Posts Tagged ‘cln’

August 23, 2017
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I’ve always had a soft spot for talented French producers, and the latest such Parisian artist to perk my ears and capture my devout attention is one that fittingly goes by the name DEVOTED. The producer is also a member of venerated electronic project Point Point. Today, he released a new original named Santa Fe, featuring England’s Billionaire, and I can’t resist this chill drawling, mellow stepping electronica and minimalist hip hop gem. There’s an earnest and heartfelt quality to the gently glitching, mellifluously aching ambler. You can grab the song from iTunes, here. Santa Fe left my curiosity more than piqued, so I dove into DEVOTED’s collection of tunes on Soundcloud, only to find myself gawking at the profoundly sprawling, regal clattering brilliance of his remix of cln’s Breathe, which you can stream below. 

May 7, 2017
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Australian producer cln, or Callan Alexander, hasn’t dropped any fresh original material since we were lucky enough to chat with him on his debut North American tour late last summer (check out Nick’s interview, here), though he did bless us with an amazing remix of Elephante’s Plans, featuring Brandyn Burnette. This dry spell of sorts left us more than thirsty for his finespun electronica, so it’s with great joy that we encountered the Nest HQ premiere of new song Breathe. Take that deep breath and sink into the evocative opus. Breathe, which Callan wrote, produced, and sang on, is a mellifluous gut punch of a dreamy seance awash in introspective and downtempo future bass. Its ethereal chimes and poignant vocals take us on a powerfully stirring journey through the deepest regions of the heart. Breathe is a free download, here.

December 28, 2016
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Earlier this year, Los Angeles production talent Elephante dropped a massive remix package for the stellar tunes from his debut EP. The treasure trove of gems opens with a gorgeous remix of his Brandyn Burnette featuring original, Plans, by Callan Alexander, or cln, an Australian producer we’ve been enraptured with here at IHM for a very long time. The end result is nothing short of epic sweeping though subtle drifting. cln’s Plans trickles, a gentle stream of bass trembling beauty. Its melodic waters ripple and furrow, rife with exquisite emotion. Brandyn Burnette’s soulfully aching crooning takes a starring role, but it melds into cln’s soundscape organically, as if one cannot be separated from the other, and each is a continuation of the other. The beautifully rendered remix is a free download, here, while you can purchase the full I Am The Elephante Remixes package from iTunes.

August 16, 2016

cln Interview – August 2016 

*interviewed by Nick

I Heart Moosiq chatted with gifted Australian electronic producer cln, or Callan Alexander, ahead of his debut North American tour. We’ve been fans of cln’s music for over two years now and we can’t get enough of his latest beautifully chiming, pensive stirring singles, Mist and Owls. On August 26th, cln hits up 1015 in San Francisco alongside Crywolf and ILLENIUM, both of whom also put on amazing shows the last time we saw them in the Bay. In fact, you can read our interview with ILLENIUM, here, after you peruse our conversation with cln below. 

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IHM: We’re excited that you’ll be coming to The States for a tour. What are some items you’ll be bringing with you to keep from getting home sick?

cln: I’m bringing my partner! She will keep me company so hopefully I won’t get too homesick. I might try sneak some Vegemite through customs too. 

IHM: This won’t be your first time performing in The States. The Red Rocks in Colorado is one of the most beautiful venues the US has to offer. What was it like to take that venue in and also support an act like The Chainsmokers?

cln: The red rocks show is actually part of this tour, so I’m not sure yet! Can’t wait though!

IHM:

What city are you most looking forward to taking in from a tourist perspective?

cln:

Vancouver looks beautiful. I’m also excited to see LA and New York for the first time. 

IHM:

In 2009 you moved from South Africa to Brisbane. To me your music is very earthly. There’s a calming whimsicality to it. How much influence do you draw from nature and the natural environments of these two places?

cln:

Nature is super inspiring. It’s kind of hard to make music outside – but I go hiking fairly often and I guess I try to channel those experiences into my music. I think that inspiration is more of a subconscious thing though – I don’t think I ever actively try to make music based on something in particular. I suppose it just sort of turns out that way. 

IHM:

To me it seems most of the artwork for your songs are animals or landscapes that make me think of Australia or South Africa. Is there any correlation to this or am I over reaching?

cln:

No you’re completely right! Two of my covers so far have been based on South African animals. I think animals/birds are really interesting from a visual perspective. 

