Dash Berlin fans are more than familiar with Bedford, New York artist Collin McLoughlin by now, thanks to his appearance on the anthemic 'Here Tonight', the lead single from Dash's latest album 'We Are'. Recently the singer spoke with Digital Journal about just how a singer, melodic bass producer and DJ from upstate New York came to be working with one of the biggest names in EDM.
Explains McLoughlin " It is actually a crazy story. I wrote the vocal to that song about two years ago. Jay Cosmic and I got introduced and he sent me an idea that really spoke to me, and it worked perfectly. Jay loved it and he had just met up with Dash Berlin at the airport, and all of us finished it as a collaboration. We agreed to do it together, I changed some of the vocals, and they finished the production on it, and it came together pretty quick at that point, and it was pretty amazing."
Equally amazing was his time spent shooting the video for the track, a sweeping epic filmed on location in Mexico; "The funny thing about that video is that I never met any of them in person, until that video shoot. We had this whole song, without even meeting each other. I can't say enough great things about either of them. I have met a bunch of different people in the music industry, especially in dance music, and Dash Berlin's team is by far the most professional, they are great people and they make the best product."
So what's next for Collin? He's not sure yet, but after being named "Artist to Watch in 2014" on Your EDM's official website and "Artist to Watch" on EDM Tunes and even drawing comparisons with Calvin Harris as one of the rare producers who both produce and sing on their tracks, the sky's the limit.