Oscar G. and Ralph Falcon (AKA Murk) are one of
the most successful DJ and production teams in the world. Recording as
Murk, and under other aliases including Funky Green Dogs, Liberty City
and Coral Way Chiefs, the duo is responsible for some of the most
influential and commercially successful dance tracks of all time. In
fact, their 2003 self-titled artist album set a new record with five #1
singles on the Billboard Dance Chart in one year. Only Madonna, Janet
Jackson and Whitney Houston had previously done better on the charts.
With demand for the "Miami sound" now at an all time high, Murk
announces the concurrent launch of two new labels - Murk Records and
Murk Classics. Both labels will showcase the best Murk productions past,
present and future and will be full of surprise twists!
Murk Records is the new home for original productions by Ralph Falcon
and Oscar G. The duo will launch the label with "For You," a brand new
12" production featuring the vocals of New York City chanteuse Marie
Morille. The track is scheduled for commercial release in mid-May and
will be one of the most talked about new tunes at this year's Winter
Music Conference. Murk Classics is a vehicle for both established and
up-and-coming talent to remix classic tracks from Oscar G. and Ralph
Falcon's back catalogue. The first single to come from the label - Funky
Green Dogs "Reach For Me" - will be remixed by Steve Lawler and Desyn
Masiello, and is set for a late-April release. Future releases will
feature remixes from internationally acclaimed talent including Deep
Dish, Sander Kleinenberg and Nick Fanciulli, among others. Both labels
will be distributed worldwide through Amato Distribution.
This is the latest in a flurry of big moves for the Miami duo. Within
the past two months, Murk has launched a successful residency at New
York City's Crobar and Oscar G. has reduced his Space Miami residency
from weekly to monthly so that he can tour the world. Also on the
horizon is a new mix CD from Oscar G. entitled Oscar G. Live At Space
Vol. 2. The set is due out in April on Peter Rauhoffer's Star 69
Records. Oscar G. will also be celebrating his final weekly gig at Space
Miami on Saturday February 26. After Saturday's gig Oscar will go
monthly on the third week of each month. His first monthly Space
performance will take place the weekend before Winter Music Conference, on Saturday, March 19.
Oscar G and Ralph Falcon will celebrate the launch of Murk Records and
Murk Classics with a party in Miami during the Winter Music Conference
on Saturday, March 26. Murk will also close the outside portion of Pete
Tong's BBC Radio 1 party at Club Nikki Beach on Friday, March 25. More
information to follow.