Paris-based producer and live act Douran makes his Anjunadeep debut with the three-track EP ‘Sundancer’. His first two EPs, ‘Avalanche EP’ and ‘Rave To Infinity EP’, have amassed over 3m+ streams worldwide.

Title track ‘Sundancer’ opens the EP, with soft piano melodies and ambient strings. ‘Slow Burner’ leads with an array of emotive strings whilst ‘Passing Lights’ features percussive-laden rhythms and warming vocals. Douran’s latest showcases his cinematic production style. 

What’s your story as an artist?

I started playing music when I was about 12 years old after being very moved by film music like Lord of the Rings or Gladiator. I immediately wanted to create my own music and to provoke this kind of emotions in people. Then I discovered electronic music and since then I try to mix these two influences to create a strong emotional electronic music with cinematic atmospheres.

What do you want your music to communicate? 

I always try that my music provokes strong emotions in the listener, nostalgia, hope..

Who is an artist that you look up to more than others today?

It’s hard to name one but I could mention Olafur Arnalds, Stephan Bodzin, Hans Zimmer, Ben Bohmer…

What’s the record or artist that made you realize you wanted to be an artist?

Hans Zimmer in Gladiator and Howard Shore in Lord of the Rings

Tell us about your latest release and how it came about

On my new “Sundancer” EP, I really wanted some emotive and peaceful tracks. I composed this EP during the covid and the idea was really an EP that can be listened at home. 

Always with the will to mix my 2 main influences which are electronic music and film music and to try to offer a varied EP that highlights different emotions, rhythms and instruments, just like a movie could do

What inspires your sound?

I get most of my inspiration from listening to film music and electronic music

What’s your favorite tune of yours?

Again it’s hard to name just one hehe, but I could say Kiasmos – Bent

Where are some things you really want to accomplish as an artist?

I still want to do a lot of things as an artist, but there are two things I dream of doing: composing music for a film and doing a concert tour with an orchestra.

Was there ever a moment when you felt like giving up?

I’ve never wanted to give up but there are obviously a lot of hard times as a composer because it’s a complex and cut-throat industry and to last in music is not easy. 🙂

What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

that those who succeed are those who do not give up!

Where do you think the next game-changer will be in the music industry and entertainment scene?

It could be in a live video streaming platform. But that’s a very difficult question haha