Well known amongst the electronic music community in the UK, Ayah’s dedication to her music has earned her the rightful title of “The Queen Of Bass.” Her debut album, “The Real” has been attracting widespread attention and critical acclaim, with a recent Vibe Magazine interview, Music Week featuring her song “Alive” as Track Of The Week, and Ayah winning Best Female Artist in the 2013 Drum And Bass Awards. Ayah’s fan-base is strong and promises to continue growing with the US release of “The Real” due out on July 9th this year.
Dance music is a broad church, but within each parish there’s usually a set of rules. A doesn’t always go with B, and X shouldn’t really mix with Y, but sometimes those rules are meant to be broken or manipulated into odd new shapes. Ayah Marar’s kaleidoscopic debut album, “The Real,” is a case in point: thirteen songs that take inspiration from the underground dance scene, cherry-picking the very best elements of drum and bass, techno and house and bolting them onto well-crafted pop hooks that look set to shatter dance floors. “It’s an homage to dance music in whatever form, whether it’s garage or two step or house or drum and bass,” she explains.
With seemingly every other new pop star trying to marry a gargantuan dance beat to a pretty melody, it’s a competitive world. The difference here is that Ayah Marar isn’t faking it. She lives the life of an underground dance fiend, of a DJ and MC, of a strong woman in a male-dominated industry. Her two worlds, the underground and the mainstream, have been brought together organically, co-existing in a way that sounds fresh rather than forced. “I’m trying something that I don’t think has been done in the way we’re trying to do it,” Marar states. “It’s what I love to do; it’s trying to find that balance.
“Dubbed ‘The Queen Of Bass,’ Ayah blends fiery vocals (you will be singing along
all day) with rattling drum breaks and bass that will slam you in the face.” – Vibe
“Ayah Marar establishes her own pop identity brilliantly” – Q Magazine
“Queen of UK Bass!” – Dazed Digital
Radikal Records is proud to announce the release of “Radikal Summer Sessions”, a pulse-raising collection of Progressive hits from your favorite artists – Jochen Simms, Amanda Wilson, Sam La More, Luciana, Schiller, and more! This package includes the Dyro remix of the festival favorite, “Lifeline” and the Phetsta remix of Bombs Away’s summer anthem, “Super Soaker”. This package also features a brand new remix of Phil Wilde’s club sensation, “Get Up And Dance”. “Radikal Summer Sessions” features sultry international hits that will provide the perfect soundtrack to a night out or a day at the beach! So crack open a cool one, because the summer is about to heat up.
Apollo 440 burst onto the electronic music scene in the late 90s with their first release, “Electro Glide in Blue.” The leading single from that album, “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘bout Dub,” which sampled an iconic Van Halen guitar riff and mixed it with drum and bass elements, reached #7 on the UK singles charts. Two years later, their next single “Stop the Rock,” a blues rock anthem infused with elements of dub and ambient, went to #10 on the UK singles charts and was also featured in the FIFA 2000 video game for Playstation and the American film “Gone in 60 Seconds.” Apollo 440’s aggressive, rock-inspired brand of electronica became widely popular. Along with contemporaries Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers, Apollo 440 helped to pioneer a new genre that would later lead the emergence of dub step.
Apollo 440 now returns with the release of their fifth studio album, “The Future’s What It Used To Be.” The album is the first from the group in almost 10 years, but Apollo 440 pick up right where they left off, with a package that’s full of the same kind of high energy, dub-infused electro-rock anthems that made them famous earlier in their career. The lead single from the collection, “A Deeper Dub,” is a reworking of the C + C Music Factory’s single “A Deeper Love” and harbors an infectious beat and a captivating chorus similar to past Apollo 440 hits.
Radikal Records is proud to announce the release of Radikal Electro, a diverse collection of Electro House hits from your favorite international artists – Schiller, Marc van Linden, Ida Corr, and more! This package includes the Rocket Pimp remix of the festival hit Swagger, from Bombs Away and the pulse raising Rob Pix remix of Sam La More’s Paradise. Radikal Electro features a variety of genres, from the sultry latin sounds of Itaka’s La Danza de Ibiza to the Dubstep remix of Schiller and September’s Breathe, this is compilation not to be missed! This one is going to heat up the Winter, and get you prepared for your Spring Break getaway.
Everyone’s favorite trance cover versions are back on Time After Time Volume 3 – 12 massive pop hits trance-formed for the 21st century!
Take some of the most well-loved pop records from the past 30 years, rework them, remix them, and turn them into some of the biggest trance anthems ever, then assemble them all onto one package. Talk about a time machine! Get up and dance as we trance-form the top hits of the 70′s, 80′s and 90′s into hits of the future.
The ultimate party compilation, listen to it once and you’ll want to play it over and over – Time After Time. (put your music player on repeat and you’ll be okay) Read more…