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July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017
Emerging from relative obscurity in early 2007, in just a few short years Tritonal has become one of the most recognizable names on the modern trance and progressive world stage. Both exceptional talents in their own right, Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed formed a prolific music production partnership from opposite ends of the United States, which exceeded all expectations and proved to be a creative match made in heaven.
The duo met online at a time when Chad was whittling away the hours in his Austin, Texas studio, providing remixes for some of the biggest dance music labels on the planet – Armada, Lost Language, Baroque, AVA Recordings and Alter Ego Records. Meanwhile, Dave was busy in Washington D.C. completing work on his very own artist album. With similar ideas about music production and sound design technique, the pair rapidly formed a close friendship which culminated in Dave packing his belongings and journeying 1,500 miles across country to pursue what now attests to a prosperous collaborative career.
Very few EDM artists today could lay claim to the kind of whirlwind success Tritonal has enjoyed since its inception. Within the very first year of united production, Tritonal’s remixes and original tracks were being pored over and supported by some of the most renowned and respected DJs in the world. Their first smash hit, Piercing Quiet, was voted best track by thousands of listeners to Armin van Buuren’s ‘A State of Trance’ radio show, with subsequent releases such as Daybreak, Lights Over Austin, Suede, Utopia and Kiss Me Here igniting explosive interest within the global trance community, causing chaos in the Beatport dance music charts and receiving significant backing from the likes of Above & Beyond, Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Stoneface & Terminal and Gareth Emery.
Having produced hit after hit at unprecedented break-neck speed, and with a seemingly endless arsenal of fresh sounds and ideas, it’s no surprise that the lads’ more recent releases can be found licensed to colossal label giants Anjunabeats, Armada, Coldharbour, Flashover, Blackhole and AVA Recordings. They have also achieved repute through their tracks being selected for inclusion on a number of sell-out compilation albums, such as Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats: Volume 6, Markus Schulz’s Armada at Ibiza and Toronto ‘09, Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance Top 15 and Abbott & Chambers’ Alter Ego Sessions: Volume 2.
With an army of dedicated fans in the U.S, an ever-expanding legion of followers across the globe and a truly memorable, vivacious stage presence which must be seen to be believed, Tritonal shows no signs of a slow-down. Over the past two years, the guys have headlined at clubs and superclubs in Russia, Asia, the U.S, the U.K and Australasia, and have already accepted bookings for some well-known events coming up in 2011. In addition to a hectic production and touring schedule, the pair also produce the ever-popular Air Up There radio show which has provided an ideal platform from which to launch their latest venture – Air Up There Recordings.
“Our vision behind the label is to release emotional, melodic, forward thinking dance music. The heartbeat behind Air Up There Recordings will be to develop intelligent, uplifting trance that has a fresh and evolving flavour. At the essence of every amazing track is a splendid melody or hook, and we will look first for the musical aspect of the tracks we release. Running our own label is something we’ve always wanted to do and hooking up with Enhanced has been perfect for us!”
Early 2011 also signals the release of Tritonal’s highly anticipated debut artist album. The album will showcase some of their biggest accomplishments to date, alongside some exciting new additions to the boys’ already impressive discography. We certainly look forward to seeing what this dynamic duo has in store for us next!