Some music makes you want to get up and dance and some music dances you. It feels as if it wells up from inside and invites you into an epic new world. Each movement begins to feel perfectly purposeful. You enter into your own heroic journey through dance. Each song continues the saga as it moves you into deeper and deeper emotional states. These moments are rare gems and truly cherished. When Ean Golden approached us with his new album, we could feel the dedication in creating such a gem.
The album, Love and Shadow, is the result of Ean's personal exploration of Ecstatic Dance and how it can invite us to explore our subconscious, our love, our dreams, and our shadows.
Ean traveled the world to find the right collaborators to make this dream a reality. From the jungles of South America to the lush green lands of Indonesia. All this to create music that serves dancers in their own journey. It's that level of care and vision that made us excited to help him release this new album. After hearing his story and music, we knew this was going to help dancers across the world.
The Story of Love and Shadow
Shadow is woven into our lives as much as love. Sadness, loneliness, and grief are as important to the human experience as are the joyous moments. It can be transformative to go inward and connect to the full range of emotions we embody.
Over the course of 16 songs, Ean Golden’s new album “Love and Shadow” takes the listener on a full journey of their interior world--navigating a wide range of musical styles, rhythms, and intensities. The album blends them together in a cohesive emotional arc as an invitation to move through the full “Love and Shadow” of our lives.
“After getting completely burned out by club culture, I took several years off and returned to my roots of dancing. It was through moving at ecstatic dances myself that I re-discovered my love for dance and a format that inspired me to play again.
I have fully embraced this community because it’s the only place I know of where a DJ can play the full dynamic range of musical expression to a totally captive audience that are there to really move and go deep. This format fit my style of djing perfectly, as it allows me cross many genre and tempo boundaries while telling a very big emotional story that expresses all of my personality” - Ean Golden
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