had the chance to get to know them a little better and ask a few questions in the form of an email interview. The eclectic duo filled us in with the details behind their newest single “Triple Stack” featuring Vibe Street. They’ve also let us in on some of their biggest musical inspirations as well as some backstory on themselves as artist on their journey into and through the music scene both as individuals and as a duo.

Interview: Future Joy

Party Guru Press: Lets start by talking about your newest single “Triple Stack” with Vibe Street. The song is funky and upbeat and seems like it would’ve been a lot of fun to work on…

-What was the best part of working on this new release?

-Is there anything worth telling telling about the creative process that shaped this one?

-What is your relationship with Vibe Street like and are there any plans to work with them again in the future?

Future Joy: We met Ben, aka Vibe Street at Mad Mountain festival in Casper, WY the summer of 2020. We brought our RV/renegade stage and were able to jam with him after his sets. We hit the road full-time shortly after.

In November we headed back to Colorado for some other recording sessions and got word that Ben and our friend Austin were working on music. We drove straight through from Arizona, arrived around 2am and started recording. We spent the whole weekend working on a few different projects but this song was the most fun.

Austin started with a ukulele bass line, Zach laid Baritone sax, Ben did the rap, Emily played the synth line and sang the backups, Kyle was there for moral support- the song was starting to take form. It was truly a family collab! We enjoyed our time hanging at Ben’s studio and I think we would all enjoy making another song together sometime soon.

 

Party Guru Press: So how did you two meet? what initially sparked your creative flow as a duo?

Future Joy: Zach attended a karaoke night that Emily was hosting in May of 2019. We both sang, then Zach asked her to sit in with his band the following night, and we’ve been making music together ever since. This was just the beginning. Now we’ve been living on the road in our RV for over a year and have played 80+ shows!

 

Party Guru Press: You are clearly both quite musically inclined; not just with music production but with actual instruments as well. Of course we know you love to incorporate the saxophone, which you seem to feature feature throughout the majority of your songs…

-So where did that all come from? What got you started playing music and specifically saxophone in the first place?

Future Joy: Zach started playing saxophone in fifth grade. Emily started piano lessons in grade school and classical vocal trining in high school. We both spent the last 10 years as club/bar DJs. So we were well trained in the dj/electronic side, as well as many other genres of music.

Zach has always been playing sax with DJs, so combining the live element with the tracks just made sense. Emily had been singing in bands, and playing bedroom piano, so it also made sense to start combining everything. We added the piano to the set last winter and its been fun to watch the project grow.

 

Party Guru Press: How has your creative process evolved since you originally began your musical journey? Do you have a routine for producing? Also how does that reflect in your newest project?

Future Joy: Our only routine for producing is to get friends involved. Collaboration is really what takes our songs to the next level. On this project Ben and especially Austin wanted to stay behind the scenes though, so you only get his first name and no artist name. Hehe..

Party Guru Press: Who are your biggest influences or other artists within your genre that have helped inspire your style of music? And do you ever take influence from artist that aren’t necessarily in the same realm or genre that you produce? Have any of them added any additional inspiration to your new release? Or any of your releases?

Future Joy: Zach grew up in Denver playing funk, jam, and electronic. The scene in Denver is so eclectic it really helped him expand his sax playing and enjoyment of many genres. In electronic Music; Daft Punk, Deadmau5, and Excision are early inspirations. On the Sax Sonny Rollins, and Skerik are his big inspirations.

Emily grew up outside Chicago and House music runs through her veins. She had the chance to see world-class acts come through the city and takes inspiration from Anabel Englund, Nicolas Jaar, and Disclosure. She spent the past 9 years DJing and singing at weddings and corporate events so musical diversity was important. It’s fun to be able to play funk, pop, dance, house, rock, hip hop, dub, and bass all at the same party. We strive to stay eclectic in our Future Joy sets too.

Party Guru Press: So 2021 looks like it has been a busy year for you two… Whats been some of the biggest highlights so far?

Future Joy: We had some great shows and festivals this year. Notably: Fool’s Engagement Festival in Branford, FL and being able to fill-in last minute for Russ Liquid, opening for Manic Focus in Gainesville. FL. We also had a blast at our Denver homecoming at Your Moms House in July.

Party Guru Press: We see that you have a show coming up in Denver on October 15th at Summit Music Hall… Are you excited for this one?

-What can we expect to hear from you that night?

-Any chances of bringing out Vibe Street when playing that new tune?

