Name: Callan Alexander
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Influences: Flying Lotus, ODESZA, Sampha, James Blake
At just 23 years of age, Australian producer cln has already made his mark on the global electronic music scene, and if the last few years are any indication of the calibre of work to come, you better strap in because we’re in for quite a treat.
There’s no denying Callan has achieved a lot in a short space of time, especially since the release of his two ep’s, ‘Sideways’ (2014) & ‘Found’ (2015), along with his 2016 singles ‘Mist’ & ‘Owls’, ‘Switch Gears’ in 2017, as well as ‘The Other Side’ which was released in collaboration with French label Kitsuné.
In September 2016 cln embarked on his debut North American tour which encompassed nine shows across 14 days where he supported The Chainsmokers at Red Rocks Amphitheatre alongside San Holo, Shaun Frank and Tep No. He also supported Keys N Krates in Toronto with Lunice, Araabmuzik and River Tiber, as well as performing at Up North and Nocturnal Wonderland festivals.
Back on home soil, cln has supported the likes of The Aston Shuffle, Carmada, ODESZA, and Kele Okereke (front-man of the legendary Bloc Party).
2017 was a year of exploration for cln as he expanded his compositions into unexpected and exciting new areas. After doing a remix of a track called ‘Peace Is My Drug’ by Australian songstress Katie Noonan, she then invited Callan to perform that song live with her at the Queensland Music Awards in Brisbane, which included an aerial silk artist performance.
Katie & Callan enjoyed working together so much that they teamed up again that year to create a collection of diverse electronic music, which was then performed live across six sold-out performances at Brisbane Powerhouse alongside the Queensland Ballet, under the creative direction of renowned choreographer Amy Hollingsworth, and artistic director Li Cunxin, as part of their 2017 ‘Bespoke’ program.
Also in 2017, cln released a single called ‘Breathe’ via the Skrillex owned NEST/OWSLA imprint, which also came with remixes from DEVOTED, X&G and Ellie Herring, and has no doubt been his most successful release to date with over 2.3 million Spotify streams (followed closely by ‘Mist’ which has over 1.3 million).
cln is now gearing up for the release of his debut album, with the first release expected to be coming our way very soon.
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