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)

“Ibiza House Planet” compilation on WOM: are you ready for Firstplanet Superclub?

World of Media label presents the other side of the moon sound, its house music compilation: “Ibiza House Planet Vol. 1”. “Ibiza House Planet” follow “Technodome” release and all the other future compilations released, aims to lay the foundations of the Firstplanet Superclub, the world’s largest virtual club in which the best djs graduates at Firstplanet Academy will alternate with the top djs of Media Records Evo. Ibiza House Planet Vol. 1 is guaranteed by the World of Media founder himself, living on the magic island since 30 years. MAI (Music Advance Interface aka Music Artificial Intelligence) mixing for you.

“Ibiza House Planet Vol. 1″
Label: World of Media (Media Records)
Cat: WOM002
Release date: 13/10/2017

04:20 Fabio Macor – Dark Matter
03:57 Dukamax – Do it all again
07:30 Little Nancy, Alex Gallo, Frank Lengo – El Moro – Starry Night
10:43 Nico Heinz, Max Kuhn, Fabio De Magistris, Cristian Ferretti – Magic Flute
13:46 Luca Debonaire, Robert Feelgood – The Bells
17:06 Davide Di Blasi, Carlo Cavalli – Take You There
20:54 Fabio Macor – Axel
24:45 Sibrix – Move
28:30 Simioli, Benny Camaro Feat Ima – At Night
31:47 Bestabea – Tartana
35:22 Influences – I Can Know
38:57 Halley Seidel – Beautiful Girl!!
42:17 Sibrix – Emea
47:23 T.B. Project – Maka Movin’
51:42 Isac – Catalunya
55:03 Dany Cohiba, Blusg – Fck That Bass

 

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The analogue conseguence of BXR

A new project uses modular technology: for techno live is really crucial

Ivan aka GHOST303, Phil and 6470 have been able to record jam sessions in the studio to extrapolate sounds that will probably create a collaboration. The three musketeers say: “the BXR was, is and will remain… The Sound of the Future”. The BXR sound of the coming years will be radioactive, dirty, crude and high-tech at the same time: “Retro futuristic, minimal kind of techno with shitloads of glitching and headspace”.

“We are now putting stuff together for this new modular live techno project that is basically a collaborative concept between Davide and me, probably spiced up with audiovisual live”, say GHOST303. “As to how we will develop the project, I can not answer precisely”, says 6470: “Probably, we based on what does not fit 100 percent in today’s techno world”. GHOST303 talks: “For the techno stuff, I work a lot with analogue gear and modulars. Distortions and glitches come natural if you touch knobs and cables”. “Till today, I wonder how it has become possible to become slaves of something as stupid and simple as a drum machine”, 6470 asks himself. GHOST303 reveals: “Actually, I don’t listen to techno very much. It’s just fun doing it”.


Phil Kieser explain: “Studio sessions face to face work better sometimes. Especially in an environment like the Alps: atmosphere, nature, magic. Lots of things to get inspired by. So, in the real time we exchange with our collab pa unique things then happen more likely. We’ve learned this from BXR back in the days when Gianfranco Bortolotti and his artists were working closley together in the Media Records Studios in Roncadelle. BXR don’t have a definitive direction, but we have a vision, which is to put the label back in the spotlight of electronic music, on first planet if you will”.
Where do ideas come from, in BXR home? 6470: “From experimentation and heavy electronic manipulation of sound”. GHOST303: “We do what we love. We are slaves to the modulars and to the sound. It’s this what guides us”.
How do you dissociate techno from fashion and its sounds? 6470: “I do not mean fashion: if I see something I like, I wear it, but if I feel something I like, I do it in my own way”. GHOST303: “I don’t follow trends”. Any names to keep on target? 6470: “Mike Dehnert, Object, Dj Rum, Struction and many others from that scene”. GHOST303: “Climaxim, Continuum Series 1991-1998”.

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Media Records at Sònar in Barcelona

A Three days dedicated to electronic dance music in the most infamous biz festival in the world
From next Thursday 15th June to next Saturday 17th June, Media Records and staff will be attend at the Sónar 2017 in Barcelona, Spain, representing the institutional brand of its brand. Sònar is a three days devoted to electronic dance music: it’s a one of the most infamous biz music industry festivals of the world. More than 100 venues, 180 speakers and about 5,000 accredited professionals from 2100 companies and 60 countries around the world. The city will be invaded by thousands of fans of techno, house and much more. The Media Records labels group is ready with own Premium Labels and Main Labels.

The Premium range includes the glorious brands like BXR and UMM and the newcomers Divergent and Neurals. Their goal is to converge interests, attentions, energies and communication linked to Techno Electronic and Trance generes. The sound of the main labels; Heartbeat, Heartbeat Black, EDMedia and Underground, ranges from deep house, house and big room to experimental techno mood.
A new stargate has been created to make own entry into the Media Records Label world: it’s Firstplanet, the compulsory step, the closest approach, the test, the admission to the top of the new international discography.

Firstplanet is the first fully automated e-label in the world: 100% engineered, exploited and enriched with Artificial Intelligence.

Media Records, only Premium Labels and Main Labels

World of Media brands continue to stand out due to their focus. The Media Records labels, of Media Records group, are organizing and dividing into Premium Labels and Main Labels.

The Premium range includes the glorious brands like BXR and UMM and the newcomers Divergent and Neurals. Their goal is to converge interests, attentions, energies and communication linked to Techno Electronic and Trance generes.

The sound of the main labels; Heartbeat, Heartbeat Black, EDMedia and Underground, ranges from deep house, house and big room to experimental techno mood.

A new stargate has been created to make own entry into the Media Records Label world: it’s Firstplanet, the compulsory step, the closest approach, the test, the admission to the top of the new international discography.

Firstplanet is the first fully automated e-label in the world: 100% engineered, exploited and enriched with Artificial Intelligence. For every kind of procedire, from the very first choice of a song which are now numerous, thought the uploads to the final digital deal. This is a big step forward in product management: finally FREE FROM HUMAN INTERACTION.

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Info: www.mediarecords.dance