GENRE-DEFYING METAL AND BASS PIONEER ZARDONIC RETURNS WITH FOLLOW ME (FT. CAMO MC)
SINGLE TO APPEAR ON ZARDONIC’S THIRD STUDIO ALBUM SUPERSTARS
SET FOR RELEASE JULY 14 ON MNRK HEAVY
TORONTO, ON – April 21, 2023 – Since the early 2000s, the masked performer known to the world as DJ and producer, Zardonic, has harnessed the power of the nexus between drum & bass and heavy metal to create the sound that is now known as “metal & bass.” Today, Zardonic has released his latest single, Follow Me, featuring vocals from Camo MC on MNRK HEAVY. Listen to Follow Me (ft. Camo MC) here.
Cultivating a sound that resonates with music fans who worship energy above all else, Follow Me featuring New Zealand artist, Camo MC, urges the listener to be themselves. “It sounds very cliche, but something so simple seems to be so difficult for most of us. We struggle so much with trying to fit in, with not feeling enough. Cameron and I connected on a very deep, personal level, and I let him take care of the lyrics entirely. His energy made me want to jump around like a toddler, so I followed him.”
The release of Follow Me also marks the debut of Zardonic’s new signature mask. As if reflecting progression in palpable form, it has evolved with him. “To some extent, every mask marks the end of an era in my life and my way to approach music,” he notes. “The mask from the Become album [Zardonic’s 2018 album] and recent tours received a lot of battle damage. I had to constantly glue it back together. The paint scraped off. It wore a lot of scars with pride, yet it was a huge weight on my shoulders because no longer want to these scars to rule my decisions. Hence, the new mask is the exact opposite: shiny, sparkly and full of life. You could say I’m constantly resurrecting the Zardonic character, so to speak.”
Follow Me, along with Zardonic’s recent releases Bring The Rukus featuring The Surgery & MC Reptile and Bitter featuring REEBZ, will appear on his third studio album, Superstars, set for release July 14.
Since the early 2000s, Federico Ágreda Álvarez, the masked performer known to the world as DJ and producer, Zardonic, has harnessed the power of the nexus between drum & bass and heavy metal to create the sound that is now known as “metal & bass.” Born and raised in Venezuela, inspired by America, and based in Germany with a passport book stamped into oblivion, he also represents a union of cultures. Boundlessness has defined his output since day one a prolific string of releases including two studio albums Antihero (2015) and Become (2018), with a third Superstars arriving summer 2023, high-profile remixes and video game collaborations, packed shows on multiple continents, and 100 million-plus streams. Zardonic has cultivated an expansive catalog of original tracks and remixes for platinum icons, leaving his imprint on Pop Evil, Fear Factory, Bullet For My Valentine and Sonic Syndicate, among others. He has also contributed music to soundtracks for videogames such as Superhot: Mind Control Delete and Redout 2, plus features on All Elite Wrestling, TNT and NBC Sports.
He’s the rare force of nature who can earn praise from both YourEDM and Metal Injection. Renowned as “Venezuela’s Top DJ Act,” he has impressively toppled Beatport’s Drum & Bass Releases of the Week and Amazon’s Hard Rock Bestsellers at #1. Not to mention, he even appeared in Warlocks Vs Shadows, standing out as “the first Latin American musician to ever be featured as a playable character in a video game,” and has created factory presets and artist packs for Arturia, Brainworx, Slate Digital, BABY Audio, GForce Software, and many more.