Sander van Doorn is back on the release radar with his first sonic offering of 2022. ‘Raindrops’ sees the revered musician joined alongside Brazilian act SELVA and German talent Macon, and features vocals from Chacel. The new tune directly follows Doorn’s Purple Haze releases from last year, ‘Manoeuvres’ and ‘Recover’. It also serves as a follow-up to several tracks from last October such as ‘Scary Monsters’, SELVA’s collaborative endeavor with Wankelmut and MATTN, ‘Tell Me’, Macon, SOLON, and Chacel’s track, and ‘Thinking Of You’, Chacel and LÖKII’s hit single. Out now via Spinnin’ Records, ‘Raindrops’ is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
The track immediately kicks off with a pulsating bass, paired flawlessly alongside a rising tension that builds upon itself with each passing second. A catchy beat is quickly introduced into the space, providing a much-welcomed four-on-the-floor rhythm and flowing vocal cut. The pace begins to slow as atmospherically entrancing production elements are infused, placing a central focus on the emotionally-charged lyricism. A buildup ensues, and is unleashed in full force with a hefty slew of hard-hitting bass drops. Throughout the endeavor, one can clearly hear each artist’s unique sound, a harmonious blend of Sander van Doorn, SELVA, Macon, and Chacel’s distinct musical artistry.
ABOUT SANDER VAN DOORN –Sander van Doorn is an unstoppable force in the electronic dance music industry, having consistently released hit after hit both under his Doorn moniker as well as his newer alias Purple Haze, since his debut in 2004. Fast forward seventeen years later, and the multi award-winning talent has continued to dominate the scene with major records such as 2011’s ‘Drink To Get Drunk’, 2013’s ‘Joyenergizer’, his 2014 collaboration with Oliver Heldens’, ‘This’, as well as his collaboration with Martin Garrix and DVBBS on ‘Gold Skies’ from the same year. Through his DOORN Records imprint, founded in 2007, the established tastemaker fosters up-and-coming talent all while further solidifying his creative vision with each new release.
ABOUT SELVA – SELVA is an established Brazilian-based electronic dance music act consisting of Brian Cohen. The talent’s signature musical style sees him engaging with various instrumentation such as the guitar and drums in addition to his hard-hitting, enthralling production elements. During SELVA’s live shows, attendees can expect a lot of energy and charisma, as he effortlessly creates an intense connection with the audience. With 3 hit singles, 2017’s ‘Make Me Wanna’ (over 15 million plays) / ‘Why Dont U Love’ (over 20 million plays) and 2018’s ‘I Miss U’ (over 30 million plays), SELVA quickly became one of the most relevant artists in the streaming business for electronic dance music, and one of the first electronic artists in Brazil to have a single on the radio. He’s also the first South American artist to ever release an acoustic track via Spinnin’ Records. Having achieved the Top 50 Brazil Record Chart on Spotify twice, he also boasts over 90 million total streams via the platform to-date. His immense popularity has translated into real life, having graced the decks at venues and festivals in both North and South America, as well as in Asia.
ABOUT MACON – Macon is an up-and-coming German DJ/producer who has been releasing his own unique take on the genre since his 2018 collaborative debut single ‘I Like It’ with Berlin’s very-own MOGUAI. The Heldeep mainstay would eventually follow this up several years later with a highly-anticipated remix of MOGUAI and Luciano’s 2020 hit ‘Faith’. Continuing remix duties in the same year, Macon was enlisted to rework Ole Sturm and Leonail’s ‘Friends Or Lovers’. This was directly followed by ‘Tell Me’, his latest original production with SOLON, featuring vocals from Chacel.
ABOUT CHACEL–Chacel is a promising music project of some like-minded musicians who think of themselves as a music lover collective. The team of songwriters, producers, and a singer have collectively devoted themselves to electro-indie-pop-music. From cover songs to original productions, Chacel writes, arranges, and produces their work by creating catchy tunes embedded in sophisticated lyrics. The topics covered are derived from a vast variety of different backgrounds and experiences they each went through on their own, a very true-to-life form of sonic art. The utterly stunning and unmistakably beautiful voice captivates listeners, taking them on a long magical journey. Chacel’s new collaborative release with Macon and Solon, ‘Tell Me’, was released on Oliver Heldens’ label Heldeep and has attracted a lot of attention worldwide. Over time, Chacel has released music across venerated imprints the likes of Sony, Spinnin’, and Soave.
Sander van Doorn 2022 North American Tour Dates
Jan 22, 2022 – Portland, OR – 45 East
Jan 28, 2022 – Miami, FL – Treehouse
Jan 29, 2022 – Chicago, IL – Sound-Bar
Feb 4, 2022 – Houston, TX – Rise
Feb 5, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Avalon
Feb 10, 2022 – Boston, MA – The Grand
Feb 11, 2022 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Monarch
Feb 12, 2022 – Hamilton, ON – Club 77
Feb 18, 2022 – Denver, CO – The Church
Feb 19, 2022 – Tempe, AZ – Shady Park
Feb 20, 2022 – San Francisco, CA – Audio
Feb 25, 2022 – Austin, TX – Summit Rooftop
Feb 26, 2022 – Vancouver, BC – Enso
March 4, 2022 – Dallas, TX – Stereo Live
March 5, 2022 – Washington, DC – Soundcheck