Rising Aussie trio Elucidus manage to put out quality release time and time again, and their new single ‘Escape‘ is certainly no exception.
“FSOE has always been our dream label to release on, for us it is the biggest trance label in the world and Fables is our favourite one of the FSOE family,” Elucidus exclusively told Trance Project in a recent interview.
Packed with a soaring melodies, blissful soundscapes and anthemic energy, ‘Escape’ shows why these guys are amongst the hottest acts in Trance right now. It readily makes for a monstrous uplifting slammer, which is why it deserved its spot on Dan Stone and Ferry Tayle’s imprint in the first place.
It’s alluring Trance at its very best!
“The three of us have very different lives and commitments, but one of the common things we have is that we all get busy and stressed by stuff that life throws at us such as jobs, bills, etc, and working on this track was our “Escape” from all of it, where the focus was the creation of the music,” Elucidus say.
The Trance trio have really started to come into their own lately, and all the hard work has gained them the attention of some of the biggest acts in the scene right now. ‘Escape’ was chosen as this week’s ‘Wonder Of The Week’ on Aly & Fila’s FSOE radio show and has picked up support from Ferry Tayle, Dan Stone and Andrew Rayel.
Get ‘Escape’ here and see the full interview below
Elucidus – Escape:
First of all, congrats on the upcoming release of Escape on Dan Stone and Ferry Tayle’s FSOE Fables label! How proud are you to have a record released on one of the world’s biggest Trance music labels?
Thanks mate! It still doesn’t feel real to be honest with you, as it hasn’t sunk in yet. As cheesy as it sounds, words really can’t describe how proud we are! Still in disbelief haha! FSOE has always been our dream label to release on, for us it is the biggest trance label in the world and Fables is our favourite one of the FSOE family.
What do you want your fans to take away from Escape?
Well firstly, we hope they love it, it’s an emotional track and we want them to be able to get lost in the music and escape from stresses in life. We hope that it makes them feel a sense of happiness.
What was the production process like on the track and how do you navigate a trio in the studio?
The process was a very long one to be honest, probably just over a year in the making. It took many forms, changed many times. The first time we sent it over, it wasn’t memorable enough, it didn’t stand out. Most people would have just sent it to another label at that point, however, as we mentioned before, there was really only one label we wanted to be on.
Studio sessions would mostly be all three of us working together, sometimes just two, but we would send whoever missed the session an update on the progress, and save as a draft for when we all come together as a trio again in the studio. No changes are ever locked in unless all three of us are present and happy with it. So, it’s pretty good from that respect. All being good mates makes studio session fun and something to look forward in the week.
What inspired you all to create this specific track?
The three of us have very different lives and commitments, but one of the common things we have is that we all get busy and stressed by stuff that life throws at us such as jobs, bills, etc, and working on this track was our “Escape” from all of it, where the focus was the creation of the music.
How did you guys all meet and where did the name ‘Elucidus’ come from?
Adriano and Roy knew each other from school days, had went on their own tangents after school and caught back up just before I (Ryan) met Adriano at the first trance event I attended through a mutual friend (Chris Emmerson), who introduced me to Roy. We started to work on a few things then decided we should have a name.
It took us months to find a name we liked, it had to stand out and be different and most importantly that hadn’t already been used on all the social media platforms haha! It was Adriano’s idea for the name, it actually is the Latin derivative to “shed light on something”, which is pretty cool!
Who have been some of your biggest influences in the development of the Elucidus sound?
Its probably pretty easy to tell this haha but definitely a few: Paul van Dyk, Daniel Kandi, Aly & Fila and of course Ferry Tayle and Dan Stone. We always try to emulate parts of their tracks with our own touch.
When you’re all not producing or playing music, what are some things that you do in your downtime?
Mostly play online computers with each other (Rainbow Six Seige / PUBG / Call of Duty). I reckon we’ve all told our partners we needed production rigs, but their mostly used for gaming haha. Adriano’s addiction to RGB led lighting is scary haha. Other than that, just family time and the odd burger & beer sesh! We all love cars and football (soccer) too, which I might add means the banter is always in full flow!
As we approach the final months of 2018, what has been your favourite moment so far and does Elucidus have any New Year resolutions?
Theres been a few! Definitely the mini euro tour playing to a rammed crowd at a club in Ibiza, and at the Fables 50 celebration, along with ‘Escape’ announces as ‘Wonder Of The Week” on FSOE.
As for New Year resolutions . . . Ferry Tayle keeps saying to us to release MORE music! So, 2019 will be full throttle! It’s going to be good.
Are there any specific venues or Trance festivals you would like to play in 2019?
I think the only venue left on the to-do-list for Sydney is definitely the Metro! So many nostalgic nights in there and never played it yet! Melbourne has a few sick venues like Hisense and Festival Hall too. When it comes to Trance festivals, I don’t think it gets any bigger than Luminosity, having experienced it this year, I’d play any stage at any time that weekend, it’s like Trance Heaven. Freedom to play your own style and you know the people are there for the music! Absolute Vibes!
Anything else you’d like to share or let your die-hard fans know?
We’re sorry it took so longer to release a new original, we hope it was worth the wait and we can’t wait to show you what we have in the kitchen! Stay tuned!