New York-based DJ and producer Exstra drops ‘Frozen’

New York-based DJ and producer Exstra drops ‘Frozen’

New York producer Exstra unveiled a scintillating single, ‘Frozen’, on May 31st, 2024 via the Enormous Chills imprint. Nora En Pure played the song on Purified Radio 404 which aired on Sirius XM ahead of its release. The track was mastered by Grammy-nominated producer and engineer Christian Hirt, who has worked with Nora En Pure, EDX, and many more. Exstra boasts 1.4 million streams across platforms, making waves with releases on renowned record labels like Colorize, Enormous Tunes, and Zerothree. He has received radio support from KISS FM and SiriusXM, and publication support from EDM Identity and collaborated with vocalist Britt Lari (Tep No, Big Gigantic and CloZee) on the track ‘Let Go’, with more vocal collaborations slated for the coming months. He performed for the We Belong Here music festival in Miami in February 2023 (alongside headliners Kaskade and Lane 8) and as DJ support for Martin Roth the following month. He graced the stage at We Belong Here music festival in NYC on May 24th, 2024.

From Valley Stream, New York and currently residing in The Big Apple, Steven Landis grew up listening to a lot of poppy electronic music in the late 90s (Robert Miles, Le Bouche, A Touch of Class, Pete Konemann, etc). His foray into the world of electronic music began slowly. He dabbled in cello in elementary school, but it didn’t stick. He then joined the school choir in middle school and was selected to join a more exclusive chorale in high school, travelling to Rome and Florence for performances and even sung in the Vatican – but it was after seeing Avicii live during his time in university that inspired him to become a DJ.  He began performing as Exstra at parties and local nightclubs in Washington, DC (Shadowroom, Opera, etc.). After graduating in 2013 and moving to NYC, he played at just about every nightclub in the city between 2013 and 2020. Gaining traction, he was also booked for international gigs in Paris and Cambodia during that period. In 2020, Covid lockdowns led him to pursue music production, honing his skills and landing his first record deal with Enormous Chills four months later.

Exstra blends dark analogue sounds together with beautiful organic tones to create music that keeps you hypnotised on the dance floor. Influenced by Nora En Pure, Cassian, Camelphat and Joris Voorn, his music is sure to be enjoyed by fans of the above, as well as those of Tycho, Bonobo and Tourist.

‘Frozen’ is a beautiful track that is filled with a captivating sense of tension and hope. A potent homage to his beloved feline companion overcoming illness, it features pulsating rhythms, a driving beat, cinematic atmospherics and an inspiring lead. Hypnotically progressive, it is a work of melodic house that is sure to ensnare listeners from the first second.



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