Ascendant Vierge & TDJ Drop Electrifying New Single, “Illusion”

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Montreal-based artist and trance expert TDJ has teamed up with Belgium’s avant-garde dance music duo ascendant vierge for their new single, “Illusion”. The release is accompanied by a music video directed by C’estainsi, which explores the theme of being trapped in a dream, both literally and figuratively.

In the dance music scene, TDJ stands out for her unique sound that blends melancholy with bittersweet euphoria. Recognized by Pitchfork, Beatportal, DJ Mag, and Wonderland, Geneviève Ryan-Martel, known as TDJ, merges years of guitar ballad composition with electronic production. Influenced by the energetic rush of trance and the raw emotion of emo, she constantly pushes creative boundaries, evident in her SPF INFINI series, a mix of DJ sets and music videos. Currently on her Trance Detente Jazz world tour, TDJ is set to perform at Boiler Room in New York City, alongside artists like Rico Nasty, VTSS, and MCR-T.

Ascendant vierge, comprising lyrical goth-pop singer Mathilde Fernandez and DJ/producer Paul Seul, co-founder of Casual Gabberz, continues to innovate in music. Their sound combines pop elements with frenetic rhythms and apocalyptic lyrics addressing contemporary issues and promoting unity. Their debut album, “Une Nouvelle Chance”, praised by Le Monde, Libération, and Numero, led to a 60-stop tour, including performances at Boiler Room, Primavera Sound, and Berghain.

Ascendant vierge’s upcoming tour dates include:

July 25 – The Independent – San Francisco, California

July 26 – The Echo – Los Angeles, California

July 27 – Theatre Fairmount – Montreal, Canada

August 1 – Elsewhere – New York City, New York

TDJ’s upcoming tour dates include:

June 28 – Bikini – Toulouse, France

June 29 – Solidays – Paris, France

July 13 – Boiler Room – New York City, New York

July 18 – Festif – Baie St-Paul, Canada

July 20 – Underground Atlanta – Atlanta, Georgia

July 21 – Piknic Électronik – Montreal, Canada

July 27 – Neon Dreams – Cologne, Germany

July 28 – Paléo Festival – Nyon, Switzerland

August 4 – Ibiza Rocks – Ibiza, Spain

August 20 – Reboot, Eden – Ibiza, SpainAugust 23 – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles – Quebec City, Canada

August 24 – Atmos Fest – Saint-Sylvestre, France

September 7 – LFE Klub, Junkyard – Dortmund, Germany

September 14 – Maiden Voyage – London, UK

“Illusion” showcases the distinct styles of TDJ and ascendant vierge, resulting in a track that is both innovative and impactful. The accompanying music video enhances the song’s themes, providing a visually engaging experience.

This collaboration highlights both TDJ and ascendant vierge’s dedication to expanding the limits of their genres and connecting with their audience. As their tours continue, fans can anticipate more impressive performances and releases that celebrate the diverse terrain of contemporary dance music.