One of the highlights of the last few weeks in electronic music has definitely been our introduction to Norwegian duo Carl Louis and Martin Danielle, or CLMD. Harmonic electronics that can still cater to the global scene of house music is perhaps one of the most thought-out feature we look in all the electronic songs we post and CLMD deliver with overwhelmingly ease in their execution. Coming off their infectious number “Black Eyes & Blue” the does has released yet another satisfying big room track titled ‘Falling Like Angels’ featuring AJB.
Falling Like Angels (Original Mix)
You can purchase a copy of ‘Falling Like Angels’ on beatportand to celebrate a brand new year, CLMD sent us this must-listen exclusive banging mix combining their most recent original work as well as renditions from the best tracks of 2012. (Tracklist below after the jump)
The Music Ninja Exclusive: CLMD December Mix
Already counting the likes of Tiesto, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia and more as fans, we where honored to talk to these guys and ask them a couple more questions about how it all came to be, and the very music they produce:
TMN: First off, what a phenomenal new single! “Falling like Angels” really blew us away and got us interested in learning more about you. Tell us the story behind CLMD, the name itself and how did you two meet?
We are just two guys from Norway who have been best friends since we were six. Somewhere along the way we got tangled into house music, which grew from an interest into info becoming our lives.
It all started out in high school. We had a friend who was really in to sound systems and always brought big PA to all the home alone parties we used to go to. He brought the sound and we brought the music. At one point we went from partying with the rest, to start turning knobs. And soon enough, we were hooked on dj’ing. Production followed from there.
The name CLMD is short for Carl Louis & Martin Danielle. Easy enough?
TMN: You guys have been active for a little more than 3 years now, how has your own music changed over the last 24 months with so much new content and many genres being fused together in the electronic dance scene?
As most other, we constantly develop our sound. But for us it has been very important to keep our signature. These days its all about being loud and bringing the most energy and intensity into the music, but we have been more focused on bringing out the emotion in the music. For us, emotional energy is the most important ingredient to our music, and we guess that why it’s a bit different? Change is good, but it’s important to remember the past too. We always try to bring the best of the old and fuse it with the new in our productions.
TMN: Tell us about some of your earliest memories and experiences with music. What songs/artists influence you the most. What are some of the artists you currently look up to?
We both agree that the song that made us go from interested in house to house heads was Axwells remix of C-mos 2million ways. [Martin]First time I heard it, I was speechless. It was hands down the best piece of music I had ever heard. It was so big, and fat, and new, and different. I had never heard anything like it before. It still is one of my favorite tracks!