[Electronic] Danny Olson – Firelight EP

Over the past couple of months the cinematic composer/producer Danny Olson has been unveiling his highly emotional EP Firelight. Newly released on Seeking Blue, this four track project is the culmination of a journey that started last year after the sudden passing of Danny’s father.

Since then, Danny has gone through a massive journey through a vast array of feelings that have been creatively boiled down into a stellar musical homage to the most important man in his life. Danny’s first singles “Waking Up” with Becca Krueger and “I Hope You Know” with RUNN were incredible and set the tone for the EP perfectly, while “Firelight” stuns as the most unique and important song on the entire project. It doesn’t really fit neatly into a specific genre which makes it all the more enticing.

Danny closes out the project with a certifiable anthem alongside Linney called “Once Again” that has one specific moment in it that is really going to be special in a live atmosphere. It’s like a firework or confetti moment – a big cathartic blast of emotion that is sure to give you goosebumps!

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Marton Talks New Single + Classical Background [TMN Interview]

The musical maestro Martron has independently released his latest original “The Feeling” and entered the dojo for a little chat. With Martron’s unique musical background, it was cool to get some insight on not only this new song, but also on his background and what’s upcoming with his project.

Before we get to the Q&A, we just want to touch on “The Feeling” as its a laidback gem that blurs the line between genres. With influence from R&B, future, hip-hop and even future bass, it’s a delicious musical treat that is a must have for all chill playlists. Martron did a hell of a job with it and we can’t wait to hear what else he has in store for the rest of this year.

TMN: Can you tell us about your classically trained background and how that informs your music today?

So my classical background consists of playing flute for 20 years, piano for 14 years and writing classical music for about 13 years. All 3 taught me how valuable things like patience, consistency and getting the basics down are. But a major thing for me was hearing the different approaches to playing and writing from different cultures and countries. For example the 2 countries I gravitated to most musically were France and Japan. Studying and listening to the different arrangements, scales and styles made me a better musician.

TMN: What were some of your biggest musical influences growing up? Who are you currently listening to too?

Growing up, some of my biggest influences were The Beatles, Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, Steel Pulse, Tool and Daft Punk. When I started producing, Deadmau5, Skrillex, Feed Me, Alison Wonderland and Flume were at the top for me. And lately I’ve been listening to Madeon, Porter Robinson, Fred Again.., The Rolling Stones, Ella Fitzgerald, Fleetwood Mac, Moore Kismet, So Dope and ISOxo.

TMN: Tell us a little about your new song “The Feeling” and how it came together.

The Feeling has many layers, but it’s about my best description of what being in love or being loved feels like. That connection you have with someone where you grow with them and experience life together. It’s something I’ve wanted to write about for a while, but anytime I tried, I wasn’t able to properly express that message. Then one night this year in late May/early June, I sat down to play piano and started improvising over this simple chord progression. I immediately recorded it and when I started putting together the vocal chops, that was it. That was what I was looking for and The Feeling was born.

TMN: What’s been your biggest career milestone so far, and what is your next big goal before the end of the year?

I’d say the biggest milestone of my career was playing a guest mix on Insomniac Radio last November, it’s definitely the coolest milestone of my career if I had a choice. My very talented friends Niiko x SWAE have a show on Insomniac called “NXS Radio” and they were kind enough to invite me on to play. I’ve followed Insomniac for as long as I’ve been producing, doing that was a dream come true and I can’t thank Niiko x SWAE enough for believing in me and giving me that opportunity.

TMN: Who are some artists you’d like to collaborate with?

There are way too many to limit it to just a few but here it goes: The first name that comes to mind is Chandler Leighton. Her voice and writing skills are simply unbelievable. Next is Alison Wonderland, she’s a virtuoso and the energy in her music is contagious. Moore Kismet would be so dope, they’re a great performer and their production skills are unreal. Same with Virtual Riot, his sound design skills are so good, he could probably make a growl by rubbing 2 sticks together. Last one I’ll mention is Madeon, I admire his musicianship and passion so much. To make something with any of these 5 artists would be an honor.

TMN: Have any tips for other producers out there?

