iEDM Radio Episode 4: Trap Bangers

May 4th, 2014

Tracklist:

Bastille - Pompeii (Russ Remix)
Carnage - Mara (Carnage & Breaux Festival Trap VIP Remix)
Stadiumx & Taylr Renee - Howl at the Moon (Holden Remix)
Dillon Francis & DJ Snake - Get Low
David Guetta feat. Skylar Grey - Shot Me Down (Holden Remix)
Sander Van Doorn & Firebeatz - Guitar Track
Showtek & Ookay - Bouncer
Sebestion Ingrosso & Tommy Trash vs Pendulum vs Autoerotique - Reload the Island Drums (Holden Mashup)
Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Dillon Francis Remix)
Journey - Don't Stop Going HVM (Ookay Edit)
Royksopp feat. Susanne Sundfor - Running to the Sea (Seven Lions Remix) 
Protohype & Prima Volta - Bigger Than You & Me
Avicii - Shame on Me (Avicii Remix)
Duck Sauce - NRG
Since childhood, Holden has had two passions in life: Music and Technology.  It was only a matter of time before he found synergy between the two.  Holden was born and raised on Long Island.  For Holden, simply playing live instruments in a garage wasn't enough.  He realized that he would have to focus on production in order to be heard on a larger scale and decided to buy an 8-track.  It was then that Holden took his first steps towards becoming a music producer.  His talents became popular in the community and he assisted in the production for most of the bands in his high school. After high school, Holden enrolled in Marist College where he pursued a degree in computer science.  Taking several music classes along the way to ensure he never left his true passion behind, Michael focused on learning the inner workings of computers.  This ultimately led to a job as a programmer in the financial services industry. It was then that Holden relocated to New York City.  The NYC club scene proved to be a valuable asset in Holden’s journey as he enveloped himself in the electronic dance music (EDM) scene. Local venues across the city were able to recruit industry legends such as Tiesto, Hardwell, and Afrojack for live performances, and Holden began attending as many of these shows as possible.  This style of music was foreign to Holden and he became intrigued by the new and energetic sound.  Shortly thereafter, he began working on his very own electronic productions.  Because of his background with computers and his prior music experience, producing electronic music was a seamless transition for Holden.  It was in the spring of 2013 that he garnered his first major success, with the electro-inspired Soulves Records’ release, “Last Stand.”  As Holden continues to progress as a producer, his style is ever evolving.  He is currently focusing on trap, dubstep, and everything in between.  This can be seen in his latest Beatport release: Holden’s official remix of “Time" by Dirtywork.  Holden is a shining example that music has no boundaries.  Stay tuned as he continues to grow and influence the way we all experience and listen to music.