Put two of electronic music’s finest in a studio together and you just know there will be sparks flying in every direction. That’s exactly what transpired between Russian electronic music phenomenon ARTY and Grammy-nominated producer Audien earlier this year, and their collaboration is clearly leaving its mark in the dance music realm. Today, a little over three months after its release on Armada Music, their track ‘Craving’ (with Ellee Duke) took the coveted #1 spot in Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart.
Following on 2018’s ‘Never Letting Go’, ARTY and Audien’s second-ever collab represents the rebuilding of confidence after a break-up, and is easily one of the most colorful collisions of trademark sounds in dance music today. With Ellee Duke’s crystalline vocals adorning the inspired, super-melodious instrumental that shines and sparkles at every turn, this is exactly the kind of record that will have the global crowd ‘Craving’ for more.
ARTY: “It’s always very exciting to make new music with Nate because we both know that the songs we do together will be very special for our fans. It’s made for them in the first place. It makes me even more happy that our new song ‘Craving’, which we made purely from our hearts, is now recognized widely in the United States, topping dance radio and making it to #1 in Billboard’s Dance chart! Thanks to all of our fans for your constant support and thanks to Nate, Maykel, George, Harry, Brett and Kyle for making it happen — you’re the best team in the world!”
Audien: “‘Craving’ is that song you listen to when you’re freshly on your own after the end of a hard relationship. We’ve all been there, that toxic feeling of jealousy paired with sporadic bursts of confidence. Quite the rollercoaster. I’m so stoked to see people resonating with this song. Arty and I created this thing so organically and we were so fortunate to be able to work with Ellee Duke; she nailed it. Congrats to the whole team on the #1 Billboard Dance/Airplay position, and I can’t thank all of the stations enough for playing it and showing so much love.”
Ellee Drake: “I’m very thankful and honored to be part of this whole experience with all these awesome peeps. The song is one thing, but it takes a lot of hard work after a great song like this is created to make big things happen. So shouts to each person who worked hard and helped ‘Craving’ reach this milestone. I’m really proud of us all and as cliche as it is, it’s a dream come true.”