Eat Sleep Rave Repeat Charts at Number 3
04 November 2013
After a week duelling at the business end of the national singles chart with the worlds most popular teenagers 1D, Eat Sleep Rave Repeat by Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr featuring Beardyman and remixed by Calvin Harris charted at number at 3, just behind last weeks number 1 by Lordes and the new record breaking Rhianna and Eminem track The Monster.
It’s not everyday a track made for the dancefloor, with no vocal acrobatics or even a real chorus crashes the top end of the charts, it just shows how wonderfully weird the British music buying public can be!
Buy the Calvin Harris Remix here
Buy the original here
Stream the full unedited acappella ramblings here
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 via ITunes and Beatport and you must check out the video! Click on the link to purchase 'In da House Tonight' in addition to 'Kill Me'and the B-side 'Detox Blues'. For more updates and information on Riva Starr check out his website.
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.