Having performed on the main stage at Electric Zoo Festival, Avant Gardner, Brooklyn Mirage, Webster Hall, Terminal 5, Slate, Mercury Lounge, and many more, HARBER is no stranger to entertaining large crowds and sold-out shows. His original single with Michael Calfan ft. NISHA, “Feelings After Dark,” released on Musical Freedom in 2021, receiving heavy support from Tiësto. In 2022, HARBER released “Body Like” with 2x GRAMMY-nominee Morgan Page feat. sid tipton on Armada Music and “Nothing” on Spinnin’ Records alongside Disco Fries and GRAMMY-nominated Luxtides. With remixes for the GRAMMY-nominated “Hero” by Afrojack & David Guetta, NERVO, Dan + Shay, Sultan + Shepard x Rock Mafia x Bahari, and more,
He recently announced his signing to the prestigious imprint Lowly and now he’s ready to unveil his debut single with the label, a dance pop anthem titled “Medicine ft. Sydtherockerkid”. The emotionally-charged topline, soaring melodies, and catchy lyrics are a testament to Sydtherockerkid’s talent while HARBER effortlessly supplies blissful and uplifting progressions that seem to strike perfection.
“This song kicks off a new era of HARBER. I really wanted to lean into the euphoric feeling I felt when I first started listening to dance music. The type of song that makes you wanna throw your hands in the air and sing. I had a chance to test the record out live at my last show, and the crowd reaction was even better than we could have expected!” – HARBER
We had the pleasure to catch up with HARBER and chat about what’s going on right now, enjoy the interview below!
How long have you been DJing and producing? If you weren’t a DJ/producer, what career path would you have chosen instead?
I think I’d for sure work in film, specifically on the production side. I’m a big movie buff… I’ve seen all the rom-coms.
Your new single “Medicine” just released on June 30. What can you share with us about the story behind “Medicine” and how would you describe the song?
I’d describe “Medicine” as a melody driven feel good piano house record with some tropical elements sprinkled throughout. I had been working on a bunch of new productions and really vibing with piano house, messing around with some solid piano driven instrumentals. From there, we were looking for the right topline to fit on this one because we knew it was special. After a while of seeing what might be the best fit, I linked with Syd and the “Medicine” topline really was the perfect fit. After months of perfecting it, I couldn’t be happier with the end result.
You’re making your Lowly debut with “Medicine.” How do you feel about joining the Lowly family and their reputable roster of artists?
It feels absolutely incredible to be a part of a label with artists like NGHTMRE, Bonnie X Clyde, Said The Sky, William Black, and others that I’ve looked up to, and to have a team that really believes in the music I’m making right now.
Having played at some of the biggest venues and festivals in North America, you have tons of DJ experience. What are some tips or words of wisdom you can share with those just trying to break into the scene or start out as a DJ/producer?
I’d say my biggest piece of advice is don’t be afraid to hear “no.” The music industry is such a tough place and you’re gonna hear so many no’s before you even get one yes – that’s just how it goes. You’ve gotta stay in there and keep believing in yourself because as tough an industry as it is there’s really nothing better.
Who are three of your top dream EDM collaborators? Top three non-EDM collaborators?
Oh man, there’s so many people I’d love to collaborate with. Top 3 EDM would have to be Calvin Harris, Skrillex, and Tiësto. Top 3 non-EDM artists would be Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, and I’m not sure how we’d make this work, but the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
You play gigs all across the country, which gigs have stood out to you most recently?
A few weekends ago I played a 5 and a half hour b2b set with my friend Deleasa at a new club in the city called The Stranger and that was wild. There were insane circus acts performing around us all night.
If you had to include one song in every set for the rest of your career, what would it be and why? Which song would you be happy to never play again?
Besides my own music, I would happily play “Levels” by Avicii all day long. As for a song that never needs to be played by me again…probably “Like A G6.”
What does the rest of the year have in store for HARBER?
Get ready for lots of new music and lots of shows. Full steam ahead!
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: HARBER Makes Lowly Debut With Sensational Single, “Medicine”