Normally associated with the stigma of pirated software, Kaskade has teamed up with BitTorrent to offer a “bundle” that allows fans to legally download their favorite artist’s music for the small price of an e-mail address or donation. The current music distribution methods currently in place have been proven to be obsolete in recent years and Kaskade and BitTorrent are seeking to re-invent the proverbial wheel. By signing up and downloading Dada Life’s remix of Kaskade’s “Dynasty” and a short video from the Freaks of Nature tour, users opt-in to a mailing list that allows Ultra Music and any affiliated artists to send promotional materials – a small price to pay for a clean conscience.
Recently aired on BBC Radio 1, Rune RK1 premiered his radio edit of “No One Knows Who We Are” taking the Kaskade and Swanky Tunes collaboration down a more melodic road, adding energy where the original lacked and stripping the mix of its squealing electro house breakdown. The Danish producer, who cites his main influence as hip hop, adds layers of silky smooth melodies and a subtle kick beneath Lights’ vocal cut, turning the track from an awkward juxtaposition of two styles into a production that glows with delicate harmonies and a satisfyingly smooth breakdown.
Release Date: March 19th on Ultra
Listen to Rune’s 15 Minutes of Fame interview with Pete Tong on Radio 1 after the break.
Following a string of partnerships and acquisitions of dance music entities that includes the deal that will bring Tomorrowland to North America, news has broke that Ultra Music has formed an alliance with Sony Music Worldwide. The relationship has President of Ultra Music Patrick Moxey serving as Sony Music Worldwide’s President of Electronic Music. The strategic deal serves to cover A&R, distribution, international repertoire, and more — but jump below the break to find out what this all really means.
As much as Hurricane Sandy victims could have used a water raft signed by Steve Aoki when the floods hit, the deflated vessel may help them yet.
This week, Ultra Music announced that it would auction signed artist memorabilia on eBay to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief. Ranging from an Araabmuzik-autographed MPC pad to Fedde le Grand’s personal UDG bag, the auctioned items can be viewed here. All proceeds will go to the MusicCares Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, so bid away guilt-free.Posted by
Tom Swoon, formerly known as Pixel Cheese, has created an uplifting progressive remix of Alex Gaudino’s “Don’t Wanna Dance.” The original mix was very commercial, but the remix gives it that much needed pop that leans towards a new age, club-friendly sound. The chopped up vocals act to accentuate the hook while high-pitched synths kick and drive the energy of track. Ultra Records made a great choice in signing Tom Swoon, and they have added an array of talented artists that will be up-and-coming in the near future. We guarantee that Ultra Records will be unloading quite a few big releases before UMF in March.