We’re thrilled to see another artist make it on to Spotify’s giant playlists after uploading their music to them through us.
Spotify’s playlists can have millions of followers who come each week to hear the latest and greatest tunes being released. Many of the artists who upload their music to the top stores and streaming services through us have found their way to some of their biggest playlists. Producer Borrtex spoke to us about how after uploading to us and getting added to a playlist with 2+ million followers took him from thousands of plays a month to hundreds-of-thousands in days.
The latest artist to get picked for one of Spotify’s massive playlists was Dirty Palm with his brand new dance banger So Sick which is sure to be a favourite in the clubs this summer. So it makes sense that Spotify loved it and added it to their massive Club Beats with over 350,000 followers tuning in for the best new anthems coming out every week.
Check out the wicked new single from Dirty Palm below and while you’re at it, why not see what else Spotify’s choon-filled Club Beats playlist has to offer.
Borrtex thought there was a mistake in his stats but one Spotify playlist shot his streams up to near a million with one track.
As streaming services become the one place we go to for music, playlists are becoming the new albums in their power and influence. 18 year old producer and composer Borrtex (Daniel Bordovský) from Prague, who uses RouteNote to get his music on the top music stores and services, has experienced what a playlist can do first hand after being selected for Spotify’s massive Sleep playlist with 2.2 million followers, one of Spotify’s own hand-curated playlists.
In that moment his music was suddenly put in front of an audience of 2.2 million new potential listeners. Borrtex said: “I first thought it was some kind of mistake! I didn’t get any notification until the second day, so I thought there was something wrong with the numbers in the Spotify for Artists app. But the next day, when I got an official email from Spotify saying my track was added to one of the biggest playlists out there, I realised it’s real!”
When we asked what it was like seeing his track in one of Spotify’s biggest playlists, Borrtex said: “I remember being super happy about the news! It’s like you are working on something for a year and then the moment of exposure is here and you know that the hard work finally does payoff!”
Before his recent track We Are Saved was added to Sleep Borrtex was steadily building an audience with consistent releases of amazing production that have been featured in over 1000 projects including documentaries and short films. But being put in front of millions of new listeners is an exciting new step, earning hundreds of thousands of streams every week since being added. You can see below just how impressive the track’s growth was after joining the playlist.
We spoke to Borrtex a bit more about his music and the journey to where he is today as things look to start rocketing forward for his music.
How did you start making music?
I started early in May of 2017 when I arrived from Los Angeles. Me and my friend had an amazing opportunity to speak to a few of the best worldwide known film composers there. We visited the studio of Danny Elfman and James Newton Howard. Later on we also were invited to have lunch with James, so it was truly inspiring to see how these great film composers work on a professional basis.
At that time, I was a film maker. I was focused more on doing documentaries, and we were invited to LA to shoot a short documentary about working in Hollywood. But when I got back home I thought more about doing music as I have a musical background from my childhood; I used to play the piano as a kid. And one day I simply decided I want to try to write my own melody and things went quite well, so later that month, I ended up releasing my first EP with 3 tracks.
What are the inspirations that have shaped you and your music?
As I mentioned, my biggest inspiration to start writing my own music was James Newton Howard. Without his generosity and kindness to show us his studio, I’m not sure if I was here now as a composer. I remember being very fascinated not so much by the music but more by his personality and by the way he can express part of himself in the music he composes.
When it comes to other artists who inspire me, it’s definitely Hans Zimmer who I got to meet in June 2017. It was like a dream coming true. Me meeting the most popular film composer in the world? I couldn’t believe it! I also think the big part that brought me to film music is also my deep interest in movies themselves. Since I was 15 years old, I just loved watching films and TV series.
What is it that you love about music and making it?
The best thing about making music is the freedom I get as an artist. My creative process is just the way I want it to be, I can go out and get some inspiration from nature, or I can stay at home and just improvise. I can adjust it by my own needs and I can fully express myself along with my feelings and ideas. And that’s what I really love about it! Also, playing the piano is simply the one activity when I get completely lost in the moment and forget what time it is.
I can do it for hours a day and I’m still having fun while writing new tunes. The goal I have with my instrumental music is to help people bring the emotion to their lives. Sometimes you don’t feel like singing, so there is my music to support you, it’s here to make the perfect emotional background for your situation. I heard from some of my fans that my music helps them to stay calm and relaxed or that it just helps them focus better while studying. And reading all those messages gives me a reason to never stop composing.
What are your plans for the future?
After the graduation, I hope to finally have more time to compose. I’m not sure what exactly will happen, but you definitely can expect me to release a new album along with a few singles and maybe also EP by the end of this year. I also have some film scoring projects coming, so I will be working on my first feature film where it will be me who takes care about the music!
What advice would you give to other up-and-coming artists?
This is a great question! I think the biggest and most important piece of advice is to work hard and be patient. If you work on yourself every day, you get better with every track you release, and if you are patient enough to not stop producing, then I can promise you, good things are on its way.
