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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.

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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.


Joonbug Interviews Kat DeLuna On Her Latest Featuring With The Bello Boys “Last Call”

Kat DeLuna gracefully took the time to speak with Joonbug on her latest feature with The Bello Boys on “Last Call” and the Latin sensation is absolutely adorable. Just in time for the release of the Spanish version of “Last Call” within the interview speaks on her absence from the scene, her Latino fans, and what we can expect from here in the future. Below is an excerpt of the Joonbug interview which you can read in full here, and make sure you purchase “Last Call” on iTunes today!

We haven’t heard anything from you in a while – we’ve missed you! What have you been up to?

Joonbug! Everything is great, I have been in the lab creating and traveling. It’s been a long but fun process. Every time I thought I finished my album a bigger idea would come to mind and I’ll be back to square one. To me that’s amazing. I prefer waiting a while until I release an album because if it isn’t ready.  I would hate putting out work without having my gut tell me “That’s the one!” My music is my child.

We see you’ve recently teamed up with The Bello Boys for their record, “Last Call.” How did that all come about?

Hollywood Hamilton (Sean Bello) and I are very good friends. We have always talked about doing something together.  When he played me the song I said to him “We got one!” It made total sense this song, the sound, it definitely will make people get up and dance! I’m honored to be a part of this project.

We’ve heard that you and the Bello Boys have a Spanish version of “Last Call” coming out as well. Could you tell us a bit about your Spanish fan base and favorite Spanish territories?

After I finished the English version, we definitely thought we should record a Spanish version and specially because of my Dominican roots. To me it’s always important to have Spanish versions of any work I do. Although my music is considered pop/American, I always do a Spanish version to involve my Latino fans! They support me majorly! Latinos!

Salt Ashes Interviewed by Bright Side Live

Salt Ahes Interview

Salt Ashes has been interviewed by Bright Side Live! The songstress speaks with BSL about her influences, future projects and more. Here’s a snippet of the interview:

Let’s talk about your style. If you could compare your music to anyone in the history of time, who would it be and why?

I don’t like comparing my music to other artists, purely because I think my judgement is clouded when it’s my own creation. I aspire it to be a Giorgio Moroder and Kate Bush baby with a kiss of Depeche Mode. That would be cool… Dance, magic and darkness fused.

I noticed the track has also gained popularity amongst remix artists… If you could have one person remix “Somebody” who would it be and why?

Todd Terje because I love his latest record. It’s mad good. And Daniel Avery.. Sorry that’s two!

Things are just getting started. Where would you like to be in a year or so?

I would love to be playing great gigs, making more music and dancing harder.

Your EP has gotten a wonderful response. Can we expect a full length project sometime soon?

That is the aim, yes. I’ve been focusing on writing the past year or so and there is definitely a records worth of material there and more so I’m very eager to begin thinking about a release. Things always take longer than I think!”

You can read the full interview here, and be sure to download your copy of Salt Ashes’ “Somebody” here!

Skiddle Interviews Ayah Marar

skiddle interview ayah marar

Entertainment website, Skiddle recently posted a interview with Ayah Marar. In the interview, Ayah speaks on being dubbed “Queen Of Bass,” how females djs/producers present themselves , her festival shows, future plans, and much more. You can read the full interview below or find it here.

After working with Calvin Harris, Toddla T, Cheryl Cole and DJ Fresh, the London based, multi talented Ayah Marar has established herself as one of the leading lights of bassmusic. With a busy touring schedule and a slew of collaborations and hotly anticipated solo productions in the pipeline, we catch up with the Jordan born workaholic to talk surfing, songwriting, and sexuality…

You’re playing the Boardmasters festival in a couple of weeks. How excited are you to be involved in it?

We love being on the road (Trol23, Illaman and myself) so yes, very excited!

Are you a surfer or a wakeboarder yourself? Or just a voyeur?

I actually took up surfing last year!

Where else can we expect to see you playing festival wise this summer? And what gigs have you done already that have excited you?

We will be at Secret Garden Party and lots of European dates – we loved places like SUMOL Summer Fest and our Netsky support tour was the lick!

You’ve been dubbed the Queen of bass music in the past. Do you feel like you’re an ambassador for the genre of music? Or do you think that the tag doesn’t give enough credit to your work beyond that sound?

It’s an honour to be called that and I take it very seriously. I think my work does stretch beyond being a singer but I thought the title emcompassed that, so I wear it with pride. I am very invovled in a lot of aspects in the scene and have been for many years, I’m hoping to branch out into management and A&R’ing in the near future so it’s all worthy experience.

There’s been controversy this year in the way female producers and DJs have presented themselves, particularly with Nina Kraviz and the infamous bathtub video. Do you think that there’s a different judging criteria applied to women compared to men from the media and audiences?

I honestly haven’t seen that so I couldn’t say but on the underground scene, your sexuality is secondary. If you are good at what you do, you get respect, that’s always been my experience.

Your album last year ‘The Real’ took a wide range of sounds and allowed you to stamp your personality a little more than simply working as the voice behind other people’s records. How important was that for you to be able to do?

Hugely important. It has been a dream of mine to compete an album for a long time and Will Simms and I locked ourselves away and made that happen. It’s a labour of love and highly rewarding.

Have you any plans for a follow-up any time soon?

I plan to release a few singles and collaborations for the time being, but who knows?

What other production plans have you got at present?

My single with Calvin Harris is out soon and I’m working with a bunch of talented people on beats at the moment too.

Are there any dream producers you’d love to work with?

Sly & Robbie, Chad Hugo, Goldie, Paul Epworth … The list changes according to my mood.

And finally, what else lies in the future for you?

This whole thing is a huge deal to me. I understand that music is nothing in the grand scheme of the world but I reckon it does help it along its way. Whether it is to make you feel better or worse, it has a really strong hold on people. If I can be involved in spreading the word and making sure good music reaches people, and the right musicians get noticed, it’s something I will never stop doing.

Ayah Marar’s debut album The Real is now available!

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DJs From Mars Interviewed by

DJs From Mars recently took a break from their near-constant mixing to give a brief but great interview to The duo talk about their newest mixes, that include tracks from Die Antwoord, Muse, and Zedd, and who their inspirations are and why. You can check out the full interview here!

Bombs Away Interview Featured on GetTV

The Australian music website, Getmusic recently posted an interview on their GetTV YouTube channel with the Australian electronic/dance duo, Bombs Away. Watch as Bombs Away debunk rumors of them being a Christian rock band, talk about shooting their new video for Super Soaker, their thoughts on Super Soakers, and many other questions. Speaking of Super Soakers, the Super Soaker single will be available online very soon. Check back here in the coming weeks to purchase, and for now check below for the video interview!