Adalwolf “L’Amour Toujours” Remix Contest: release date next 5th April

His name is Adolfo Morrone, but everyone knows him as Adalwolf and he is the winner of “L’Amour Toujours” Remix Contest, the competition ended last January and it has provided the opportunity to reinterpret the famous Gigi D’Agostino anthem, revived first by Dzeko & Torres and recently by the dj Alex Pizzuti, that made available the voices of the remake for those who love the art of remixing.
From the interesting tropical house version, Media Records EVO has given opportunity to remix, reinterpret, reinvent “L’Amour Toujours” to identify talents and offer all dj remixers a future with the e-label Firstplanet.

Voted on Soundcloud and judged by a professional staff, including Gianfranco Bortolotti and a large A&Rs team, the remix of Adalwolf stood out for its uniqueness. Adalwolf learnt about the contest “wandering on Facebook and after sharing the link in a group”.

How did you proceed and how did you choose the sound for your remix?
“The idea of ‘L’Amour Toujours’ was the result of a pure dance vein and so I tried to keep the soul and atmosphere of the track, trying to give a touch of innovation; not the usual low upbeat but a groove that could interface with the sound of the creator. The attempts were many but eventually I think I got what I wanted, say a Future Toujours that makes the track move”.

Will there be some unpublished productions coming soon?
“The projects in the pipeline are many with foreign labels, songs with sounds strictly groove house / tech, and with the historic Italian Media Records I think there will be something purely dedicated to the people, with sounds that characterize the south and the origins of our lands of sun”.

Who is Adalwolf?
Adalwolf started his music journey at the age of 13 almost as a game, attracted by the colors of the night, using software like “Music 2000 Demo” for PSX and then FL Studio. He has participated in contests like those of Danijay, Discoplanet, Ferry Corsten and Molly DOREMIX, always ranking among the first places. Over the last 5 years, he has focused on more current and contemporary sounds by remixing several important projects. His songs have been supported by DJs like SMDJ, Miami Rockets, Provenzano, Martinelli, Dino Brown, Danilo Secli, Massive Rock & ScaltraMix, Dj’s From Mars, René La Bulgara and Stefano Gambarelli.

 

 

40Thavha with “Antico” on Firstplanet Academy

From Italy with love, Riccardo Tavarelli is the producer behind the nickname 40Thavha. Groove lover and progressive house expert, trance music supporter, winking at the big room EDM sound, 40Thavha in his “Antico”, on Firstplanet Academy, perfectly summarizes all these genres, unveiling a tight rhythm, masterly dotted with a maze of fine melodies resulting into a unique, heavenly and relaxing break with a rare and special climax.

Thaiga aka Moko feat. Bianca Po with “Because of You” on Firstplanet Academy

Pietro “Moko” Allegrini is an Italian DJ and producer that has chosen Firstplanet Academy to present the first track. Pietro has signed up with a new artist name: Thaiga. Featuring Bianca Po, “Because Of You” is a crossover house music song with a real funky vibe. There are three versions available for DJs and fans, all coming from the original idea: a tribute to a creative scene that was particularly popular in the late ‘90s early 2000s. A house music track with a funky mood spin in the infamous e-label world, conceived, engineered and designed by Gianfranco Bortolotti.

Marco Dionigi new UMM A&R and the hunt for success opens

“Asian Thruth” is the EP marking the debut of Marco Dionigi with UMM label (Media Records) in the house scene, nu disco and i progressive. With tracks like “When The Sun Go Down” and “Moving Around”, the Italian DJ, between dub and afro electronics, takes us back to the maze of nights spent in amazing clubs like Mazoom and Alter Ego. Dionigi has covered the A&R role with Quantistic Division. But, he says, of course, today, speaking of UMM. “This is a label that has made the history of house music, but things do change. It will certainly be an extremely positive new adventure and above all no worries: just a great excitement to start”.
So kind genre will UMM focus on?
“Old fans need to understand one thing: UMM has changed its image, it has changed its journey. After all, I was called to make a radical change. The nu disco will be the predominant music with any kind of music contamination, from new age to house, to electronic, to ethnic passing through deep and cosmic. This is the new trend that is emerging especially abroad. Musically we will go back to be propelled back into the future. Weird, isn’t it?”.


