Shout out to our friends at Notable Dance whom picked Salt Ashes’ “Somebody” as their track of the day! Here’s what DJ Ron Slomowicz had to say about the single:
“Imagine Kate Bush doing a dark synth-pop cover of Depeche Mode’s “Black Celebration,” and you have the initial buzz single of Veiga Sanchez (a/k/a Salt Ashes). For the “official” debut comes “Somebody,” a slick-yet-moody downtempo electronic record with the feel of a New Order side project – maybe Revenge or Electronic. The comparisons to Kate Bush are obvious, but there’s a hint of a Natalia Kills noir in there that gives it an even darker, angelic vibe. While not exactly club-ready, the Cruelty remix adds a new beat with a kind of RAC-meets-DFA vibe. With her unique and ethereal (yet powerful) voice, I imagine that there will be some strong DJ/Producer collabs coming soon.”
All the producers featured on the remix package take “Better Luck Next Time” into completely different directions, whether it be moombahton, trap, electro viagra england house, or progressive house. Both Reece Low and Party Favor add a trap twist to the original, but in their own unique ways. Reece Low takes the more subtle approach, with the track gradually building up to an unsuspecting tasty trap beat. Party Favor, on the other hand, kickstarts the remix with hi-hat triple
The single along with the remix package is available on Beatport and iTunes.
That’s right! We are on Spotify, and we got this jam packed playlist ready for everyone to listen to wherever they want. All the latest and greatest singles will be posted to the playlist, and we will continue to update the playlist all the time! Look out for other playlists from Radikal Records in the future, but for now, enjoy the “Radikal Records Official Singles Playlist”
We are proud to announce that Radikal was able to participate on the A2iM led global trade missions. For the first time, the American government funded a trips around Asia and Brazil to help further the exportation of US music. $300,000 was granted to A2iM, and dozens of labels were chosen to participate in these trade missions. Radikal Records and other EDM labels such as Ultra were fortunate enough to be able to travel across the world, and communicate with very optimistic local distributors, mobile-phone carriers, booking agents and ad agencies.
Labels who participated are already seeing licensing and distrubtion deals from visiting parts of Asia and Latin America, which could generate hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. Rich Bengloff says these deals can “represent as much as a quarter of a small independent label’s revenue.” According to a Bloomberg TV report, A2iM estimates these projects will generate $45M a year. You can watch the Bloomberg TV report here.
With EDM becoming a dominating force in the music industry, it’s pleasing to see efforts made to further expand the awareness and exportation of American music all over the world.
You can read the full story about the A2IM trade missions here.
Today’s throwback Radikal track of the day is “Deep Down Below” by RMB with vocals from Christina Lux. The single was released under Radikal Records in 2001. This is sure to bring out the chills in most of us, feelings of nostalgia, or entranced in the beauty of the track.
Here’s a little fun fact for you, RMB stands for Rolf Maier-Bode, one half of the German electronic music band. The other half is Farid Gharadjedaghi, they both met while working together at the label Adam & Eve, and decided to make music full time, leaving the label to join Low Spirit, under which they released “Spring” which went gold in Germany.
Antoine Becks, producer and vocalist behind the hit single “Life Of The Wild” recently spoke with the good peoples at Fkn-Famous.com about his recent single, as well as all of his upcoming projects! You can check that out here.
And make sure you check out his video for “Life Of The Wild” here!
What better way to brighten up this dreary Tuesday afternoon than with some bass-pumping, hip-shaking, trance-inducing Antoine Becks Gifs?! You can check out the full gif set below from his “Life Of The Wild” teaser video, which you can see here! Enjoy!
YouTube is doing us all a favor and saving us the money, and time by streaming the Ultra Music Festival live on their website! With a star studded line up of DJs and artists: Above & Beyond, Afrojack, David Guetta, Fat Boy Slim, Avicii, Knife Party, Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, etc… you might not want to miss this! Stream it live here!
Miami Winter Conference is just a couple of days away, and DJs From Mars will make their way back down to Earth to mix at the famous terrace of the Clevelander on March 23rd at the Syncopate Party! If you’re in the area make sure you go check them out! And listen to DJs From Mars new record Phat Ass Drop!!
With two weeks left until the release of Life Of The Wild by Antoine Becks on March 26th, the team at Travelling 2 Marz decided to feature Antoine in their “Artist Spotlight” section which can be viewed here.