Future Joy: We are sooooo excited for Summit! We got to link up with Float Like A Buffalo in Tulsa, OK last week and the show was huge energy. Denver get readyyyy!!! We plan to play high energy and show Denver a taste of everything we got. We brought Vibe Street to play the collab at our headliner back in July, but since we’re opening we probably won’t have features on October 15th at Summit. We may or may not be joining the Float guys for a special encore though, wink wink. Its also our last show in town before we head south!

Party Guru Press: Anything exciting happening for the remainder of the year? What plans or goals can you share with us regarding performances or new music leading up to 2022 and beyond?

Future Joy: Performing at Summit in Denver and then we truck it to 10.23 at VooSwar in Atlantic Beach, FL and then 10.28 we’re bringing our renegade RV stage to Hulaween. After that we have some festivals in December and February already coming together in Florida. We don’t want to see anymore snow, so find us down south for winter. 🙂 We have big plans of hitting every festival we possibly can next summer!

Party Guru Press: So tell us… how is your biggest canine supporter, Gus doing? Still Repping the “Future Joy” merch?

Future Joy: Gus is the best!!! We adopted him last October while on the road in Virginia. So he was there while the song was created. He loves the road and we truly think he saved ussss!!! FurrGusSon Joy our saviorrrr!!

Party Guru Press: Lastly, we’d love to know… would you two consider yourselves “Party Gurus”!?

Future Joy: We Definitely consider ourselves Party Gurus! We linked up for a stream back in 2020 and we’ve been on the guru train ever since. Woo! 

With all the excitement around their newest single as well as their ambitious plans for the coming year, Future Joy is without a doubt among the most exciting up and coming duos to look out for. Their future shows featuring their marvelously wide range of genres and high energy performances are something worth getting excited about. 

Their desire for a friends and family environment within each of their projects is admirable and inspiring, as is their passion for collaboration with equally exciting artists. Its clear that they thrive off of the creative freedom that comes with sharing thoughts and ideas with like-minded artists who share similar musical visions. That is something that reflects highly throughout their latest release. 

We’d like to thank them for their time spent getting back to us for the interview, and we thoroughly look forward to watching the progress of this incredibly promising duo. We’re wishing them the very best with all of their future endeavors. Thank you, Future Joy!

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New EP from Mize Captivates the Music Scene

Mize is an emerging experimental bass producer from Alabama. During the past few years, he has won over the electronic music community with a magnetic appeal that comes through in his innovative style of music production. 

This week, Mize returns to the music scene with a highly anticipated EP, Balancing Act. His innovation and talent are obvious throughout this EP as Mize demonstrates his unwavering ability to create music of exceptional quality. This EP takes listeners on a journey filled with peaceful atmospheres and whimsical melodies, complete with exciting and energetic drops. Balancing Act is now available to listen to on all streaming services.

Mize’s Creative Journey

Ian Evans started producing music in 2012. For the first several years into his project, he went by the alias ‘ianqt.’ Eventually, he changed his name to Mize to memorialize his grandmother’s last name. 

Mize discovered his signature style by pushing the boundaries of electronic music and experimenting with sound designs. He was inspired by genre-defying artists such as Tipper and Netsky. Mize spent years mastering his craft, developing a sound that combines psychedelic downtempo and melodic dubstep with hip-hop influences.

In 2020, Mize debuted with WAKAAN when he released his single and follow-up EP titled ‘Thought Process.’ In February 2021, he released ‘Satori,’ a collaborative single with Super Future. This was the first single released on Liquid Stranger’s new downtempo label, SSKWAN. Now, Mize is returning to SSKWAN with his EP, Balancing Act. A testament to Mize’s ever-growing talent, this EP demonstrates his potential to become a top artist in electronic music.

“Balancing Act is both a call back to some of the sounds and places that made this project come together in the beginning as well as a foreshadow of the new ideas, techniques, and themes I’ve been diving into as of late. Constantly as I grow older I notice that many aspects of my life are endless periods of balancing many things whether they be relationships, work, leisure, time, and even things as simple as taking care of your own body. I find that sometimes being an artist can be a Balancing Act of adopting new ideas while also attempting to keep the essence of what brought me here alive.” —MIZE

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Conclusion

The incredible talent of Mize is undeniably inspiring a new generation of music producers. We are so excited to see what he does next. Click here to listen to Balancing Act, now out on all streaming services!