IHM:

Your remix of Odesza’s Say My Name is stellar. On soundcloud you’ve captioned it as your entry for their remix competition. Was the prize to be an opener at their show at Oh Hello?

cln:

Thank you! I was one of the finalists in that competition, but opening for them wasn’t really part of the prize. We just reached out to them when we found out they were coming to Brisbane and they asked us to support them. It was such a great show. 

IHM:

In an interview you mentioned you’d love to collaborate with Damon Albarn of the Gorillaz. Are you excited that there’ll be a new album coming soon?

cln:

I
am beyond excited. Gorillaz albums always push musical boundaries so I can’t wait to see what they come up with. 

IHM:

You went on a trip to Africa back in January and seemed excited for a 14 hour flight because you could play

Pokémon

. How active have you been with Pokémon Go and does that amp up your excitement for the tour, the possibility of finding Pokemon that may otherwise be hard to find in Australia?

cln:

I must admit I’m more of a fan of the old school Pokemon games. I was pretty obsessed with my GameBoy Advance when I was younger. I have played

Pokémon Go

a little bit, and I think it’s a really cool concept. I don’t think I will have too much time to play while I’m overseas unfortunately. 

IHM:

If you could describe yourself as a Pokemon which of the original 150 would you be and why?

cln:

Tough question. I think I’m gonna go with Drowzee, since I seem to always be in a state somewhere between awake and asleep. 

IHM:

Thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you in San Francisco! 

cln: Facebook / Soundcloud / Twitter

July 18, 2016
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Great news for long time fans of cln, or Callan Alexander, like me. The producer from Australia is finally making his North American tour debut this August, with a date at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco on the 26th along melodic bass genius ILLENIUM. And that’s not all! cln will also be dropping a brand new EP soon, off which comes new track Mist. The downtempo electronic beauty drifts and ambles, meanders and entrances, very much like a cool hovering mist. Despite its delicate serenity, this foggy future beats gem is also enigmatic and mysterious. Its vocals waver with labored emotion. Mist broods pensively with gentle arpeggios and ruminative synths. I lose myself in their profound weight, and it leaves me ready to wax poetic over the meaning of life itself. Mist is a free download, here. Learn more about cln’s impending North American tour, here.

May 11, 2016
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After a long absence of new material, Brisbane talent cln is finally back with a first single from a new EP to come. Callan Alexander proves himself a rhythmic entrancer all over again on the chiming future beats gem. Owls sparkles and twinkles, its chirping texture and fluttering arpeggios partnering with slinking intense vocals for a thoroughly hypnotic, deeply pensive journey. The one thing that truly confounds me, however, is the fact that though the song is named Owls, the bird within the track’s artwork is most certainly not an owl. If anyone would care to shed some light on this, I would be much grateful. Owls is a free download, here.

July 9, 2015
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This long time devotee to Brisbane, Australian producer cln’s music is ever entranced and swept away yet again by Callan Alexander’s latest wobbly future bass beauty, Found. Returning to the folds of his satiny melodic bass production is like finding myself again. It’s a deeply euphoric and calming experience. Found is the title track from cIn’s new EP, out now on iTunes.

October 31, 2014
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Yesterday, I shared an awesome, banging electro house remix of GRMM’s Electrify, featuring Father Dude, by Australia’s Go Freek. For another ace remix that carries a completely different vibe and mood, we turn to another Australian producer, the always brilliant cIn. That’s right, it’s a future bass and chill trap remix, with plenty of buzzing synths and punchy beats. 

October 31, 2014
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Yesterday, I shared an awesome, banging electro house remix of GRMM’s Electrify, featuring Father Dude, by Australia’s Go Freek. For another ace remix that carries a completely different vibe and mood, we turn to another Australian producer, the always brilliant cIn. That’s right, it’s a future bass and chill trap remix, with plenty of buzzing synths and punchy beats. 

July 11, 2014
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Time to head Down Under with this terrific new remix of electronic trio Crooked Colours’ Keep Your Mouth For Lying by rising producer cln, aka Callan Alexander. The chill, melodic remix of the electronic pop gem is so well restrained and subtle. It’s likely the most laid back tune we’ve heard so far from the rising chill trap producer (reference recent amazing single Better Than, here). The remix is the perfect tune for a relaxing break on a long Friday afternoon.