Archives for May, 2015

Believe New Releases wc 26/05/2015

May, 26th 2015 12:15

Fatboy SlimArtist: Fatboy Slim
Release: Uptown Funk  
Label: Southern Fried Records
Genre: Dance
This is absolutely huge. If you wanted a club version of the massive Uptown Funk – then you can count on Fatboy Slim and Southern Fried Records to deliver the goods. This smash is a collaboration between Fatboy himself & Jerome Robins, and Norm then asked Idris Elba to do the vocal. It‚Äôs without doubt a club bomb you’ll be hearing a lot this summer!

This brand new cut will also feature on ‚ÄėThe Fatboy Slim Collection, out May 25th; a new compilation album featuring Fatboy Slim‚Äôs personal selection of the most seminal dance and electronic floor fillers of all time, including classic tracks by the man himself. The track is available as an instant grat on the album pre-order from Sunday 10th May.

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andreasmoeArtist: Andreas Moe
Release:  Bordeline EP
Labell: Believe Recordings
Genre: Singer – Songwriter

Born and raised in Stockholm, Andreas strove to become a professional ice hockey player before realising that music was the only route for him.‚ÄúI grew up in a southern suburb called Skog√•s with a hockey stick in my hand.” Andreas recalls. ‚ÄúI remember how my dad used to play me his favourite records and show me his Gibson Les Paul. But it wasn’t until I was fifteen I understood that I wanted to do music for a living. I started writing songs and melodies straight away, as if they’d always been inside of me all this time‚ÄĚ.

 

 

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Artist: Leigh Morgan, Lucatwana

Release:  Made in Jupiter
Label: Fancy Human
Genre: Dance РHouse РDeep 

New London imprint Fancy Human is the collective of Leigh Morgan, Rob King and Tom Coulling. The labels first release, ‘Made in Jupiter’ is a fusion of deep hypnotic and discofied house grooves.

Leigh has been involved in the deep house scene for over 15 years, having A&R’d and run the widely respected Urban Torque imprint since its inception in 2001, and also compiling the popular Urban Torque Transmissions Radio Show, now in to its ninth year. Rob and Tom, life long friends since training as musicians in their teens, have been working together as Lucatwana for the past two years with some initial output on Bad Life and Numerology Records.
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mathsArtist: Maths Time Joy
Release: Sanctuary
Label:  True Colours
Genre: Dance – Electronica

One of the most promising young artists coming out of the London beat scene, British producer and singer Maths Time Joy, returns with a new EP titled “Sanctuary.”

The four tracks are a mission statement for the Maths Time Joy sound – drawing on hip-hop and jazz influences to meld joyous multi-layered electronic music with soulful vocals and funk-infused bass.

 

 

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Upcoming Event! Midem Party 2015 with Tru Thoughts

May, 26th 2015 11:41

Midem Party 2015 with Tru Thoughts!

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Believe¬†has joined forces with Tru Thoughts, Kartel and Clear Sound & Vision Ltd to bring you a Tru Thoughts label showcase party at this year’s Midem 2015. Taking place on June 6th, the night will feature performances from top label acts Wrongtom, Harleighblu and J-Felix. The event will be hosted at SUN7 Bar Cannes and will be free entry all night, running from 6pm until dawn. They’ll also be an exclusive vinyl giveaway featuring music from Quantic, Alice Russell, Werkha and more! Join the official Facebook event for more info.

 

Primavera – 27th to 31st May

May, 25th 2015 09:00

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Primavera is where all the industries professionals meet giving the perfect opportunity to network and take a first hand look at the latest trends in the music scene. The festival is aimed at a number of different professionals in the industry from agents and representatives of national and international artists, venues for fairs concerts and festivals, public institutions responsible for culture and entertainment, music export offices and organisations that promote music internationally.

There will be various talks and presentations from leading industry professionals such as Dave Altarescu (Spotify), Joseph MBarbat (Sony Music), Leo Nascimento (Deezer), Lee Morrison (Believe Digital) and more.

Believe Digital UK’s General Manager¬†Lee Morrison will be a guest on the panel¬†Show Me The Money!¬†discussing how to collect money generated by music abroad. The speakers will talk¬†about music music played publicly around the world, and how the revenue generated by that being are collected unfairly and not distributed to the people that it is owed to. It is time to let¬†the right people collect their revenue.

