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MDNGHT Featured as “Discovery of the Week” on GigSlutz

MDNGHT "Discovery of the Week" on GigSlutzOnline music magazine, GigSlutz has featured MDNGHT as their “Discovery of the Week.” Writen by Elli Brazzill, the feature follows up her recent live review of MDNGHT’s concert with Until The Ribbon Breaks in Manchester. In the feature Brazzill praises MDNGHT’s unique ‘live house’ sound, stating that there is a “fresh and exciting aura” surrounding the band.

I was lucky enough to catch MDNGHT live a few weeks ago supporting Until The Ribbon Breaks and I can confirm they’re just as astonishing live. ‘Into The Night’ is an underrated track to say the least. MDNGHT are starting to receive some recognition within the industry from people such as Huw Stephens – but, for a band with such mainstream potential, I’m genuinely confused as to why more people aren’t joining the hype.

There’s a fresh and exciting aura that surrounds all the tracks I’ve heard by the 4 piece, a glimmering ray of hope that these guys could go really far.

Click Here to check out the full “Discovery of the Week” on GigSlutz.

Radikal Records released Breeze by MDNGHT in 2014 along with the exclusive Tontario & Saxokid Remix. Check out their music video for “Breeze” below:

For more information visit mdnght.co.uk.
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The Huffington Post Features Tony Moran & Martha Wash for Their New Single, “Free People”

Tony Moran & Martha Wash Featured on Huffington PostThe Huffington Post has featured Tony Moran and Martha Wash for their recent collaboration on “Free People.” The new single follows up their previous collaboration on “I’m Not Coming Down” last year, and “Keep Your Body Working” in 2007 which hit #2 and #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Chart respectively.

For the feature writer Dustin Fitzharris spoke with both Moran and Wash about the inspiration behind the track and what it was like to collaborate together again.

“In a time where people Photoshop their faces because they worry about if they’re too thin or too fat or too ugly or too dark, you should just care about the way you want to look for yourself. You have the power,” Moran says about the song he wrote and produced.

For years Wash has personified the message in “Free People.” From her early days with Sylvester with singing partner Izora Armstead to hits like “Just Us” as Two Tons O’ Fun and then later as The Weather Girls with “It’s Raining Men,” Wash has never let preconceived notions on image stand in her way. She set the music industry on fire in 1991 when she sang the lead vocals on C&C Music Factory’s #1 hit, “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” but failed to receive credit because her size was deemed unmarketable. She won a lawsuit, and by speaking up for herself, it is now mandatory for artists to receive rightful credits on albums and music videos.

Martha, what is it about Tony that you love?

Martha Wash: He’s worked with the best over the years and made hits for them. He’s been able to do that year after year. We just go in the studio and talk about what needs to be done and basically do it. We’re comfortable enough with each other that we can read each other and figure out where a song needs to go.

Tony: People are constantly being introduced to her voice. We are basically underdogs working together. It’s not like we have Clive Davis’ staff with us. We’re looking to put out good music in a time where music is in such a state of purgatory with streaming and mashups. The one thing you can really hold on to is an artist’s performance, and Martha has always been there to make herself available.

Click Here to read the full article on The Huffington Post.

Tony Moran & Martha Wash - ‘Free People (Volume 1)’ is available now for download on iTunesBeatportBandcamp and streaming on Spotify. Look for Free People (Volume 2), featuring 12 new mixes of the single, available March 17th, 2015 on Radikal Records.

For more information on Tony Moran and Martha Wash visit tonymoran.com & marthawash.com.

Wonderland Magazine Premieres Music Video for Salt Ashes ‘Raided’

Salt Ashes - Wonderland Magazine PremiereWonderland Magazine has just premiered the music video for Salt Ashes’ new single, ‘Raided.’ You can pre-order ‘Raided’ on iTunes now, with the track being released worldwide tomorrow, March 10th, 2015 on Radikal Records.

Salt Ashes’ strain of pop music explores the darkness in disco, with its deep, cold electronics matched with the light, almost shimmering tones of Sanchez’s voice. With her debut single, ‘Somebody’, Sanchez was eager to convey a break-up with industrial synths, arpeggiators, yearning vocal and a rather erotic video.

