UK Hitmaker Weiss signs deal with Island Records09 April 2019 - Press release
The London based DJ and producer first made an impact with his 2013 hit 'My Sister', which reached #1 on Beatport and led to attention from the industry's major players such as Annie Mac, Groove Armada, and Kenny Dope. He found similar success in 2018 with the huge success of 'Feel My Needs', that easily surpassed one million streams, with his lengthy list of accomplishments being noticed by the likes of Island Records. Upon his signing, a delighted Weiss took to social media to share his excitement with the following statement:
"Today I signed a deal with one of my favourite labels since I was a kid @IslandRecords. I can't explain how excited I am to start this next chapter!!!!!!"
He further proved himself with 2016's 'You're Sunshine', and became DJ Mag’s Best Newcomer DJ in the same year, consolidating his position within the modern house scene. He completed his hat-trick of hits with last year’s ‘Feel My Needs’, which was made the Radio 1’s A-list, which was supplemented by public support from revered peers Gorgon City, Eats Everything, Jax Jones, Duke Dumont, MK and Claude Vonstroke.
“We are all excited at welcoming Weiss to the Island Family, Callum Ross and Rich (Weiss) have cultivated a strong bond over the last 6 months, Callum’s drive, vision and ambition for Weiss has been infectious and infected the whole floor. As a team we cannot wait to getting going, he’s a special talent and working with Serkan is an added bonus, his attack and work ethic are second to none” – Dan Lloyd Jones ( Co-head A&R @ Island Records)
Weiss' first single with Island is scheduled for release in May.
Richard’s just had the most prolific 12 months of his life and written a back catalogue of anthems gearing towards this next chapter. We took him on in March 2018 and the target was always Island and now we find ourselves with the next 2 years of music written, signing with a super switched on and motivated team with some superstars and long time music industry legends in the mix and an artist who is making so much quality music and constantly raising the bar by his own exceptional standards. It’s a magical time and we are so excited to be making this impact together. - Serkan Djemal (Management @ Vibrant. FKA Machine 10)