DANCE MUSIC BRAND ULTRA RECORDS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH ‘ULTRA25 – THE REMIXES’
COMPILATION OUT OCTOBER 29, 2021
PRE-SAVE LAUNCHES TODAY (OCTOBER 12) WITH TRACK-BY-TRACK FROM LABEL FOUNDER & PRESIDENT PATRICK MOXEY
FEATURES NEW REMIXES OF CLASSIC ULTRA HITS FROM BENNY BENASSI, PITBULL, SOFI TUKKER AND MORE
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Over the last 25 years, Ultra Records has become one of the largest and most respected brands in the global dance and electronic music world. To celebrate a quarter century of breaking some of the biggest club anthems ever, Ultra is releasing on October 29 ULTRA25-The Remixes, a 25th anniversary compilation that collects fresh remixes of some of the label’s most iconic tracks.
Listen & Pre-Save ULTRA25-The Remixes here: https://
From Helion’s unexpected slap house remix of Pitbull’s club staple “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” due out next Friday, October 22 to Solardo’s smoky and hypnotic ’90s-inspired re-rub of Roger Sanchez’s “Release Yo’Self” (available now), the compilation shows the depth of the Ultra sound while linking up artists from different eras and scenes. “It connects the past with the present in the best possible way,” says label founder Patrick Moxey. “I love connecting one music culture with another to make something brand new. Things like that have created huge moments in Ultra’s history.”
True to his club roots, Moxey is still thrilled with the way a remix can reinvent a song and he revels in the process of taking underground tracks to a worldwide stage. “With Ultra, we’ve really been able to help push dance music back into the mainstream over the last 25 years,” he reflects. “Dance music is firmly in the mainstream now but I’m inspired to see great kinds of new underground dance music bubbling up. The energy of new music and new sounds, and seeing the way that people go crazy in the crowd – that’s what keeps me inspired! And I'm inspired by the innovation of the producers themselves. So it's exciting to be on this odyssey and I feel honored to have been a part of dance music culture for the last 25 years.”
Always passionate about Ultra Music’s new releases, here Patrick Moxey breaks down the tracks on ULTRA25-The Remixes and tells us more about the artists involved as its official pre-order launches today:
Alyssa Reid ft. Bru-C "Alone Again (Initi8 Remix)"
Pitbull "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) (Helion Remix)"
Kim Sozzi "Feel Your Love (Kastra Remix)”
Mako "Breathe (Zombic & Felix Schorn Remix)"
Contiez "Trumpsta (Raaban Remix)"
Benny Benassi "Cinema (Galantis Remix)”
SOFI TUKKER "Drinkee (John Summit & Vintage Culture Remix)"
David Alvarado "Blue (FIIN Remix)
Roger Sanchez "Release Yo’Self (Solardo Remix)"
Patrick Moxey, Ultra Publishing & Records President & Founder quotes for use:
“The biggest thrill that we have at Ultra is that we're able to move things from underground to overground but stay credible and innovative."
“The energy of new music and new sounds, and seeing the way that people go crazy in the crowd – that’s what keeps me inspired!”
“I fell in love with both dance music and hip-hop in the ’80s because they were both based around 808 drum machines. In the clubs in Chicago, when I was a student, I would play electronic, reggae, and hip-hop and mix it all into the same set. At Ultra, we love introducing hip-hop and R&B with dance music and mixing it –
“I love it when producers who have been around for a while work with the new guys. And sometimes I'm shocked at how well the new artists are studying the past to generate the present. One of our roles here at Ultra Music after 25 years is to connect those dots. Like when I gave the parts from Marshall Jefferson’s house music classic ‘Move Your Body’ to Solardo and they reworked it and turned it into a big hit. Taking something that’s 25 or 30 years old and giving it a new sound and making it come alive again is great.”
Ultra Records is the premier Electronic Dance Music brand in North America. Formed in New York City in 1995 by former Polygram and Virgin Records executive Patrick Moxey, Ultra Records’ current roster includes: SOFI TUKKER, Icona Pop, Steve Aoki, Anabel Englund, KYGO, Era Istrefi, Deorro, Klingande, NGHTMRE, Black Coffee, DVBBS, filous, Mako, Carnage, Karen Harding, Chris Malinchak, Bakermat, MK, Benny Benassi, Tisakorean, OMI and more. Ultra Records has featured releases from the aforementioned artists and many others including Tiësto, deadmau5, Kaskade, Avicii, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Wolfgang Gartner, Paul Oakenfold, The Crystal Method, Sasha & John Digweed, and others.
Ultra Music is a worldwide music entity, comprising Ultra Records, Payday Records, Ultra Music Publishing, Empire Artist Management, and a strategic alliance with Ultra Music Festival.
Source Falcon Publicity
October 12, 2021 4:31pm ET by Falcon Publicity