“And” — a simple connector of things. Before the sounds of electronic music dominated the airwaves, there was a communal experience among those who had discovered this obscure genre of music. Out of a desire to celebrate the connectedness of that community, Anden was born.
Brothers Tom and Pete Cuppernull have spent the last decade applying their lifelong musicianship to their music. Classically trained on the violin, cello, and trumpet, Anden’s organic and warm productions have garnered cross-genre acclaim from Pete Tong, Diplo and Solomun, supporting their rise as New York City’s breakout house and techno act.
The brothers proudly celebrate their New York roots and often draw upon the rich urban experience of the city to inspire their records, which typically feature vocals written and sung by the duo. Anden’s recent growth has been nothing short of extraordinary. The duo began 2018 with their genre-defying ‘Retrograde’ on ZeroThree, which received an exclusive premiere to radio audiences on BBC Radio 1. Their follow up single ‘September’ quickly eclipsed half a million streams on Spotify. Anden rounded out 2018 by releasing their hit track ‘Void’ on Solomun’s iconic label DIYNAMIC, one of the few vocal records released by the imprint that year. ‘Void’ was a staple in Solomun sets at the end of the year, peaking at #12 on Beatport and breaking into numerous Top 10 Techno charts on Apple Music across South America and Europe.
But this was only the start for the brothers. 2019 saw Anden tapped for remix duties by Diplo, Toolroom, and Anjunabeats. The brothers accepted invitations for guest mix duties on BBC Radio 1’s Diplo & Friends, Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy, and Toolroom Radio. After selling out multiple installments of their own Sound Room Live event series, Grum hand-picked Anden to join his long-awaited Deep State tour, finishing the year with performances across North America and continental debuts in Europe and Asia.
With the start of the new decade, electronic music has cemented its place as a popular genre around the world. And while there might no longer be a collective novelty among those now discovering electronic music, there certainly is one among those who have discovered Anden.