October 22, 2018
Phoenix, AZ – Music Producer/Radio Show Host/DJ Akeru announces a strategic partnership giving an opportunity to unsigned independent artists and producers. The agreement with XStream Records, Mike Bennett Production and TheOrchard.com, a subdivision of Sony Music Entertainment, will give unsigned/indie artists and producers an avenue to one of the largest distribution networks in the industry.
The compilation series will combine the work of unsigned/indie artists and producers with other artists and producers under Mike Bennett Productions. Distribution of the compilations will be managed by Sony Music Entertainment’s Subsidiary, The Orchard.
Akeru, an American electronic producer, broke into the dance music scene in 2011 as a co-writer for the track "Won't Forget" featured in the movie "Freelancers" staring 50cent and Robert De Niro. In 2014, Akeru launched his Dj Set/Radio Series, "The Open Door," introducing his listeners to many unknown and well-known producers and DJ’s across many subgenres of Electronic Dance Music. Before turning his musical interests to electronic music, Akeru began at a young age playing a wide variety of instruments. His first venture into live performance began in a Rock, Electronic Hip-Hop group as its DJ, which then led him to begin producing electronic music in 2010.
Luminous released on 3/17/2014
Phoenix released on 08/21/2015
Serendipity released on 04/29/2016
Serenity released on 11/15/2017
Noir released on 10/01/2018
Requiem and Solace Released on 04/15/2015
Elemental Released on 11/15/2016
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About XStream Records
XStream Records is an American Indie label based out of Huntington Beach, CA. XStream Records takes pride in giving opportunities to their artist/producer community base from any genre. The label was created by the community, for the community.
About Mike Bennett Productions
Gaining a series of awards, including 12 Gold Discs and the coveted Ampex Gold Reel Award, Mike Bennett has written, produced, and remixed a diverse range of artists, including Ian Brown, Toyah, The Stranglers, Gregory Isaacs, The Specials, The Selecter, Hazel O’Connor, Wishbone Ash, Emerson Lake and Palmer, BMX Bandits, Bad Manners, and The Fall of whom he was also a group member.
Mike is currently in partnership with ex-Prodigy collaborator and engineer Angus Wallace of Far Heath Studios. Together they are developing a series of exciting new projects that embrace genres from M.O.R. to industrial thrash metal, including an album by Welsh trio, The Hush. They are also working with one of Mike’s favorite female vocalists of all time, Diane Charlemagne of Moby, Goldie and Urban Cookie Collective fame.
About Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is an American global music conglomerate owned by Sony and incorporated as a general partnership of Sony Music Holdings Inc. through Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
The Orchard is an American music and entertainment company founded in 1997 by Scott Cohen and Richard Gottehrer. Wholly owned by Sony Music Entertainment and based in New York City, The Orchard specializes in media distribution, marketing and sales. It also collaborates with independent artists, labels and others to provide content worldwide