Skint Records: 20th Anniversary

May, 22nd 2015 11:29

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Skint Records, are celebrating their 20th anniversary with ’20 years of being Skint’. Brighton established sub-label to the notorious Loaded Records, Skint, soon became a major contender for the independent music scene. They had some chart topping hits alongside a range of underground banger’s.

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To celebrate this prestigious achievement, Skint are releasing a deluxe 4 LP box set featuring classic Skint tunes over 8 sides of vinyl. Along with this there are other collections of merchandise available for purchase on the pledge website.

Believe Digital at the International Music Summit – 20th to 23rd May

May, 20th 2015 09:00

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We’re back at the IMS Ibiza! Believe Digital UK’s General Manager¬†Lee Morrison will be attending the summit along with Head of Dance and Electronic Tom Coulling.¬†Believe today works with 500 dance and electronic music labels and is ever more involved with providing them the best expert service in their genre.

If you‚Äôre not aware of or haven‚Äôt been to the ¬†The International Music Summit¬†before, it was set up by Pete Tong in 2007, to help encourage and inspire people to discuss and debate over electronic music. IMS started when electronic music was at its lowest point, ¬†Ibiza being where everyone in the industry gathered in the summer so it only seemed right to hold the summit there. It is now “The Premier Platform for Thought Leadership in Electronic Music”.

IMS paves the way for¬†electronic music industry conferences¬†and has been described as “The TED of music conferences”. In 2013 three of the IMS debates made it into the top 10 debates of all time in the electronic music industry according to the Beatport platform.

Join the IMS 2015 conversation on Twitter! Follow IMS @IMSibiza and hashtag #IMSIbiza.

 

Believe Digital at Liverpool Sound City – 22nd to 24th May

May, 19th 2015 16:44

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Something to get excited for soon, The Liverpool Sound City festival. There is plenty going on to go and take a look at, including performances from God Damn (One Little Indian) and Cymbals Eat Guitars (Sister’s Den Recording). Along side all of the artists performing, be sure to catch¬†some conference talks from key industry professionals.

MainArtistImage_Gideon Mountford(1).pngOne of which is Gideon Mountford, our very own Head of Video UK & International Video Business Development Manager. Gideon will be doing a presentation called, Are You Being Antisocial?

The “How? Session”¬†will cover the importance and growth of YouTube for music artists and labels, and will include:

  • How to increase views and subscribers to your content
  • Audience development strategies
  • What type of content should be produced
  • The myths around YouTube
  • Video platforms outside of YouTube: Facebook, MUZU, Dailymotion etc.
  • The role of MCN‚Äôs

Find out more about Believe Digital Studios on our website.

 

Jenny and The Mexicats

May, 18th 2015 16:35

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We are very proud to introduce Jenny & the Mexicats; a multi-instrumental group which combines elements of texmex and rumba, integrating horns, upright bass, and a Spanish cajón in their multicultural and unique sound.

 

The lead singer, Jenny Ball, met her bandmates in Spain after moving there from her hometown London. They have recorded with producers who have worked with Amy Winehouse, The Cure, Depeche Mode, among others. However, Jenny&TheMexicats_11B

it was not until they moved to Mexico, that they released their debut album, a self-titled bilingual album which sold more than 30.000 copies.

Last October they released their last album entitled OME, which incorporate an array of new genres such as reggae, country, huapango and more. An eclectic musical journey that shows us there are no limits when it comes to music.

Check out their video ‚ÄúMe voy a ir‚ÄĚ here. This week their Spanish tour commences. Dates are shown bellow:

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15th of May / Sala El Loco / Valencia

15th of May / Showcase Fnac / Valencia / 19:00h.

16th of May / Sala Galileo Galilei / Madrid

17th of May / Showcase Fnac Callao / Madrid / 19:00h.

22nd of May / Sala Azkena / Bilbao

23rd of May / Sala Sidecar / Barcelona

To check out more about Jenny & the Mexicats, visit their Facebook page here. Follow them on Twitter here and check out their Youtube page here.

Believe New Releases wc 18/05/2015

May, 18th 2015 12:09

Gavin JamesArtist: Gavin James 
Release: For You

Label: GS Believe
Genre:Pop Singer-Songwriter

The new EP from Gavin James featuring the stunning new album version of his Gold selling single ‘The Book of Love’ and title-track future hit ‘For You’.