How did you get to work with Bortolotti, Media Records and UMM?
“GFB called me because he wanted to give UMM a new identity. Like me, he doesn’t like to look at the past: he is a visionary a bit like me, and he was very impressed by the nu disco and electro productions; he asked me to lead the label and build a new music reality on it. Let’s be clear, he’s so nice and I couldn’t say no”.
What are the responsibilities for you as UMM A&R?
“I will take care of all the output, and of course the music. It will have to have all a logical thread. I do not believe in all-encompassing labels: you just end up being hurt. We will try to do one thing and we will try to do it well”.
What are you going to focus on?
“I will leverage on all I have. I will invest on artists I know and who are very good at producing music and of course I will also expect a lot of demos to listen to, both Italian and foreign. I will obviously try many productions made by me, after all I’m a DJ and producer. There will be EPs, albums, in short, lots of quality music”.
What are the next releases? What’s in the pipeline for UMM?
“There are already two products ready for release and four more in the queue. But first we have to do the rest of the work and smooth the corners, and when we are ready, and it will take very little, we will have our launch”.
What’s the difference between the new and the old UMM?
“It will maintain its position, i.e. making avant-garde music and pure clubbing sound. We will look forward and not back. We will explore and experiment a lot, through music. We have to take an example from the past, to be able to go back to creating interesting and intelligent things to pass the test of time. The ‘80s and early ‘90s were so full of emotion. I will offer quality. It will be up to the public to follow the present and give up the past”.

EDMedia flies with “Ride Like The Wind” by iklektrik

iklektrik are a Belfast duo, i.e. Ryan Curry and Isaac Gibson. Both came from the opposite ends of the musical spectrum. Ryan spent his early career as a DJ in venues throughout Ireland and Ibiza. Isaac is a classically trained pianist with a background in music production. They met by chance in 2014 and a common love for house and techno music are the basis for their music venture. As they are popular for putting their own unique tech twist on some of the latest and classic house anthems, their biggest success so far comes from their uni’k Radio podcast which has already become a cult, featuring a diverse track-list of house and techno music and teaming up with international guest artists. On the 22 October 2016, iklektrik won the 20th Edition of Amsterdam Dance Event’s Demolition Panel, hosted by Dave Clarke, with their House track “Dusk”. The judging panel included Eats Everything, Marcel Fengler, Kölsch and Don Diablo. They have signed with the Godfather of House, Marshall Jefferson’s Freakin 909/303 label in 2017 with the EP release “Dusk Till Dawn”. Iklektrik are ready with “Ride Like The Wind” East Side Beat remake on EDMedia label (Media Records group).
How would you define your music style?
“Techno and house music is everything to us. We believe in the beat. We start from the freedom of producing eclectic electronic dance music. We make music that makes us feel good and we hope that others will feel the same”.
How do you feel about the collaboration with Media Records?
“We released this track with Media Records in 1991 and Ryan loved it in his early days growing up with dance music. The opportunity to release our version of the track 27 years later with Gianfranco Bortolotti’s label is incredible. This track is all about feeling good. About freedom. We call this our ‘Lights On’ track. Played at the end of a night or set, as everyone can enjoy the lyrics in their own unique way. This track came from nowhere for us. We were knee deep in techno tracks and while working on a beat, the lyrics came into my head. It kept flying around for a couple of weeks before we just settled on working on the track to see what we could come up with. We reached a point where we felt that we could put our own modern twist on what was already a great track, original and edited version. We tried it out and the reaction was incredible. After a conversation with Gianfranco, we decided”.

Underground breaks with UND010S “Suitcase #003 EP”

This is a compilation that contains underground techno sounds. Branded like “Suitcase” #003 EP (UND010S), is a release by DJs and producers from Italy, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain: no border. People from the electronic music and clubbing scene can now meet in these Media Records selections. Suitcase collects the different interpretations of the techno music of every single artist, with their own sounds and melodies. Let the music express what the mind has thought. Few traces inside so as to be able to direct the public to the favourite style.

Tracklist:
01 No Deffy – Scale (Original Mix)
02 Franck Hat – Scalp (Original Mix)
03 Earth Control Room – Deeper Way (Original Mix)
04 Gee – Exile (Original Mix)
05 Jose Ayén – Noúmeno (Original Mix)
06 Dario Coiro – 1996 I’m Born (Original Mix)

Ten Words is back with the magic of “Mellotron” track

Ten Words dedicates this track to the instrument that became popular between the late ‘60s and the first half of the ‘70s, i.e. the forerunner of samplers. In his “Mellotron”, progressive melodies and techno rhythms flow on a horizon of atmospheres with a touch of trance music, providing the whole project with a truly unique and special mood. All this on Firstplanet Academy, the engineered e-label from the Media Records EVO world.

Salvatore La Menza is Ten Words. His electronics are house music and tech-house that blend with techno. Ten Words was already released on UMM and he is always working on new singles and e.p. for Media Records EVO labels.

