CDS Exclusive Interviews Ayah Marar

Interview with Ayah

CDS Music Chart had a chance to speak with Ayah Marar on her recent rise to fame with her collaboration with Calvin Harris “Thinking About You” along with the release of her debut album The Real with the featured singles “Mind Controller,”"Unstoppable,”"Beg Borrow Steal,” and “The Raver.” Here’s what Ayah had to say about her album and what’s to come:

3. When did the plans for your album “The Real” come to mind?

They had been building for a while but it all came together when I met Will Simms and we ‘fell in love’ and decided to make something together.

4. When working on your album, did you sit down and write everything all at once or did you write over a long period of time?

We locked ourselves away for 4-5 months in a dark room and wrote and wrote and wrote every day.  I loved it!

5. Which of your songs means the most to you and why?

That’s would be like choosing a favourite child, they all mean something to me in a different way.

6. What are your plans for upcoming releases, collaborations or tours?

More tracks to come in the new year, collaborations, tours of course. First single of the year will drop soon, and of course it’s very important to me to keep supporting upcoming artists and push the UK scene any way I can through my company HUSSLE GIRL.

7. What helps you write or record music?

Heartbreak.

Salt Ashes

Salt Ashes

Obsessed with Giorgio Moroder’s blend of disco and epic dark atmospheres, Salt Ashes first sprang to attention with her cover of Depeche Mode’s “Black Celebration.” Salt Ashes, aka 22 year old Veiga Sanchez, has spent the past year honing her own songs in the studio, creating her signature electronic grooves, and drawing influence from artists as diverse as Madonna, Kate Bush, Daft Punk and MIA.

On her single “Somebody,” available in early 2014, Salt Ashes brings to life the imaginings of Kate Bush dancing in a haunted Studio 54 to electronic pulsing grooves and lyrical escapism “Somebody take me… away.” “Somebody” is complemented by the B-side “Kiss A Little Dove,” a jewel of a track with fragmented, brooding vocals. The package is tied up with UK Dj/Producer Cruelty’s soulful, slick italo-disco remix of the original “Somebody.”

“Somebody” is just the first taste of this young talent, Salt Ashes, who will be releasing her first full length album sometime in 2014.

Salt Ashes – Somebody

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On “Somebody,” Salt Ashes brings to life the imaginings of Kate Bush dancing in a haunted Studio 54 to electronic pulsing grooves and lyrical escapism “Somebody take me… away.” “Somebody” is complemented by the B-side “Little Dove,” a jewel of a track with fragmented, brooding vocals. The package is tied up with UK Dj/Producer Cruelty’s soulful, slick italo-disco remix of the original “Somebody.”

A special edition 12″ vinyl single is also planned for release some time in February or early March. Only 1,000 units will be produced of this sure to be collector’s item, with limited distribution in the US and UK. Fans can check the Radikal Records website for news regarding the release of the vinyl single.

Obsessed with Giorgio Moroder’s blend of disco and epic dark atmospheres, Salt Ashes first sprang to attention with her cover of Depeche Mode’s “Black Celebration.” Salt Ashes has spent the past year honing her own songs in the studio, creating her signature electronic grooves, and drawing influence from artists as diverse as Madonna, Kate Bush, Daft Punk and MIA.

“Somebody” is just the first taste of this young talent, Salt Ashes, who will be releasing her first full length album sometime this year.

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02 Somebody (Cruelty Remix)   Download MP3 ($1.99)

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I.O.U. Featured On FreshNewTracks.com

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FreshNewTracks.com picked up on I.O.U.’s lead single off their debut album “The Soul & The Intellect” and here’s what they had to say about the track:

It’s 2014, and Jersey duo I.O.U. aka Inside Our Universe is not wasting any time releasing their first single “The Other Side Of Fear” off their digitally released debut album The Soul & The Intellect, a catchy hard hitting track layered with the guy’s unique style of rapping and singing.

