Nettwerk Records is pleased to announce the signing of multilingual singer Nadina. In anticipation of her debut studio album, In The Now (out November 13), Nadina releases lead single, “Shou Baddou Yseer.”
Nadina’s music is as varied and fascinating as her personal history.
In 1986, Nadina became the first child from Lebanon and the Arab world to ever participate at the Zecchino D'oro UNICEF festival in Italy. The contest required participants to perform a song of their choosing translated to Italian to a television audience of over 25 million worldwide. Judges awarded the young singer a gold medal, and the song became something of an international phenomenon. However, in 1989, violence hit too close to home once and for all. After a truly terrifying encounter while coming back from a television interview, Nadina's parents decided that the family should relocate to Canada.
“Wherever we drove, my parents made sure we didn't look outside the window because they didn't want us to have photographic images of the war in our heads. I know people died nearby in some instances. It was really hard at times,” says Nadina.
Two-time Grammy-nominated Morgan Page releases his latest single, “Where Did You Go,” a collaboration with House impresario Andy Caldwell and lauded singer/songwriter/producer Jonathan Mendelsohn.
On deck for remix duties are Tom Fall, Jochen Miller and Bassjackers, whom adeptly rework the original into their respective styles; amping “Where Did You Go” for the late night big room crowd. See full track list below.
Nettwerk Producer Management is pleased to announce the addition of Producer/Mixer Noah Shain to our roster of clients.
Shain is currently enjoying tremendous success with break-out rock act Dead Sara with their hit song “Weatherman," from their self-titled album, which Noah produced and mixed. “Weatherman” has done well at Active Rock radio and Alternative radio, as well as on Billboard’s Rock and Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts. The album also hit the Top 20 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers. The second single from the album, “We Are What You Say”, is presently on its way up the charts.
Noah also produced the hot, buzzing UK band The Chevin’s forthcoming LP, Borderland, including the singles “Champion” and “BlueEyes." The Chevin made their US television debut on The Late Show With David Letterman on August 31st and drew huge praise from Dave and his audience. The band will perform on Conan on Sept 27th.
Noah’s previous credits include productions for artists such as SONNY (aka Skrillex), Atreyu, As Tall As Lions, and the albums Culture Vultures and Bright Idea by Orson, including their #1 UK single “NoTomorrow.”
State Radio partners with Relix.com to share a Behind The Scenes look at "Big Man," current single from forthcoming album, Rabbit Inn Rebellion (Oct 22 via Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records). Produced by Michael Parks Randa and Collie Woods, the short clip includes studio footage, a brief Q&A and images that inspired the lyrics.
A song about the social and economic inequality within the financial structure, “Big Man” comes out on the anniversary of the Occupy Movement - Occupy Wall Streetreceived wide coverage one year ago today.
"The song is about the economic disparity between Wall Street and the rest of us, while referencing Icharus (greed) and Solomon (wisdom)," – says lead singer/guitarist Chad Stokes.
See below for upcoming tour dates, starting next month.
Victoria, B.C.'s Current Swell has announced that they'll join Dispatch on four special tour dates starting later this week in Vancouver (9/20), Seattle (9/21), Portland (9/22) and Los Angeles (9/26). The roots rock fivesome will release their Nettwerk debut, Long Time Ago, on October 16. Check out the video for single "Too Cold" above.
Current Swell on tour with Dispatch:
Thur, Sept 20: Vancouver BC, Commodore
Fri, Sept 21: Seattle WA, The Moore Theater
Sat, Sept 22: Portland OR, The Roseland Theater
Wed, Sept 26: Los Angeles CA, The Palladium
Nettwerk Producer Management client Matt Serletic scored a #1 album on the Billboard Top 200 this week with the album North from Matchbox Twenty, which he produced. North is the band’s fourth studio album, and amazingly, their first #1. Serletic has produced all of the previous albums for the hit-makers, including their 1996 debut Yourself Or Someone Like You, 2000’s Mad Season and 2002’s More Than You Think YouAre. The combined sales of all 4 albums is more than 14.5 million units to date. The first single from North, “She’s So Mean," was the band’s 13th top 10 hit on the Adult Top 40 chart and currently remains at #8 for the third straight week.
Serletic’s work can also currently be heard with the hit single “(Kissed You) Good Night” from Gloriana. The single peaked at #2 on the Hot Country Songs chart, with the album, A Thousand Miles Left Behind, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Both Matchbox Twenty and Gloriana were signed and developed by Matt’s own Emblem Records.
"This Chinese-born, Canada-based singer-songwriter put on an unparalleled set thick with emotion, energy and musical chops…with a soulful, expressive voice, vulnerable lyrics and striking looks.”
– Billboard.biz (live review of Zebra Music Festival near Shanghai)
Chinese-born, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter WANTING has announced four special live shows, starting Sunday, October 7 in Vancouver and continuing on to LosAngeles, New York City and Toronto. Wanting also premiered the colorful video for “Life Is Like A Song” with BaebleMusic.com, who said it’s “just the thing you need to put the poppy pep in your step today.” Check out the full feature on BaebleMusic.com here: http://bit.ly/O1HiWb.
The rising talent released her debut album, EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD, in North America in April, and left for China soon after, where Universal Music China released the album in July. Everything In The World went Platinum in its first week. Wanting has been touring across China all summer, playing various headline shows and festivals in front of audiences of nearly 40,000; the album is now Double Platinum in China and Hong Kong.
“Angus Stone is that rare breed of man who is both rustic and sensual, something that comes across with apparent ease in his music. In this gorgeously realized psychedelic video for “Clouds Above,” Stone finds beauty in rural India,” – IFC
Angus Stone partners with IFC (International Film Channel) to exclusively premiere the video for “Clouds Above,” from his current solo effort, Broken Brights (out now).
Angus filmed and edited the video himself while in India. It beautifully weaves together the sights and colors captured through his camera lens.
"I was living with a family in the hills of Southern India and I brought my camera along to film my stay. The one thing I spent the most energy on was sitting by the hornets' nest for hours, just waiting for them to hatch. When I think back, I was very much coming to life again through my journey to India; just as the hornets were seeing the world for the first time," says Angus.
Following the announcement of their forthcoming album - Rabbit Inn Rebellion (out October 22 via Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records) – State Radio partners with Rolling Stone to reveal their latest single, “Big Man.” The track is one of this week’s featured “Daily Downloads”; click HERE.
As the largest international protest, The Occupy Movement inspired the story behind “Big Man.” A song about the social and economic inequality within the financial structure -- with a shout out to the late Mohamed Bouazizi (the Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire) as well as references to Icharus (greed) and Solomon (wisdom) - “Big Man” comes out one year after Occupy Wall Street received wide coverage on September 17, 2011.
"With the one year anniversary of The Occupy Movement approaching, I'm proud of our contingent here in Boston on the front lines. The song is about the economic disparity between Wall Street and the rest of us, while referencing Icharus (greed) and Solomon (wisdom). Playing at Boston's Dewey Square was a dream for me. I was so honored to be there, let alone play music, for our brothers and sisters who are making a stand against injustice and corruption," – says lead singer/guitarist Chad Stokes.
Peter Murphy will headline the official kickoff concert for Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo this Friday, September 14 at Club Nokia. The evening will be hosted by Stan Lee & Elvira, and will feature a very special surprise duet.
Keep reading for the official press release from Comikaze Expo...