New publishing scoop! Riva Starr!
22 May 2013
We said watch this space for more exciting moves in our publishing division, so this space is pleased to announce the signing of the producer who has been called “East London’s most popular Italian Import” Riva Starr.
Riva Starr (Stefano Miele when he’s at home) landed in the record boxes of the worlds finest DJs in 2009 with tracks such as Maria on Kindisch and La Conga on Claude Von Stroke’s Dirtybird label, and since then his crazy eclectic styles have attracted showers of praise from the likes of David Rodigan, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Gilles Peterson, A Trak... His DJ career has taken him to all corners of planet Earth playing Source Of Light (Amsterdam), Cocoon (Frankfurt), Watergate (Berlin), Warehouse Project (Manchester), Kuala Lumpur, Miami, South Korea, we are talking truly global. His remix career reads like a who’s who of happening music – Plan B, Estelle, Azari & III, Major Lazer, Gossip, Wiley...
His sophomore album ‘Hand In Hand’ will be released on July 1st by (depending on where you reside) Snatch!, KSR and Central Station. Singles ‘Kill Me’ released May 20th and ‘Absence’ have been released to much acclaim, and the recent remix competition for his DJ Sneak collab In Da House Tonight garnered hundreds upon hundreds of entries. With the album featuring collaborations with Roots Manuva, The Italian legend Carmen Consoli, Mercury winner Speech Debelle, and Rssll (former frontman of The Research), we can hardly contain our excitement. So, welcome Riva Starr!
The single Absence is available here and here, and you must check the video!
In da House Tonight can be bought here
Buy Kill Me and and b-side Detox Blues here
More on Riva Starr on his site...
Next Up On Phoenix Jamdown
29 April 2013
Continuing the Phoenix refix of the Jamdown catalogue, we proudly present the daggering champions of dancehall, RDX! The album To The World ensured RDX worldwide exposure, the guys have toured the US, South America and Asia since it’s release. It spawned the hit Bend Over (Daggerin’), which due to it’s carnival mix of Dancehall and Soca has had 2.5 million youtube views, and counting.. We’re re-releasing this amazing album of partyhard dancehall with 3 extra bonus tracks!
Dancehall Superiors - Jamdown Presents Leaders of The Dancehall is the new compilation of the finest tracks from the Jamdown vaults. When we say superiors, we mean superiors, the finest vintage, the cream of the crop. Volume one features Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, Capleton, Sizzla, Movado and Lady Saw to name a few! And just wait til for volume 2!!
New on Phoenix Jamdown
15 April 2013
Created by Othman Muklis in 2002, the Jamdown label is world renowned for releasing some of the best dancehall and reggae of the last 15 years. The label has been home to artists such as FYA (releasing all first 4 singles and album), Smujji (first two albums), Ward 21 (one artist album and numerous productions and riddims), Aidonia (debut album) and RDX (debut album and biggest singles). Arguably one of the biggest riddims of the last 20 years The Coolie Dance’ produced by Cordel ‘Skatta’ Burrell was first found on Jamdown. Ward 21, Arrows JA13 and Outaroad have all seen releases on Jamdown.
Phoenix are pleased to bring back the classic artist albums, singles and riddims of Jamdown for the reggae and dancehall loving public in the form of bonus editions and new comps, as well as with some new releases and exclusives, watch this space in the coming months... We kick off on April 15th by releasing ‘On FYA’ - a collection of the album tracks and various singles and collaborations featuring FYA, and ‘Ward 21 A Listers’ – a selection of dancehall ‘s A list artists including Lady Saw and Beenie Man voicing class riddims and productions by Ward 21, all from the vaults of Jamdown. And this is only the beginning!
'Let's Get Ready To Rhumble' - Number One!
02 April 2013
After a tense and quite surreal week here at Phoenix, PJ and Duncan are officially the UK’s number 1 with ‘Lets Get Ready To Rhumble’!
Following their performance of the song on ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’ last weekend, the 1994 top ten hit climbed and stayed at the the of the iTunes chart throughout the week keeping the likes of Pink and the Saturdays at bay and going onto sell 84,000 copies – 64% of its previous total!
The support of the song has been phenomenal and it’s certainly been a week to remember. The only question now is, can they make it a second week? After last week’s events it’s fair to say – anything could happen. #letsgetreadytorhumbleagain
‘Let's Get Ready To Rhumble’ is taken from the album ’The Essential Collection' and are both available to download from iTunes now.
Phoenix 'Rumbling' to Number One...
25 March 2013
We are very excited to announce that we are currently number one on iTunes!
After a victorious comeback performance on their hugely popular show ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’, Ant and Dec have soared to the top of the iTunes charts with their 1994 track ‘Let’s Get Ready To Rumble’ and are well on course to take the top spot this Sunday on the Official Charts countdown.
What can potentially be labelled now as a ‘90’s classic’ is taken from their 1994 LP ‘Psyche – The Album’ under their super stylish alter ego’s PJ and Duncan. Upon its original release it reached number nine in the charts and became one of their biggest hits. A mere nineteen years later its riding high again and we are proud to be part of it.
Click on this link to watch the video for ‘Let’s Get Ready to Rumble’. Check out the track on ITunes here.
Welcome, William Adamson
11 March 2013
We’ve been busy on the publishing side of Phoenix recently. Some exciting signings are happening, will happen and have happened. So, we are proud and excited to present William Adamson, who’s amazing album Under An East Coast Moon will be released by Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings on Monday March 18th.
Formerly known as 2 Banks Of 4, Demus and Rob Gallagher have shaken free from the shackles of jazz purism and have created a hybrid of swampfunk blues and rock, something that sounds as though it was made yesterday, and made 50 years ago at the same time, and is as at home in the hollows of England as the hills of Alabama, if that makes any sense. Have a listen and all will be clear, sometimes words just aren’t enough..
Under An East Coast Moon will be available on heavyweight vinyl, CD and digital. Find out more about the band here and pre-order the album. For the live experience the album launch is also on Monday 18th at The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington.
New Lloyd Brown Album
21 February 2013
We are happy to announce the release of the new Lloyd Brown album entitled 'New Veteran'. The album is exculsively available on ITunes and features the likes of MOBO award winner Kele Le Roc, Dennis Brown, UK MC Mystro and many more.