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Sully Ignites the Party with a New Single: ‘Right About Now’

Sully is a bass music producer from Los Angeles who is making big waves in the music industry. He is known for his innovative sounds, which combine melodic dubstep with heavy bass wobbles and eerie atmospheres. His unique style of bass music has been groundbreaking within the electronic music scene. Now, he is back again with a hot new single, ‘Right About Now,’ available on all streaming services.

Sully started learning how to produce throughout high school. In college, he earned his audio engineering degree from the University of Michigan. Later, Sully Graduated from the Icon Collective, a Los Angeles-based music college, where he maximized his production skills and creative process. After spending years mastering his craft, Sully has quickly built an impressive reputation in the bass music scene. In 2019, Sully released his debut single, ‘Frequency Shift.’ His music was quickly noticed by WAKAAN’s one-and-only Liquid Stranger, who took him under his wing and brought him onto the Ascension tour. Since then, Sully has steadily released music with the WAKAAN Music Label and has quickly made a name for himself in the electronic music space. 

Sully Returns to WAKAAN

In his highly anticipated return to WAKAAN, Sully recruits Isaac Castor as his emcee. ‘Right About Now’ is a bass party anthem that will keep the energy going and the vibes high whether you are at the poker table, in the club, or up all night at a 3 – day ‌festival.

“‘Right About Now’ is all about igniting that energy that’s been pinned up for the past year. When I listen to the song, I reminisce about my time in college growing as an artist. Whether I was playing at a bar, a wedding, or as a local opener for a talent I looked up to, I was always trying to fulfill my potential. What makes this even more special is that Isaac and I went to the same undergrad and were usually hustling together to reach the next step. I’m so proud of this record and couldn’t be more grateful for Isaac’s flawless vocal delivery.” – Sully

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Sully continues to impress us, establishing his name within the world of electronic music. As his artistic journey unfolds, we eagerly await his next steps.

‘Right About Now’ is out now on all streaming services! Listen to his new track ‌here.

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Top Brahman’s Latest Releases Have Gained Some Serious Traction

Melodic, happy, and feel-good are all words that describe the music of Top Brahman. This Denver, Colorado-based producer and DJ has gained some serious traction within the past year. His high energy music is complete with pop vibes and has captured the attention of many listeners, artists, and record labels. Some of Top Brahman‘s latest releases include “Love Me, Hate Me” featuring Cadence XYZ and “Pull Me Out” with Tima Dee.

Party Guru Press was lucky enough to get a quick phone call in with this skilled producer. Keep reading to learn more about his history in music, the success of his recent tracks, and what goals he has for 2021.

Introducing: Top Brahman

Vinay Krishnan produces music under the name of Top Brahman. Vinay himself was born in Colorado. However, his whole family is originally from India. They were born into the caste system of the Brahmins, which he used to take a spin on Top Ramen. This play on words formed his artist name: Top Brahman.

Vinay has always been passionate about and involved with music. Back in high school, he listened to a lot of metal music. He was even a guitarist and vocalist for a heavy metal band. Once he reached college, he discovered electronic music and the culture surrounding it, which he quickly fell in love with. In fact, the first EDM show that he attended was Skrillex on Halloween of 2010. “I was just hooked after that. I just kept listening to it nonstop,” he said.

Vinay bought his first mixer in 2017 and started learning how to DJ. In January of 2018, he bought Ableton and began to mess around with producing. Within a few months, he was producing every single day. He is constantly working to perfect his skills and discover his sound, with the goal of producing music as a career.

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Melodic Music To Make You Melt

Vinay describes his music as “super melodic, future bass vibes with pop vocals, and it’s a little bit of a melodic dubstep vibe as well.” If you have yet to hear any original Top Brahman tracks, he suggests that you listen to his latest release “Pull Me Out” with vocalist Tima Dee. This track is stunning, to say the least, and it does a perfect job of encapsulating his sound and feel.

There is no denying that this was a massively successful track for Vinay. Since it’s release, it’s been streamed over two hundred and sixty thousand times on Soundcloud, Spotify, and Youtube combined. Even more so, Alison Wonderland added it to her Spotify playlist titled Wonderland Secrets and played it on two of her mixes as well.

Pull Me Out” was released via Proximity, which was insanely huge for Vinay. He had come across an opportunity to connect with Proximity‘s founder and CEO, Blake Coppelson. After sending him an email with “Pull Me Out” before it was released, he got an amazing response. Blake immediately loved the track and wanted to sign it. Shortly after, he asked Vinay if he would be okay with NGHTMRE possibly doing a collaboration on the track, but that wasn’t successful in the end.

