The tattooed Dane with the piercing gaze and cheekbones to match has been a popular booking on the club and festival circuit lately. Despite only moving to Los Angeles from his native Denmark last summer, he has already appeared alongside industry heavyweights like Axwell, Ingrosso, Felix Da Housecat, Booka Shade, Diplo, David Guetta and Avicii. He has also headlined LIV in Miami, Pacha NYC, Playhouse in Los Angeles, Voyeur in San Diego and Surrender and XS in Las Vegas.
A technically accomplished producer as well as being thrilling to experience behind the decks, Morten Breum clearly created Larva (Far Away) with the crowd in mind. The track blends a warm percussion riff with an adorably-accented vocal that brings to mind Scandinavian power-poppers Lykke Li and Robyn. The lyrics, written and sung by Swedish duo Rebecca & Fionas, verge on the abstract, weaving in and out of trance-infused chord progressions and pushing teasingly forward to a perfectly executed drop.
Already a high-profile DJ in Denmark, Morten Breum has a brace of number two singles and a number one spot in the Danish charts under his belt. His debut album, DROP!, was critically acclaimed internationally, and Breum rode this buzz straight into a successful transition to the USA. The environment has clearly got his creative juices flowing, allowing him to serve up slices of hook-laden EDM with total panache.
From the sponsorship deals with Pepsi and Red Bull to the inclusion of his track On It on Pacha’s influential annual compilation, Breum’s career is certainly kicking into high gear right now. This new release heralds the beginning of yet another exciting chapter in the Morten Breum story. Watch out 2013, he’s coming for you.
Larva (Far Away) is a Disco:Wax release. The full package includes instrumental edits and extended versions, plus a snappy remix by Nause that has a cool retro electro vibe.
Morten Breum – Larva (Far Away) is out from today on Disco:Wax and available on Beatport.