Nashville based vocalist, Sarah Taylor, kicks off ’07 with “Not Me” on Max Dance ’07 from a new indie, Marian Records. The label, also based in Nashville, is headed up by Ian D’Souza, who plays the role of CEO and VP of A&R. Industry legend Harry Towers, the man responsible for the success of both Radikal and ZYX Records in the U.S. in the ’90s, heads up the promotional arm of the label with crossover radio guru, George Hess (GDJI.com) and long-time club promotions expert, David Henney.
This new mix-cd is full of anthemic, up-tempo, synth-driven, crossover and pop-sounding trance. It’s perfect for big room nights for the partry crowd in cities like Vegas, Miami, LA and Boston.
It looks like the Marian Records team are seeking to capture market share from dance/pop leader, Robbins Entertainment, which has held the pop trance industry captive for the past 5 to 7 years. If it’s any indication, the first set of singles and this mix-CD are definitely making an impact in the space. The compilation includes remixes of the oft-reworked ’80’s hits, “(I Just) Died In Your Arms” by the Cutting Crew and Alphaville’s “Forever Young.” I’m looking forward to deeper and more underground mixes from the label in the New Year.
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Let’s have a little fun and show you the original video from the Cutting Crew courtesy of YouTube.com: