Friday, 27 March 2020

The Melody Men release 'If Its Love' with Mark Knight

Our ace writing and vocal team The Melody Men feature on Mark Knight's latest release which sees light of day today.

 'If Its Love' was co-written with the superstar DJ and another writer, Laura Davie on a recent writing camp hosted by Toolroom Records in London. Its the first of a few tracks the girls worked on during the exercise and its a proper banger!!

Check out the track here

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Mason remixes Girl Ray

If you are a Radio 6 Music listener you’ll no doubt be familiar with Girl Ray. The three-piece have practically lived on the station’s playlist for the last 6 months with various singles via the cooler than thou Moshi Moshi Records (Hot Chip, Hercules & Love Affair, Metronomy, MNEK, Florence & The Machine) .

Mason has turned the band’s latest single into a breezy Summer groover with his usual edge and aplomb. Mason's remix is available now via all streaming platforms. 

Check Mason's Girl Ray remix on Spotify 

Monday, 2 March 2020

Mason and The Melody Men score Colgate UK TV ad

The Mason 'Dance Shake Move' has been used in the new TV campaign for Colgate in the UK. The track also features Big Fish Little Fish clients The Melody Men as co-writers and vocalists.

'Dance Shake Move' has become a beast in the synchronisation world scoring several spots now as the track grows globally. It has already featured in campaigns for Boots and Vodaphone.

In the meantime Mason and The Melody have collaborated on several new tracks aimed specifically
at the synch market. 

Friday, 7 February 2020

DT8 completes E.P. series for Newstate Records

Darren Tate has released the fourth E.P. in his 'Leave It All Behind' series this week.
The two track E.P. which features a vocal and instrumental cut completes a set of four for the London based trance legend.

The fourth instalment has been getting major plaudits from the biggest names in scene and sets the tone for a year of strong releases from the producer.

Check out DT8 Project on Spotify

Monday, 3 February 2020

Mason Contributes to Toolroom 2020 Album

Mason has an exclusive track featured on the new album from Toolroom. 'Slide Around' features the vocal talents of the UK legendary female MC Chickaboo. The Brummie rhymer is probably best known for her bars on Timo Maas' number 1 dance record 'Shifter' (Perfecto Records).

The label's 2020 album is a showcase of the talents the label will be pushing for the year. Expect more Mason output very soon.

Check out Slide Around on Spotify

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Heliotype takes over Pete Tong's BBC Radio1 radio show

Belfast based DJ and producer Stuart Millar AKA Heliotype realised a dream when he took to the airwaves on BBC Radio 1 this Christmas. Stuart will too the reins of Pete Tong’s on Friday December 27th after impressing station bosses in a recent search to find new broadcast talent.

Stu was selected off the back of a showreel of previous radio exploits as well as an obvious love for the specialist music output on Radio 1. The DJ has listened to the likes of Pete Tong since he was a kid growing up in Northern Ireland, and has always harboured an ambition to present radio shows focused on his primary passion of dance music.  

Starting out in student and hospital radio, Stuart spent several years presenting packages as a dance music specialist for BBC Introducing in Northern Ireland, whilst also producing and presenting Saturday night dance radio for RTE Ireland, including from Cafe Mambo in Ibiza.

"For all of my adult life, and before, I've wanted to present one of the Radio 1 dance shows.  It's just something I’ve always been working towards in the hope that somehow it would happen,” says Stuart. "I sent off my demo, thought nothing of it, and then when I got the initial phone call from Radio 1, I didn't know the number and thought it was a spammy sales call, so pretended I wasn't me!  Luckily I still got offered the show by the Head of Programmes at Radio 1, and was in London a couple of weeks later".  

Stuart continues to work on his own music releasing for labels such as Nervous and Exploited, with an eye on advancing his profile in radio too.