Warner Music Australia Signs L D R U to Global Deal (EXCLUSIVE)
L D R U is the latest signing to Warner Music Australia, TMN can reveal.
The project of ARIA Award-nominated Sydney DJ producer and DJ Drew Carmody, L D R U lands a worldwide deal with the music major, and celebrates it with the release today (Aug. 25) of “The Excuse.”
“I am genuinely thrilled to welcome L D R U to the Warner Music family,” comments Dan Rosen, president of Warner Music Australasia.
“We’re long-term fans of his work, and when we first heard the new songs he had been working on over the past couple of years, I knew we had to bring him into the label. These are seriously huge tracks, and I can’t wait to hear them blasting across dancefloors and festival stages around Australia and the world.”
“The Excuse,” the first official L D R U release on WMA, arrives with a psychedelic animated video, created by Australian digital artist Ego / Undersea Creative, and is the culmination of several warm-up releases, including “Let You Go” and “Ride Through”.
More dance tracks are in the pipeline, say reps from the music giant.
L D R U has been dropping tunes since 2013, and has gone on to amass more than 70 million streams. One of his best-known numbers, 2015’s “Keeping Score” featuring Paige IV, cracked the Top 20 on ARIA Singles Chart, came in at No. 22 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown, and earned a nomination for an ARIA Award in the category for best dance release and for breakthrough artist.
“Keeping Score” is now triple-platinum certified, and appeared on his 2017 Sizzlar mixtape alongside platinum releases “To Be Free” and “Next To You”.
Earlier this month, he released a remix of Major Lazer’s “Be Together” featuring Wild Belle, a track that has raced to 245,000 streams on Spotify, and punched 100,000 listens across all platforms in its first weekend.
At WMA, L D R U joins a domestic roster that includes Alex the Astronaut, Boy Soda, Budjerah and daine.