Brothers Tom and Pete Cuppernull have spent the last decade applying their lifelong musicianship to their love of electronic music.
Classically trained on the violin, cello, and trumpet, Anden’s organic and warm productions have garnered cross-genre acclaim from Solomun, Above & Beyond, and Diplo, supporting their rise as New York City’s breakout house and techno act.
When the pandemic shut down touring in 2020, Anden reached across the pond for several releases on key European labels: Yotto‘s Odd One Out, Berlin’s melodic techno authority Katermukke, and the newly minted Eleatics Records. The brothers also completed a residency on BLOND: ISH‘s Abracadabra TV, streaming their Sound Room brand to thousands of viewers every Sunday on Twitch. With the 2021 return to touring in full swing. Anden has joined Yotto for his US summer tour ahead of their debut album on Odd One Out.
Balance Selections 194: Anden
1. Lost (Original Mix) – Ivory (IT)
2. Grouplove (Extended Mix) – Anden & Yotto
3. Reality (ID Remix) – Anden
4. Extrait De Superior (Original Mix) – Denis Horvat
5. Moments (Original Mix) – INVOKER
6. Komodo (Original Mix) – Alex O’Rion
7. Arrival (Original Mix) – Volen Sentir
8. Open Form feat. Reigan (Original Mix) – Lost Desert, Reigan, Amand
9. Claire (feat. Delhia De France) (Original Mix) – Delhia De France, Anyma, Janus Rasmussen
10. Mistakes (Original Mix) – Jos & Eli
11. Synchole [Spectrum] – Gardenstate, Hvitling & Yenzen
12. Floating In Desert (Original Mix) – Luka Cikic
13. Vor Augen (Original Mix) – Tantum
14. Shifter (Extended Mix) – Yotto
15. Wide Awake (Extended Mix) – Anden
16. Hollow (Colyn Extended Remix) – Armin van Buuren & AVIRA
Balance Selections Q+A
Our last 3 releases:
Anden – Know You, No You
Anden and Yotto – Grouplove
Anden – Youth Is Wasted On The Young
What music did you listen to as a child?
We come from a musical family. Our grandfather was a university music professor and we played the violin, cello, and trumpet when we were younger. We later found hip-hop and eventually electronic music as teenagers.
Which producers/artists/acts inspire you?
Yotto, Jeff Mills, LP Giobbi, Mind Against, Tycho
What was the last album that you downloaded/bought?
Anden – Youth Is Wasted On The Young. Got to support the album campaign!
What is your current production and DJ set up like?
For production, we use a variety of analog synths, with the Prophet Rev2, Roland Juno 6, and Korg MS-20 being among our current favorites. We also recently picked up an Erica Synths Zen Delay that we are just getting to know, and it sounds incredible so far.
Tell us more about the podcast you made for Balance?
This mix is inspired by the many subgenres of electronic music that we livestreamed over the course of the pandemic. When we began our weekly residency on Twitch in early 2020, we experimented a lot outside of the progressive house world, playing things like breaks and techno. This mix touches on a few of these genres, and also includes a new remix off our artist album.
The top track in my DJ wallet currently is:
Far&High – Alone
If I could recommend only one of my tracks for you to listen to it would be:
Anden – Know You, No You
If I could recommend only one track for you to listen to it would be:
Pachanga Boys – Time
The last movie I watched that I really liked:
Don’t Look Up
My favourite TV show:
The West Wing