Not only have Vinay’s recent tracks been well-received by friends and family, but also by the music industry as a whole. The success of this release has already started opening new doors for him. A handful of artists have reached out to him to ask him to collaborate or do official remixes for them.

What’s Next?

The next release that you can expect to hear from Top Brahman is scheduled for March 8th. This is his remix of “Drown” by Stryer & Mary Sweet. Earlier this year, LabelRadar hosted a remix contest and Vinay won first place. Aside from that, Top Brahman has ten original tracks that are complete and waiting for a release date.

Top Brahman also has a few things that he’d like to accomplish in 2021. “My main goals are one million Spotify streams, and then I want to get a release on NCS (NoCopyrightSounds), Monstercat, and Lowly Palace, and then collab with a bigger artist,” he said. In order to work towards this, he’s been finishing a song every week since the beginning of the year. “This year’s pretty much going to be focused on just pumping out as much music as possible,” he explained.

When asked what other artists Vinay would like to work with in the future, he didn’t hesitate by naming NGHTMRE. Additionally, he hopes to work with Alison Wonderland, Ekali, and so many more.

This year, Top Brahman also wants to focus on strengthening his marketing, promoting, and social media skills. By doing this, he hopes to organically reach more new listeners and build up his social media presence.

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Words Of Wisdom

One of the last things that we asked Vinay was what advice he has for those wanting to get into producing. “You just have to start and don’t wait for the perfect time, and you’re never too old”, he said. “I look up to all these other artists like Martin Garrix. He was like fourteen when he started, and I was just really discouraged,” he explained.

He went on to say that the first year or so of producing will be rough. “You’re going to want to quit so many times…but once you get past that, you just blow up,” he noted. In the end, all of the hard work will be worth it. If you want to start producing, just do it!

Conclusion

Top Brahman is undoubtedly an artist to watch. His first official release was only a few years ago, and he’s already had releases on record labels including Hegemon Select via Artist Intelligence Agency, and Proximity.

His ambition and drive prove that he is truly passionate about what he does. Top Brahman is ready to make a name for himself in the music industry, and his beautiful, seamless production is doing just that. Anyone that listens to his music will immediately become hooked and hungry for more.

Keep an eye out on Top Brahman this year, and get ready for lift off!

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BRUER’s Debut EP, Mind Flay, Is Full Of Heavy Bass

Hailing from the bass capital of Denver, Colorado, BRUER is a powerful force to be reckoned with. Known to friends and family as Will Mayer, this phenomenal producer and DJ has continued to strengthen his skills over the years. BRUER has released various singles and remixes since his start, with sub-genres ranging from melodic to future bass.

On January 28th, he debuted his very first EP titled Mind Flay. This monumental new release contains four heavy, mind-bending bass tracks. Party Guru Press recently had the opportunity to chat with BRUER to learn more about how he came into producing, the Mind Flay EP, and his major plans for 2021.

Introducing: BRUER

Ever since he was a kid, Will has had a passion and longing for the fascinating sounds of electronic music. Around high school, he started to get into DJ-ing and attended Scratch Academy in Los Angeles. He called himself the “wild child of the group” because he was the only one there that was into EDM, as opposed to Top 40 hits. After he got his hands on his first copy of Ableton, he started producing non-stop.

Four or five years into producing, he attended ICON Collective, also in Los Angeles, where he learned more intricate skills including sound design. Will graduated from ICON in the beginning of 2016 and then hunkered down and began to take production a lot more seriously.

Originally, Will started BRUER to make dark house music. As time went on, his music transformed into future bass and he received recognition from Trap Nation. Currently, his sound is getting heavier and heavier, which he’s super excited about.

Will started to revamp BRUER around the beginning of 2020. This correlates with his new, heavy sound as well as all of his upcoming projects that are currently in the works. Furthermore, Will dedicated a lot of time last year to figure out his sound and his music. “I just feel like there was a different part of me that wanted to be heard, so I started doing that [producing heavier music] and it was really fun because I didn’t feel like there were any boundaries”, Will explained.

Flay Your Mind

The debut EP from BRUER, titled Mind Flay, was released on January 28th. All four tracks on this self-released EP are described as “freeform, heavy, distorted.” Producing this album allowed Will to go “back to the basics” and focus on bass music, which he really enjoyed.

