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Keith Haring Documentary Sync

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Disco classic ‘Mainline’ by Black Ivory has been placed in Keith Haring: Street Art Boy, an excellent new documentary about the artist from the BBC. International art sensation Keith Haring blazed a trail through the legendary art scene of 1980s New York and revolutionised the worlds of pop culture and fine art. The fascinating and compelling film – told using previously unheard interviews with Haring, which form the narrative of the documentary – is the definitive story of the artist in his own words. The documentary also includes exclusive, unprecedented access to the Haring Foundation’s archives, capturing the wild, creative energy behind some of the most recognisable art of the past 30 years. ‘Mainline’ was penned by songwriter and prolific disco producer Leroy Burgess and went on to be one of Black Ivory’s biggest hits, an iconic classic that is still regularly sampled and played in the dance scene. Check out the full track below.

You can watch the full documentary here > https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000kqk5

Killaflaw track used for Scott Sports

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‘Own Way’ by Killaflaw was placed in the third instalment of Scott Sports mountain bike videos ‘A Dog’s Life’. The high-octane film was shot in South Africa and features pro mountain bikers Brendan Fairclough and Amaury Pierron. ‘Own Way’ is taken from the Liverpool band’s 2015 album Sleaze & Grit. Check out the full video below.

Sky Sports F1 Sync

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‘You Got The Love’ by The Source feat. Candi Staton as recorded by Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra has been placed in the ‘F1 is Back’ campaign for Sky Sports F1 summer 2020.

The usage marks the second time the song has featured in a Sky Sports campaign after the Now Voyager remix was famously used as the theme tune of live football league coverage until mid-2014.

‘Firework’ confirmed for Netflix show

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We can confirm that the usage of ‘Firework’ by Katy Perry has been confirmed for Netflix talent show ‘Sing On!’. Described as a fast-paced, high-energy karaoke competition, where singers from all walks of life battle it out for up to 30,000 euros, the series is due to premiere in July 2020. ‘Firework’ is co-written and co-produced by Truelove Music writer Sandy Vee and was a number one hit for Perry in several territories including the USA.

‘You Got The Love’ in FOX TV Dating Show

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Classic house track ‘You Got The Love’ by The Source feat. Candi Staton was placed in episode 4 of the FOX TV dating show Labor Of Love. The series is hosted by Sex and the City actress Kristin Davis and stars former The Bachelor contestant Kristy Katzmann. Over eight episodes, 15 men participate in challenges and dates that test their parenting and personal skills with Katzmann deciding to embark upon starting a family with the winner. Check out the trailer below..

Spektre track placed in Alex Rider

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Techno track ‘Gates Of Dawn’ by Spektre features prominently in episode four of the new Amazon Prime Video series Alex Rider. The series, jointly produced by Eleventh Hour Films and Sony Pictures Television, centres on a teenage spy recruited by a subdivision of MI6 to infiltrate places that others are unable to. The track forms a key part of one of the episode’s scenes where Spektre are blamed for the mess created by Alex and other characters during their mini-rave. ‘Gates Of Dawn’ was originally released in 2019 via Resilient Recordings. Check out the trailer and music below…

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Virtual Writers’ Camp

25 – 29 May saw an exhilarating week of collaborations across different genres as we united Truelove producers and vocalists for a series of virtual writer sessions. Using Zoom and other online services, the Truelove Music Virtual Writers’ Camp took the form of a traditional writers’ camp whereby artists and producers are put together in a studio for one session to develop new song ideas, but in this case without physically meeting due to the COVID-19 restrictions globally. Three sessions took place each day across the week with musicians and vocalists joining across the globe from different time zones. Already some amazing results surfacing from the camp and we can’t wait to hear the finished tracks… stay tuned.

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BBC And Public Perform ‘You Got The Love’

As part of a ten-day challenge for Get Creative festival, BBC Arts and BBC Radio 3 called on the British public to help perform a special rendition of the Truelove Music published classic ‘You Got The Love’ by The Source feat. Candi Staton. Musicians and vocalists of all abilities were invited to film and submit performances of the dance classic which were then edited alongside the BBC Lockdown Orchestra’s arrangement to create a unique virtual recording. The historic performance was premiered across BBC Radio on Thursday 14th May and a video featuring all lockdown performers was aired on BBC Four. You can watch the full performance below (goosebumps warning!). A massive thank you to Get Creative, BBC Arts and all the wonderful performers, but most of all to all the NHS staff, key workers and everyone out there making sacrifices for the greater good. The lockdown love is real.

PRS COVID-19 Relief Fund

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The music industry faces unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic with live perfomances halted globally, television and film production on hold and businesses closing, causing a dramatic reduction in music used. Collectively the livelihoods of creators, many of whom are freelance or small businesses themselves, are at significant risk during this crisis.

