[PIAS] Announce New Deals with Digital Soundboy & Tri Angle Records
- Digital Soundboy, headed-up by mercurial producer Shy FX& leading electronic luminaries Tri Angle Records get on board
London, 2 February 2012:-Blasting off into the New Year, [PIAS] announce the signing of two leading independent labels – Digital Soundboy, headed by legendary producer & artist Shy FX, and New York & London-based electronic luminaries Tri Angle Records.
The labels have each signed pan-European sales and distribution deals, with a view to expand to fuller label services in the future.
[PIAS] plans to ignite significant growth for both labels throughout 2012, backing them with the systems and resources they need to be taken to the next level of success.
Digital Soundboy Recordings was set up in 2005 by the legendary Shy FX. Shy’s vision for Digital Soundboy is simple. “I wanted to set up a new platform for good music, not genre specific. A good label doesn’t need to be about one artist or sound. For us its simply all about the music.” Since then the label has gone from strength to strength releasing countless classics from the likes of Breakage, Skream, Benga, DJ Fresh, Caspa, Redlight, Rusko, Donae’o, Shy FX himself and many more.
With many more releases signed and scheduled for the coming months including material from Youngman, Shy FX, Breakage, B.Traits, & Skream, Digital Soundboy continues to grown and progress, whilst maintaining its original ethos of good quality bass music. Shy goes goes on to say “We’re delighted to now be with [PIAS] and look forward to releasing more exciting music in the future”Next release: Die & Break ‘Grand Funk Hustle’ EP.
Founded by Robin Carolan in 2009, Tri Angle has found itself at the head of a new vanguard of independent electronic music labels. Last year the label topped Billboard magazine’s ‘Top Independent Labels’ feature & they were also named as Bleep.com’s ‘Label Of The Year’. 2012 should see releases from key artists Clams Casino&Holy Other as well as several new signings.
Said Robin “Since starting Tri Angle I’ve been overwhelmed by the reception we’ve received. I’m confident that working with [PIAS] will mean we’ll be able to keep the momentum going and Tri Angle will be able to give its artists the platform they deserve.”
Commented Craig Caukill, Head of Label Management for [PIAS]: “After several months of conversations with TriAngle and Digital Soundboy we are thrilled to see these two exciting labels join the [PIAS] portfolio.
“Digital Soundboy has a proven record of supporting & developing emerging talent from a variety of genres and Tri Angle have established themselves as a serious proposition within a short period of time. Both labels have fantastic A&R instincts & vision which we look forward to projecting further across the UK and Europe.”
[PIAS] is Europe’s leader in the provision of specialist services for the licensing, distribution, sales and marketing of music, film and comedy on an international basis. [PIAS] is dedicated to providing repertoire creators and owners with specialist, premium level services that enable them to develop and maximise the value associated with their artists, products and brands.
Originally founded in 1982 and headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, [PIAS] supplies a range of highly professional services for leading repertoire owners across both physical and digital routes to market. The group has significant operations in UK, France, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, and Ireland. In addition [PIAS] has interests in USA and Australia plus an extensive international network of partners that enables it to offer its services on a truly global basis.
[PIAS] also owns premium repertoire and rights through its [PIAS] Recordings stable of labels that includes the Wall of Sound, Different and Play It Again Sam imprints. Additional interests include[PIAS] Comedy and the Strictly Confidential publishing operations and joint venture film companyTwin Pics.