Tony Fresch (aka Dr. Fresch) has come a long way since the 2012 launch of his former label, Prep School Recordings. The Prep School launch jump-started Fresch’s career in electronic music, as he wielded the indie imprint to release debut EPs from the now-dignitary Louis The Child, Illenium, and more. Since then, he’s solidified a commendable reputation as both an accomplished DJ and inventive producer, releasing music on upper-echelon dance labels such as OWSLA and Ministry of Sound.
Now, the LA-based curator has announced his newest project: The Prescription Records, a label created auspiciously alongside Insomniac Music Group. The label establishment is the latest extension of Fresch’s Prescription brand, which currently has its own mix series on Sirius XM (now on its 58th episode). Appropriately, in 2013, it was Insomniac which gave Fresch his start as a touring DJ after he won their Discovery Project competition. In many ways, the new imprint cements his six-year relationship with the industry giant.
To celebrate the label’s debut, Prescription Records has released a nine-track compilation featuring 12 unique talents, including Dr. Fresch himself (“Dr. No”), Arizona-based BIJOU (“Smack”), French DJ Tony Romera (“Kill The System”), and more. The compilation cements Fresch’s affinity for bringing novelty and nuance to the contemporary G-House domain, being one of the sub-genre’s original gurus.
Fresch had some remarks on the announcement:
“The Prescription Records is, in every sense, an extension of my artist brand as Dr. Fresch. I’m working with new artists whose music not only fits my style as a producer and DJ, but new artists who I see developing truly groundbreaking sounds in 2019… ‘The Remedy Vol. 1’ is a cohesive project that showcases the label vision from a dozen different artists. These producers pull elements of G-House, Bass House and Electro to solidify a sound I’ve been developing for years – that’s The Prescription.”
angelic substream – it is the arcanesystem. do you feel the air ? Porter Robinson has been dropping bombs on electronic dance music with his new alias. The alias delivers a mesmerizing new sound which has rejuvanted an industry that has been dropping the same pop-droppy sounds for the past few years. Back in December
Not being in Miami this week has made every cell in my body rejects my daily-2-day activity. I have been in the house for the past 3 days with the blinds closed listening to Levels by Avicii on repeat and the end will only come when MMW and Ultra are over. Im exaggerating, but, you
There has been ridiculous speculation on the return of Axwell, Ingrosso and Steve Angello since Swedish House Mafia ended their run in EDM at Ultra in 2013. Since the end of the era, Steve Angello has gone on to continue a successful solo career while Axwell and Ingrosso have gone on as single acts along
Something about European/British accent rapping gets me fired up. Vato Gonzalez dropped “Baseline Riddim” back in April of 2017. If you have not heard it, it comes highly recommended from DJ’s across the globe. The track took over festival and club stages all summer and through the new year. The original was released on the
Danny Avila cemented his status as a multi-genre guru via Style Sessions, an eight-week engagement that situated the Spanish sensation behind the decks to spin an alternate genre each week. Flitting from future big room to disco house to moombahton in a weekly commitment that would likewise canvass trap/bass, drum & bass, deep & tech, trance, and g-house, Avila let his technical talent do the talking during the Style Sessions, but the conversation centered around Avila’s astonishing versatility does not, and did not halt there — it rather continues at a fluid rate, Avila’s “DJsounds Show 2017” mix at Ministry of Sound furthering the discussion. Avila’s “DJSounds Show 2017” mix melds the auditory with the visual, training a camera on Avila’s deck to allow listeners to observe Avila live spin the set in what emerges as yet another awe inspiring product from the producer.
“Moving Pieces” is a standout in sonic nostalgic for the summer of 2017. Its beauty begins with Kyle Reynolds‘ stunning and welcoming vocals with cunning guitar licks. The drop introduces a deep bass that sits nicely alongside the percussion. The silky synth pads enhance a warm, rosy nostalgia throughout.
As part of Ministry of Sound’s efforts to amplify its US presence, Dancing Astronaut has teamed up with the venerated UK brand to host our next event at NOTO Philadelphia. LA-based DJ and producer SNBRN is set to headline the event, which will take place on Friday, September 1 to kick off Made in America weekend.
Earlier this year, Ministry of Sound made its NYC debut at Brooklyn’s House of Yes, featuring house icon DJ Sneak. The sold-out St. Patrick’s Day affair set the tone for Ministry’s ongoing success in 2017, with more US events to be announced in the coming months.
Tickets will be available here starting Thursday, August 10 at 10AM EST.
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About Ministry of Sound:
A brand that is synonymous with everything dance music since first established in the UK in 1991, Ministry of Sound is the world’s biggest dance music brand. Home to a world renowned nightclub, and globally recognized record label with international events, Ministry of Sound is behind the biggest, genre-defining hits of the last 25 years of dance music with releases from Todd Terry, Wolfgang Gartner, MK, Eric Prydz, Duke Dumont, and many more.
Martin Bresso, better known by Tchami, has released the official music video of his “World To Me” (feat. Luke James). This release comes as a precursor to Tchami’s Revelations EP, slated for an August 25th, 2017 release.
The French producer is most certainly one of the many pioneers in the future house genre. Tchami began using the term “future house” as a tag on SoundCloud, and it was eventually picked up by the electronic music industry and its leaders. His unique sound has led to remixes and collaborations with iconic electronic music producers like DJ Snake, AlunaGeorge, Martin Garrix, and Jack Ü.
The “World To Me” music video takes a step back and looks at a wide range of the diversity and beauty in humanity. Everyone’s different in their own ways, and that’s why people mean the world to other people.
Sony Music UK has acquired formerly independent label Ministry of Sound Recordings, best known for releasing three #1 records in the UK – Bingo Players’ “Get Up (Rattle),” “Duke Dumont’s “Need U (100%), and Storm Queen’s “Look Right Through.” Founded in 1993 and having earned a reputation for one of the world’s most prominent dance music labels, its compilations sector and artist roster will officially go to Sony. Among Ministry of Sound’s renowned artists to join Sony’s burgeoning repertoire include London Grammar, DJ Fresh and Sigala.
“Ministry’s success story is exceptional and the acquisition is an important milestone in our growth strategy. We welcome the opportunity to further internationalise the footprint of this legendary British independent record label,” commented Edgar Berger, Chairman and CEO, International, Sony Music Entertainment.
Lohan Presencer, Ministry of Sound Group Chief Executive, likewise cited Sony Music as a “world-class company that understands our ethos of exceptional curation and developing young talent.”