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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:

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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.

Salt Ashes Releases New Single “Raided,” Available Now on Radikal Records

Salt Ashes - Raided

Emerging singer Salt Ashes releases her new single, “Raided” today, March 10th, 2015 on Radikal Records. Obsessed with Giorgio Moroder’s blend of disco and epic dark atmospheres, Salt Ashes, aka 22 year old Veiga Sanchez, broke into the dance music scene last year with the release of several singles and accompanying remixes.

“Raided” sees Salt Ashes building upon her unique blend of synth-pop, but taking her sound in a slightly darker direction. Clash Magazine, who premiered the track, spoke with Salt Ashes about her inspiration behind the single.

“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’.”


The music video for “Raided” 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.” In an interview with Wonderland Magazine Salt Ashes spoke on the video:

“I wanted to create something with a dark B-movie, late-night kind of vibe, probably because I’d been watching a lot of Neo-noir, thriller movies at the time. We wanted to create something trippy and surreal with the idea of allowing the viewer to decide what is and isn’t reality.”

“Raided” is available now for download on iTunes, Bandcamp, and Beatport. The single is also available for streaming on Spotify.

For more information on Salt Ashes visit saltashes.com.
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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.

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Noise Patrol Debuts ‘All Night Long (feat. Carl Carr),’ Out Now on Radikal Records

Noise Patrol - All Night Long (feat. Carl Carr)

Today, Radikal Records is proud to debut the new single ‘All Night Long (feat. Carl Carr),’ by Noise Patrol. Noise Patrol is the new brainchild of Dance & EDM music producer Giuseppe D. Throughout his career Giuseppe D. has worked with many big-name artists, from Michael Jackson to Whitney Houston, along with providing exclusive remixes for Radikal Records artists Ayah Marar, Salt Ashes, Bimbo Jones and more.

For the debut single Giuseppe D. collaborated with long-time friend and singer Carl Carr. The two came together to create an incredible club banger with a rock arena edge. Throw this track on your playlists and get ready to party “All Night Long“.

All Night Long is available now for download on iTunesBandcamp, and Beatport. The single is also available for streaming on Spotify.

Salt Ashes ‘If You Let Me Go (Remixes)’ Now Available on Radikal Records

Salt Ashes - If You Let Me Go (Remixes)

Radikal Records is proud to announce the follow-up release to emerging singer Salt Ashes’ second single, If You Let Me Go (Remixes). This new 16-Track compilation of remixes takes Salt Ashes’ original single, released September 2, 2014 on Radikal Records, and spins it in a whole new wave of directions including Electronic, Progressive House, Drum & Bass, and Electro House mixes.

‘If You Let Me Go’ was written and produced while sleeping on floors between Ibiza, New York and Berlin, and takes in Salt Ashes’ love for epic electronic grooves and melancholy drenched melodies, with a nod to early eighties Madonna and the New York club scene. The original single is included at the start of the compilation, alongside mixes from prominent remixers Alex Banks, Mark Loverush, Sergio Matina, Gabry Sangineto, Stereojackers, Funky Junction and many more. The full track-listing is included in the Bandcamp Player below.

‘If You Let Me Go (Remixes)’ is now available for download on iTunes (Pt. 1, Pt. 2), Beatport, and Bandcamp. The compilation is also available for streaming on Spotify.

For more information on Salt Ashes visit saltashes.com.
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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.

 

DASCO’s New EDM Single ‘What I Need (Right Here, Right Now)’ feat. Justina Maria Available Now

Dasco - What I Need (Right Here, Right Now)

Radikal Records is proud to announce the North American release of DASCO‘s spring break EDM anthem, ‘What I Need (Right Here Right Now)’ featuring vocals from the talented Justina Maria. The electronic music production team, previously known as Bassmonkeys, strategically slipped some promos of their new track to guest and resident DJ’s in Ibiza last summer. The North American single includes mixes from prominent remixers Rob Roar (Stella Attar), Shoko, Sauna Riot! along with an exclusive remix from Tontario (MDNGHT, Krewella).

For the last couple of years DASCO have been busy producing and mixing behind the scenes for a number of well known acts under various pseudonyms. They’ve racked up a number of National Chart topping hits from the lively “Get Busy” (Tune of the Week Kiss FM & Radio 1) to the laid back chilled vibes of “Another Valentine” and “Always Be Together” on Mark Doyle’s Fierce Angel imprint.

‘What I Need (Right Here Right Now)’ is a light and breezy piano house track with an infectious sing-a-long chorus, and the original club mix was perfect for Ibiza’s sunny island atmosphere. The remixes add a bit of variety to the original sound, making them useful for an assortment of DJ sets and styles. Rob Roar takes the original mix and ups the intensity and drama for his White Isle Radio Edit. Tontario moves the sound in a mainstream direction while adding tropical elements which make it perfect for spinning at a day party near the pool or by the beach. Shoko adds some jazzy saxophone riffs and a funky chilled out vibe, making the song perfect for an after hours DJ set while Sauna Riot! dips into dark and moody dub territory, bringing in some electro elements and dropping out the vocals.

‘What I Need (Right Here, Right Now)’ is now available for download on iTunes, Beatport, and Bandcamp. The single is also available for streaming on YouTube and Spotify.

For more information on DASCO visit dascoofficial.co.uk.

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MTV Iggy Discusses Pop Artist Salt Ashes’ Latest Single, “If You Let Me Go”

Salt Ashes- MTV Iggy MTV Iggy covers pop artist Salt Ashes’ latest single, “If You Let Me Go” and here’s what they had to say:

“Salt Ashes wants to dominate the dance floor — provided, that is, that everyone at the club is clad in black. Sure, she might be a material girl at heart (aren’t we all?) but the Brighton, England-based singer (née Veiga Sanchez) is out to provide an arty alternative to the Technicolor tunes of Madonna and her spandex-clad followers. “

Check out the full post here and the official video below!

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