Although viewed as an astonishingly young producer, Audien has undoubtedly proven time and time again that age is but a number, and the inspirational drive behind music production ultimately originates from within. His emotionally fueled lyrics backed by his irresistibly energetic melodies have proven him to be talented beyond his years and musically unstoppable. Through experimenting with various genres such as progressive house, trance, and electro house, Audien has established an incredibly unique vibe that sincerely captivates audience members everywhere.
Nate Rathbun was born and raised in the small town of Mystic, Connecticut. He was brought up in family who had a genuine passion for music, and by a father who found exceptional joy in showcasing both his vocal and guitar talents for people. Although Nate’s passion for music manifested in a different genre, growing up surrounded by musical talent clearly impacted his life quite positively.
Like many successful producers, Audien started experimenting with music production using a very basic setup in the privacy of his own apartment. He began the process of learning in 2008, and continued to work at it from that point on. At age 17, Audien felt confident with the sound he had established and started the process of marketing his music. He sent music to various producers and labels, though still understanding the odds were somewhat against him. Fortunately he stayed resilient against rejection and was soon contacted by Ferry Corsten’s trance label, Flashover Recordings, which led to the release of his first single “Rise & Shine” in 2009.
The release of his first single led to vigorous curiosity and a significant growth of interest from top producers worldwide. Since then, he has produced for several record labels including Enhanced, Armada, Spinnin, Perceptive, Anjunabeats, and Zouk Recordings to name a few. In addition to producing for top labels, his tracks have also appeared on Corsten’s Countdown, Above & Beyond’s Trance Around The World, Tiësto’s Club Life, and Armin Van Buuren’s A State of Trance compilations.
Moving into 2012, Audien’s popularity grew tremendously and the rate at which he was producing music grew even quicker. His musical style began to incorporate more of a progressive house sound which led to a bigger variety of possibilities production wise. Shortly after releasing “These Are The Days” featuring Ruby Prophet, the song was dubbed as a ‘catchy summer anthem’ and still continues to hold an incredibly memorable spot in many people’s hearts. As time moved into 2013, his production level still continued to thrive at an extremely high rate. His track “Wayfarer,” premiered as the first song ever played on Above & Beyond Group Therapy, which is an honorable achievement in itself. Several other tracks including “Leaving You” featuring Michael S, “Iris,” and “Circles” featuring Ruby Prophet brought his success to a whole new level throughout 2013.
In addition to an unbelievably successful 2013, Audien has continued providing fans exactly what they want to hear throughout 2014. His blissfully beautiful song titled “Serotonin” featuring Mathew Koma further proves the type of musical capabilities he holds within himself. On top of producing singles left and right, he produced an incredible amount of remixes to well-known favorites such as “Pompeii” by Bastille and “Treasure” by Bruno Mars.
Currently touring America, Audien has performed at some of the hottest clubs around the country including L.A.’s Avalon & Exchange, San Francisco’s Ruby Skye & Harlot, New York’s Pacha & Finale, XS in Las Vegas, Miami’s LIV, and Denver’s Beta. In addition to playing the hottest clubs in America, Audien had his debut in Europe last month where he played mainstage at the world’s largest EDM festival, Tomorrowland. Other European appearances included Summer Festival Belgium, Ibiza, and Moscow. Audien’s consistent devotion towards captivating audience members through breathtaking sounds has led to a seemingly unbreakable bond between himself and his fans worldwide. Needless to say, the world is waiting to see the full potential this young producer clearly possesses.
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