At the beginning the problem is, you don’t get the exposure you deserve; nobody knows you. But as you are developing your skills and you have a decent social media presence then things change. Yes you do start with small numbers but if you persist, then it starts raising and in a moment, before you realise it, you have hundreds of thousands of streams!
So, believe in yourself, be good in communication (with fans but also with people who inspire you) and be patient, don’t give up.
One of our artists, RudeLies has been added to the massive Spotify playlist Fit mit Beat to pump you up for your workout.
Fit mit Beat has over 300,000 followers tuning in weekly to get them pumped with energy for a workout, or just getting hyped in general if you fancy. The Spotify hosted German playlist this week is graced by electronic duo RudeLies latest track WTR.
We’re always so happy when an artist using RouteNote gets selected by Spotify for being amazing. Being featured in playlists on Spotify can do massive things for artists and we think that RudeLies’ 300,000 new listeners are going to quickly become longtime fans of the incredible, energetic producers.
Robin Knaak, another artist with RouteNote also made it onto the popular New Music Friday official Spotify playlist in Indonesia with nearly 100,000 returning listeners. His latest hit Cover It Up will get you in the mood for summer with it’s chill, melodic vibes setting the perfect poolside scene.
Spotify are always searching for new music to feature in any of their hundreds of massive playlists and refresh them with the latest tunes each week. When you upload your music to Spotify with RouteNote you have a chance of getting selected by Spotify to be put in front of millions of new ears.
Get your music out there and on to all of the top music stores and streaming services online, all for free at www.routenote.com.
Tobu has dropped his first banger of 2018 in a joint effort with Bollywood singers Arijit Singh and Prakriti Kakar.
2018 is already looking like an amazing year for incredible producer Tobu with 7 million views on his new track in 2 days. The track ‘Subah Subah’ is a joint effort with Bollywood singers Arijit Singh and Prakriti Kakar.
The music video for Subah Subah went up on the 2nd of January and has already earned over 7 million views. Shot in the beautiful location of Rishikesh the video stars Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh, actors from the upcoming Bollywood movie Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety which the track has been made for.
Get your 2018 started with Subah Subah:
RouteNote are incredibly proud to work with Tobu personally as a signed artist on our management roster under Outertone.
With their tasty new single out today I spoke to Diviners, one of electronic music’s hottest up-and-comers shooting on to the scene.
The ingredient’s making up Diviners include half a shot of Kamil Pankowski and Kamil Relikowski. Both Kamil’s were born and raised in Poland where they met each other and began making music together as well as in their own ambitious endeavours.
Over the years the pair have been honing their craft, building their name and dropping killer tune after killer tune. They’ve just dropped their new track, How featuring Chris Severe and whilst we’re still soaking in the glory of it lets talk Diviners.
What inspired you both to start producing and creating music and how did you start?
Kamil R – I started 7 years ago together with Ason ID, Alan Walker, DJ Ness, Steerner, Jakob Liedholm, Zaxx, DJ Pygme. My main inspiration was Avicii’s & Otto Knows piano sound and Alesso’s melodic tracks, it was fresh in that times.
Kamil P – My adventure started 8 or 9 years ago. At the beginning I was active on a lot of music forums. My curiosity led me to start using FL Studio and learn how to produce own tracks. The nature inspires me the most – I really like snowboarding and beautiful views – trying to express it in all our songs.
We’ve met each other 4 years ago. Then decided to make songs (mainly Progressive House) together. On 6th of December 2014 – we went for one of Kygo’s show in Poland. It really motivated us – that’s how Diviners were created.
What are your biggest influences and who would you work with if you could?
It would be good to make a track with Aviicii, Kygo or Axwell. Ingrosso in the future!
How does it feel having the support and respect of peers like Alan Walker and the Chainsmokers?
We are good friends with Alan so it feels really nice that he is still with us – we also supported him on his show in Poland earlier this year. The Chainsmokers were really unexpected for us for sure and we’re so happy that they have heard and liked our track ‘Savannah’.
What is the music scene like in Poland and how has that influenced your music careers?
It’s not that good at all. We can’t play our own music at clubs or festivals because its ‘too soft stuff’ so we have to fit our music to the theme. We think we’re better known abroad.
If you were stranded on a desert island with 1 song and 1 item, what would they be?
Silhouettes’ by Avicii. An item? Definitely piano!
We can’t wait for your new track ‘How’ when it releases next week, what sort of vibe can we expect from it?
It’s one of these chill tracks with guitars we really enjoy to do.
What was your favourite part of creating ‘How’?
Our favourite part was changing main piano lead to the electric guitar steam recorded for this one by our friend. It gave a green light to the track.
You guys have had an incredible 4 years since coming together to start Diviners, topped off with a 2017 full of amazing music, shows, and more for you. With such an awesome 2017, what can we expect from Diviners in 2018?
We have a lot of new music. We’ve updated our hardware in the studio so work will go much easier and faster than before. Can’t wait to show you more of Diviners.
