GRAMMY-nominated dance music icon Audien, popularly known for songs like the Billboard Top 40 hit “Something Better” with Lady Antebellum and his GRAMMY-nominated remix of Bastille’s “Pompeii,” has teamed up with London-based classically trained musician turned electronic producerCodeko to release his first song of 2023, “Antidote.” The uplifting progressive house anthem features Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter-producer JT Roach and is available now on all DSPs and streaming services.
The positive tone of this progressive house record “speaks of being a source of peace in a world of chaos and toxicity” according to JT Roach. The collaboration between Audien, Codeko and JT Roach brings encouraging lyrics and an uplifting beat that is sure to lift listeners spirits and deter any negative energy. JT Roach’s unique voice fills the room with joy and thirst for life as he swings on the captivated melody.
“Antidote is my first record with Ed, [Codeko]. During the PHND tour, we played a lot of shows together and I truly realized how alike we were. We truly have the same ear for things and I think our heart is in the music similarly. JT was the absolute perfect singer for this as well. The song is about staying centered around commitment, being that person for someone you love. In many ways the music I’m making today is that commitment to myself. Staying true to what speaks to me.” – Audien
Known for his production prowess and uplifting melodies, Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Audien has established himself as an icon in the dance community. A staple in the progressive house genre, he garnered the support of industry veterans such as Tiësto, Above & Beyond and Armin van Buuren through an extensive discography that includes collaborations with the likes of ARTY, MAX and Echosmith, and official remixes of songs by Coldplay, Halsey, Nile Rodgers, Jess Glynne and Calvin Harris. Following three releases in 2022 as part of his Progressive House Never Died movement, concertgoers can look forward to seeing him perform this year at EDC Mexico, Beyond Wonderland, Miami Music Week, Sunset Music Festival, and more.
“Antidote was written when Audien and I were on his tour together towards the end of last year. Our music taste has always been pretty similar and so when he suggested we write something together, it couldn’t have gone much more smoothly. We worked on it traveling between shows in hotels & airports, and within a few days we were already playing it out live. A few weeks later JT tracked the vocals and it was finished!” – Codeko
UK Native Codeko is a classically trained musician turned electronic producer from London. With over 100 million streams to date, Codeko has delivered timeless music through releases on some of the biggest record labels in dance music and has achieved unique accolades such as SiriusXM’s BPM Breaker of The Year and has even delivered an official Electric Zoo Anthem. Codeko has toured with Gryffin, Audien, Matoma, Two Friends and performed on the stages of Tomorrowland, Electric Zoo, Lost In Dreams, Beyond Wonderland, EDC Orlando, and more.
“The theme of “Antidote” resonates with me as it speaks of being a source of peace in a world of chaos and toxicity, which many of us definitely can relate to. As many people find their peace alongside sports or hobbies, I found mine across my friends & colleagues who always were there when I needed them the most. Having a strong & supportive community in Los Angeles has helped me make it through the hard times and has become my “Antidote” in my life.” –JT Roach
American singer-songwriter-producer JT Roach has been recognized on an international scale as the winner of NBC’s Songland season 1 finale with his song “Somebody To Love” which was placed with One Republic and is the only song that Ryan Tedder has ever cut while not being the writer. As a writer, JT has penned numerous hits including “Wherever You Go” by Jonas Blue, “Intruders” by Jessie Reyez, and “Potions” by SLANDER & Said The Sky. Other notable cuts include work with Seven Lions, Don Diablo, Nicky Romero, French Montana, and more.