Absolutely, here’s an important one: Don’t worry about what anyone else is doing, just focus on yourself. There’s no correct way to get where you wanna go with music and comparing yourself to others is certainly not the answer. Do your thing, put the work in, take your time and of course, have fun.

TMN: What else can we expect from Martron before the year closes out?

As of right now, you’re getting at least 2 more original tracks and a remix from me before the year ends. I’m excited for all 3 tracks to finally be out, especially the remix. There are a few more things in the works, like some collabs and projects that I can’t say too much about right now. I’m not sure if any of those will drop this year, but what I can say is there’s a lot new music on the way that I’m really psyched about.

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[Future Bass] Danny Olson x RUNN – I Hope You Know

Danny Olson returns with the next chapter of his emotionally charged EP journey. This time working alongside the ever talented RUNN for the inspiring single “I Hope You Know” released on Seeking Blue. As the follow up to “Waking Up” from the upcoming Firelight EP it takes listeners through another expedition through the emotions of losing a loved one.

Despite losing his dad at times Danny found some comfort and inspiration in the lasting impression and memories that still remain. This uplifting emotional crux lives at the heart of this impactful song that really captured the scope of such a feeling. RUNN is as masterful as ever, while Danny shifts his style for a pop-centric hit. If you’re not paying attention – it’s catchy; and if you are, then it hits deep. Don’t let your playlist miss out on this one.

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[Future Bass] Danny Olson x Becca Krueger – Waking Up

Cinematic producer Danny Olson is back with a new project that is quickly shaping up to be something truly special. With the release of “Waking Up” featuring Becca Krueger, Olson kicks off a concept project that came out of the tragic passing of his dad last year.

Released on Seeking Blue, “Waking Up” is a masterful expression of emotional fortitude. Even through times of deep sorrow, there are moments of positivity that can stem from a memory or simply out of nowhere. This brief relief is highlighted in epic fashion thanks to Becca’s astonishing performance and Danny’s monumental production. “Waking Up” comes with a heartfelt lyric video – and the promise of more music soon. So enjoy and make sure to keep up to date with the full Firelight project as it unravels this Summer.

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[Future Bass] Danny Olson x Highlnd – Not Letting Go (feat. Micah Martin)

Cinematic maestro Danny Olson teamed up with Highlnd and vocalist Micah Martin for the energizing “Not Letting Go” on Insomniac’s Lost In Dreams. As far as Summer songs go, this is a must have as it has just the right mixture of party vibes and emotional depth. You wanna drink and rage and be a party animal? This works. You want to just get in your feels by yourself in your headphones? This works too.

Danny Olson has established himself as a promising producer, but instead of his usual orchestral influence he and his collaborators hone in on rock n roll for a thrilling original. Micah delivers a great performance as usual while Danny Olson and Highlnd set a beautiful stage that feels like it could make some waves in radio. Even during the “drop” it still doesn’t feel too… well, EDM – so it works for everyone, raver or not.

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[Electronic] ClariS – Careless (Slushii Remix)

The prodigious producer Slushii is back together with Sacra Beats, formerly Sakura Chill Beats, for another massive anime remix. This time he takes on “Careless” by ClariS which many will recognize as the opening theme song from season 2 of Magia Record.

Slushii’s take on “Careless” is a bubbly midtempo record that takes influence from numerous genres including future, pop, moombahton and more. It’s a fun record that even English speakers are going to sing along to as they dance away to Slushii’s synth heavy production. It fits perfectly with the style of ClariS’ original and makes for one of the more unique remixes in the Sacra Beats ever-growing catalog.

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[Future/Pop] Vincent x RUNN – Sunburn

As we move into festival season we’re getting into the time of year when producer’s are bringing out their big tracks, which is exactly what Vincent & RUNN deliver with “Sunburn.” Memorable from the start, this record is certainly a special one within both artists’ impressive discographies.

“Sunburn” is a song that you will not be able to get out of your head, not that you even want it do escape. Vincent delivers one of his most catchy productions yet while RUNN shows yet again why she is one of the best around. It’s future bass meets pop sound is just dying to crush on the radio, so don’t be surprised if you hear this getting rinsed across the airwaves or crops up in a bazillion playlists. Be cool and add it to yours first though! 😉

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