I’ve been working with Jarkko and Miikka for 2 years now at least. I released “Space Oddysse / Tides” with them on Nellie Recordings back in 2010 and from there on I’ve released basically all their originals. It’s truly amazing to see that kind of loyalty in this business these days. A lot of people come and go over the years and sometimes it’s sad, but sometimes it’s for the best too.
When I left Nellie Recordings, Jarkko and Miikka said they would follow me to my new project which ended up to be Macarize. I’m so thankful for their support and the faith they must have in me. It’s very flattering and possibly the best compliment you can get as a label owner and A&R. Maybe even as a person?
Anyway, words can not describe how cool it is to have these guys on the label. I hope you enjoy their music just as much as I do. If you want to buy their new EP you can do that right here. You can also listen to one of the tracks, “All Night”, in full length right in this post.
Within a couple of weeks I will upload previews of a really cool release! I don’t want to tell exactly what it’s about right now as I want it to be a surprise, but I’ve licensed a track by an artist within melodic progressive house that I know you really like and made new remixes on it. This track hasn’t been remixed before, only released, so I asked a few of my artists to do something with it! The original mix is so good as it is, so none of the remixes are in the same style as the original. Anyway, you’ll see within a couple of weeks. I’m really excited to see your reactions on it.
I can also reveal that axisONE is done with a new EP for Macarize and let me tell you one thing; IT ROCKS! I have big expectations for one of the tracks in this EP as I think it’s a killer. But you never know! Several times in the past when I’ve thought to myself, “Wow, this track is amazing”, some other track from that EP ended up getting all the attention instead. I can even give you an example. When Atlantis Ocean sent me their “Fuji / Ancient Breed” release I honestly thought “Ancient Breed” would get all the attention, but what happened? Fuji charted on the Progressive House Top 100 Tracks on Beatport and placed #1 on Macarize Top 10 Label chart and has been there ever since. Don’t get me wrong, I think Fuji is a great track and I’m very proud of having it on the label, it’s just funny how you can be so wrong sometimes.
Do you remember “Lucida” by Tom Nucleus? Ever since that release I’ve wanted to make a seperate remix release on it and guess what? Now it’s done! Hazem Beltagui did the first remix and it just took the original to a new level! You can never guess how it sounds because it doesn’t sound like anything else he’s done. I’m very happy with the end-result though. The second remixer is Domestic Technology and even DT made a remix that is different from what he usually does. All in all this remix pack is cool and I did not expect it to sound like it does, considering the remixers.
Last but not least I can tell you that Outlook is back! He’s been out on a journey but is now back in business and he’s productive like never before! Shortly after his arrival I basically signed a 3 track EP which will be out on July 30. You’ll obviously get previews of it sooner than that. Anyway, it’s a cool EP and I think you’ll enjoy it. Welcome back Tom!
One and a half month ago Max sent me a two track EP on SoundCloud. I listened to it and thought to myself, “This is pretty good”, but I didn’t sign it right away oddly enough. I don’t know why I hesitated, it should’ve been a no-brainer for me. I even asked Jay (Mindset) about it and he liked it and I ended up listening to “Insomnia” on repeat the whole night. The next day I e-mailed Max and said I wanted to sign the tracks and release them together as an EP. He of course said yes, sent me the WAV’s and here we are – ready to release!
It’s kinda funny how you doubt yourself sometimes. When it comes to music I rarely doubt myself, but I guess it was a moment of weakness. I hope you don’t doubt this EP. It will be released 9th of July on Beatport. In the meantime, listen to the previews and enjoy!
It’s always cool as a record label when something you’ve released gets supported live, especially when it’s someone like Jaytech. In this clip here you’ll see Jaytech on his EDC gig in Las Vegas playing Jarkko S’s remix of Thomas Feijk’s “Hi”. Good times!