Black Hole Recordings Releases Richard Durand's Wide Awake Studio Album On April 5, 2011 (North America).

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Featuring the #1 Upfront Club single from Music Week's Top 40 Chart, "Wide Awake," and other chart-busting singles, "Tiger's Apology" and "Dry Land," Richard Durand is ready to uncage his thrilling new studio album, Wide Awake (Black Hole Recordings) on April 5th, 2011.

Having successfully rebooted In Search Of Sunrise into an IDMA-nominated mix compilation, the latter half of 2010 saw Richard Durand return to the studio. Over six months, he recorded the follow-up to his freshman album, Always The Sun (Black Hole). Now he's ready to kick 2011 into overdrive with his much anticipated second long-player, Wide Awake (Black Hole).

With the album affording Durand an ideal platform with which to expand his musical scope, the Dutchman has infused 17 cross-platform electronic party tracks on Wide Awake. Durand said, "When I started this album, I knew it wouldn't be Always the Sun Pt. II. I didn't feel there'd be any sense in covering exactly the same ground again. I wanted each successive track I produced to have a different feel and tone than the last. This method has led to a long-player I'm extremely happy and proud of. Now, more than anything, I'm looking forward to taking the music to the clubs and seeing the crowd's reaction!"

From the first note of the dazzling opener, "Burning Piano," through the gauzy melodies of "Clear Blue Sky" and the catchy title track, the album builds to a climax. Diversifying out into other genres, the album serves up buzzing, distorted house fare with "Robotic," and the high-octane, electro-infused "Disturbed" and "Real Deal." High-impact tech-trance bangers include "Airwell," "Tiger's Apology" and "Crystal," as well as guest vocals from trance goddess Jes on "N.Y.C."

For more information on: Richard Durand, Black Hole Recordings, Robbie Rivera, BT (Grammy® nominated artist), Manufactured Superstars, Cosmic Gate, Ferry Corsten, Sea To Sun Records, Antonio Piacquadio, Tommy Lee & DJ Aero, Pioneer DJ and more, contact Emily Tan Media Relations & Artist management (U.S.) at +1(917) 318-3758 or email EmilyEmilyTan(at)aol(dot)com. Visit http://www.blackholerecordings.com and http://www.richarddurand.com.

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