Music is one of the most powerful mediums to express and evoke emotions. Most artists strive to capture this element in their music, but only a few do it successfully. One of these is DJ and producer ANTDUAN, an artist with a talent for infusing multiple genres into his unique sound that never fails to captivate his listeners.
ANTDUAN is an Israeli, Thailand-based DJ and producer with extensive discography. From the get-go, ANTDUAN has always had the goal to create music with energy and emotions that resonate with his fans. He is a renowned melodic house and techno producer whose music always has an upbeat rhythm with melodic vocals that soothe any listener’s ears. The producer creates unique projects with varying tempos and levels of intensity suited for all moods and seasons.
“My main idea is to connect the melody with the original vocals in the genre of melodic techno and progressive house,” he says. “I always try to create emotions but also energy in my songs.” ANTDUAN traces this love for club music back to his high school days in the mid-90s, but his musical journey began much earlier. Growing up, ANTDUAN developed a love for music at an early age and started learning the piano. As he got older, his music taste evolved when he discovered pop music, and thus began a lifelong passion for upbeat music.
Early in his career, ANTDUAN became dedicated to helping up-and-coming artists establish themselves. After a short hiatus from the scene, ANTDUAN made a comeback in 2020 with the instrumental version of his single “Rain Drops.” This remix generated a lot of interest, prompting him to release a vocal version of the song.
A lover of 2000s trance music, ANTDUAN wanted to recreate that vibe but with modern instruments. He was also looking for a vocalist who would perfectly bring his vision to life how he envisioned it. ANTDUAN found that in Alexandra Badoi, the singer who worked alongside the iconic Armin van Buuren on the trance hit “Cosmos.”
The duo gave “Rain Drops” a facelift that made it an international hit. With Alexandra’s vocal magic and ANTDUAN’s production prowess, the song garnered worldwide attention, reaching over 1.5M streams. That success inspired ANTDUAN to create another all-encompassing, emotional, and energetic experience. He hopes to do that with his upcoming projects that are currently underway.
ANTDUAN plans to release even bigger hits in the future, something he says doesn’t just happen. He says he has always had his finger on the pulse of what people want to hear, which pushes him to create quality music. To grow his skills and keep his edge, ANTDUAN says he often spends over 12 hours in the studio perfecting his craft. He also listens to a wide selection of genres, which he incorporates into his sound. On a normal day, ANTDUAN spends a significant portion of his day experimenting with new techniques and sounds before getting down to producing.
He also says there are many inspirations behind his unique sound that seamlessly blends genres together. They include other progressive houses, melodic techno, and organic house artists, but he also likes chillout and Israeli music. A versatile producer, ANTDUAN plans to continue exploring fresh sounds and is sure he will not disappoint his fans.