Raiden is Korea’s fastest rising talent, and his track, ‘Heart Of Steel’ is a future bass anthem, which reminds us of Odesza, Flume, and Nicky Romero.
Setting the bar high with despondent piano, trembling synth, and spectacular vocals from Grammy-noms Bright Lights, this mesmerisingly dynamic track is sure to find its home both on the dance floor and in the personal music libraries of scores around the world.
Raiden is a gifted guitarist, having produced several well-received remixes over the past year, including Fedde le Grand’s, ‘Keep On Believing’, and Florian Picasso’s ‘Final Call’. He’s performed at all six locations of the ULTRA Music Festivals, and has asserted himself as a fixture within the electro-house music scene, with a residency at Club Octagon and a Main Stage performance at Ultra Korea.
The video for ‘Heart Of Steel’ tells the story of Cora, a young girl who avenges the death of her parents. The Raven Gang experimented with Cora’s mother’s DNA, mixing it with metal and petrol. She dies while giving birth to Cora. Similarly, her father is also a victim of the gang, having escaped with Cora’s mother and betraying them. Cora suffers from a wide array of health issues, including rubber feet, inhuman running speed, and a diet consisting of petrol and oil. Cora is also in possession of a steel engine heart, from whence the song’s title comes.
‘Heart Of Steel’ utilises new wave editing techniques developed in France, matching action and flashbacks and creating a consistent storyline. Directed by Kyle Padilla in his customary stark style, the video is noted for its captivating contrasts of light and dark.