munro “Butterflies / Pineal”
Fearless Electronic producer munro released his latest double single ‘Butterflies / Pineal’ on the 15th of March via Quality Goods Records. The offering follows the release of the AI-generated music video for his single ‘About You’, which Irish national radio RTÉ 2XM named their Track Of The Week. His music has also gained airtime on Australian broadcaster ABC’s triple j unearthed show. The creatively-explorative producer has made numerous appearances in the press, receiving support from industry publications like CLASH Magazine, thissongissick, Dancing Astronaut, Earmilk, EDM Identity, FUXWITHIT, and** Acid Stag**.
munro’s music has been featured on Apple podcasts hosted by industry legends such as Alison Wonderland, Slander & NGHTMRE and Zeds Dead and has previously been added to the Viral 50 USA charts as well as the creamy editorial playlist on Spotify, pushing his stream count to over 15 million across platforms. Additionally, well-known YouTube channels Trap Nation, AllTrapMusic, and All Things Trap have hosted his productions.
munro discusses the freedom of making the records: “For me, these records were a creative exercise in rethinking how I write music – foregoing some heavy toplines and letting the feeling speak for itself. There’s so much that can be said with an instrumental track, or through sampling – and I really wanted to tap into that.”
Native to Auckland, New Zealand, Ian Munro is only just beginning his journey under the munro alias. The producer has spent the past half-decade refining his sound and honing his charisma on stage, playing sold-out shows alongside Trap legend UZ at SXSW and Quality Goods Records’ LA showcase. Along the way, he has gained recognition from some of the industry’s most prominent acts, namely Diplo, Skrillex, Hardwell, RL Grime, San Holo and more. Taking his inspiration from the likes of Fred Again.., Four Tet and Lapalux, the producer’s sound touches on aspects of FLUME, ODESZA and Ross From Friends.
Switching things up, munro has pulled out all the stops to create his latest club-friendly double single. To start, his record ‘Butterflies’ takes a twist in a maelstrom of rhythmic complexity to keep you on your feet and moving. ‘Pineal’ is a collection of warm, muffled vocal chops that yearn to speak–a cerebral yet danceable composition. “I wanted to lean back into the club side of dance music, that I’ve been missing so much as of late,” he said. “The purest part of electronic music is its utility – fundamentally, it’s meant to be a DJ-able record that moves people, right?”