2013 was a stellar year at Fervor Fercords and the nexty promises more. Label exec, Jeff Freindlich, talked with AZ Music Matters to review the year’s highhlings. Check out the full article, Fervor Records Top 5 of 2013.
The Team at Fervor Records wishes all a Happy New Year!Read More
Fans of the 1994 video game Sonic The Hedgehog tie Fervor Records to long standing musical mystery involving the iconic game and the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson.
Video game pioneer, Sega, originally tapped Michael Jackson to contribute music to their flagship Sonic The Hedgehog franchise. Jackson’s involvement has been shrouded in mystery with some fans believing Michael’s song Who Is It served as the inspiration for Sonic’s Ice Cap level, while others attributed the inspiration to Smooth Criminal. The singer’s pending legal woes and conflicting opinions regarding the sound chip in the game system caused Michael to step back from the project but his musical director, Brad Buxer, remained on the gig. Over a decade earlier Buxer was part of the popular New Wave outfit, The Jetzons.
Enter Fervor Records who acquired The Jetzons catalog in 2008. The label uncovered several unreleased tracks in the archives and re-packaged the cult masterpiece as,The Complete Jetzons. Die hard Hedgehog fans discovered The Jetzons’ 1983 song, Hard Times (from the Fervor release), as the obvious basis for Sonic 3′s Icecap level. This dismisses Jackson’s involvement by directly tying Brad Buxer to the much debated soundtrack. The discovery has spread like wildfire on the internet prompting multiple Hard Times/Sonic mashup re-mixes and audio wave analysis. YouTube, gamer boards and blogs continue to light up.
Sonic The Hedgehog now celebrates its 20th anniversary. A re-mastered version launched as an app for both Android and iOS earlier this month. It will also roll out as a new animated series slated for Fall 2014. The Complete Jetzons is available at digital e-railers worldwide.
“Shoot it Up” is available on Fayuca’s release, Barrio Sideshow, on Fervor Records.Read More
The new Hans Olson release, Dust To Dust is receiving positive feedback. Tastemaker arena.com dishes up some interesting info on both the record and the legendary artist himself. Fervor Records released Mr. Olson’s latest effort on August 16th and its now available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic and beyond. Check out Janice Vega’s feature article here: Legendary Bluesman Hans Olson Returns With ‘Dust To Dust’.
Special thanks to Serene Dominic and The Phoenix New Times for interview and feature with Fervor execs. We are honored to support valley artists by bringing them exposure on national television! Read the full article here on The Phoenix New Times!
This morning Fervor execs John Costello (L) and Jeff Freundlich (R) sat down with KPNX Channel 12′s Emma Jade to discuss the finer points of last night’s 55th Annual Grammy Awards show.
From Justin Timberlake’s performance to Carrie Underwood’s well-lit dress, there were many highlights to cover. Costello and Freundlich are not only boutique indie label owners, but also musical artists who regularly write, perform, produce and market new material for both traditional releases as well as for use in Film/Television/Advertisements.
Due to Costello and Freundlich’s day-to-day involvement with the inner-workings of the modern music industry, they were able to add another dimension to the conversation from their perspective, beyond the ever-popular topic of red-carpet fashion.
This is the second year the pair have joined the KPNX Channel 12 newsteam for the recap of music’s biggest night, and most likely won’t be the last.
Get a taste of John Costello’s breadth of scope as a performer and producer with these two critically acclaimed titles (ranging from smooth jazz to hard-hitting hip hop):
John Costello – Beyond Smooth
Tarik NuClothes – Emperor’s NuClothes
Check out Jeff Freundlich’s latest artistic release Floodgates by The Blue Flood, his recent collaborative effort with artist/producer Andy Gerold, singer Dawn Jameson and rapper Marcus Latief Scott.