Latina.com had a chance to speak with Kat DeLuna on her upcoming second album, as wellas opened up about her close friendship with Selena Gomez, and her new hit single “Last Call” on which she is featured on by the Bello Boys. You can read an excerpt of the interview below, and head over to Latina.com to read the full exclusive! You can also purchase “Last Call” and it’s array of remixes on iTunes and Beatport!
Pulse Radio had the opportunity to catch up with Ayah Marar to discuss all of her upcoming projects, including her single with Calvin Harris “Thinking About You” as well as her debut album “The Real.” Here’s a small excerpt of what Pulse Radio had to say, and you can read the entire interview here:
Ayah Marar has been plying her trade as a singer and songwriter in the electronic world for some time now, and and even if you’re not familiar with the name, chances are you’re familiar with her voice and her work behind the scenes. Born in Jordan, she moved to the UK at the age of eighteen, and it was there that her music career began to take shape. Since then, she’s made a name for herself with huge singles like “Unstoppable” and “Beg Borrow Steal,” and her voice has made it on to massive songs like Calvin Harris’ “Thinking About You”.
Over time, her style has morphed and transitioned between pop and house (with a little bit of everything else thrown in too) but she’s recently taken a new direction, and embraced the style of big room electronic music that’s been making lots of headlines recently. Her record label, Hussle Girl, has been responsible for some very innovative music, and with such a dynamic resume, we decided it was high time we catch up with the legend herself and talk shop about music, life, and her work with other great artists.
If you missed it last week, Radikal’s own Giuseppe D. was live in the mix on the Remix Top 30 Countdown and he brought a long a whole bunch of copies of our latest compilation DanceHits Supermix to give away including featurings by Ayah Marar, Melanie C, Matt Cardle, The Bello Boys, DJs From Mars, Tune In Crew, Kat DeLuna, Andreas Moe, and many more! Stream snippets of the show below and pre-order your copy of DanceHits Supermix today on iTunes!
The uplifting progressive electro-hous single by K-Pax & Taylor which samples Marthin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech is now available on iTunes and Beatport! Get inspired, purchase this one today and include it in your Summer playlist!
The good folks at EDMTunes.com featured Lush & Simon’s latest remix of Tune In Crew ft Silver Medallion’s “Racecar Driver” and here’s what they had to say about it:
Amongst the abundance of progressive house records released these days, few are able to stand out and attract attention. However, Lush & Simon lead the eclectic group of talented progressive producers who are keeping the genre fresh and alive. This time around, the Italian production duo remixed electro pop original ‘Racecar Driver’ by Tune In Crew featuring the vocals of Silver Medallion. They definitely take this Radikal Records tune for a spin and slam on the accelerator for an energetic track that is begging for an adventurous music video.
Brothers from Strasbourg – France, HARRY VEYNAND & XAVIER VEYNAND have long been part of an indeed temporal, thus progressive approach to shaping the spirit of discovery and critical thinking: whether it was during their university education, or through their learning of musical instruments, until their first steps creating music, leading to the assertion of their singularity as artists and music producers duo “TUNE IN CREW”
With awareness of the reality that any artist is beneficiary and partially tributary of already existing creations, they dare the boldness, they dare to take the risk in exploring new forms. Each track is experienced as a search to bring out a new relevance, attentive not to fall into trivializing. It is driven by a will to experiment, with humility and joy, between caution, confidence, and requirement. Given what they have lived, listened to, read, learned and thought -all the more in a time of acute conformism, while the world is truly, more than ever opened up- the 2 brothers find meaning in a music rich of its high diversity.
Indeed, from sunny and warm Caribbean, Oriental and Latin influences, to the edge of modern electronic synths, and with a subtle touch of soulful American music, TUNE IN CREW’s sound is a story of surprising balance, of breath, making for a lively and game-changing kind of Pop music. Having in mind and at heart that “Music has, quite particularly, the prestige of both the unity and the otherness” (M. Edwards), Harry and Xavier embraced that music contributes to the future, as a sketch, binding the individual and collective level, and that is also why music has an inherent political nature.
For this reason, they didn’t hesitate to build tracks around political speeches in their country, in favor of a greater, revalued democratic participation. This outlines the aspiration to add to the already existing free spaces, and be one of these cases which incite to the creative courage: this very confidence towards the unknown.
TUNE IN CREW puts front-and-center… “La joie de vivre”!
Step inside their universe, and get to know ,I.O.U., acronym for Inside Our Universe, comprised of Izee and Buck, two young artists from South Brunswick, NJ who have created a following with their clean mainstream pop/hip-hop sound, comparable to acts such as Black Eyed Peas, and Outkast.
The boys rose to local stardom under the stage name Deuce 1’s during their freshman year of college when they released ‘Rutgers State of Mind’ their take on Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State of Mind.’ The song became a Rutgers anthem, and the following year Buck and Izee linked up to record ‘Black and Scarlet,’ their take on Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Black and Yellow’ which landed them the title of ‘Rutgers’ Official Rap Group,’ and left many fans wondering, what can we expect from these guys next?
