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Tritonal are one of the most successful American electronic music duos of the past decade and a defining voice of the modern dance music era. Formed in 2008 in Austin, TX, by producers/songwriters/DJs Chad Cisneros and David Reed, Tritonal count nearly 1 billion collective streams across their vast discography, which comprises three full-length albums, +200 original productions and remixes and six Top 10 hits across Billboard’s electronic/dance charts. The duo has built a dedicated worldwide following, a close-knit family of self-appointed Tritonians, via their international headlining tours and high-profile festival sets. Tritonal today continue their path as dance music pioneers and forward-thinking artists via their groundbreaking original music, tastemaker Enhanced Music imprint and beloved weekly Tritonia radio show.
After debuting in 2008 via their early trance and progressive originals and remixes, Tritonal released their acclaimed debut album, Piercing the Quiet (Enhanced Music), in May 2011. The release became one of the duo’s first successes, with more than half of the album’s songs landing on the Top 20 of Beatport’s trance charts, including five that held the #1 position for over three weeks. They followed up with their three-part Metamorphic EP series (2013-2014, Enhanced Music), which marked Tritonal’s expansion into new sonic territories and featured the duo’s first breakout hits, “Now or Never” and “Anchor.”
Their sophomore album, Painting With Dreams (September 2016, Enhanced Music), has accumulated +140M streams on Spotify alone. Most recently, Tritonal released U & Me (June 2019, Enhanced Music), their third full-length album, which features collaborations with Sultan + Shepard, platinum-selling singer-songwriter Mozella and chart-topping, multi-platinum-certified American pop star Rachel Platten. The album reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Album Sales chart.
Elsewhere, Tritonal’s discography includes major collaborations and remixes with some of the leading acts within dance and mainstream music. In September 2015, they released the gold-certified “Until You Were Gone” (Disruptor Records/Columbia Records), a collaboration with The Chainsmokers. Their May 2015 collaboration with Cash Cash, “Untouchable” (Big Beat Records), charted on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts. Tritonal have also remixed everyone from pop culture icons like Adam Lambert and 5 Seconds of Summer, dance music giants like Zedd and Hardwell, and legends like Armin van Buuren and Ferry Corsten. In September 2019, Tritonal released the euphoric “Never Be the Same” (Enhanced Music), featuring rising singer Rosie Darling.
In addition to their original music, Cisneros and Reed are co-owners and full A&R reps of the tastemaker indie electronic imprint, Enhanced Music. With nearly 2,000 releases and counting since its launch in 2008, Enhanced Music, dubbed “the label that delivers tune after tune” by Mixmag, today stands as one of the most influential record labels in electronic music, home to some of contemporary dance music’s most celebrated releases and an ever-expansive, genre-defining catalog. Enhanced has discovered and launched the careers of headlining artists and rising newcomers alike, including Tritonal, Audien, Arty, BRKLYN and many others. In 2018, Enhanced Music celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a North American label tour, headlined by Tritonal, and the release of the expansive, 150-track
Tritonal expand the same trendsetting vision on Tritonia, the duo’s globally streamed weekly radio show that airs on SiriusXM’s BPM channel and across various major music streaming platforms. Officially launched in 2013, Tritonia today boasts nearly 300 episodes and reaches millions of listeners around the world.
On the live front, Tritonal are one of the most in-demand acts in the dance music realm. Their electrifying, genre-spanning sets have taken the duo to the world’s leading festivals, including headlining sets at global events like EDC Las Vegas, Lollapalooza, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Zoo and Creamfields Australia, and marquee venues like the Hollywood Palladium (Los Angeles), Terminal 5 (NYC) and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (San Francisco). As well, Tritonal have been DJ residents at renowned nightclubs and dayclubs across Las Vegas for nearly five years. Most recently, they completed a 31-date North American tour in early 2019 in support of their latest album, U & Me.
Since first forming, Tritonal have commanded an ever-evolving sound and artistic vision. As they enter the next chapter of their creative journey, they do so with the knowledge that change is the only true way forward.
“I think the best way to succeed in music is to be true to yourself and to honor your truth right now,” Cisneros reflects, “and if your truth changes tomorrow, be true to that truth then. Now, 10 years into our ride as Tritonal, I know what we want to say, and that feels so good. And maybe it took us 10 years and a bunch of mistakes and changes to figure that out, but it just feels great to know where we’re going next.”