David Waxman has been named president of Ultra Records!
Based in New York, he will work closely with the labels and Sony Music Entertainment management team to drive the continued growth of Ultra’s current artist roster and back catalog worldwide.
In a career spanning more than 25 years in the electronic music business, Waxman has been one of the foremost trend scouts and talent developers responsible for discovering new artists.
Over the past two decades, he has played an instrumental and influential role at Ultra as head of A&R, where he delivered multiple platinum hit singles, award-winning remixes, chart-topping albums and helped to develop superstar talents in electronic music. During his time with Ultra he worked with artists such as Alina Baraz, Armin van Buuren, Benny Benassi, Black Coffee, Carnage, Chelsea Cutler, Deadmau5, Deorro, Kaskade, Louis the Child, Steve Aoki, Pitbull and Tiesto among many others.
DVBBS, Galantis & Cody Simpson – When the Lights Go Out
Canadian duo DVBBS, Swedish production and DJ duo Galantis and Australian artist Cody Simpson bring us “When The Lights Go Down” today via Ultra! Familiar DVBBS organic instrumentation kicks off this hybrid track alongside Cody’s rich vocals, and the track kicks into high gear as Galantis’ playful and energetic nature makes its way to the front of the soundstage. Strategically using every sound and silence, this masterful release is sure to stick around all year round!
Monolink – Fidale (I feel)
Acclaimed German artist Monolink is now looking to usher in the new year in the same emphatic way he concluded the last, as he releases his latest musical offering Fidale (I Feel). Bringing exquisite topline and trademark sound to Aldi’s original instrumental from five years ago, Monolink’s poignant lyrics and studio expertise take this ethereal piece of dance music into an exciting new realm so that the two Berliners deliver a delicious slice of vocal techno that fascinates from the start.
SILENT BISON feat. Dacy – Blur
The latest single from his upcoming album Dawn, QUIET BISON brings us “Blur” feat. Dacy is out today via Ultra! Materializing audibly from faded tones, this track remains transiently focused as Dacy’s vocals lead the way through the rhythmically stable and harmonically dense pitch. A nice addition to the collection of tracks planned to make up this next corpus, QUIET BISON has given us a stimulating lyrical piece that is reinforced by the sonic engagement of its title in many ways.
Helion x BeatItPunk – Afterglow
Swedish producer and DJ Helion teams up with fellow DJ and producer BeatItPunk for “AfterGlow,” a rhythmically sensational release out today via Ultra! Decisively improving crisp, layered production with every lyric, these vocals soar and take you into the high-energy world of their creation. This release follows an incredibly prolific year for both artists and we’re excited to see more of these production powerhouses in the future!
CeCe Rogers, Ben Rainey and Marshall Jefferson – One Day
“Someday” is the result of a stratospheric collaboration between three powerful artists and producers in the dance music space: CeCe Rogers, Ben Rainey and Marshall Jefferson. With a classic sound and artistry multiplied, the resulting product is unparalleled and results in a classic house sound with honest lyrics and a relentless positive force! We can’t overstate the impact of this collaborative effort and hope to see more impactful releases like this from this team in the future!
DVBBS – The One (Official Video)
Canadian duo DVBBS presents us with the groovy and sunny official video for “The One” from their still hot latest album “Sleep”. The unmistakably trendy visuals perfectly complement the dynamic beats and layered productions as Alex and Chris navigate winding roads on beach cruisers and mingle poolside in sunglasses. The One is a one-of-a-kind sonic experience now having the visuals to make it a full immersive experience completely unique to this pair!