Building on that ‘Raided’ has more complexity in its materials. The sparse, house-y verses take tips from minimal R&B, while the vocal sits firmly in the ethereal. Meanwhile, driving percussion is matched with pumps of electronics, wooshing pads and a chorus that catches you with first listen. With the video, Sanchez is exploring her dark side again. “I wanted to create something with a dark B-movie, late-night kind of vibe,” she says, “probably because I’d been watching a lot of Neo-noir, thriller movies at the time.” - Alim Kheraj (Wonderland Magazine)

Click here to read Wonderland Magazine’s full write-up.

The music video was directed by Debbie Scanlan and Liz Adams of De La Muerte Films, who worked with Salt Ashes on her previous video for “If You Let Me Go.” Check out the music video for ‘Raided’ below, and be sure to pre-order the track on iTunes.

For more information visit saltashes.com.
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3 Radikal Records Singles In the Billboard Dance Club Chart Top 30

Billboard Dance Chart - Week of March 14, 2015Following up last week’s Billboard Dance Club Chart, the Week of March 14th, 2015 now has all three Radikal Records charting singles in the Top 30. Each single experienced a jump in the charts as support from both DJs and listeners continues to grow. Salt Ashes “If You Let Me Go”  moved up from #23 to #20, Tony Moran “Free People” (feat. Martha Wash) rose from #32 to #24, and Dasco “What I Need (Right Here, Right Now) (feat. Justina Maria) leaped from #41 to #27!

The Billboard Dance Chart represents the week’s most popular songs played in dance clubs, compiled from reports from a national sample of club DJs.

Listen to all three charting singles by clicking the players below, or pick up a digital copy on iTunes.

#20 | Salt Ashes – If You Let Me Go | iTunes, Spotify

#24 | Tony Moran (feat. Martha Wash) – Free People | iTunes, Spotify

#27  Dasco (feat. Justina Maria) – What I Need (Right Here, Right Now) | iTunesSpotify

3 Radikal Records Singles Currently on the Billboard Dance Club Chart

Billboard Dance Chart - Week of March 7, 2015For the first time, Radikal Records has three singles charting simultaneously on the Billboard Dance Club Chart (Week of 

The Billboard Dance Chart represents the week’s most popular songs played in dance clubs, compiled from reports from a national sample of club DJs. All three singles are seeing their chart position rise as support from both DJs and listeners continues to increase.

Check out all three singles by clicking the players below, or pick up a digital copy using the iTunes link.

#23 Salt Ashes – If You Let Me Go | iTunes, Spotify

#32 Tony Moran (feat. Martha Wash) – Free People | iTunes, Spotify

#41 Dasco (feat. Justina Maria) – What I Need (Right Here, Right Now) |  iTunesSpotify

Clash Magazine Premieres Salt Ashes’ New Single, “Raided”

Salt Ashes - RaidedClash Magazine has just premiered an exclusive first-listen of the upcoming single from Salt Ashes, “Raided.” The new single, along with the upcoming music video, see Salt Ashes taking her nu-disco sounds into a darker and more mysterious place.

New single ‘Raided’ was born in an underground club, before Salt Ashes returned to the South Coast and began coaxing out some distorted pop melodies.

“A friend took me to an underground club in Berlin that reminded me of Warhol’s ‘Factory’. Everyone seemed to be escaping the outside world, hiding whatever secret or story they had. I became fascinated by them and tried to imagine what their real stories were which lead me to write ‘Raided’.”

Check out “Raided” by clicking on the player below. Look for the upcoming music video, along with purchase links, available soon on Radikal Records.

For more information visit saltashes.com.
Follow Salt Ashes online on FacebookTwitter and SoundCloud.

Miami Shoot Magazine’s One on One Interview With Ayah Marar

Miami Shoot Mag One on One with Ayah Marar

Miami Shoot Magazine recently sat down with Radikal Records International recording artist, Ayah Marar for a One on One interview.  Originally from Jordan, Ayah talks about life after moving to the UK at the young age of seventeen to pursue a career in music.

MSM: What was it like moving to the UK from Jordan and living with a newfound independence at the age of 17?
AM: I loved it. It allowed me to explore music and friendships in a way I had never before. I loved growing up in the Middle East but London is definitely home now.