We would like to welcome you to our new YouTube channel featuring the latest and greatest music coming from RouteNote.
At RouteNote we distribute thousands of amazing artists from the massively popular to fresh faces just entering the music industry to music services around the world. With the amount of brilliant tunes we hear every day we want to share the love with you! That’s why we bring you ShoeBox Collection.
We already have Outertone, our collection of incredible electronic music and artists. Now with ShoeBox Collection we have a new hub for all of the outstanding bands playing rock, shoegaze, ambient, indie, post-punk and alternative music.
We’ve just started ShoeBox and we hope you will think it is as great as we do, so go and check out some great music as we build a new platform for getting our excellent artists heard. If you’re a band making music then upload your music at https://routenote.com today for your very own chance to feature on the ShoeBox Collection too!
This is a collection of our favourite bands that we love to hear come through RouteNote, and we think you’ll love them too!
RouteNote was thrilled to see that one of our incredibly talented artists, Kosso, has flown up the charts with his debut album hitting number 5 this week.
We have hundreds of amazing artists that use our service everyday and always just as much of an excitement for us when we see an artist who works with us doing well. When we saw how well Kosso was doing with his brand new album we just had to share the great news! Kosso’s music is distributed through RouteNote via his label AMG Music / SOB Music.
Kosso is a rapper/hip-hop artist signed with AMG Music / SOB Music from the Netherlands who has been steadily building a reputation in his homeland that has seen him become a massive success. With his new album ‘Nooit te laat’ Kosso has proven himself to be a powerful force in music shooting all the way up to number 5 in the Dutch charts in his first week.
Insomnichord are a brilliant up-and-coming progressive/psychedelic rock band from Bristol, UK and here’s how they sound unplugged.
One of the many fantastic artists on RouteNote, Insomnichord are a rising band from Bristol. Always keen to see how the artists using us are doing we met up with band in-between playing and studying to record an acoustic set and chat to the boys about the band.
They describe themselves saying:
Insomnichord are a psychedelic rock band birthed from the glittering depths of Ganesha’s cosmic echo chamber. They fuse fuzzy choruses with mind-warping synths and take influences from the classic psych sound of the 60s and 70s along with modern artists such as Tame Impala, Miley Cyrus, and The Simpsons. Insomnichord will take you to another dimension and back again so buckle up and hold onto your panties.
Below is the band’s gorgeous acoustic versions of two of their songs; Ambrosia and Sick. Watch the video for some acoustic vibes set to the luscious backdrop of the band’s garden.
After performing their set for us the guys spoke to us about the band including their adventures recording their upcoming album and Matti’s fecal bonding with Chris Martin from Coldplay. Check out their interview below and get to know the band on another level.
We can’t wait to hear Insomnichord’s new music later this year and look forward to catching up with them again soon!
Smitech Wesson, one of the fantastic artists on RouteNote’s label Vital, is heading to one of Istanbul’s biggest nightclubs for the launch of his new track.
One of the incredible electronic artists signed to RouteNote, Turkey’s Smitech Wesson, will be playing at the world-renowned Machine Club this Saturday. He will be supported by Disc Jockey Ari to launch his brand new smash hit ‘Remember (Feat. Şenceylik)’.
If you’re going to be in Istanbul, Turkey this weekend don’t miss a massive night from the talented producer and DJ Smitech Wesson. You can find out more about the night, this Saturday the 6th of May, from the Facebook event page here: www.facebook.com/events/1307696929266699
The night is being hosted by Osman Productions who have a track record of providing quality, fun packed events full of entertainment. Their description is roughly translated below:
OSMAN PRODUCTIONS began to take its first steps in 2000s in long, thin roads … As we walked, we grew, diversified and crowded.
Osman is actually a name and a nickname for OSMAN PRODUCTIONS. But it is such a name that can be heard and heard anywhere from the painter in the street to the deputies in parliament … Right here, OSMAN also corresponds to a situation. It’s like a fictitious identity infiltrated in the scenes that can be everywhere, confused and horrified, but witnessed with cool looks.
Like the variety of moments that can be encountered by the name Osman, OSMAN PRODUCTIONS is a product of the mainstream, subculture, interspersed and deceived, and is produced from imaginations, facts, music and all kinds of imaged, street art, needlework, crochet, A formation that continues and encourages all to produce and continue.
Ahrix, one of RouteNote’s favourite artists, is shooting up the electronic charts as his single Nova hits it’s highest place in the charts yet!
Ahrix is a 20 year old Dutch producer who has built up a massive fanbase since starting at the age of 14 with millions around the world listening to his music. His biggest track ‘Nova’ has returned to the charts four years after it first released moving all the way up to 24th place in Billboard’s ‘Hot Dance/Electronic songs’.
As with all the artists who use RouteNote, working with Ahrix is always a joy and we’re thrilled to see him doing so well – especially as one of the artists on our Outertone label. Alan Walker who RouteNote also works with is just one place lower in 25th with his track ‘Alone’, with Ahrix taking Walker’s spot from last week in 24th place.