Some of these tracks have been in progress for a long time, and Will is thrilled to finally be able to put together a collective group of tracks. He explained that in the past, he would either finish a track and be able to release it right away, or finish a track and sit on it for quite a while. “It is cool to come up with a group of four tracks that I’m really proud of and is pushing the project forward,” Will said.

If you haven’t yet listened to Mind Flay, Will recommends that you listen to “Take You Higher” first. This is the track that he’s most proud of on the EP because it’s really simple and straight to the point. “With production, it’s so easy to go down the rabbit hole and overcomplicate things,” Will explained. “Take You Higher” is one of the most minimalistic bass tracks that he’s ever done, which makes it beautifully unique.

One of Will’s other favorite tracks on the album is titled “Nasty“. This was released a few weeks before the EP and was actually premiered via UKF Dubstep. Since Will’s musical history has been mostly melodic and future bass up until Mind Flay, he was stoked to see interest from UKF. Moving forward, he definitely wants to work with them again.

Reflecting On 2020

When it comes to the crazy year that was 2020, BRUER was able to see the glass half-full. Will has always been an extremely optimistic person. This undoubtedly worked in his favor, even last year with a complete shift in the music industry. “I honestly feel like it was a bit of a blessing in disguise for me,” said Will.

According to Will, one of his favorite things about 2020 was the adventure of converting a camper van. He sold his car and bought a van shortly after on a bit of a whim. Will and his girlfriend initially spent about six fifteen-hour days working to convert this industrial van into a fun, comfortable camper van before it was ready for travel.

Since then, they’ve taken in it all around the United States. Locations that they traveled to last year include the East Coast, Yellowstone, Moab, the Ozarks, and all over Colorado. Will describes traveling as being very motivating and inspiring. This was the highlight of his year, and definitely a silver lining in 2020. Who’s to say if he would have had the time to pursue that experience any other year?

The Future Of BRUER

2020 brought some challenges as far as releasing music and getting on labels due to the absence of shows. Will explained that it’s harder to promote music without shows. Furthermore, labels weren’t looking for new artists to grow their team. Even though he feels like the music industry “is at a bit of a standstill”, he’s hopeful that this upcoming year will have a bit more normalcy and relieve some of those issues.

Will is already prepared to push himself for the duration of 2021. He has a ton of unreleased music up his sleeve and is excited to surprise people with his new project. Mind Flay is just the beginning of the next chapter for BRUER, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store.

This year, listeners can expect to hear original BRUER releases, collaborations, and official remixes. Additionally, he won’t limit himself to just bass music. “It’s definitely going to be a fun year filled with a lot of different creations from me,” Will said.

Final Thoughts

Denver’s BRUER is most definitely an artist to watch. This highly skilled producer has captured the attention of many over the past few years. Listeners are always eager to hear his next project, as his sound is constantly evolving. The release of his debut EP, Mind Flay, has been a massive success thus far, even receiving attention from UKF Dubstep.

At the conclusion of the chat with Will, we asked him if he had anything else that he wanted to add. We’ll leave you with some of his final thoughts.


“For anybody who has been listening and streaming “Nasty” or really just listening to my music and supporting at all, thank you so much. That is seriously what keeps the train rollin’. I honestly can’t thank those people enough.

For anybody who hasn’t listened to my music, go check it out! I really hope you like it. Just to circle back, get ready. 2021’s going to hopefully be a better year for everybody. I’m just trying to prepare as best I can, and just getting out that content. Workin’ on the music. I hope that we get shows back.

Wear your mask and stay in school.”

Will Mayer (BRUER)

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Denver’s LUNAR HORIZON Tells A Story Of The Universe

LUNAR HORIZON is an electronic music duo made up of two Colorado natives, Matt and Jake. Throughout 2020, these skilled melodic producers have made significant strides within the music industry. Last November, they released their latest track, “Rise Up“.

Party Guru Productions recently got the chance to speak with the groundbreaking duo. We learned so much about LUNAR HORIZON including how they started, what keeps them going, and what’s to come in 2021.

Introducing: LUNAR HORIZON

Matt grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado. In fact, he has lived there up until a few months ago when he moved to Denver. Before LUNAR HORIZON, he operated under his own independent project, VIZION. Matt said that VIZION focused on “more future bass, and experimental bass stuff.” Furthermore, he focused more on DJ-ing than producing in the past. “If I thought something was cool I’d just release it on SoundCloud,” he said.