Having gone to No.1 in Ireland and racked up over 2.5 million plays online and spending 4 weeks in the Netherlands Top 40 chart on the live version of his Magnetic Fields’ ‘Book of Love’ cover, new Irish superstar Gavin James releases the stunning tender album version.

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Artist: Kinshasa
Release:  Mbongwana Star 
Label: World circuit 
Genre: World  

‚ÄúStunning collision of West African street funk and European studio craft. Exhilarating. ‚ÄĚ **** Q

In the shanty-villages of Kinshasa bands are recycled along with everything else. Coco and Theo gathered up the necessary parts of a band from the younger generation, crammed them together and started belting out a shambles under the name Mbongwana Star ‚Äď ‚Äėmbongwana‚Äô meaning ‚Äėchange‚Äô. They were indeed looking for change, for something new.

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Artist: The Prototypes 

Release: City of Gold 
Label: Viper Recordings
Genre: Dance 

Drum & Bass duo The Prototypes release their much anticipated debut album ‘City of Gold’ on Viper Recordings following hit singles such as ‘Pale Blue Dot’, ‘Don’t Let Me Go’ and ‘Pop It Off’.

Already one of the hottest acts in the UK Drum & Bass club scene, The Prototypes are reaching new heights with their debut LP which showcases their trademark club sound and vocal anthems.

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Artist: Missio
Release: Missio
Label: Missio
Genre: Alternative – Electronic

Raised in Colorado, in 2013 Missio moved into a classic Airstream trailer in order to work on his music ‚Äď uninspired and distracted by the chaos of living in a huge city.

He describes how this move elicited an incredibly creative period for him, saying: ‚ÄėI became inspired to create songs about my experiences, past and present, giving no thought to oppositions outside of my own mind‚Äô.

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Believe:LIVE at The great Escape @ Carousel’s

May, 12th 2015 14:39

BELIEVE:LIVE SHOWCASE AT THE GREAT ESCAPE

Friday 15th May
1pm ‚Äď 8pm
Carousel’s, 216-225 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 1NB

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We are proud to present our third annual showcase in conjunction with Believe Recordings, as part of The Official Alternative Escape at The Great Escape Festival 2015.

The showcase will take place at¬†Carousel’s, the secret venue behind Brighton’s iconic carousel on the seafront. Running from 1pm to 8pm on Friday 15th May, the line-up features a top selection from Believe Recordings‚Äô roster together with a special appearance from label friends Zola Blood.

The event kicks off with Parisian natives Camp Claude, then continues with Swedish singer-songwriter Andreas Moe (who recently supported John Mayor on his arena tour), 2015 ‚ÄėOnes To Watch‚Äô Laurie Erskine aka Club Kuru, Meadowlark (who will be playing on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury this year), hotly-tipped hip hop act The Age Of L.U.N.A. (backed by the likes of Semtex and De La Soul), and finishes off with electronic singer-songwriter Fyfe, who released his triumphant debut album earlier this year. Entry to the event will be free.

Line Up: 
14:00 –¬†Camp Claude
14:45 –¬†Andreas Moe
15:30 –¬†CLUB KURU
16:15 –¬†Meadowlark
17:00 –¬†The Age Of LUNA
17:45 – Zola Blood
18:30 –¬†Fyfe

For more information, join the Facebook event. Hope to see you there!

Brighton Music Conference 2015

May, 11th 2015 16:17

 

 BMC 2015

BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES FULL PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMY PROGRAMME, PLUS NIGHT TIME NETWORKING AND CLUB EVENT SCHEDULE

5th & 6th June 2015
Brighton Dome and various city venues

www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk

Aimed at experienced music industry delegates, those looking to break into the electronic music industry, aspiring DJ’S/Producers and dance music fans. BMC offers an array of opportunities for attendees to form new business relationships, learn their craft, showcase product and talent, expand existing networks and immerse themselves in their chosen music genre.

‚ÄúThis is one time in the year when the whole industry can meet face to face, in the UK to personalise and keep up relationships.‚ÄĚ

With two days of networking events, and panel sessions, delivered by some of the industry‚Äôs leading figures, highlights include: (more…)