Fervor Records/Wild Whirled founder and CEO David Hilker is being honored by his home state of Iowa.
The Iowa Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame is inducting Hilker over their Labor Day weekend ceremonies and handing him the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.
David’s extensive lifelong career has covered virtually all facets of the music biz.
Hilker states, “I owe a deep gratitude to everyone that has mentored and guided me along this incredible journey. This really is a testament to my family, friends, colleagues and clients who have believed in my dreams and supported my vision. It’s an incredible thrill to be honored by my home state as this is where it all started.”
Other luminaries with Iowa ties to be honored by the organization include, Ritchie Valens, The Everly Brothers, Wanda Jackson, Tommy Roe, Elvin Bishop, The Big Bopper, BJ Thomas and Brenda Lee.
Hilker, along with John Costello founded Fervor Records and Wild Whirled Music in 1990. The team added Jeff Freundlich in 2002.Read More
Hot Soul Funk From The Height Of Roller Disco
When it’s time to boogie on the dance floor and it’s 1978, Len Boone is the man to turn to.
Now you can roll-bounce your way back the golden age of Disco-Funk with Do Whatcha Feel, a hand-picked collection of previously unreleased gems, available worldwide on Fervor Records.
“If you don’t want to be lonely, put on your party shoes..and just do whatcha feel, whatcha feel…when the music hits you”
Boone first came on the pop culture radar when he wrote a Top 10 hit for The Bay City Rollers (You Made Me Believe In Magic).
He then went on to sign with Chrysalis where he released a 12” and two singles (Love Won’t Be Denied and There’s No Me Without You), which are still spinning in UK dance clubs to this day.
With an effortless RnB voice and a gift for Funk hooks, Boone continued to lend his talents to other projects and ended up penning several more charting hits for his colleagues.
His music has also appeared in several film soundtracks, including Where The Money Is (2000) starring Paul Newman, Remembrance (1982) with Gary Oldman, and The Bitch (1979) starring Jackie Collins.
Do Whatcha Feel, now available on iTunes, is a six-song EP of tracks recorded between 1978 and 1982.
It spotlights Boone’s skillful vocals, but also features prominent funky bass licks, slick guitar riffs, and an abundance of groovy old-school synth sounds, reminiscent of the Dance-Funk-Pop of Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall album.
01 Do Whatcha Feel
02 Work It Out Your System
03 Shine On
05 Anything For You
06 This Is The One
As of today, Arizona’s premier Latin-Reggae-Rock band Fayuca reached 10,000 likes on Facebook, which is strangely the modern currency of the music industry. Gone are the days of measuring success with charts and record sales..everyone wants to know how many ‘likes’ bands have, and how many YouTube views.
Well Fayuca is finally entering the ranks, thanks to all that touring nd dedication to their fans, and all the love coming back at ‘em.
With a flurry of activity since their Fervor Records debut Barrio Sideshow dropped in May, their fan-base has been exponentially growing at every turn, and it’s an international audience at that.
The video for their current single, Por Que Seguir, which is all in Spanish (and clocking in at 92K views), is in steady rotation on mtvU ever since it was selected as the viewers choice on the network’s ‘you pick’ show, The Freshmen.
Fans from Spanish-speaking nations have been flocking to Fayuca’s Facebook page since it’s launch.
Stay tuned for the next phase, and lookout for international tour announcements. There are many more future Fayuqueros to find!
In the meantime, check out this other video for their English-language single Marialena.
New Lionsgate suspense-thriller The Frozen Ground hits theaters this weekend and sports not one, not two, but SEVEN songs from the Fervor catalog, and all of them are artists from Arizona.
Starring A-listers Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, 50 Cent and Vanessa Hudgens, this true-story takes place in 1980’s Anchorage where a serial killer had been on the loose for years, killing dozens of young women and burying them in the tundra. One victim escapes and enlists the help of a state trooper to find her assailant and get justice.
Keeping up with the authenticity of the truth-based story, the music selection is derived from original 30+ year old recordings. The 7 Fervor cuts come from a handful of critically acclaimed, wildly popular bands of the early 80’s Phoenix music scene.
Two syncs come from ultra-cool New Wave sensation The Jetzons. They are 4-3-1 and Real Time, found on the Fervor Records release The Complete Jetzons.
Another one was an offering by their colleagues, Power Pop pioneers Blue Shoes. The track is Hey, from the Fervor Records release The Best of Blue Shoes.
And for fans of the rough and tumble Oi! branch of Punk, The Rogues track Triumph Over Will is in the mix, available on the Fervor Records release Oi! Detroit.
And finally, there’s Loosely Tight. This band packed arenas with the glory of straight-ahead Rock and Roll, and managed to land THREE songs from their Fervor Records release The Best of Loosely Tight in the film. The tracks are: Let Me Go Crazy, These Walls Between, and Fightin’ Society.
Catch all 7 Fervor tunes in the new suspense film, and get a thrill from not only a gruesome true story, but also a nice full hit of the trendsetting music scene from early 80’s Phoenix, AZ.
Fayuca’s deep cut from Barrio Sideshow, Marialena, tells the story of a forbidden love, where the beautiful girl is mixed up with the wrong guy and pines for another. Starring Fayuca drummer Raf, this timeless tale weaves Luchadore masks into a tale as old as time.
The video, which was the second single from their Fervor Records debut, was promised to be released by the label if the loyal fans shared the announcement post on Facebook at least 125 times.
This task only took a matter of hours before it was unleashed and available to the eager Fayuqueros.
The flurry of excitement over Marialena caught the attention of mtvU, who had been reviewing a third Fayuca video for rotation (Por Que Seguir). MTV networks were so impressed, they pushed the other single/video through and it is now in regular rotation on their college-oriented channel, mtvU.
Check out the video for Marialena on YouTube, directed by Matty Steinkamp (Sundawg Media).Read More