PRS for Music has acted quickly and decisively to provide an immediate PRS Emergency Relief Fund to support its members during the Coronavirus pandemic. In partnership with the PRS Members’ Fund and PRS Foundation, the money will be available to PRS members around the world who are facing significant financial pressure as we battle the virus.

While the government has offered assistance to businesses and has promised more targeted measures for freelancers, PRS members are experiencing great hardship right now.

The new fund is open to all PRS members around the world who have been a member for at least two years and earned over £500 in the last two years. Grants will be awarded based on assessment of individual need and applicants will receive support up to a value of £1000.

Please follow the link here to apply.

For those of us who want to help artists survive during these difficult times, you can donate to the fund using the link here. Important to remember that music is true solace to the isolated so please give generously if you can.

Second Giorgia Angiuli Netflix Sync

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A second Giorgia Angiuli track has been placed in Japanese reality TV show Terrace House. The Netflix/Fuji TV produced series follows the lives of six strangers from different walks of life, who all live under the same roof while getting to know each other and dating. ‘A Perfect Day in Tulum’ features in episode 38 and follows the earlier placement of ‘Nothing To Lose’ both taken from Giorgia’s 2018 album ‘In A Pink Bubble’. You can listen to the track below.

Reality Sync for Amazon Prime

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Delighted to confirm that ‘Piece Of Your Heart’ by Meduza feat. Goodboys has been placed in the Amazon Prime Video series ‘Soltos Em Floripa’. The reality series is set in Florianopolis, Brazil and follows the lives of eight people on a journey full of parties, fights, dramas, fun and relationships. ‘Piece Of Your Heart’ was released as a single by Virgin Records on 1 February 2019. It peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart and topped the US Dance Club Songs chart. Check out the video below.

Giorgia Angiuli collaborates for WHO fund

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Italian live performer and multi-instrumentalist Giorgia Angiuli has launched a new open source audio project in support of research against the spreading of coronavirus by inviting any producers and musicians self-isolating in their studios to collaborate with her.

In a statement Giorgia Angiuli explains: ‘Just because we have to keep distance, and can’t meet each other, doesn’t have to mean that we can’t work together on a new project. I’ll start recording some sounds and share my Ableton project with you. I call you all to add the other elements. It’s an ambitious project and I am positive we’ll make it together!’

The goal is to unite ALL TOGETHER by composing a track to help us carry on through these difficult times while also raising money for the  WHO and UN charity fund to fight SARS 2 – CoV. Anyone can participate and the final parts will be selected by the artist herself.  The project is in partnership with Label Worx who will support the distribution, and also with Beatport who are behind the idea. ‘UNITED’ will be credited to Giorgia Angiuli along with all the producers who make it into the final selection and arrangement. All the participants will also create a videoclip that will take shape as a puzzle and is already expected to go viral.

The money raised by selling the track will be donated to the COVID-19 Fund for the World Health Organization.  The solidarity fund supports WHO and partners in a massive effort to help countries prevent, detect and manage the novel coronavirus – particularly those where the needs are the greatest.

Head to her Facebook page here for full details.

 

 

New Portable album released

The new Portable album has been released on the artist’s own label Khoikhoi Records. The 8-track LP unleashes yet another other-worldly wealth of solitary electronic craftmanship and represents Portable’s 6th album, two decades on from his debut release. A diverse range of sounds all in the South African’s signature style converge through driving and bubbling melody-fuelled dancefloor journeys (This Horizon, It’s Been Long ft. Korus, You Hacked Me) into softer, ambient moments (One Earth). This truly is a special selection of treats from the Parisian-based producer, with Laurent Garnier hailing ‘Ohh whaouuu… excellent album’, Honey Dijon describing it as ‘so good’ and Motor City Drum Ensemble saying ‘love your harmonies and rhythm programming, especially ‘Climb’ is perfect for me to play out, also really enjoyed the quieter tracks like ‘One Earth’. The Transit Of Mercury is available on all major platforms, check out the video for ‘This Horizon’ below.

Wehbba album lands on Drumcode

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Hyped to see the new Wehbba album land on Drumcode Records. Straight Lines and Sharp Corners marks his debut album contribution to the esteemed techno label following a series of globally adored EPs and inclusions within the imprint’s ‘A-Sides’ compilation series. Enlisting the talents of multi-instrumentalist Thomas Gandey, Electroclash pioneer David Carretta and fellow Brazilian L-cio, with his unparalleled flute mastery, Wehbba’s synergetic cuts span the breadth of electronic music’s sonic landscape as he challenges the notion of genres. The record is available via all major platforms and you can listen via Souncloud below.