A few months later, the fellows holed themselves up in their studio, changed their name to I.O.U., a name they felt was more meaningful, and set out to break their mind barriers, figuratively, by producing and recording their self-released mixtape ‘Breaking Our Mind Barriers’ or ‘B.O.M.Bs.’ released summer of 2011, which made its round in the blogosphere.
Three mixtape releases later, garnering attention from their Rutgers University colleagues and fellow college students across the country and beyond, opening for countless acts such as Big Sean, Far East Movement, Jake Miller and more, the boys linked up with Radikal Records to release their debut album “The Soul & The Intellect.”
The title of the album reflects the characters of both Buck and Izee, laidback Buck being the soul of the duo, and methodical Izee, producer behind the entire project, the intellect. Also featured as a vocalist on two tracks off the album is Evangelia, a Rutgers University student. When she’s not studying t be a teacher, you can catch her performing at the local coffee shops armed with her guitar and powerful voice.
TIM BELLO aka: HOLLYWOOD HAMILTON - Tim Bello started his career as a DJ and has played clubs all over the world. He’s one of the most recognizable names in radio from coast-to-coast. On air at three of America’s biggest radio stations has made him a broadcasting icon. Z-100/NYC, KIISFM/LA, now back again in NYC/WKTU. The WTop30 & RT30 are syndicated on 280 affiliates, 11 countries.
In 1998 Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton went national and HOLLYWOOD HAMILTON’S WEEKEND TOP 30 was established in conjunction with PREMIERE RADIO NETWORKS. In one year, the show became the fasted growing syndicated program in America, and was the “Nationally Syndicated Radio show of the Year” in 2000 by Radio & Records Magazine.
Today HOLLYWOOD HAMILTON’S REMIX TOP30, a dance EDM style show is listened to by approximately 5.7 million people every weekend. He Count’s down the 30 biggest songs of the week all remixed by some of the biggest EDM producers in the world. Plus the biggest celebrities in the business join him, either in-studio or backstage. The show is heard in over 100 cities throughout America and around the world and is offered in two different formats, a Pop/Mainstream version and Hip Hop as well. The Remix Top30 with WKTU in New York being its flagship station.
TED BELLO – Ted is an accomplished guitar bass player, producer. He’s toured playing bass all over the world but remains a mystery and does not talk about himself.
KC ANDERSON – Born and raised in New York. KC Anderson’s career as a DJ began on the radio airwaves in 1998 on Party 105.3 in Long Island, NY. It was here in his own hometown where KC honed his talents as an On-Air DJ personality as well as Mixshow DJ. From there he became Director of Promotions at Nervous Records breaking several 1 dance records such as Widelife’s ‘I Don’t Want You’, Pepper Mashay’s “Dive In The Pool” and Jessica Folker’s “To Be Able To Love”. Over the years he would play NYC clubs. as well as spin summers in the Hampton’s. One of the highlights inKC’s DJ career was in 2002 where he was chosen to spin in London at the Ministry of Sound for the Nervous Records 10 Year Reunion Party. “It was a special night for me,” he explains, “to be at the Ministry of Sound DJing for thousands of people, alongside DJs I admire such as Tony Humphreys, and Bobby & Steve from Soul Heaven.”
As a staple in NYC nightlife, KC is an advocate for DJs and quality dance music. His presence and understanding of the dance music community still contribute to his success to this day. His mixshow, KC’ s Velvet Lounge on New York’s 103.5 WKTU had a run of 4 years playing the sexiest soulful deep house sets every week. He has had two CDs released ‘The Soulful House Experience’ (Nervous Records) and ‘Destination Lounge – NYC’ (UBL Music). As a DJ, KC’s style derives from the essence of the old school DJs where House music was all styles combined – classic disco, funk and soul. Whether DJing at a trendy lounge or pumping Main Room, KC sets the night with a perfect combination of deep vocal house and main room anthems.” It is this exact style that has led KC to provide the perfect vibe in lounges and clubs all over. (Miami and Ibiza) 2009 brings a new chapter to his DJ career as he becomes resident DJ for worldwide record label Hed Kandi with club appearances slated for Vancouver, Miami, Las Vegas, Mexico, Ibiza, Toronto and New York.
In 2013 he joined dl/production team The Bello Boys, producing and remixing for several major dance and mainstream pop artists.
Fasten your seat belts, Lush & Simon are getting ready to release their big room progressive house remix of Tune In Crew featuring Silver Medallion’s “Racecar Driver” and it’s about to be a fast ride! The remix is available for pre-sale on iTunes and for now you can stream the original mix on SoundCloud! Until next week!
” She asks me “what you want to be when you grow up… I want to be a racecar driver!”