NEWS: mau5trap Announces the Signing of Matt Lange and his Debut LP Out 11th of September


mau5trap announces the signing of LA-based Producer/Composer/DJ, Matt Lange, with the forthcoming release of his debut LP, “Ephemera”.

“More musical predilection in his pinky than most producers’ entire catalog” – MixMag

“He’s been lauded for his incredible sound design, outstanding vocal production, and his ability to meld beautiful melodies with solid grooves. His attention to detail and unwillingness to conform to one specific genre’s ‘standards’ make his production style matchable by only a few others out there” – BeatsMedia

Hand-selected by deadmau5 himself via Twitter, Lange delivers his full-length debut with an intricately dark, textured, groove-heavy work of art, set to release on the 11th of September, 2015.

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“Ephemera”’s title reflects the restless innovation in Lange’s musicianship. “The album’s really a snapshot of where I am right now as an artist,” Lange explains. “It’s this turning point where I have one foot in the world of dance music, and the other foot in a whole different direction.” Lange’s debut release on mau5trap reveals both the creative adventurousness and exquisite precision at the core of his sound. This may be his first LP, but the Berklee School of Music grad is a vet when it comes to musicianship, with most of “Ephemera’s” tracks starting out on guitar, piano, or a modular synthesizer.

Comprised of an eerie, dark breed of electronic music, “Ephemera” is also simultaneously brimming with raw energy and emotion. The album’s lead single, My Love Aside, is an infectious atmospheric-driven track, combined with mutated club-ready techno. Not one to stick to a formula, the album also displays Lange’s love for vocally-driven, left of center experimental numbers like Lying to Myself. Throughout, Ephemera is infused with an intense, menacing aura that challenges listeners’ ears and demonstrates Lange’s depth of connection between emotion and music.

Throughout Lange’s career, he has amassed quite the resume including helping to build and shape Above & Beyond’s underground-leaning label, Anjunadeep. The lifelong musician was called upon by BT to co-engineer his critically acclaimed, Grammy Award-nominated album “These Hopeful Machines”, and produced Glenn Morrison’s Canadian Platinum hit Goodbye. Lange officially reworked Numb by RCA recording artist, Usher, The M Machine’s Shadow in the Rose Garden, and Ascendency from the official soundtrack for Microsoft’s marquee game, Halo 4. He also currently has a remix in the works for Grammy-winning artist Imogen Heap, slated to release later this year.

Anyone lucky enough to catch one of Matt Lange’s DJ sets has experienced the unique blend of dark grooves he gives each and every night. From playing some of the most prominent festivals in the world such as EDC, TomorrowWorld and SXSW, to the intimate club nights he plays regularly around North America, be sure to catch him when you have the chance as he starts touring heavily in support of this release.

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