Great Highway’s Aeon Lucian and Starla Islas Bring Hypnotic Vibes to Soul House and Indie Dance
Great Highway’s Jason Hunter (aka Aeon Lucian) has teamed up with electric harpist Starla Islas to form a dynamic new duo that brings together soul house and indie dance.
Their music is high-energy and danceable, characterized by hypnotic, moody vibes created through deep synth textures, sensuous bassy vocals surrounded by lush harmonies, and driving harp and guitar rhythms. Both Aeon and Starla are self-proclaimed music festival junkies and cite Forester, Monolink, and Parra for Cuva as major influences.
Their debut single “Our Future Island” was released in October 2022, signalling the beginning of a journey toward an album to be unveiled later in 2023. The single has already garnered over 24k streams on Spotify in its first month and has received critical acclaim from numerous critics and influencers.
Spiritual Awakening Music praises the track as “brimming with awesome style; classic downtempo house with suave vocals,” while New Artist Discoveries describes it as “engaging, energetic, full of inspiration.” Oceanify notes the duo’s ability to combine “beautiful elements to form sweet and progressive layered melodies.”
Aeon and Starla’s livetronica presentation is wild and immersive on stage and in the studio, pairing beats that make you dance with lyrics that tug at your heartstrings. Great Highway’s blend of soulful house and indie dance promises to be a hit with music lovers seeking a fresh and unique sound.