Jake has been involved with music his entire life. He’s always listened to a variety of music, and he was involved in band in middle school. Within the past few years, he’s really honed in on the business side of the music industry. “It was only a few years ago I started researching, networking, and learning all the aspects of this growing industry,” said Jake. He’s researched and learned a lot over the course of the past year, which he’s rightfully proud of.

Matt and Jake came together through mutual friends. When they finally met up and made a track together, everything fell into place. Both their individual goals and passion for creating music fit seamlessly with each other. Jake said, “I knew that if we pursued this together and combined our talent, our drive and our strengths, we would change lives, and make an impact on the world.”

So far, they’ve begun to do just that.

Colorado Roots

Growing up in Colorado has definitely had an influence on LUNAR HORIZON. Both Matt and Jake have noticed how the unique environment and atmosphere have fueled their creativity throughout their lifetimes.

Matt was largely influenced by Pretty Lights. “My first show was the Pretty Lights NYE show 2011/2012 and I was only like 14 at the time, and it was life changing. I went to pretty much every PL show in CO up until his last at the 10 yr red rocks anniversary,” he said. Since then, he’s loved exploring the different sub-genres within EDM and attending different shows. “For producing I think it just pushes us to make something new and unheard of all the time, especially in Colorado with how the EDM scene is here,” Matt elaborated.

Jake didn’t grow up listening to large quantities of electronic music. Instead, he spent his time listening to rock and country music. “It wasn’t until high school I got introduced to electronic music from a friend, and immediately I was like ‘this is exactly what I’m missing in my life’. Then I saw my first show and I knew this is what I was meant to do,” said Jake. He went on to explain how supportive the Colorado environment is. Furthermore, he’s always been inspired by the sunsets and mountains. Who isn’t!?

A Story Of The Universe

LUNAR HORIZON brings their audience a unique and transformative take on music. A story of the universe is sewn together through each new track that they release. This duo utilizes the language of music to take listeners through space and time. With each new release, the universal story continues to develop, leaving listeners hungry for more.

If you haven’t yet heard one of LUNAR HORIZON’s breathtaking tracks, they recommend that you listen to “WANT ME” first. “It definitely gives a good layout of who we are and our mission with our music style. I think the intense drop leading into a very atmospheric bridge in ‘WANT ME’ really expresses LUNAR HORIZON.”

While producing, LUNAR HORIZON draws inspiration from a few well-known artists. These include “LSDREAM, REZZ, ODESZA, and Seven Lions.” They also like to keep their studio space tidy and relaxed. “Some studio must-haves would probably have to be just having a clean space, and definitely our plants,” they explained. Outside of producing, they listen to a wide variety of genres. “It just depends on what we’re feeling at that time,” they said.

When asked what artists they would like to work with, local or other, this duo has big ideas. “If we’re shooting for the stars we think it would be insane to work with Virtual Riot, INZO, Flume, and for sure Sumthin Sumthin,” they said.

Coming Up

2020 was a “blessing in disguise” according to LUNAR HORIZON. Even though it was a tough year for these producers, it allowed them time to learn more about each other and strengthen their friendship. They were able to take the time to really focus on what they want to express in their music. As a result, they’ll most definitely be prepared when shows return.

Their strong, driven mentality is already carrying through to 2021. Next month, they are releasing their next single, “LONELY”. When asked about this upcoming track, LUNAR HORIZON explained that the theme of their style “is oriented from the perspective of looking back at Earth/home from the moon, traveling to new horizons. Lonely is about being lost in space, literally and metaphorically. It’s about not letting go but it’s okay to move on.”

2021 will hold many more releases from these two producers. They hope to consistently release more tracks than they did last year. “Stay looking out each month,” they say. Fans of LUNAR HORIZON as well as anyone that loves innovative, melodic music should be excited for what’s to come.

Conclusion

LUNAR HORIZON is yet another Colorado-based electronic music duo that is absolutely killing the game. Their first official releases in 2020 have captured the attention of many by telling a connected story of the universe. Listeners of their music will dance, feel new emotions, and most definitely look forward to the future of LUNAR HORIZON.

“We’ve been working super hard and finally feel like we’re in a good place to really get our music moving. Follow us on Insta if you like what you hear because we announce pretty much everything coming on there! Each release is essentially a chapter to the story, so a new one unfolds every release.”

