If you’re looking for a big-room trance anthem that features a mix of beautiful uplifting moments and bouncing progressive house, there’s really only one man for the job at the moment—Nate Rathbun, better known as Audien.
Iris is the US producer’s latest offering, and is a perfect example of his ability to transcend genres. With the prog-house sound currently a firm favourite across the EDM scene, Iris fits the bill with a bouncy groove, killer bassline and synth stabs a crowd could almost sing along to. But then there’s the break with it’s dreamy piano and subtle pads, not to mention the arpeggios which punctuate the drop—it’s these elements of uplifting trance that make the track something special. It’s a peak-time anthem, which doesn’t sound clichéd, and it’s something very few producers can pull off.
Iris is out now on Anjunabeats and will surely be a firm favourite among the big-name DJs. If you’re looking to catch Audien himself live, check out his Facebook page for his upcoming tour dates, which include several US shows and a few special appearances in Europe.