Norwegian dance act CLMD makes emotive pop songs which channel the euphoria of progressive house. First active as a duo of childhood friends Carl Louis and Martin Danielle, then as a solo project of Danielle, CLMD has scored several hits in Norway, particularly 2016's "Dust" (featuring Astrid S).
Louis and Danielle made a splash in 2010 with "The Message," a track supported by the Rising Music label that was also charted by Axwell, one of the producers' inspirations. They crossed over with remixes of tracks by Bruno Mars ("Just the Way You Are") and Estelle ("Fall in Love"), released a 12" on Steve Angello's Size label, established a boutique label through Sony, and scored major hits with "Black Eyes and Blue" and "The Stockholm Syndrome," the latter of which went platinum several times over in Norway.
In 2014, following the release of "Wild Men," Louis opted to leave in pursuit of a solo career. Danielle retained CLMD as an acronym for "Create Love, Music and Dreams" and continued to make high-spirited EDM with "Keep Dreaming," a 2015 single that featured a lead vocal from Jared Lee. "Dust," sung by Astrid S, appeared in early 2016 and became another major hit in Norway, reaching number one on the national radio charts. Following several additional singles, CLMD's debut album, Phases, was released in late 2017. The single "Trouble" was released in 2018, and "Anything" (with Madcon) and "Dance" (featuring Tungevaag) both appeared in 2019. ~ Andy Kellman
BORNJanuary 22, 1988