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”.

“L’Amour Toujours” gets into a Remix Contest from Firstplanet

Dj Alex Pizzuti has re-interpreted this famous track – that Dzeko & Torres recently revisited. Now the remake voices are available if you want to have fun with the art of remixing:

click on https://www.firstplanet.dance/contest

The idea of a “Remix Contest” has come up with the tropical remake of a great track of Media Records from the ‘90’s and the cover track by Dzeko & Torres – reviving the name of Gigi D’Agostino. Building on the skills of dj Alex Pizzuti, with his version of “L’Amour Toujours”, Media Records EVO is providing the opportunity to remix, reinterpret and transform “L’Amour Toujours” to find new talents and offer all dj remixers a future with Firstplanet e-label.

A shortlist of talents will be selected and the remix tracks will be published. This will also give these talents the opportunity to finalize original tracks with the support of professional tutors. Their original tracks will be published on the main labels of Media Records.

Join the Remix Contest
1. Login at www.firstplanet.dance/contest in the “signup and download stems” section, enter your e-mail address and you will receive the remix content.
2. When your remix is ready, login again at www.firstplanet.dance/contest in the “upload your remix” section, fill in the form and upload your remix in Mp3 (320kbps) format.
3. If your remix qualifies, it will be published on Firstplanet Soundcloud (see at the bottom of the page). He assessment procedure will be performed as described.

DEADLINE: 15/01/2018


Claxixx label has been launched with “Tuareg” (George V Remix) by BXR Legacy

Another brand-new label for a nostalgic futuristic sound from Media Records Evo

Newly-created Claxixx (Media Records Evo collective) starts out with a BXR classic 2000 remake: “Tuareg” by Ricky Le Roy. The exoteric atmospheres only remain from the original track. Everything else has been smartly reprocessed by the Greek dj George V on a captivating tech house background. This is the imprinting from BXR Legacy collective, a group of music entities sharing the same interests or working together to achieve a common objective.

In the words of Gianfranco Bortolotti, Media Records Evo CEO and BXR Legacy A&R: “Claxixx is a nostalgic label looking at the future: it’s an outright contradiction of rulez. It starts out with ‘Tuareg’ release to explore new horizons of success. BXR Legacy is an avant-garde label ignoring the past and with a need to experience its sound. There will be mostly new tracks, but that may not be just now”.

Claxixx is different from cooperatives, as they do not necessarily focus on economic benefits or saving. BXR Legacy brand also refers to a whole different category: human music producers and visionary elements. For business purposes, a collective is defined as a decentralized or majority-based decision-making style. BXR Legacy also reaches out to share and exercise biz and social power and to take decisions on a consensus-driven and equal basis.
“Our crew is a group of people who live together in some kind of dwelling or residence: the living area is organized for their specific purposes. Our artists, including musical staff, are typically individuals with the same drive to produce and provide evidence of art as a group. In terms of size, these groups may include a few people up to thousands of members”.
The resulting artistic styles are extremely different. Their drive may be based on common or individual purposes. Some collectives are simply made of people who have fun to play together with no other goal or motivation.
“A worker legacy is a type of horizontal collectivism; business work as a partnerships of individual professionals who consider each other as equal and they are rewarded for their expertise. The working collective is conceived to reduce costs for final users and ensure proper profitability for partners. This is done by eliminating operating costs on multi-levels of management”.

Priority official hashtags
#gianfrancobortolotti #mediarecords #firstplanet #djs #neodarwinism #mediarecordsevo
#claxixx #bxrlegacy

Supporting by Sasha and many more djs.