About Tritonal & Apek
Tritonal are an EDM duo from Austin, Texas consisting of producers/DJs Chad Cisneros and David Reed. The duo formed in 2008 and immediately began releasing progressive tracks, often in collaboration with vocalist Cristina Soto, that appeared on labels such as Anjunabeats, Fraction Records, and Coldharbour Recordings. Their euphoric anthems and ecstatic live performances quickly made an impact on the worldwide dance music scene, and by 2009 they had remixed tracks by major artists such as Ferry Corsten and Ronski Speed. The duo's first mix CD, Enhanced Sessions, Vol. 2 (with a second disc mixed by Ferry Tayle), arrived on Enhanced Recordings in July of 2010. During the same year, Tritonal established a digital label called Air Up There Recordings, and launched a weekly online radio show also titled Air Up There. Tritonal's debut album of original productions, Piercing the Quiet, appeared on the label in 2011, and eight of the album's songs charted in the Top 20 of online dance music retailer Beatport's trance charts. The duo remixed tracks by more kingpins such as Kyau & Albert, Markus Schulz, and Cosmic Gate, and Piercing the Quiet Remixed emerged in 2012. They began to appear on polls such as DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs of 2012.
Tritonal ended 2012 with the 100th and final edition of Air Up There, broadcast live from a sold-out gig at Emo's in Austin, but they began 2013 with a new series called Tritonia. The duo spent much of 2013 touring, including slots at major EDM festivals such as Ultra Music Festival, Electric Zoo, and Electric Daisy Carnival. Also in 2013, they joined Will Holland as co-owners of Enhanced Recordings, and released the first two volumes of the Metamorphic EP series on the label. The EPs signaled the expansion of the duo's sound to include electro-house and downtempo. Tritonal ended 2013 with another mix CD, Tritonia Chapter 001. Metamorphic III was released in 2014, as were Tritonal remixes for tracks by Zedd, Hardwell, and Cash Cash. Tritonal collaborated with Cash Cash the following year, producing a big club hit called "Untouchable." They also produced hit tracks with the Chainsmokers and Juventa, and remixed pop star Adam Lambert. Tritonia Chapter 002 appeared in 2015 and a Sirius XM cable radio show called Tritonia began airing once a week. The year 2016 saw collaborations and remixes for Angel Taylor, Ellie Goulding, and Gareth Emery, as well as a remix LP called Blackout and a new LP called Painting with Dreams. The duo returned the following year with several more well-received singles, including "Strangers," "Wild Kind" with Varpu, and "Good Thing" featuring Laurell. ~ Paul Simpson
- Austin, TX