LYOD links up with Alexis Troy on hotly anticipated new single ‘Dread’


The German artist weaves a ‘90s Madonna gem into a modern classic


Following the release of his acclaimed debut album late last year, rising producer LYOD is back with his new single ‘Dread’ with German producer Alexis Troy, out 3rd May on OUT FIT.

‘Dread’ is an upbeat tech house stormer from two artists at the top of their game. Sampling and remodelling Madonna’s late ‘90s classic ‘Frozen’, LYOD and Alexis Troy combine their production prowess to craft an emotive club banger for the ages. With a soundscape that is both matured and imbued with a darker tone, LYOD still keeps his signature of infusing emotion and soul into his skillful productions.

With a full EP on the way later this year, ‘Dread’ kicks off a brand new era for LYOD. The track is the hotly anticipated follow-up to the German artist’s captivating debut LP, Forgot How You Dance, which was released to much hype last year after a string of successful singles.

For 24-year-old LYOD, whose real name is Niklas Heidkamp and who hails from Cologne, anything is possible: he was already crafting his first tracks at the age of ten, and last year alone he produced a good dozen songs. Despite his young age, he has already amassed over 80 million streams, released an official remix for Dutch star DJ Sam Feldt and provided the music for the German Google Pixel Campaign with ‘Never Fall’.

“I pay a lot of attention to little details that you often don’t hear that way, but that makes it special for me,” LYOD explains. Behind this, you can guess, is a lot of work – and it’s a testament to LYOD’s great talent that you can’t hear this in his music at any second. Quite the opposite: it sounds as effortless as a day at the beach.

An electrifying new single, ‘Dread’builds on LYOD’s burgeoning talents with a new collaborator in Alexis Troy. The result is almost inevitable: an emotionally charged dance groove that cuts straight to the core. 

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