VILD Music proudly introduces Dallas Kalevala. Dallas Kalevala is fierce subarctic pop music. It floats naked among Iggy Pop and Justice on a cool summer night.
Ville Malja and Jussi Matikainen have been working on new music in various places, including Berlin, Reykjavik and Kokemäki, to name just a few. The journey they have taken has provoked them to discard safe old routines and find new surprising paths.
“The feeling of being an outsider has always troubled me and has not gotten any easier over the years. Luckily it generates creativity instead of apathy. After the sixth Lapko album I started to feel that I have to rush off into an adventure on my own and start a new band. I found Jussi waiting in the same corridor and together we bought a pile of airline tickets and are now driving fast into the sunrise with a crystal clear vision in the windshield,” Malja explains. ”Dallas Kalevala is the melting pot for the east and the west, leather and linen, bitter and sweet. It combines Carelian lament singers with Coca Cola.”
Dallas Kalevala is currently finalizing their new songs with the Teosto-rewarded producer Niko Liinamaa, also known as as Kalifornia Keke. The band recently signed a management deal with VILD Music, who will also release the first singles from the upcoming album on their label VILD Recordings.
The song Ass of Icon, released on the band’s website today, gives a small taste of what’s about to come.
The first official single Animal Magnetism will be released on May 5th 2017.
VILD Recordings’ new folk pop artist, Sätilä, releases his first official single Always Will on March 10th 2017 via VILD Recordings.
The Finnish singer-songwriter Teemu Sätilä combines alternative and folk rock with catchy melodies creating a danceable balance between melancholic reflection and hopefulness. Currently based in the southern city of Turku, Finland, Sätilä started writing songs at the age of 7 after learning the piano. After studying songwriting in Sydney, Australia and returning to Finland, Sätilä released his anthemic debut single Future Now in June 2015. The independently released single was noticed by YleX (Finnish equivalent of BBC Radio 1) and Spotify Finland as well as Spotify Sweden.
Always Will is about the transition when you finally get to move on in life. You long for new opportunities and people while still appreciating where you are coming from with a bit of nostalgia.
“For a long time I felt uneasy when people asked me where I’m from. We moved quite a bit in my childhood because of my mother’s work so I never kind of put my roots down. After moving to Turku, where my mother was born, I felt like I had returned to my roots. Maybe it’s because we’ve always had relatives there and I’ve made so many great friends,” the singer-songwriter Teemu Sätilä describes.
The track also features a music video. “I had the amazing privilege to have Markus Kontiainen direct and film the music video for the track. He is such a talented storyteller and has done great work for Finnish companies such as Finnair and Marimekko as well as filming videos for the Finnish band Lake Jons. It was so cold but a lot of fun. We started the two-day shootings with sauna, of course,” Teemu Sätilä describes the session. The music video for Always Will will be released on March 17th.
We are happy to welcome singer-songwriter Teemu Sätilä to join our label. Sätilä combines alternative and folk rock with catchy melodies creating a danceable balance between melancholic reflection and hopefulness. Currently based in the southern city of Turku, Finland, Sätilä started writing songs at the age of 7 after learning the piano. After studying songwriting in Sydney, Australia and returning to Finland, Sätilä released his anthemic debut single Future Now in June 2015. The independently released single was noticed by YleX (Finnish equivalent of BBC Radio 1) and Spotify Finland as well as Spotify Sweden.
Vild Recordings is releasing Sätilä’s first official double single Always Will on March 10th 2017.
We are pleased to announce that Phantom has joined VILD Management. Phantom is the haunting project of singer-songwriter Hanna Toivonen and ￼producer/sound designer Tommi Koskinen, who have been creating cinematic, jazz- ￼influenced trip-hop and electronic-inflected alternative pop since 2012. Phantom’s latest single release Shadowswas released on VILD Recordings. The band will release a new single, Over, onNovember 27th.
Phantom will be accompanied by Kiki Ylimutka, who will join VILD’s management team. Kiki is a creative entrepreneur and an entertainment industry professional specializing in arts management and artist development. She has been working with Phantom since 2012. Kiki will be responsible for Phantom’s management together with VILD’s Martin Linnankoski.
Phantom’s first introduction was the beautiful single ‘Scars’, the video for which has now amassed over 175,000 views on Youtube. Their success has continued to blossom since then, leading to them performing at a variety of festivals around Europe, including Flow Festival in their native Finland and Ireland’s Electric Picnic. Their single ‘Kisses’ only furthered the outfit’s reputation, earning the respect of The xx, as well as that of Edith Bowman, who featured the track as the “Blogger’s Choice” on her BBC Radio 1 Review show, saying it made her feel like she’d been “hugged by the sky”.