Her career thus far has included a full-length album, The Real, several hit singles, and notable collaborations, such as her feature on Calvin Harris’ “Thinking About You.”  In the interview, Ayah explains that her and Calvin Harris have actually been friends for years.

MSM: Tell us about the first time you met Calvin Harris. What is it like working with him?
AM: Calvin and I met at a record shop I worked at in the early 2000s. He needed a place to live and I had a spare room, we lived and worked together and have been buddies ever since. I feature on his last two albums. I’m so proud of him.

Click Here to read the rest of Ayah Marar’s One on One Interview with Miami Shoot Magazine.

Radikal Records recently released the remix for Ayah Marar’s single, “Mind Controller (Tom Bull Remix)” which is now available on iTunes and Bandcamp. You can also download her album The Real, released on Radikal Records, on iTunes and Bandcamp.

 

MDNGHT’s “Breeze” Reviewed by Exposed Vocals

mdnight exposed vocalsExposed Vocals wrote a up an awesome review on MDNGHT‘s hit “Breeze.” The review was written up by Linda Dawkins, who had all positive things to say about not only “Breeze” but MDNGHT as well.  “MDNGHT is an outstanding singing group that impressed me at the amount of professionalism in their performance and the amount of positive energy that I received from watching and listening to the track,” says Dawkins.

What more can you ask for in excellent entertainment! No wonder the single has hit the charts. The intro is surprisingly enough subtle and smooth, the lead vocals are performed superbly are comforting just as the lyrics suggest, as a breeze. A cool breeze. ” the thing is we don’t care, lay your heads down anywhere, as long as the weathers fair, nothing really matters, we just go where the breeze goes…’ I am especially impressed by the lead vocalist. There is a melodic tone quality that periodically reaches falsetto, a feat even I struggle to muster.

For the North American release of “Breeze” there is the “Tontario & Saxokid Remix” and a “North 2 South Remix,” which adds a little extra bonus for these North American fans. Here is what Exposed Vocals had to say about the two remixes:

The single Breeze is available on itunes and likewise, there is a B side the ‘Tontario & Saxokid remix,’ from the US based website entitled Goodmusicallday contains a wicked saxophone drop as an extra bonus. Moreover, its an impressive House ReMix . Even a North 2 South remix that is just as striking as its sisters. An exquisite vocal lead with distinctive qualities, A herculean display of two Electric guitars with outstanding back up vocals, finally an exceedingly potent display and use of an ‘Octopad Drum Machine’ equals a wondrous performance.

Overall, MDNGHT and their single Breeze have an amazing sound that is incomparable and is unique to its own brand. The song called for several playbacks as it was enjoyed very much and had an indepth meaning that could captivate  listeners immediately. I am honored to have been able to receive an opportunity to review this single. Look for more great musical performances and more great music from MDNGHT I know I will.

“Breeze” is available to purchase on iTunes. Watch the music video for “Breeze” above, or you can check out their YouTube channel.  You can listen to more from MDNGHT on SoundCloud. Make sure you stay up to date with every thing MDNGHT by following them on Twitter and on Facebook.

You can read the full review of “Breeze” on ExposedVocals.com

Salt Ashes “If You Let Me Go” on Blastro.com

salt ashesSalt Ashes music video “If You Let Me Go”  has been featured on Blastro.com. “If You Let Me Go” is one of the newest videos to be added to the site. Make sure you you head over to Blastro’s website to see what they’re all about!

Click HERE to watch “If You Let Me Go” on Blastro.com

Now available on iTunes and Amazon.
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Elektro Daily Review Apollo 440′s Album The Future’s What It Used To Be

Elektro magazine, one of the most influentially informative magazines of EDM, takes you behind the turntables into the lives of the numerous DJs and artists, sharing the passion behind the music and giving fans an all access backstage pass. Recently, Elektro found out about Apollo 440′s return and decided to review their new album, The Future’s What It Used To Be. They believe the pioneers managed to keep their strong, original Electro-Rock roots intact within an explosive demand for EDM.

But don’t just take our word for it! Check out the actual review at the Elektro website.