TRACK NAME: Koala, Griffin, Miami
LABEL(S): Ones To Watch
RELEASE DATE: 21.03.2013
BUY LINK: Buy Link
From the outset, Laidback Luke’s Mixmash Records collective has refused to be pinned down to any one sound or style and remained intent on supporting exciting new artists regardless of genre.
Since launching in 2004 they have released music from such names as Tiesto, A-Trak, Steve Aoki, Steve Angello, Afrojack and of course Laidback Luke himself, and the label has grown to become an internationally renowned hub for top quality electronic music. So it is a logical step for them to further pursue the best in new and unheard music and champion the next generation of producers with the announcement of new sub-label Ones To Watch Records dedicated to precisely this purpose.
“We’ve got so many amazing tracks by a lot of new and incredible talent that’s out there. OTW offers a stepping stone to Mixmash for those talented producers out there. My focus for Mixmash, and now OTW as well is to have a proper platform for them. We started with OTW to make way for new and upcoming artists and to give them the push they need to accelerate. With OTW we can focus on each individual release and offer each artist a great start of their career.”– Laidback Luke
Ones To Watch will provide a stepping-stone for fresh, emerging talent that will feed into the Mixmash mothership. Dedicated to the mission statement of giving young artists a bridge into the music industry, the label will be bringing through immensely talented producers. Expect the same high quality and attention to detail with which Mixmash has become synonymous, but a new roster and plenty of new music.
“OTW, which stands for Ones To Watch (like our previous EPs), is fully a Mixmash label and part of the Mixmash family. Mixmash is expanding and that’s how we’ll make it smooth and accessible for up and coming producers and DJs!” – Laidback Luke
The new label will officially launch on 21st March with the release of their inaugural EP. This will come in the form of the ‘Koala’ EP from rising Dutch duo Blasterjaxx, who featured on Mixmash earlier this year with their remix of Tom Staar’s ‘Kingdom’. The EP has already been picking up heat, featuring in the Miami Buzz Chart. Look out for the first previews to come shortly.
“Releasing soon are Blasterjaxx, Jonathan Pitch, DJ DStar and Matthew LeFace and Justin Strikes amongst others! The OTW release schedule is packing up already and after that there will be EPs from D.O.D. and Saint Liz for instance.” – Laidback Luke