Dallas Kalevala – Animal Magnetism out now!

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Cover art by Ville Malja

We are excited to announce that Dallas Kalevala will release their first official single Animal Magnetism today May 5th 2017.

Animal Magnetism is a positively charged outburst of the animal within. The post modern human being is a medley of evergrowing conscious layers and the longing for the intuitive, living substance and immorality.
Animal Magnetism is the first song that Jussi Matikainen and Ville Malja wrote together, and it paved the way for Dallas Kalevala’s first steps.

“The birth of Animal Magnetism was not in any way premeditated. It surfaced with no difficulty, with the ease of an airbubble rising up. Before we wrote the song, Jussi told me that there is something interesting brewing. Right after the first demo I felt like we are facing something complitely new. As for the melodies and lyrics, we aimed to combine classic rock and 90s eurodance with the harsh spiritual conditions of the arctic nature. We strived to make music for the 2020s. The song became this crunchy, full-on crazy psychedelic pop-trip”, Malja describes.

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Photo by Antti Sepponen

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 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.

Announced Shows:
8.7. Ruisrock

Introducing Dallas Kalevala

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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.

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Vesta signed to Etenee Records

IMG_24011_2 copyWe are very pleased to announce that Vesta has signed a Record deal with Etenee Records. Etenee Records is a sublabel of Warner Music Finland, run by the producer/A&R Perttu Mäkelä a.k.a DJPP. Etenee Records is working with some of the most successful artist in the Finnish music scene, such as Vesala and Stig. VILD Music will continue as Vesta’s management. Congratulations Vesta!

 

View: “Trippin’ Sober” Music Video out now!

We are proud to present the official music video for View’s recently released single Trippin’ Sober. It is the second single release from View’s forthcoming debut album. You can watch the video below.

The song is a description of the creative atmosphere that View has working in studio, and at the same time a statement against artists who can’t reach a creative state of mind without the help of intoxicants.

The music video for Trippin’ Sober was filmed in a Parisian suburb. “Local drug dealers interrupted our filming on many occasions. They told us that filming at the location was simply not all right. Of course at first we didn’t listen to them, but by the third time they came to tell us these guys had become so intimidating that we really had no choice but to say ok”, View says.

The video was directed by Matti Vesanen from Veli Creative.

View’s music is all about breaking traditional rules and patterns. View’s unique vocals and futuristic production sum up to a recognizable and fresh take on what hiphop sounds like on 2017. View was picked 2nd in “Future Dozen 2016” poll operated by big Finnish music media Rumba and YleX. Since he started doing concerts in early 2016 View has been performing in the UK, Denmark and Germany. In Finland the rapper has performed at almost all the big summer festivals such as Flow, Ruisrock, Blockfest and Provinssirock. View also recently signed a record deal with German Cargo Records, who will release the forthcoming album in the German-speaking Europe and the Benelux countries.

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New video for White Balance single “Girl”

Premiered by One Quart Magazine, here is the official video for White Balance’s single Girl.

The video for Girl was shot in an empty swimming hall. Just like the song, it depicts the easiness of losing yourself in the world around you. “The girls on the video are in fact my best friends. I wanted to show the people who continuously remind me of who I am,” the singer Maaria Nuoranne says.

The video was directed by Juho Länsiharju.

Girl is a song full of hope, capturing how you shouldn’t be afraid of life. It was released by VILD Recordings on March 3rd 2017, and has since been featured on various playlists on Spotify and on major radio stations (YleX).

White Balance is a Helsinki based electropop duo comprising of vocalist Maaria Nuoranne and producer Ilari Heinilä. Their music takes you to a world where danceable, pulsating beats meet comforting vocals and dreamy melodies. Combining elements all the way from chill-wave to electropop, White Balance has a crispy sound of its own and belongs to the Scandinavian newcomers worth keeping an eye on.

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“White Balance are a fusion of opposites: dreamy melodies and hard-hitting beats, softly enticing songwriting and devastating lyrics.”
– Robin Murray / Clash

Sätilä’s music video for “Always Will” out today

We are proud to present the official music video for Sätilä’s debut single Always Will. The video was directed and filmed by Markus Kontiainen, a talented storyteller who has worked with Finnish companies such as Finnair and Marimekko as well as filming videos for the band Lake Jons. You can watch the video below.

“I had the amazing privilege to work with Markus Kontiainen. 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 single is off to a good start. So far it has been featured on all the Nordic Countries’ and Canada’s New Music Friday playlists, and on various other playlists on Spotify and YleX. Within the first week it has already streamed 30 000 times at Spotify.

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Sätilä releases his debut single “Always Will” today

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Cover Art by Joonas Tsokkinen

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.

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Photo by Ashley Schulman

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.

UPCOMING SHOWS
10.03.2017 Baari, Turku / FI

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Sätilä joins VILD Recordings!

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Photo by Ashley Schulman

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.

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Cover art by Joonas Tsokkinen

Phantom’s “MMXII” is out internationally today!

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Helsinki based electro-pop duo Phantom releases their debut album, MMXII, internationally on the 24th of February 2017.

MMXII is a report letter from aliens to Earth. It’s a reflection of the era, of a ten-thousand-year puberty of the human mind. It’s a process of balancing love and letting go, of the ability to response and the ability to impulse through the heart’s eye. This album is the love child of two lovers of art, technology, literature, music and nature, and a fruit of love of living this life, for better and for worse. This is dedicated to all the heart-wrenching horrors, thrills, disappointments, ecstatic joy, love and excitement we’ve faced, to all of what we’ve left behind and all of what we’ve got yet to face, to the deaths and births, to the heartbreaks and pieces mend together after being torn into pieces. This is for it all. Us. Being boldly vulnerable, open and epically honest, letting life happen. Forever onwards, and into the fragility of being human in this huge retrospective of star stuff. Nothing more, nothing less.

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”A little bit of the Knife, a smattering of Björk and enough eerie ambience to leave you thoroughly entranced.”
– Drowned in Sound

“A great duo that we like to describe as the Finnish Portishead.”
– Chris Hawkins, BBC6 Radio

”There’s a lot to love about formally trained jazz singer Hanna Toivonen and beat-maker Tommi Koskinen, not least their ability to turn creeping, nocturnal electronica that could be coolly standoffish in lesser hands, into big, heartfelt ballads you want tocurl up and cry in.”
– The Guardian

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