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”.

Ryuki > Believe on EDMedia (Media Records)

Ryuki is a talented and eclectic Japanese dj who likes living a fashionable lifestyle, EDM and house music

Ryuki Nakada loves EDM and House music, but hip hop and Italian dance sound, too. He recently released “Believe”, a remake of “Un Giorno Credi”, the Gigi D’Agostino’anthem, out now on Media Records. ‘Believe’ is an energetic EDM track, with the distinctive drop and a strong super bass, and it can drive the dancefloor crazy.

Born in Tokyo in 1994, Ryuki took part in various fashion shows in Tokyo and he had his graduation in Komatsu Otani High School.

What are you working on now?

“I’ve a lot of projects at this time and a new EDM track is ready to be released. I’m really busy with my fashion shows and gigs in the Tokyo clubs, but I always find time for a studio session”.

What do you think about the collaboration with Media Records?

“Media Records started a collaboration with Japanese producers. It’s a great opportunity for Japan to join European EDM scene”.

In your opinion, who’s the next top influencer artist on the dance scene?

“Justin Bieber”.

Techno or House: which genre do you throw out of the window?

“I save techno”.

Who is the artist you admire most or the one who inspires you?

“Diplo and Skrillex”.

Your opinion about your “Believe”?

“Low frequencies are the distinctive element of this track, like in the future house of the beginning and in the contemporary bass music”.

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Cammy “Komodo” on EDMedia

He loves EDM and he imagines its ‘Komodo’ to repeat the success of the famous 90’s hit, produced by Gianfranco Bortolotti

Born in Tokyo in 1991, Masaki Kaminaga aka Cammy is not only a dj, but a dancer and a fashion model too. During the latest 10 years he joined important events together with the famous influencer Toshinobu Kubota. He loves EDM and he imagines its ‘Komodo’ to repeat the success of the famous 90’s hit, produced by Gianfranco Bortolotti.

In the track you released for Gianfranco Bortolotti and Media Records, your Japanese touch is easy recognizable.

“My experience comes from my life. When I think to my short but intense career, I smile, because I rushed into things. Here in Japan promotion is a particular matter, it can appear chaotic but it often has a slow start”.

Any future collaboration?

“We’d like having our own project here in Asia, joining in a great team all together. Thanks to Media Records we are now in contact with Jamaster A. another Media Records artist”.

What’s your favourite music genre?

“I love house music, but I’m fascinated by some hip hop sounds”.

In your opinion, what kind of elements can influence dance music industry today?

“Dance music needs to have an irresistible rhythm, but a melodic element, too. That’s why Alesso is one of my favourite artist. I can’t imagine dance music without rhythm, energy and especially melody”.

Techno or house?

“House music, with no doubts”.

And you play EDM…

“My sound is a mix of electro and energetic prog big room. If you want people move their asses, you should make them dance”.

Who is the artist you admire most or the one who inspires you?

“Michael Jackson. I love his powerful expression, his sense of rhythm and his groove”.

Kazuya “Torpedo” on EDMedia

His passion for EDM and European sound drove Kazuya to EDMedia

Kazuya is a young and talented dj, born in Japan in 1998. He started releasing electronic music when he was just 15. His latest single ’Torpedo’ is a perfect example of EDM anthem and it shows the skills of the new Oriental rising star.

You were still underage at the beginning of your career, right?

Well, in Japan it’s not fair if you start working in the clubs when you’re underage, so at the beginning music was just a passion for me, then I started looking for my ideal club.

Do you have a dream?

“I’d like djing at great events”.

What do you expected from ’Torpedo’? Do you think that Media Records can change your career?

“I think so, working with this brand is a big opportunity for my growth, a step forward for my career in music. There’re too many dj’s in Japan, that’s why I chose Europe”.

There’s a sign outside your studio door that says: ‘Work in progress’.

“Yes, music production is always like a work in progress”.

What’s your favourite music?

“Bass House and dubstep”.

Do you think it’s hard today making some significant fast progress on music scene?

“It depends on you. I want producing, composing, mixing and working in my studio, because producing my own music is the logical consequence of my work in the clubs. It’s the right way to reach people”.

Who’s the future EDM star?

“Marshmello”.

Do you think that EDM is an established concept?

“No, and it won’t be. EDM is more than a music genre, it represents the sound of the new generations and the perfect soundtrack for festivals”.

Well, music is fine, but music industry needs a rebirth: do you agree?

“Yes of course. Music should help music industry to regenerate itself”.

Available on:

Spotify → http://spoti.fi/2bK9o9X
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