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Listen To Kool Jon’s Brand New Single, “Fractal Cactus”

Keeping It Kool

Kool Jon, known to friends and family as Josh Rosenberg, is an electronic music producer. Since early 2018, he’s been releasing tracks with a wide variety of sub-genres. Party Guru Productions recently got the chance to chat with Kool Jon. We learned more about him, his music, and what’s in store for 2021.

Music has always been a major part of Kool Jon‘s life. While growing up, he played whatever instruments he could get his hands on. “I played sax and percussion in school band, and I started playing guitar and bass in bands in middle school,” said Josh. His first real experience in the music world came from being a part of a few bands in high school. “First a classic 16-year-old pop-punk band, and then an emo band that gave me my first touring experiences. Since then I’ve played in a few different groups, and I’ve started a lot of different music by myself,” he explained.

In college, he set up a studio in his bedroom and really started producing music for the Kool Jon project. For the past few years, he’s kept up with his involvement by working music festivals around the globe. These include Electric Zoo, Dead & Company’s Playing In The Sand, and so many more.

Focus and Motivation

In February of 2020, his life working the music festival circuit came to a halt as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. He abruptly went from one hundred to zero and had a surplus of time on his hands. Around this same time, he had finished mixing his latest albums and was starting to release them. He also decided to start streaming on Twitch.

“The streams influenced my production a lot because each day I would try to produce something different than what I had done before, often taking influence from artists I was listening to that week. Because I had no work, I wanted to stay productive, so I tried to organize my days around producing and mixing, and after a few months, I had a number of tracks to narrow down to what I’m releasing,” said Josh.

This last year was his first opportunity to really hunker down and focus on producing music.

“Fractal Cactus”

The latest string of releases from Kool Jon begins with “Fractal Cactus“, which debuted on January 9th. This track is over six minutes of pure relaxation and ecstasy. It’s a chill tune with a seamless combination of different elements. Precise percussion, low, vibrating synths, and a bright melody all make this a pleasing piece to listen to. Throughout the six minutes, listeners will be taken on a journey through this truly hypnotic track.

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Coming Up

If you love “Fractal Cactus“, Kool Jon has some great news for you. Josh explained that he will be releasing “eleven songs over eight releases, every other Friday until April 16.” These will all be dance tracks that span eight styles or subgenres. However, one song is drum and bass and another is glitchy IDM (intelligent dance music). Additionally, “Say It For Me” and “Waterworld II” will also be accompanied by music videos. These are being made by Josh’s exceptionally talented friend, Peter DeBarros. Peter also produced his videos for “Go” and “Rumble Room“.

Josh explained that while he was producing these new pieces, he was watching a lot of Cercle sets on Youtube. “I’d often go into my session the next day and try to borrow elements or techniques from the artist or style I was listening to the night before,” he said. Overall, he is extremely proud of these songs as he believes that he’s finally reached the level of production that he’s been striving for.

Make sure to keep an eye out on Kool Jon’s social media pages (linked below) for upcoming releases! He said that “there is definitely no clear plan for new music, but once these current tracks are out, there will definitely be more, dancey stuff coming as soon as possible.”

Music That Matters

According to Josh, all proceeds from the music produced and released by Kool Jon “will be donated to organizations and funds supporting the black community and other minorities in the US”. For his last round of releases, he donated to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute and the Equal Justice Initiative.

For this current round of releases, he hasn’t chosen any specific organizations to donate to yet. He is always welcoming suggestions as long as “the organization directly helps people in need and that the majority of the fundraising goes to support their programs rather than pay a salary.” Now that he is located in Los Angeles, he is also considering organizations that help house and feed people in the city. If you have a specific cause or organization in mind, reach out to Kool Jon on any of his social media platforms.

Conclusion

Kool Jon is most definitely an artist to watch. He’s dedicated a lot of time to finding and perfecting his signature sound, and this current release does a perfect job of demonstrating just that. Not only does he have ten more unparalleled tracks scheduled to be released between now and mid-April, but he will also be gracing us with two music videos. Furthermore, all funds from his music are donated directly to various organizations such as those that support the black community as well as other minorities.

Josh gives a “huge thanks to Megan Riley who did all of the art for this project as well as the last two albums, Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East for the perfect masters, and Peter DeBarros in advance for what I know will be music videos better than anything I can imagine, as well as any friends I’ve forced to listen and give feedback.”

“I hope y’all like the new tunes!”

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