Monday 22nd February 2010
Friday 2nd October 2009
3 Beat Red, prepares to unleash, Skyla. ‘Ayo Technology’ the follow up to her debut single ‘Summer Love’ (with the Beat Players) which became an instant dancefloor smash and was followed by her huge Clubland-esque take on the High School Musical classic ‘Breaking Free’.
Skyla a.k.a. Lucy Batty is one talented individual. The young singer / songwriter was an accomplished pianist by the age of 8 and write her first song aged 12. 2009 has been a big year for Skyla and in 2010 she looks set to become a massive pop star. In a short space of time, she’s become the brightest new face of Clubland, the hugely influential dance music and clubbing brand. She consistently wowed fans at Clubland Live events in Majorca and Ibiza over the summer.
‘Ayo Technology’ Skyla looks set to have her biggest success to date. The track is pumping for the dance floors without losing any of the melody and hooks she’s synonymous with. Lyrically, Skyla shows her connection to modern life as she dreams of meeting her perfect man in the flesh, instead of through social networks and virtual reality!
The video for ‘Ayo Technology’ shows why Skyla has achieved immediate ‘pin up’ status among the Clubland masses. Undeniably sexy and with a stunning look, she surfs the internet, before hitting the beach for some real life surfing. She flirts in the sunshine with the muscular surfers on the beach, even entering into the surf herself as she tries to connect face to face with that one special guy. The millions of young clubbers that hit the beaches and dance floors at holiday destinations everywhere, will have this one endlessly on repeat.
Following in the footsteps of artists such as Cascada, and with a talent, voice and look that is gaining her a fanatical following, Skyla is on her way to big things!
Ayo Technology will be available to download from October 12th at all good download stores…
Friday 5th June 2009
They say it’s not over till the fat lady sings – well today is a very sad days as she is singing her heart out in Liverpool. After 19 years the world famous 3 Beat Record Store that fed the world elite dj’s as well as the man on the street’s appetite with everything for the classiest, coolest underground releases to the monster, pop, club crossovers has today shut its doors for the very last time.
The past eighteen months has been tough on traditional music retail with high street chains falling foul of the market shift to downloading and the smaller trader in turn has also felt the pinch.
Jon Barlow the owner of 3 Beat said ‘the past year especially has been difficult – I have invested heavily in keeping the store open but that is now not an option. There is a simple fact that sums up the situation our record label now does not manufacture vinyl – how can we justify running a record shop when we are not backing vinyl as a product from our own label…’
The 3 Beat labels 3 Beat Blue and 3 Beat Red continue to trade and are in fact in fantastic shape moving forward – currently sat at number 3 in the national charts with Agnes ‘Release Me’ the multi talented Swedish Idol winner and a whole host of other releases from Agent X Feat Ultra & Mutya [of Sugababes fame] P Money, Alkazar, Skyla and Cahill.
The end of an era and some of the best times of my life – 3 Beat Records RIP [Pezz]