Powerful. Emphatic. Dynamic. In a decade, MaRLo has become a name in the field of electronic dance music synonymous with both uplifting and darker styles of trance music. MaRLo’s unique “tech energy” sound has catapulted him onto the world stage at mega-festivals including Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas and Dreamstate, the latter featuring MaRLo this November 24th. At long last, MaRLo announces the launch of his very own record label, Reaching Altitude, currently operating under the Armada Music umbrella. “The Launch” is the first official single from Reaching Altitude and it’s out now.
A rapid-fire succession of kick-drums forms the foundation of the Original Mix of “The Launch” with its scorching chord progression and sinister tone. The central motif of the track arrives during the breakdown as sonic bursts of mainstage-friendly synths stack slices of aural euphoria high. A vibe of foreboding shrouds the single’s initial mystique before building to a thunderous drop that causes crowds to erupt in ecstasy. The Radio Edit wastes no time, its breakdown coming just 15-seconds into this tight package.
As a new record label, Reaching Altitude will showcase music by MaRLo and others, with MaRLo himself serving as label chief and head of A&R. The imprint is named after MaRLo’s ‘Altitude’ series of hours-long concerts exclusively showcasing his own music accompanied by live musicians, dancers and a range of custom-designed visuals. MaRLo’s ‘Altitude Tour’ sold-out consistently in 2016 and earlier this year when the tour played in Australia and Asia. I got the chance to see him this summer at Electric Zoo and his set was hands down my favorite of the weekend.
Check out MaRLo's “The Launch” and make sure to follow him on his new journey with “Reaching Altitude”