Naderi Releases New Single ‘Stardust’ feat. Reo Cragun
As an industry figure, pioneer, and trendsetter, Naderi comes from the future. Beamed down into his utopian studio haven in Sydney, Australia, Naderi has established his status in electronic music by breaking new ground in the scene — he’s widely known as the artist to pioneer and develop the now-ubiquitous melodic bass sound in dance music, an achievement that’s spurred a flurry of cutting-edge music from all over the world. Since the inception of his career, Naderi defies traditional music conventions that privilege genres over artistry.
Naderi has worked behind the scenes with dance music’s power players such as Flume, Alison Wonderland, Skrillex, Marshmello, and more, including his work on Flume’s Grammy-winning record Skin. In 2019, Naderi branched out from his role behind the scenes to unleash his own original music for the first time: “Too Much Smoke” featuring Lil Traffic has amassed 2 million Spotify streams and set the tone for Naderi’s experimental crossover sound to come. Though he’s solidified his stature as an industry figure with his previous work alongside dance music legends, Naderi has much more to offer through upcoming releases guided by a groundbreaking new vision for his music.
Beyond his budding catalogue of original music, Naderi lends his signature sound to a variety of industry titans for official remixes, including Skrillex, The Killers, Flume, Diplo, and more: Naderi’s official remixes for Keys N Krates’ “Save Me” featuring Katy B and Flume’s “Lose It” featuring Vic Mensa have amassed millions of Spotify streams. Although Naderi is notorious for his next-level remixes, a new chronicle of his career has come that stands to speak for Naderi’s inherent ability to innovate dance music into the fourth dimension. Naderi said of his new musical style, “I want to invite listeners into this world that I’ve created — a world where the future and the past meet, where the music has no genre, where it feels nostalgic but futuristic all at once.” Last month Naderi released the first single of his forthcoming EP, “HOTBOXINDAWIP,” which he described as “A catchy strange brew of raved-up trap and hip hop with punk energy and a blissful breakdown..I captured the crossroads of my musical upbringing.”
He releases his experimental crossover collaboration with popular alternative pop singer/rapper Reo Cragun who is well known for his undeniable ability to make hits across various genres including R&B, hip-hop, pop, indie, and electronic. His crossover collaborations with artists like G-Eazy, Nipsey Hussle, Kid Ink, Carnage, and Flume have garnered him worldwide attention across the musical spectrum. His multiple collaborations with Flume, including their smash hit, “Friends,” helped propel him to the next level, and in recent years he has toured the world non-stop, playing bigger and bigger stages to more and more fans. Their collaboration “Stardust” incorporates elements of R&B, pop and electronic as Cragun’s tender, contemporary delivery and vocal cadences reside on a futuristic, experimental soundbed provided by Naderi.
“When Reo and I wrote this song, I was on the other side of the planet far away from my girl and I was missing her so badly that it was bringing me down. I wanted Stardust to capture the passion and intensity of when you love, to the point you can feel it in your bones.” -Naderi
“I love this song, it makes me feel like I’m on another planet.” -Reo Cragun