Enamour +  Durante

As a curator of infectious grooves and wistful atmospheres, Enamour has developed a sound that delicately walks the line between deep introspection and pure club play. His sets are an intricate blend of deep, progressive, tech house and techno that values musicality over anything else.

With a number of releases under his belt on labels including Anjunadeep, Sascha Braemer’s ‘whatiplay’, mau5trap, and Lane 8’s ‘This Never Happened’ imprint, Enamour has already made quite an impact in the scene. His music has been supported by names all across the DJ spectrum, including Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Guy J, Oliver Koletzki, Above & Beyond, Jody Wisternoff, Lane 8, Eelke Kleijn, Tim Engelhardt, and many more. In just over a year he’s already caught the attention of two legendary dance music institutions--DJ Mag and Mixmag--the former naming him an artist to watch in their July 2018 issue and the latter handpicking him to join their Magnified team in January of 2019 alongside 11 other artists.

Enamour first grabbed the world’s attention working closely with Lane 8 and his label "This Never Happened", supporting him on both of his North America tours this year as well as remixing “Skin & Bones” off of Lane 8’s sophomore album. He has since been a regular appearance in all of Lane 8’s setlists, including his Essential Mix where he debuted two of Enamour’s tracks, forthcoming on the label later this year.

In the past two years, Enamour has made his mark in his hometown of Washington DC supporting some of the biggest names in dance music like Eric Prydz, Above & Beyond, Hot Since 82, and more at world-renowned clubs like Echostage, Flash, and U Street Music Hall. Recently he’s even become a hot name in remixes after a 5 month reign at the top of the Beatport Deep House charts. #1 in the Hype charts, and #37 on the overall Top 100 with his remix of Donatello’s “Tears”.

His other releases, including highlights such as the eclectic "Hypnotica EP", and his track "Ruby" on Anjunadeep have further demonstrated the breadth and quality of his productions but still only scratch the surface of his ability. This is just the beginning of the story for the young artist.

Passion is the artist's calling card, no matter the medium, and that's a truth Kevin Durante recognizes above all else. Perhaps his Italian roots push the producer/DJ to seek a higher beauty, but with more than a decade of creation, experimentation, and discovery behind him, his personal journey has taught him not to fear honesty. He's put all his cards on the table and thrown caution to the wind more than once for his work. He knows to embrace his perspective and bare himself openly and honestly in his music and his mixes, because audiences can tell real from fake, and he didn't come all this way to paint by numbers.

Durante learned to work with soul in his father's kitchen. A chef and restaurant owner in South Florida. Durante saw first-hand how experience, tradition, and a willingness to experiment can transform raw ingredients into sublime manifestations.

As a producer and DJ, he's drawn to the edge and intersections of house and techno. Raw rhythm and bass under tonal melodies resonates with his version of musical honesty. His style isn't built on contrived pop formulas or lyrics about eternal youth. Instead, he starts with time-honored four on the floor, elaborates with thumping bass, builds mood with melodic chords, and garnishes with tribal percussive textures. Equally inspired by the compositions of Duke Ellington, synth-heavy Italo-disco, and mid-2000s Cocoon records, Durante strives to create a body of work as versatile as his experiences.

It's a worldly sound, a fusion of his travels and global past. It's rich and romantic, like his early childhood spent in his birth country of Italy. It's tropical and vibrant, full of Latin color like his formative years in Florida. It's daring and adventurous, like when he moved to Los Angeles without ever having seen the Pacific coast, but it's also mature, refined through the past five years as he's learned from missteps and opportunities alike how to synthesize his influences and surroundings into something both personal and relatable, danceable but poignant, comfortably familiar but distinct from the pack.

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