“I’m not a DJ categorizing music in a manic way”, says Ten Words. “An amazing electronic music has the house and techno genres as its common vision: so, if I really have to define my sound, I can say that it’s an emotional style full of meanings, from the feminine soul to the male charge and production”.

Firstplanet in triple effect has generated another two brand-new satellites Pro and Academy

Firstplanet is the first totally automated e-label in the world: it’s 100% engineered, it uses its artificial intelligence to speed up every type of procedure, from the first selection of tracks – that are now so many – to uploads and the contracts on tracks. Globally, this is a major step forward in the production management.

Now Firstplanet is in triple effect: Firstplanet, Firstplanet Academy and Firstplanet Pro.
Firstplanet is the first step to land on its e-label. A dynamic, transversal label, the right gym for those approaching the world of production.

  • Firstplanet Academy is the step that an artist must take to access the professional world.
    Firstplanet Pro is the flagship of FP galaxy, the destination for any talented artists who, for one reason or another, are not with the Premium and Main labels of Media Records EVO world.
  • Firstplanet stargate has been specially designed to access the world of Media Records EVO labels: the first step, the mandatory passage, the careful approach, the test, the entrance examination to the upper floors of the new international discography; in recent weeks it has reached 500 DJs in its own roster.

The record labels of Media Records Group reorganized by splitting into Premium Labels and Main Labels.

  • Premium labels include glorious brands, such as BXR, Claxixx, UMM, Tarantula Music and Neurals: thus converging interests, attention, energy and communication on these entities that are very close to techno and electronic music, bass, and up to trance.
  • Main labels are: Heartbeat, Heartbeat Black, EDMedia, Futurenoize and Underground to satisfy lovers of the house, the big room, the “lento violento” (“slow violent” style) bordering into the experimental area.

Kaishi causes with “LovinU”: from a daring DJ and producer

Beatrice Florenzio is hidden behind Kaishi, an oriental name. She’s attracted to bass music, she forges her own style, combining bassline, grime, jungle, drum n bass and hip hop. This great legacy has resulted into “LovinU”, the first track in Firstplanet Academy catalogue. Signs of speed garage and 2 step are also there.


How did you create “LovinU”?
“I wanted to recreate those sounds that, from the drum’n’bass, brought me to fall in love with UK garage and start playing it, but that I had not yet been able to create in my production. Everything started from the classic tour a little ’90s dance (my other great passion), if I may say so. And that’s how it started”.
How would you define the genre of “LovinU”? It looks like a mix of 2 steps, techno and bass house.
“Mainly, we can define a UK garage / 2step piece, sometimes soulful, with a vocal R & B, genre that I love. I’m glad you said bass house too, because it’s part of the genre circle that inspires me for my production and I’ve been very close to it lately in terms of sound, probably already there with in ‘LovinU’”.
In addition to several single tracks, are you working on an album too?
“Not right now. I have already planned a series of collaborations with UK artists, some are ready, and probably an E.P. I do not feel yet ready for an album, perhaps I see it as a somewhat presumptuous and the next step in my artistic career. I think I still have to tell people who Kaishi really is and I also need to be sure that they appreciate and understand my album”.
You are very close to the underground UK. Why do you love this sound so much?
“It all started when I discovered drum’n’bass. In fact, before Kaishi, I played for many years d’n’b in a collective that I founded, the Pinknoise Kollective. I was a teenager and I just started to go to parties with jungle and d’n’b legends, so I fell in love with this genre and started playing. I went to London and Bristol many times; my music partner used to live there at the time. I learned about the music scene, not only in the UK, and I discovered other sounds that had a huge influence on me”.


How did you approach the Firstplanet world?
“Thanks to Stefano B, I met him at the time of Pinknoise Kollective. I sent him ‘LovinU’, he knew I was looking for an Italian label to release it and he suggested Firstplanet”.
How do you see your sound in the next few years?
“A sound … my own sound, that is the fusion of all my passions and background, as I’m trying to do now. Lately I’m producing tracks with darker sounds, recalling dnb, dubstep and electro, halfway between the UK bass and US bass, a little influenced by my latest experience in Los Angeles, but this will not exclude more melodic tracks in the future. Because I am like that, halfway between dark and the harmony, this is Kaishi”.

Short bio. Kaishi took her first steps into the music world as a dancer, later as a graffiti artist where she dsicovered her love for hip hop music. She started as a DJ many years later, as member and founder of an all-female drum’n’bass collective, Pinknoise Kollective.