Since her induction into the world of EDM, one radiant voice has continued to break the mold with a host of vital collaborations and her own sensational solo outing, not to mention a chart-topping single recorded and released by renowned Disney star Miley Cyrus on her TV show’s multi-platinum-selling Billboard #1 soundtrack. Now, as the only female vocalist currently signed to legendary trance imprint Anjunabeats following the success of her breakout single ‘Let Go’, Aruna is definitely enjoying attention as the industry’s new leading lady.
It all started back in 2007 after lending her talents to the Thrillseeker’s acclaimed hit ‘Waiting Here For You’, the essential offering that made the young vocalist’s name amongst her EDM peers. Courtesy of a tremendous push from the British trance legend, the first sting had been made and producers across the globe were desperate to have Aruna marry her unique vocals to their own work. What followed was a spat of collaborations with a host of EDM’s most exciting production outfits, including such diverse acts as Filo & Peri, Cosmic Gate, ATB, Ronski Speed, Roger Shah and Myon & Shane 54, proving that Aruna’s unique voice had indeed become the talk of the industry.
With a wealth of collaborations behind her, Aruna’s true time to shine came in late 2010 with her ubiquitous vocal anthem ‘Let Go’, an emotional account of lost love, acceptance and surrender that romanced the industry to tears of joy. The track was initially released in July on Anjunabeats Volume 8 and immediately became the #2 most popular download on iTunes from the compilation during its first two weeks of release, hammered by nearly every Top 10 trance DJ and cracking the iTunes Dance Top 200 singles chart at #150.
Keeping a keen eye on the future and with no signs of slowing down, Aruna discusses what’s next for her: “2011 was a really busy year! It seems there will be quite a surge of new Aruna releases over the next several months, including my new singles with Ferry Corsten and Cosmic Gate, a new Velvetine single and a new solo release which will be the follow-up to “Let Go”. Also, about a year ago I started DJ’ing. I picked it up incredibly quickly and I absolutely love it! I’ve already done a good handful of international dates as a DJ and I recently launched my own podcast called The Hot List which has been phenomenally received so far. It’s all very exciting stuff and I can’t wait to see where it takes me next."