Having set clubs ablaze across the globe since their first release in 2008,
now is the right time for Firebeatz to stoke up the fire.
With new single ‘Till The Sun Comes Up’, the Dutch duo not only deliver a sizzling-hot dance floor scorcher, but also spark their own label: Ignite Recordings.
Consisting of Tim Smulders and Jurre van Doeselaar, Firebeatz are among the most prolific DJ/producers of this decade. Their track record includes countless mainstage anthems, collaborations with dance music luminaries such as Calvin Harris, Tiësto and Martin Garrix, and a seemingly never-ending list of remix work for the likes of Rihanna, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Snoop Dogg, James Blunt and Sean Paul.
With pummeling live shows from Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas to ADE Festival in Amsterdam and tracks such as ‘Dear New York’, ‘Guitar Track’ (with Sander van Doorn), ‘Helicopter’ (with Martin Garrix) and ‘I Can’t Understand’ (with Chocolate Puma) as clear-cut fan favorites, their rise to stardom has been so fierce and swift it’s no wonder many claim it to be a firestorm. And that intensity is what Firebeatz will carry over into their new label.
Interview Firebeatz x DJ Mag Malaysia
1) What's the story behind your track "Till The Sun Comes Up" ?
We did a two week studio session in LA and met Vertel in one of the latest sessions. We loved her vibe and managed to create the base of TTSCU in that session. We finished the track back in Holland, and we were all so happy with the result that we decided it should be the first release on our new label Ignite.
2) Why you decided to create your own record label?
We’ve been thinking about a next step in our carreer for some time now and starting our own imprint is something that just felt right to do now.
We want to release our own music of course but more important we want to make it a platform for young producers that we love. There’s so much talent and we hear so many tracks that, with a little help, are worth releasing. We hope that with Ignite Recordings, we can help taking these producers a step closer to achieving their dreams.
3) Which sounds are you looking for? and how to get signed on Ignite Records?
We don’t have a strict policy when it comes to sounds, it really comes down to listening to a track and feeling the vibe. We have a pretty broad taste in music and don’t want to force anyone into making a genre. If it sounds good, you don’t need the label of a genre.
4) Any advice for upcoming producers?
Make what you love and make lots of it! In the end you will find your own sound and that’s the thing you’ve got to work on and stay close to. Plus, don’t be afraid to express yourself, send you music to other djs, friends, let them know what you’re up to etc.
5) What about your next projects? Any secret news you can share with us?
We’ve got a new club track coming up with Apster, plus another collab with Lucas & Steve. And dozens of other new tracks that you will be hearing about in the next months!
6) Leave a message for your Malaysian fans please!
We always have a great time at Zook and hope to come back very soon!