Rising future bass juggernaut ILLENIUM made one of his hugest career decisions official in August 2018: he’d be leaving his longtime home label of Seeking Blue in favor with a deal over at Astralwerks. His new label, a longtime top player in the dance sphere, had found itself under new leader Toby Andrews that May. It turns out ILLENIUM’s move was just the beginning.
Joining him are megastars Axwell Λ Ingrosso, and the masked king of fluff, Marshmello. These fresh signings show that Andrews has his ear tapped firmly to the ground when it comes to dance music, and is adept at picking out talent that is on its way to dominating charts worldwide. A number of key behind-the-scenes positions in the company were also filled, pointing to an Astralwerks that is buckling down to serve another 25 years at the top of its game.
Andrews spoke to the press about the new additions to the Astralwerks family:
“We’re incredibly excited that artists of the caliber of Illenium and Axwell Λ Ingrosso have decided to join the Astralwerks family. As we renew our focus on the label’s historic strengths in dance and electronic music, these artists reflect where we are headed in the coming years. Each and every member of our new Astralwerks team has a true depth of experience in the genre and are obsessive about the music. Their years of experience coming from all corners of the world prove that we are a forward-thinking and global label, poised to provide our artists with a high level of support as we continue our label’s legacy as a frontline label for the best and most cutting-edge artists in the dance and electronic music world.”
It will be interesting to see who the label targets next to bring into its fold.
H/T: Run The Trap