Fresh music from Mars! Dance music’s newest discovery Madison Mars drops his full ‘Ready Or Not’ EP, featuring four stunning tunes that define the mystery producer more than ever. It’s out now on Don Diablo’s HEXAGON imprint, ready to hit planet earth with a bang!
Entering the earth’s orbit last year with debut single ‘Theme O’, the anonymous artist Madison Mars has quickly proven his status of a new star to watch out for. Especially with his follow-up single ‘Milky Way’, which also scored millions of streams worldwide.
Earlier this year, he delivered two successful remixes; one for Sam Feldt’s ‘Been A While’, another for Tritonal’s club hit ‘Blackout’. And while crowds are eagerly awaiting new material, Madison Mars now comes with a full EP, presenting four tracks; the high energy, Fugees infused track ‘Ready Or Not’, the vintage house tune ‘Doppler’, the trap tinged, soundscapey track ‘Venus’, and the exciting dance track ‘Down’ (a Spotify exclusive).
Exclusive Madison Mars quotes on all tracks
“The main idea behind my debut EP was to explore various genres and sounds that I currently find interesting.
‘Ready Or Not’ was actually a bootleg at first, born during one of those sleepless studio nights. Don loved it so we decided to breathe new life into the project and modernize it so it would be closer to my new sound.
‘Doppler’ is one of those tracks that just kind of happened unexpectedly. It’s a super catchy track in its own weird way, bringing life to the forgotten 90’s sounds mixed with various synths and other cool elements. I started with 126 bpm speed, then slowing things down at the breakdown. It was quite an interesting and unique setting for me, but in the end I think it works like a charm!
It’s not always about big beats and festival bangers. I’m human too (kind of) and I have my personal moments where I like to listen and enjoy different kinds of music that help me get through the harder moments in life and give me the inspiration to move on. ‘Venus’ is exactly that kind of a track to me. Magical vocals mixed with the trademark Madison Mars melodies, a touch of solid bass and heavy percussion.
While you’re planning your EP, you never know how many tracks you might end up with. The plan always was to make it a 3-track EP, but sometimes those sleepless nights just have positive results by the sunrise and ‘Down’ is the best example of that. Last minute fooling around turned into a simple yet very catchy house tune. I hope you’re down for it!”