Having wrapped up a successful 2018 with his 2-track EP ‘Orca’ released on T.E.E.D’s label Nice Age, Durante intends to continue the undeniable momentum garnered from consistent, quality releases into 2019 and beyond. He quickly put fuel on the fire the first week of 2019 with his 3-track ‘Yucca EP’, a collaboration with Elliot Toller released on European based label Earthly Delights. For his next release ‘Maia’, he takes his distinct, soulful production style stateside. Premiered on Bonobo’s ‘Fabric Presents’ mix on Feb 22nd, ‘Maia’ is set for release on Amtrac’s label Openers on March 1st.
If there’s one defining factor behind Durante’s music, it’s his unwavering attention to detail. Maia is a masterfully crafted instrumental journey, justified by Durante’s knack for invigorating melodies, powerful rhythms, and masterful sound design. Bounded by no template or genre, this record is unique in its style and structure, the four-on-the-floor drums thump like the heartbeat of an elephant as the track progresses meaningfully, sound by sound into a divine escapade of deep driving basses, droning synth lines, and memorable lead riffs. With tons of new music in the pipeline, expect the same consistency in quality and releases from Durante as the year progresses.