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Thursday, April 19, 2012

DJ Fame on "Rave In The Key Of C" and the Rock It Science Label

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What's been the most challenging aspect of running a label?

I don't think there is one part that isn't challenging, but knowing both sides of this now I'd say that deadlines are definitely everyone's worst enemy (laughs).

Tell us a little about the newest collaboration track, "Rave In the Key Of C."

We wanted to do something really no holds barred. Big and fun to get people stomping. It's full of drama.

Why did you choose to release it on Tommie Sunshine's Brooklyn Fire label rather than Rock It Science?

We jumped at the chance to work with Tommie Sunshine. He's a great guy and really pushing the boundaries out there. We got the tune over to him and shortly after saw a video of him dropping it at one of his gigs. After seeing the reaction, there was really no question that it was right for his label.

Recently you guys released label artist Reilly's Steel's "Dirty South," which has been garnering quite a bit of attention. What qualities did you look for signing him?

We're constantly on the search for original sounds, quality production, and motivated artists. Reilly easily fit the bill with his unique take on modern dance music, and we were happy to put together this recent EP with him, which has really been doing well. Not to mention that the single came with our first official music video!

What's next for you guys this year?

We actually just dropped the next release on the label, a single from Roy Davis Jr. and Bear Who? called "Automatic Principles," which, along with some great remixes, has just been featured on both the house and electro pages on Beatport! We have a full catalog of releases to come the remainder of the year, which includes music from both new and familiar artists. The next few months alone will see releases/remixes from Wongo, Svidden, Willy Joy, Udachi, Eddie Hoey, Boltcutter and many more.

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