You survived the rain-soaked rush to the airport, the red eye flight with the screaming baby, and the cramped and smelly bus ride to the hotel. Now you stand barefoot and poolside, the sun slowly unknotting your shoulders and a smile forming on your lips.
What’s that track you can hear which perfectly fits this summery moment of bliss? That would be ‘Dahlia’ by Badoos, the latest release on the Point Blank Music label.
Appropriately named after Mexico’s vibrant 1963 national flower, ‘Dahlia’ is pure sonic sunshine. In it North London-raised Badoos has carefully blended acoustic and electronic sounds with a youthful vocal to create a light, carefree track.
Over a warm guitar, the piano plays like ripples across the surface of the pool, whilst strings soar upwards into a blue, cloudless sky. The beat is light and lulling but Badoos has inserted a couple of glitchy demisemiquaver runs to create a pleasing contrast. If you can’t chill out to ‘Dahlia’ then you may want to reassess some of your life choices. A guitarist and producer, Badoos cites Bonobo and Flume as big influences on his sound: “A huge influence for me has always been Bonobo. I love his choice of sounds and how he layers them to create a certain vibe in his music – that was the kind of vibe I was going for in this song.”
His aim to bring something unique and interesting to his listeners has resulted in “many years experimenting with a variety of musical styles and genres”. With several remix competition wins under his belt, Badoos is now focused on working with music communities in Europe such as EKA and Roccola Nights, and on developing his live set. You can catch him gigging around London this summer bringing some much needed relaxation to this manic metropolis.
Getting your music signed, released, and earning money from it through our own in-house label Point Blank Music is just one of the many reasons to study with us, and it’s another way we help to connect our students directly to the industry. Students that sign their tracks to Point Blank Music enjoy 100% digital distribution coverage including Beatport, Juno Download, Amazon, iTunes and Spotify and extensive promotion through Point Blank’s social media, marketing and database networks. Point Blank Music releases music exclusively from our students, and showcases all of the best talent that we’re constantly developing and nurturing.
We’ll also send your tracks to the world’s top DJs via our promo system Labelworxs. DJs that have supported Point Blank Music releases include Terry Francis (Fabric), Paco Osuna (Minus), Slam and Magda. If you would like your music to be considered for the label, please submit your track to our A&R team via this submission form.
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