Richard Durand is an artist who’s established himself in the top tier of trance for over a decade now. Since first breaking into the scene with remixes for Tiësto and being tipped for the top by the man himself back in 2007, Richard has gone on to fulfil his potential.
In the 10+ years that followed Richard Durand has hit the Top 100 of the DJ Magazine annual DJs poll on no less than five separate occasions, he’s just released his fourth critically acclaimed artist album, mixed six editions of the legendary ‘In Search Of Sunrise’ series of compilations and performed on many of the world’s biggest stages including legendary brands such as A State Of Trance, Dreamstate, Trance Energy, Sensation, Sunburn, Mayday, Untold, Godskitchen, Luminosity, Avalon, Zouk and Ministry Of Sound.
At the back end of 2018 Richard raised the bar once again. The November release of his hotly anticipated fourth artist album ‘The Air We Breathe’ on Black Hole Recordings was greeted with overwhelming praise from fans and dance press alike and has spawned several hit singles to date including ‘Skies Above’, ‘Aida’ and ‘Vortex’ with Marco V.
However, the most notable single from the album and for Richard in 2018 was undoubtedly ‘The Air I Breathe’. Initially released as an instrumental and one of the biggest tracks of the summer festival season, hitting #1 in the Beatport chart, the track was then given a second lease of life at the end of 2018 with Christina Novelli brought on board to deliver vocals and elevating ‘The Air I Breathe’ from an underground anthem into a runaway mainstream success. The status of the track was confirmed and fixed in dance music history with the award of the prestigious ‘ASOT Tune Of The Year’ at the end of December following a worldwide poll from the millions of listeners on Armin van Buuren’s weekly radio show.
Richard continues to run his own ‘Reloaded’ label for harder edged releases from himself and industry peers, while he’s also been making appearances on other notable labels, both underground leaders such as Outburst, Degenerate and Afterdark as well as mainstream giants such as Armada Music.
Richard’s remix for Armin van Buuren ‘Wild Wild Son’ was awarded ‘ASOT Tune Of The Week’ on episode #899 at the start of 2019 and he continued to dominate playlists and charts this year with vocal hits ‘Kill The Fear’ feat. Mike Schmid and his remix of ‘These Hands I Hold’ by Greg Downey & Bo Bruce on Perfecto. The much anticipated follow-up single with Christina Novelli ‘Save You’ lived up to the hype by smashing charts and playlists globally and was voted #2 Tune Of The Year in the ASOT Tune Of The Year poll at the end of 2019.
Richard Durand and his Reloaded brand are planning several new firsts as he brings a musical revolution to the scene in 2020!
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