Rowse Honey Sync Deal

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Very happy to confirm that ‘You Got The Love’ by The Source feat. Candi Staton is featured in the latest campaign for Rowse Honey. Adverts are currently airing via TV and cinema with the campaign due to run until 27 April. Check out the original video for the 90s house classic below.

New Spektre album arrives on Kraftek

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British techno duo Spektre have released a new album via Pleasurekraft’s Kraftek label. ‘Against A Dark Background’ is the pair’s third studio album and the first since ‘Cyclic Operations’landed on Toolroom in 2013. Described by DJ Mag as ‘moving through intense, synth-heavy techno, to lighter tracks steeped in house and breakbeat sentiments, the album is testament to Spektre’s long-standing position as innovators of unique, club-ready sounds. The album is available to purchase or stream on all major platforms. You can listen to the title track below.

Russian comedy series sync

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Delighted to reveal that ‘Freaks’ by Timmy Trumpet feat. Savage was used in the Russian comedy show Triada. The series centres on Anatoly a (seemingly) happily married man, who, after two affairs, finds himself with a pregnant wife and two pregnant mistresses. To solve his dilemma and discover who he really loves, Anatoly decides to live with all three women. A co-production between Comedy Club Production and Key Stone Production, Traida aired on Russian channel Telekanal TNT. Check out the video for ‘Freaks’ below.

Love Island Promo Sync

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Happy to report that ‘Lose Control’ by Meduza, Becky Hill and Goodboys is featured in the winter 2020 launch and cast reveals for ITV series Love Island. The track is co-written by Truelove Music writer  ‎Luca de Gregorio and peaked at number 11 in the UK singles chart. The placement represents a second Truelove sync for the series after the Alex Calver penned track ‘Get Likes’ was used in the 2019 edition. Check out the promo along with the full track below.

Milka Christmas Campaign

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Excellent to see and hear a special recording of ‘You Got The Love’ by The Source feat. Candi Staton featured in the Milka Christmas campaign. Celebrating a theme of ‘The Unsung Hero’, the brand partnered with the European Union of the Deaf who acted as consultants during the creative and production process. To ensure the music in the film was accessible to the Deaf community, a musical interpretation of the soundtrack using International Sign language was also produced. The track is available to stream via Spotify. Check out the full ad below.

‘You Got The Love’ Benetton Sync

Delighted to report that ‘You Got The Love’ performed by The Guilty Pleasures was placed in the campaign for United Colors Of Benetton’s latest fragrances. The perfumes are described by Benetton as ‘the new expression of the dream revolution and the latest fragrances to join the United Dreams universe. Two perfumes designed to inspire people everywhere to believe in the extraordinary power of dreams to change the world.’ The iconic house track originally performed by The Source feat. Candi Staton is undoubtedly a fitting musical choice for the ethos behind the campaign. Check out the ad below.

‘Remixes Are More Flexible, pt1.’ by GusGus

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‘Remixes Are More Flexible, pt1.’ by electronic pioneers GusGus has landed on all major platforms via independent label Oroom. The seven track release features reworks from CPI, David Alvarado, Métrika & Henry Cullen as well as three original works from the Icelandic band including ‘Came Back To Life’ a collaboration with vocalist Sisely Treasure. The EP’s title takes its name from ‘Lies Are More Flexible’, the 2018 album from which the remixes have been taken. You can listen to Henry Cullen’s rework of ‘Don’t Know How To Love’ below.

Giorgia Angiuli track selected for Netflix series.

Pleased to announce that ‘Nothing To Lose’ by Giorgia Angiuli was selected for the latest series of the Netflix show ‘Terrace House’. The track, taken from the ‘In A Pink Bubble’ album, was featured in episode 23 of the Japanese reality show which follows the lives of six strangers from different walks of life, who live under the same roof while getting to know and date each other. The sync placement follows Truelove Music selections in previous series of the show for Lovely Laura and Elekfantz. Check out the official video for the track below.

Mr. Fingers in Comedy Central Sync

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Chicago house classic ‘Mystery Of Love’ by Mr Fingers has been placed in the hit Comedy Central TV show South Side. The series, which premiered in July 2019, is created by Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle and set in the Englewood district of Chicago’s South Side. It centres on a pair of newly minted community college graduates and small-time hustlers who are always cooking up some petty scheme with an eye toward upward mobility. The show’s soundtrack is notable for its rich selection of music associated with the city. ‘Mystery Of Love’ is one of three tracks – alongside ‘Can You Feel It’ and ‘Washing Machine’ – considered landmarks of the house music movement that grew out of Chicago in the 1980s. Listen to the original dub version below.