After initially crossing paths on MÒZÂMBÎQÚE’s How to Be Human (Deluxe) album, a collaboration between Diaven & PALLADIAN was inevitable - leading up to the blend of their signature styles with the stellar rendition of “Never Been There”. Diaven share:
“Never Been There” is one of our most intimate songs, it pretty much came out of nowhere during a late night session. We’re big PALLADIAN fans and felt like their approach of using organic-sounding textures to create dreamy atmospheres might really complement our style. These guys have absolutely delivered and took the original to another level.
Upon hearing Diaven’s track in its original form PALLADIAN picked up a musical colour palette and a brush to paint over the song with soft strokes resulting in a rhythmic and dreamy journey. Adding their recognizable driving beatwork & pulsating synths, while keeping Diaven’s otherworldly vocals, the Italian duo turned the dreamy original into a slow-dance summer anthem. They elaborate:
As soon as we discovered Diaven’s music we’ve been captivated by the unique atmosphere they create, especially with their use of vocals. We thought that it would be interesting to introduce a more warm and organic sound to one of their songs and “Never Been There” had all the right pieces to play with.
This experimental electronic track oscillates between punchy synth bass lines, granular textures, and fractured vocals. With a sense of intimacy and melancholy, the remix makes for a truly emotive listening experience, while the warm summer vibe is certain to brighten up your mood and elevate your energy.