Feb 10, 2020
King Arthur's Bring The Kingdom Exclusive Mix
Today we’re thrilled to be celebrating the launch of King Arthur’s label Bring The Kingdom. Started as the first imprint under Don Diablo’s Hexagon label, things got off to a big start this past Friday with the release of “Let Me Go.” A tantalizing collaboration between King Arthur & Kevin Aleksander, it’s an addicting slice of house music with a fat bassline and soulful vocals that embodies all that Bring The Kingdom will be about. And if that wasn’t enough, King Arthur has delivered a massive Exclusive Mix packed with new IDs from the label to keep the party going! Turn it up!
King Arthur, thanks for joining us today! For those who aren’t familiar with your music, how would you describe it?
It’s a blend of house, soul, and pop. Love a good groove and great hooks!
Last year was a major milestone for you with releases on Big Beat, STMPD, Musical Freedom, and many others. What was your favorite moment of 2019?
“Friends” was a special moment. That song really means a lot to me. The vocal was something I wrote during a time where I was frustrated with living in a new city and missing my friends so it was so cool to see how well it’s done.
You’re starting the new year off in an exciting way with the launch of your brand new label called Bring The Kingdom under Hexagon! What inspired you to start your own label and what is your vision for it in the long term?
This is something I've wanted to do for a long time but the timing was never right. Sometimes I feel like I’m a better A&R/executive producer than actually a producer, so this allows me to play that role more. Don and I have talked about it for a while and it felt like the right time to do it. I've found some up and coming artists that I’ve been mentoring and they have some amazing music that is coming out on the label. There is so much more that will happen with Bring The Kingdom once things get rolling that I can't wait to launch.
It’s actually quite interesting that you were also the first artist besides Don Diablo to sign on his label when it launched nearly five years ago! Can you tell us about your relationship with Don and the Hexagon team over the years? Check out their throwback selfie from 2016 below!
It’s pretty crazy how it's worked out that way! From releasing “Belong To The Rhythm” to my own label, it’s special. Don has always been such a big supporter and mentor. We've become good friends as well and hang when we are both home in Amsterdam. The whole Hexagon team is great. We are all friends first and any possible music/business is second. I think that’s why the relationships are strong, because we genuinely care about each other as people moreso than anything music related.
How do you see the dance music scene evolving this year and into the decade?
It’s going to be fascinating to see where technology goes with how shows are performed. I think things will become more of an interactive experience type of show. New show production ideas that will push the boundaries. I feel like things will be more community driven as well. As we can often allow technology to isolate us, people are craving community more than ever and I believe that a lot of community driven things will form and lead to some cool movements.
Who are three producers whose music you are really looking forward to sharing with your fans and the world this year?
Ralov, Kevin Aleksander, and KT. All of them are the best people and so talented with great music. I'm honored to have these guys as friends and for them to trust me with their music on my label.
Taking a look at your Exclusive Mix today, there are loads of upcoming releases and IDs from Bring The Kingdom as well as yourself — tell us what the moment means to you.
I love that the world gets to hear my new single and first release on my label. I love that the world gets to hear this dream of mine that’s been in my head for years! And I love that I get to showcase some of the music that is coming out on the label from these super talented up and coming artists!
You can buy/stream King Arthur & Kevin Aleksander ft. Joshua Luke Smith - "Let Me Go" on your platform of choice today! https://fanlink.to/BTK001
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