EDM News: The Marquee nightlife brand is teaming up with venerable Dutch imprint Black Hole Recordings to release a series of music compilations. The first installment of what looks to be a stellar series embraces an extensive range of music from the industry's top dogs such as Hardwell, Ferry Corsten, Fedde Le Grand, ATB and Gareth Emery, among many others. From Nicky Romero's club-ready Progressive House "Molly's E" remix to Ferry Corsten's euphoric Trance masterpiece, "Kudawudashuda," there is more than enough diverse enlightening music for all to enjoy.
“Our venues in New York, Las Vegas, and Sydney are known to be hubs of electronic dance music and nightlife, and if we can bring that to distribution channels outside our markets, that’s a big marketing tool,” Jason Strauss, Marquee co-founder and co-owner, told Billboard exclusively.
“A compilation is a compilation, but we had our marketing team, our promoters, our hosts, and our staff all weigh in on what songs they’d want to have on there,” Strauss told Billboard. “Having our brand as a ‘brand lab’ to find songs we thought intriguing and relevant is a very unique and differentiating factor to us.” Strauss credits Marquee Director of Special Operations and Music Sol Shafer as being “very instrumental in putting the compilation together.”
Additionally, Dannic provides hard-hitting, big room grooves in "Clobber," while Audien's "These Are The Days" piano house anthem and Muzzaik & Dave Martin's "Let's Go" electro-house monster further the variety. Denzal Park's "Yarl" moves into a modern acid-house realm, and Shogun's remix of Arty, Nadia Ali, and BT's "Must Be The Love" addresses the trance purists with a classic introspective style rounding out the track list.
Marquee Vol. 1 will be available on 2 CDs and on all major download portals. You can purchase the compilation here.