LA-based DJ and producer Durante announces his debut album ‘Enter’, out April 5 on Anjunadeep. The album announcement is marked with the release of first single ‘Hot Night’, featuring vocals from songwriter and producer HANA.
Hailing from a small Italian village outside of Florence, Durante (aka Kevin Durante) began his musical journey in 2006. Drawn to the sweet spots where the genres of house and techno intersect, Durante’s versatile sound has seen him release with Anjunadeep, Armada, W&O Street Records and Amtrac’s imprint Openers. Esteemed artists including Bonobo, RÜFÜS DU SOL and Joris Voorn have praised Durante’s work, and he has collaborated with the likes of Diplo & Aluna on ‘Forget About Me’ and Amtrac on ‘Gather’, as well as remixing Cassian, Booka Shade, TWO LANES and more.
Now, 18 years after his musical journey started, Durante finally shares his debut album ‘Enter’ on Anjunadeep. Inspired by the concept of portals and multiple dimensions, ‘Enter’ showcases his eclectic sound that has developed from Kevin’s diverse pool of musical influences, featuring Duke Ellington, classic Italo-disco and early Cocoon records.
“I’ve spent the past three years working on this album, it marks the beginning of many great endeavours in my life. It’s a coming of age story, but it’s also a reflection on the world around us. I’m happy to be able to share my emotions through music, because the words escape me. Hopefully you can find solace in the sound. Open your eyes, enter the portal to the sixth dimension.” - Durante
Across 13 compelling tracks, Durante explores themes of self-discovery, acceptance and love. The album features collaborations with Montréal-based producer and live act CRi, American vocalist Nathan Nicholson, Australian singer songwriter Running Touch, Californian songstress and producer HANA and London-based vocalist SOHN.
On first offering from the album, ‘Hot Night’, Durante combines HANA’s ethereal vocals with an acid-inspired lead, crafting a dance floor-ready single. Durante and HANA have previously collaborated together on two previous Anjunadeep releases, the ‘Celestia EP’ and the ‘13 Voices EP’, which have garnered over 7 million streams and support from BBC Radio 1 and SiriusXM Chill.
Durante will be kicking off his album tour in January in the USA playing across cities including New York, Los Angeles and Seattle, as well as playing at the Anjunadeep label showcase event at the esteemed London venue the Roundhouse.
‘Hot Night’ is out January 23 on Anjunadeep.