You can stream the record below on SoundCloud, and purchase the album on iTunes here.

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Bombs Away Better Luck Next Time On Billboard

Congrats to Bombs Away on entering the Billboard chart for  Breakouts for Hot Dance Club Play with “Better Luck Next Time” alongside Audio Playground, Katy Perry, Kimberly Davis, Hardwell and Matthew Koma. Check out the remix package below, and purchase it today on Beatport or iTunes.

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Pop On And On Writes A Stellar Review For Ayah Marar

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Popular music blog Pop On And On just reviewed The Robot Dentist’s remix of “Beg Borrow Steal” and gave it along with the original a stellar review:

“You may recognize Ayah Marar from the Calvin Harris hit single “Thinking About You”, she’s released her new single recently and I’m absolutely floored. “Beg Borrow Steal” is a fucking smash, how this is not ripping through Top 40 radio right now is beyond me…The original is great, the Robot Dentist remix is just as amazing, everything here is winning and I’m happy to have such a solid POP anthem to set the tone for 2014.”

Stream both the video and the remix below, heart the remix on Hypem to get it up the charts by clicking here, and purchase it on iTunes here.

I.O.U. – The Soul & The Intellect

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After three school pride anthems that went viral, and three mixtape releases in the past two years 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“ 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 pre-med, you can catch her performing at the local coffee shops armed with her guitar and powerful voice.

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02 Get It Together   Download MP3 ($1.00)

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03 Back In Time  Download MP3 ($1.00)

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07 My Universe  Download MP3 ($1.00)

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I.O.U. Releases The Soul & The Intellect With Radikal Records

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Radikal Records is proud to announce the worldwide release of I.O.U.’s debut album ”The Soul & The Intellect” available now on iTunes, I.O.U., an acronym for Inside Our Universe, is 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.

After three school pride anthems that went viral, and three mixtape releases in the past two years 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 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 pre-med, you can catch her performing at the local coffee shops armed with her guitar and powerful voice.

The album can be purchased on iTunes here.

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Jidax & Enzo Darren feat. Chester Rushing – Paint The World

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“Paint The World,” an inspirational club track with an uplifting vocal melody is the result of a collaboration between some familiar and up-and-coming names in EDM.

At a time of constant thunder for the ranks of EDM, Jidax have let their spotless arsenal of peak time crowd pleasers do all the talking. Coined as the “French Phenomenon” courtesy of their consistent releases and taken under the wing of superstar DJ turned mentor Steve Aoki, support from Tiesto, Afrojack and Thomas Gold alike has heralded that for all their youthful exuberance, the young Parisian duo has set a new precedent in the audacity modern electro can breath into the equation of modern dance music.

Enzo Darren is one of the most up-and-coming EDM artists of his generation. His signature sound, based on catchy melodies and heavy beats, gives his music a unique imprint. Supported by the world’s biggest DJs and producers including Nicky Romero, Tiesto, W&W and Dada Life, he has signed several successful releases on Ferry Corsten’s label Flashover Recordings. He often hits Beatport Progressive House Top 100. In early 2013 he obtained the Swedish Platinum Award for collaborating as remixer on the track ‘Dance Our Tears Away’ by John De Sohn. Enzo Darren represents, without doubt, the new face of the french house music scene.

Chester Rushing is a young, American singer songwriter who’s hot on the heels of super-stardom. “Paint The World” is his first offering into the EDM genre, but perhaps not his last.

The single package is rounded off with two remixes from Lush & Simon and Dirty Rush & Gregor Es.

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“Better Luck Next Time” On Elite Daily’s Top Ten Tracks You Have To Pregame To

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Elite Daily knows what’s up by choosing Joel Fletcher’s remix of Bombs Away’s hit record “Better Luck Next Time” as one of ten tracks “you have to” pre-game to and we fully support it! “Better Luck Next Time” is a jam and if you haven’t heard it yet, you can stream the full remix package below, and purchase it on iTunes or Beatport.