The culmination of nearly four years in the studio with collaborators across seven cities, Michael
Badal finally releases his debut album "Now That We're Human" on Black Hole Recordings.
12 progressive house and trance tracks feature the vocal talents of Jan Johnston, Sue McLaren,
Haliene, Ellie Lawson, Tiff Lacey, Lotte Kestner, Shanokee, and Zoe Sky Jordan, with co-writing
credits by Plumb and Shift Four, each contributing to an atmosphere that celebrates the intimacy
of life. "These songs are about love, closeness, and our humanity," says the 25-year old LA
native. "I hope the album brightens the listener's day, if even for a moment, and helps them
realize that life is beautiful."
"Now That We're Human" personifies what it means to be a producer in a digital age. Michael
and his songwriters worked together strictly through Internet file sharing and he was only able to
meet a handful of them in person throughout the duration of production. While electronic dance
music can often be perceived as "artificial" or "heartless," the album plays on the fact that even
though the artists were never in the same room together, they were able to find common ground
through their lyrics and songwriting and preserve the human element in music creation.