All change for RAM in July 2019, and when we say “all”, that’s precisely what we mean! The Dutch DJ, producer and electronic music impresario bids farewell to Grotesque – the Dutch institution he helped found & build over many electronic music years – for a new pasture. That pasture specifically is Nocturnal Animals, his going-forward enterprise, which will direct his experience into a new 360 outlet, incorporating events, publishing, music releases and other ventures.
That all starts today as its label division begins operations with Ciaran McAuley & Clare Stagg’s interpretation of Irish rock outfit Kodaline’s first release, ‘All I Want’ (https://na.complete.me/alliwant). The long requested follow-up to the pair’s 2015 ‘Firebird’ debut, Ciaran & Clare rework it into an emotionally charged heartseeker. Effortlessly recapturing their alchemy, Clare’s folk-flecked vocal and Ciaran’s synth-spirited production combine to send ‘All I Want’ to the heavens.
Regarding this most seismic of career moves, RAM issued the following statement. “Having shared my passion and know-how in the Grotesque team for almost a decade, the time has come for me to start something new. I have discovered that with almost 25 years of experience in my pocket, I have developed my own specific vision that no longer appears to fit in with Grotesque’s. I have therefore decided to “re-brand” the labels and continue my own way under the umbrella of Nocturnal Animals.
First of all, I’d like to thank Patrick Pijnenburg for the beautiful years and truly wish him all the best. The same goes to all the Grotesque employees for their help and commitment before, during and after the events. Without you, Grotesque would not be where it is today.
Now that it really is time to pursue this vision, I’d like to introduce with great enthusiasm my new baby Nocturnal Animals. This brand ministers as a 360 platform, including a complete package of label, label nights, publishing, profile building and community. There is already a varied artists’ collective present with established names and upcoming talent. We want to give our artists our full support so that they can do what they do best: make top quality trance music for you!
Do you like to read more about Nocturnal Animals? Then feel free to take a look at my new website. To start off, we offer free CD’s in our webshop with very exclusive tracks that are planned for a NA release in the very near future. You will receive this epic compilation free of charge when you purchase a Nocturnal Animals T-shirt + wristband!!”
01: Ciaran McAuley & Clare Stagg – All I Want