New Signing: ARCHIS

June 19, 2015 BY Nettwerk

Nettwerk Records is pleased to announce the signing of ARCHIS, the artistic pairing of singer/songwriter Dia Frampton and Joseph Trapanese, a film composer and conductor known for his collaborations with Daft Punk on the Tron score and M83 on the score for Oblivion, as well as arrangements for artists like Kelly Clarkson, Active Child and Zedd.

Other artists have performed their albums with the backing of a symphonic orchestra, but few have written songs with the sole intent to merge the rich, textured instrumentation of horns and strings to pop vocals. The initial product of this novel concept, a self-titled, six-song EP to be released by Nettwerk Records on February 23, starts off with “Blood,” a declaration of intent for Frampton, who has already experienced a lifetime in the music business, but is finally feeling the personal fulfillment of doing what she wants.

Watch The Music Video For “Blood” HERE:

Independently, Dia has written and co-written songs with notable names, such as multi-platinum writer/producer Drew Pearson for tyDi “Stay”, Mark Maxwell aka SILAS (Afrojack) for Lindsey Stirling’s “Shatter Me feat. Lizzie Hale” and most notably, the Grammy-nominated Crystal Method on the song “Over It.”

A unique combination of Frampton’s autobiographical lyrics and Trapanese’s spacious, cinematic orchestrations, ARCHIS sees Frampton define and achieve her true musical vision. On Monday, February 23, ARCHIS will debut tracks from the upcoming EP with an exclusive performance at Los Angeles’ Swing House, featuring a full orchestra. For ticket information, please visit:

ARCHIS is the latest addition to Nettwerk’s expanding label roster, which includes artists like Guster, Family Of The Year, Passenger, Run River North, Boy & Bear, Coves, Sinéad O’Connor, William Fitzsimmons, as well as catalogue artists like Angus & Julia Stone, The Submarines and fun.

In the coming weeks, stay tuned for information regarding ARCHIS.