Following a steady swell of anticipation throughout the summer and much buzzed-about early radio support from Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond and others, Aruna’s new single ‘Save The Day’ (Myon and Shane54 Summer of Love Remix) is out now on Black Hole Recordings.
“‘Save The Day’ was truly a labor of love,” she says. “I’m really proud of how it turned out and the response so far has been great.”
A poignant break-up song, ‘Save The Day’ tells the story of that moment you realize the magic has left a relationship and isn’t coming back. Having gone through the experience herself, Aruna says that moment tends to be even sadder than the breakup itself.
“It’s like the death of innocence or the loss of hope,” she says. “One thing I like in particular with this song, though, is the contrast between the title and the actual lyrical content. It sounds so triumphant and heroic when you hear the title but when you actually start digging inside the lyrics, it’s the complete opposite of that.”
Aruna’s honest lyrics connecting repeatedly with fans around the world earned her the #5 position in this year’s Beatsmedia Top Vocalists Poll, but a major accomplishment for her was making history as the first female solo artist to host the guest mix on Trance Around The World with Above & Beyond on Aug 31.
“I was so honored to guest mix for TATW,” she says. “It’s been a huge goal of mine ever since I started DJing and the fact that I was the first female solo artist to do one just makes it that much sweeter!”
Within days of the TATW broadcast, her own podcast, The Hot List rocketed to #14 on the iTunes Top 200 Music Podcasts chart. On the show, she takes listeners on an hour-long journey through her personal favorites in progressive house and trance, often showcasing her own mashups and forthcoming releases, with an eye on quality vocal tracks aimed at pleasing a variety of tastes.
“Spinning on the live circuit has been a huge thrill as well,” says Aruna. “I’ve already done a handful of international gigs, including a recent Insomniac event at Exchange LA with Myon & Shane54 which broke the club’s record for attendance!”
Not content to be pigeonholed into one specific genre however, Aruna has been honing her pop music writing skills–on her own tracks and for other recording artists as well. Velvetine, her side project with Myon & Shane54, released their second single called ‘The Great Divide’ in September which shot to #1 on Beatport’s Trance and Dubstep charts. She’ll soon step foot in the studio to begin producing her next artist album and will continue to perform around the world. The future is golden for this Los Angeles-based quadruple threat, as Aruna continues to break barriers through her unparalleled, multi-faceted approach to singing, writing, producing, and DJing.