Following up on their euphoric smash “Aldo,” Bruce Karlsson and Nick Sember, aka Norin & Rad, have just released “Bird Is The Word” on Anjunabeats, a surprising surge of high-energy rave meets big room progressive house.
The track has already received acclaim from heavyweights like Above & Beyond, Kaskade, Madeon, Mat Zo, Porter Robinson, Seven Lions and more. Teased out in Mat Zo’s Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 earlier this year, “Bird Is The Word” sees the Californian duo step out with a bold, exhilarating and forward-thinking dance floor monster that fuses a range of influences in unique style.
Beginning with cheeky vocodered vocal samples and a drop into a funk-fuelled groove that manages to be both minimal and heavy-hitting, “Bird Is The Word” leads into a breakdown that is full of the spine-tingling stadium melodics that Bruce and Nick are known for. The killer curve-ball comes on the drop that tears into a powerful rave-edged synth that sirens dance floor destruction every time.
Norin & Rad North American Tour Dates:
June 29 Jakarta @ Epicentrum Walk
July 6 Vancouver, Canada @ Fivesixty
July 13 Calgary, Canada @ Flames Central
July 16 Las Vegas, NV @ LAVO
July 20 Seattle, WA @ Foundation
July 26 Denver, CO @ The Church
July 27 Edmonton, AB @ Encore
August 08 San Diego, CA @ Fluxx
August 09 Los Angeles, CA @ Exchange LA
August 10 Philadelphia, PA @ SoundGarden Hall
August 15 Ibiza @ Cream Ibiza (Amnesia)
August 24 England @ Creamfields UK
September 13 San Francisco, CA @ Ruby Skye
September 14 Costa Mesa, CA @ Sutra