WORLDWIDE – Released via Astralwerks, Mathame’s debut album sees the duo blend intricate layers of synth melodies, pulsating trance rhythms, and haunting vocals into ethereal soundscapes. A balance between dance floor ready tracks and intimate listening experiences, MEMO takes listeners on a journey into the last three years of the Mathame experience, serving as a log of the duo’s memories and emotions as touring DJs pre + post pandemic.
Throughout the year, Mathame began to unveil the narrative arc of the record with a string of releases including their monumental collaboration ‘Feel Your Ghost’ with Tiësto, which peaked on Billboard’s Hot Dance Chart at #22, pulsating club track ‘To Hope,’ intimately emotional ‘Come For You,’ and voluminously dark ‘So What’.’ Transporting listeners further into the mesmerizing Mathame universe, album highlights include the focus track ‘Dance To Death’ melancholic ‘Run Boy,’ emotive ‘Unreality,’ and explosive ‘The Doors.’
Mathame are the fastest rising melodic techno act of the moment – selling over 170,000 tickets to headlining shows already this year and playing key gigs like Coachella, Space Miami, Brunch in the Park Barcelona, EXIT Festival, Awakenings, EDC et al. Check out performances from Cercle , Tomorrowland, and Unity Live Afterlife destination stream here for an idea of what their performances look and feel like.
I figure you may know them from their massive EP’s on Afterlife, recent singles on Astralwerks with Tiesto and CamelPhat, remixes of RÜFÜS DU SOL and Moby tracks as well as their track ‘Never Give Up ’ They’ve been remixed by Diplo, Adriatique, and ZHU and earned a total of 25,000,000 streams across all platforms in 2022.
The brothers had a dramatic geographic upbringing at the base of the isolated Mt Etna volcano in Sicily and were originally a classical violinist at a conservatory and an award-winning film director before forming Mathame. Consequently, the duo have pioneered the ‘cinematic techno’ genre, crafting atmospheric storytelling experiences on the dance floor through their live immersive Audio Visual (AV) show and grandeur tracks, largely influenced by science fiction movies and classical film scores from the likes of Ennio Morricone and John Williams.