Source of Gravity announce new track inspired by Langness
Label manager, owner and artist Chris Sterio talks us through Source of Gravity's latest release.
Sterio and McGrath
When Manx label Source of Gravity released Sterio & McGrath's atmospheric progressive house track Scarlett Point in the summer of 2007, it received worldwide support from DJs, radio stations and music lovers alike.
The track was inspired by the coastal part of Castletown with its volcanic rock, sensational sunsets and views of Langness and the mountainous areas of the south of the Island.
The success of Scarlett Point has really put this area on the world map. DJs and radio stations from the USA, Canada, Europe, South America, South Africa and Australia have played and supported the track.
Sunset at Scarlett Point
Now entering its seventh year the Castletown based label has artists located in cities across the world including Los Angeles, Chicago, Athens, London, Manchester and Charlotte.
The label has over 80 releases of their special brand of atmospheric music, gaining a worldwide reputation for quality in the process. All the big hitters in the dance industry have pledged their support in the form of worldwide airplay of Source material in clubs and on the radio.
Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, John Digweed, Sasha, Dave Seaman, Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren to name but a few - all playing Source of Gravity material. Radio plays have come on established stations such as Radio 1 and Kiss as well as on specialist dance radio stations and local stations.
Chris Sterio at Langness
Source of Gravity label manager, owner and artist Chris Sterio therefore felt that it would be appropriate to continue the trend with a new track to compliment "Scarlett Point" in the form of a follow up called "Langness".
Langness is another distinctive area of Castletown bay, with a picturesque lighthouse, hidden coves and great views overlooking the Castletown Golf Links, South Barrule, Ronaldsway airport and of course Scarlett Point.
An ideal opportunity arose when Chris visited the Carolina region of the US in October to play some gigs, promote Source of Gravity and work with some of the Source of Gravity team.
The new recording studio
Chris was staying with Sean McClellan, who is a Charlotte, NC artist on the label, as well as a good friend. Sean had recently purchased a new property, and had a state of the art studio kitted out in one of the rooms.
Sterio and McCLellan in 2005
Chris and Sean (who visited the Island in late 2005) had produced a collaboration with Charlotte's Gordon Carpenter and Manchester's Mark Wheawill called "Deep Isolation" on a previous Source of Gravity trip to Charlotte, which was released on Source of Gravity offshoot label Gravitation in 2002.
The latest trip to Charlotte was an ideal opportunity to write another Manx-American progressive track. Chris showed Sean pictures of Langness and that helped inspire the track that the duo completed close to the end of Chris' 2 week visit. Chris also returned to Charlotte in December and they completed another collaboration entitled "Independence".
Once the original was completed remixes were commissioned to add their spin on the track. Artists from various parts of the US, the Greek capital Athens, as well as Manx DJ/producer Steve Allen, all have completed their take on the production.
Chris Sterio playing out in Charlotte
"Langness" is due for release in June of this year, first with a 4 mix package, and then on a special EP called "The Source Remixed Volume 1" which will feature two new mixes of "Scarlett Point" previously unavailable.
The music can be downloaded from sites like www.beatport.com, www.djdownload.com and www.play-digital.com from mid June. Source of Gravity's releases are distributed digitally by San Francisco firm Ingrooves.
last updated: 21/05/2008 at 13:38
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