As Lenno finally releases his sophomore EP ‘Wake Up’, the rising star announces two major new developments in his career – signing to major US label Casablanca Records and joining forces with leading North American booking agency Spin.
The EP, out on Beatport, iTunes and streaming across Spotify, sees Lenno take a more progressive leaning on his usual nu-disco route and is the perfect reflection of a young artist growing and expanding on his initial sound. Having garnered huge support from artists as diverse as Tristan Garner, Arty and Maor Levi to Bloody Beetroots and Pierce Fulton, ‘Wake Up’ is the precursor to Lenno’s first full-length album, due out next year on Universal Music and Casablanca Records.
Brett Alperowitz, Casablanca Records GM, said, “We are very excited to welcome Lenno to the label. His unique mix of disco and house is a great addition to our roster, dancing the perfect line between the classic and current sounds of Casablanca. We look forward to a long and bright future for Lenno with the ‘Wake Up EP’ just the beginning.”
While titular track ‘Wake Up’ has already won huge critical acclaim, follow up single ‘No More’ is as sublime a production as previous tracks that the 19-year-old has become internationally recognized for. Dreamy, ethereal and strung out, ‘No More’ is almost an antithesis to the vibe of ‘Wake Up’. From the moment the first organ chords open, there’s an elegantly soporific initial quality to the track that Lenno eventually expertly juxtaposes lines of melody and bass. Letting them pull against each other in running succession, he allows just a brief glimmer of his trademark optimistic piano touch before sinking back down into the gentle framework he has so delicately constructed. If ‘No More’ is Lenno exploring one direction, final track ‘Chase The Sun’ sees him back on more familiar territory. A slice of pure pop heaven with Jill Lamoureux of Scavenger Hunt providing vocals, her voice soars across the Finn’s production. Yet again, and now with growing international influence, Lenno has struck musical gold.
The final piece of Tritonals Metamorphic II is here as the duo announces Now Or Never The Remixes Pt. 2. Following the release of Pt. 1, which features massive remixes from US star Pierce Fulton as well as Tritonals own Club Mix, Dutch producers Estiva and Juventa have now combined their abilities to create another quality re-imagining of the single.
This latest remix has all the hallmarks of a big room anthem. Snare led build-ups drive the vocals and then break into tidal waves of synths that come full of force when the track breaks, each time accentuated by a top line as infectious as the originals own melody. Ever the innovators, Estiva and Juventa have redesigned the makeup of the second verse by adding in a pop-style beat as well as elements of funk into the bass line. The track delivers all the raw emotion that courses through Tritonals first cut and projects it through euphoric tones and techniques, making this a real party powerhouse.
With their latest single ‘Now Or Never’ racing up to #5 on the Beatport Progressive House chart in a matter of days since its release, and with heavy support on both SiriusXM and iHeart Radio, Tritonal have been working away to give an extra dimension to this rapturous track and have recently put the finishing touches to their ‘Tritonal Club Mix’. As well as working their own magic, Chad and Dave have also enlisted burgeoning US talent Pierce Fulton to put his own unique spin on the single.
The ‘Tritonal Club Mix’ takes the melodic original and brings added punch for the dancefloor, intensifying the builds and breakdowns to give it even more force when booming from nightclub speakers. As the suspense increases almost to a breaking point before each drop, with Phoebe Ryan’s vocals becoming a call to arms for the legions of loyal Tritonians around the world, it gives way to a pounding drop, with echoing synth sirens and huge electro chord progressions. Already with support from Hardwell, Nicky Romero, W&W and others, Tritonal are bang on point yet again.
In the next remix from the package, 21-year-old Pierce Fulton shows off the ever-growing ability that has been gaining him recognition from the likes of Tiësto, Above & Beyond and Nicky Romero as well as earning him a coveted opening spot on tour with Tommy Trash and Wolfgang Gartner this fall. Starting with a rolling electro house bassline that builds momentum from the outset, he drops down into airy vocals then expertly layers keys over the top before bringing the beat back in and taking the energy right back to the freight train of a bottom end.
These two incredible remixes form another facet to the amazing sonic journey that Tritonal have been taking their fans on throughout this year with their three part ‘Metamorphic’ EP series. The second chapter ‘Metamorphic II’ comes out on Monday 25th November and features ‘Now Or Never’ and first single ‘Follow Me Home’, as well as the hotly anticipated 3rd track ‘Electric Glow’.