On the heels of his critically acclaimed debut album Living the Phantasm, breakout mau5trap star Morgin Madison unveils Living the Phantasm (The Remixes). Featuring five dynamic reimaginations from familiar mau5trap horde members, as well as a brand new Morgin Madison “Chill Mix” of his hit single “Feels Like,”
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Morgin Madison’s Living the Phantasm rose to critical acclaim upon it’s April 2021 release, garnering high praise from the likes of Magnetic Magazine, Soundigest, Dancing Astronaut, and Beyond The Stage Magazine, who called the album Madison’s “magnum opus.” Now, the decorated creative returns with a stirring new “Chill Mix” of his enchanting single “Feels Like,” as well as 5 brand new remixes from fellow mau5trap members. Opting for a stripped-down version of it’s original club-laced sound, Morgin Madison peels back the layers on his “Feels Like (Chill Mix).”
Sonically fusing arpeggiated piano chords with entrancing lyrical musings, Madison showcases his innate dexterity as an artist with this mix. Speaking on the “Chill Mix,” Madison says the following: “The chill mix of ‘Feels Like’ takes the vocals from the original track and spins them into a totally different sound. The original version of ‘Feels Like’ was the premiere club track off my debut album, whereas the chill mix feels like the wind-down. Many of my songs go through different versions before they’re fit for release, and in this case I felt like releasing one of the alternate versions could show listeners a side of my sound they haven’t quite heard yet.”
Putting their own unique spin on Morgin Madison’s hit tracks are KEETZ, RIBBN, ASHE, Low Poly, and Speaker Honey. Leading the charge is Low Poly: lurid glitchy synths best characterize his remix of “Free DLC,” a frenetic rework of its original counterpart. RIBBN‘s edit of “Start Again” elicits palpable emotion through textured soundscapes, as Speaker Honey sonically melds smooth techno and electro sounds to elevate “Initialize The Phantasm” to never before seen heights. Up next is KEETZ with a dynamic new take on “I Hate Portals,” adding nuanced progressive flair to the club-ready single.
Rounding out The Remixes is ASHE, putting an experimental, drum-driven spin on “Reflect.” A compelling new package of sounds, Morgin Madison’s Living the Phantasm (The Remixes) is available Friday, July 2.
“My debut album ‘Living the Phantasm’ means the world to me, so getting the opportunity to ask some of mau5trap’s artists to remix the album was a dream come true. I wanted to make sure every artist got a chance to pick a track they felt the most passionate about, and I think the end result is a remix EP where every artist gets to shine through with their own signature sound. I’m very proud of the work they’ve all done on this EP and I love every single track.” – Morgin Madison
About Morgin Madison:
Brandishing a unique style of atmospheric dance music ranging from chilled house beats to dramatic, hard-hitting set pieces, Morgin is a jack of all trades. From his early beginnings at esteemed tastemaker label Lowly. to the genre-defying Soave. Records, Madison quickly made a name for himself within the space by way of his mystifying sounds and compelling compositions. A highly articulate craftsman in all aspects of his work, Madison makes honest dance music for the eager listener, holding nothing back. In 2020, Madison caught the attention of deadmau5, and soon thereafter found his rightful home at mau5trap. Early releases including his debut mau5trap single “Indigo” and subsequent Some Nights EP garnered high praise, paving the way for Madison’s debut LP, Living the Phantasm (April 2021). Born in a time of uncertainty, Madison’s Living the Phantasm is a testament to perseverance, and serves as the culmination of every musical influence that has defined his artistic life.
“After hearing only a couple demos, we immediately signed Morgin Madison in 2020. Our first release with Morgin was the ‘Some Nights’ EP with the stand-out single “Indigo” leading the way. Shortly after, Morgin came to us with an incredible body of work ‘Living the Phantasm’ – this was one of those moments where we knew there was a special story to tell, and we wanted to be a part of it every step of the way; a few of our favorites from the album include “Far From Home” feat. Gregg Sgar, “Start Again”, “Feels Like”, and “Sun Walker”. Truly blown away by his production quality and skillset, Morgin Madison at his core is an intelligent, thoughtful producer who fits perfectly within the mau5trap ecosystem. We’re excited to continue the journey with Morgin as we navigate through 2021 and beyond.” – mau5trap
With three singles in frequent radio rotation including “Sun Walker” on SiriusXM Chill, “Far From Home” ft. Gregg Sgarr on BPM Breakers, and “Feels Like” garnering support from both BPM and Pitbull’s Globalization on SiriusXM, Morgin Madison’s impenetrable sound is worldwide. A feat rarely achieved, Madison’s music hit all three major radio stations simultaneously — a tangible display of his iron-clad grip on dance music.
A former lobbyist gone creative, Madison’s story displays the optimistic pursuance of passion over the day job. After becoming infatuated with music at an early age, the Idaho-based creative kept his love a secret for years at the hands of his political upbringing: he never once told a soul he was making music. Madison found himself standing at the crossroads of a lobbying career and unbridled musical freedom. It elicited the life-altering realization: “This can’t be it.” He quit his job on his birthday in May of 2017, and six months later, his project was born.
A blossoming career best defined by unrelenting passion and taking the risk no matter how daunting, his true potential is endless. With much more to come throughout the course of 2021 and beyond, the story of Morgin Madison is only just beginning.
Over a decade since its formation, mau5trap — the independent record label founded by groundbreaking electronic music producer deadmau5 — has become a bastion for trailblazing and genre-defying artists. Casting a palpable influence over the genre, Mixmag readers voted mau5trap among the “Top 50 Labels of the Decade”, placing it in the Top 10; since then, the imprint has been supported by dance music magnates Billboard, DJ Mag, Forbes, Insomniac, and The EDM Network. More recently, mau5trap has maneuvered toward live events boasting curated stage takeovers at the world’s biggest electronic dance music events like Ultra Music Festival, Creamfields, EDC, and beyond.
The multi-genre platform has extensively served as an authoritative platform for dance music heavyweights such as Skrillex, Feed Me, Zedd, Noisia, Dillon Francis, Chris Lake, and Madeon; a combination of dark, forceful techno and complex, electro sounds, the label acts as a hotbed for rising talent such as REZZ, Getter, i_o, ATTLAS, No Mana, Matt Lange, and others alike. Welcome to the horde.
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