Progresive & electro house producer/DJ, EDM star, Tim Wu, or Elephante in EDM circles, risked it all, leaving a well-paid corporate job, by taking a career in progressive house. With up-and-coming EDM icon, walks a thin line between classic pop lyricism and modern EDM, creating a growing fan-base for himself. He has recently debuted with an EP titled “I Am The Elephante“, a modern symphony of progressive house, synth-pop and trap coated in breathy trance-like lyrics.
“I Am The Elephante is about stepping out and taking a stand on who you are and what you love and what you want to do with your life,” Elephante said to Billboard. “It’s my first complete statement on who I am as an artist. It’s got everything I love about dance music, from the chiller groovy tracks to the bangers to the emotional songs that make you cry alone in your car… I’ve been putting everything I got into these songs for the last couple years, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear this little piece of my heart.”
The producer’s debut EP is an uplifting, pop-like, album that has been slowly been coming together for the past couple of years. Since releasing the EP on the 14th of September, the lead single, “Closer (feat. Bishop),” has gained traction, receiving over 3.5 million streams. “You were sharp pain like Novocaine, we’ll ride the waves inside, you know it’s true, this love for you inside” slowly sings Bishop to the 1-2 club beat. Written in the extremely simple pattern of refrain, pre-chorus, chorus and repeat, the track is instantly captivating with its simplicity, setting the mood with plucky synths, progressive melodies, and moving vocals.
“Plans” feat. Brandyn Burnette is a sunny tune with a tropical-house tinged vibe that is an instant mood-lifter. “Black Ivory” is the only vocal-less track on the album and it shows his insane versatility, with heavy snares, future bass-like riffs and subtle background vocal samples. With “Catching On (feat. Nevve),” Elephante takes us deep into a bittersweet chase. Closing track “Shake The Earth” feat. Lyon Hart, which has a Swedish House Mafia/heart-on-your-sleeve vibe, leaves us wanting more, even though he already provided so much.
This EP is available for free download but if you are able to, please support the artists and get it on iTunes.