NW1/Revelry, Combustion, Sea Gayle and Complete Control Management Pair EDM Artists With Nashville Writers At 2-Day Camp

From left to right: Luke Foley (Combustion writer), Chris Van Belkom (Combustion), Freeman Wizer (Sea Gayle), Tony Livadas (Brass Knuckles), Anthony Pisano (Brass Knuckles), AJ Burton (Nettwerk/Revelry), Neil Mason (Nettwerk/Revelry writer) and Danny D’Brito (Brass Knuckles)

Nettwerk One Music/Revelry Music, Combustion Music, Sea Gayle Music and Complete Control Management recently came together to host a 2-day writing camp combining Nashville writers with two EDM artists: Tritonal and Brass Knuckles. Writing sessions took place from 10am – 7pm at Blackbird Studios and Combustion Music offices, with performing rights organizations ASCAP and BMI providing daily lunch.

Participating writers included: NW1/Revelry clients Neil Mason, Mike Fiorentino and Tammi Kidd Hutton, Combustion client Luke Foley, and Sea Gayle clients Bryan Simpson and Ingrid Andress.

Nettwerk’s AJ Burton says, “The idea of organizing an outside- the-box writing camp in Nashville intrigued me and my colleague Melissa Emert-Hutner, and after discussing the idea with our friends at Combustion, Sea Gayle and Complete Control Management, we decided to give it a shot. Combining forces between two thriving genres and pushing the limits and EDM artists’ ability to feature various artists on their records, it just made sense to us.”

Complete Control Management's head of A&R Joseph Pepin says, "I've toyed around with the idea of sending dance acts from Complete Control's roster to Nashville for a while now. When I began discussing the idea with my friends over at Nettwerk, Combustion and Sea Gayle, I found that they shared an equal amount of excitement for the idea, so we moved forward with it. I've always had the utmost respect for the songwriting that takes place in Nashville and the ability that the writers in this city have to tell a story in a unique way. I think it is safe to say that we are all really happy with the results of the camp, and we hope to have more outside the box collaborations of this type in the near future.”

From left to right: Penny Gattis (BMI), AJ Burton (Nettwerk/Revelry), Freeman Wizer (Sea Gayle), Tammi Kidd Hutton (Nettwerk writer), Tofer Brown (Razor & Tie writer), David Reed (Tritonal), Luke Foley (Combustion writer), Chad Cisneros (Tritonal), Joseph Pepin (Complete Control Mgmt) and Chris Van Belkom (Combustion)

From left to right: Freeman Wizer (Sea Gayle), Danny D’Brito (Brass Knuckles), Ingrid Andress (Sea Gayle writer), AJ Burton (Nettwerk/Revelry), Anthony Pisano (Brass Knuckles), Mike Fiorentino (Nettwerk/Revelry writer), Evyn Mustoe (ASCAP), Joseph Pepin (Complete Control Mgmt), Tony Livadas (Brass Knuckles) and Chris Van Belkom (Combustion)


After earning a spot on MTV Clubland's "10 Artists to Watch in 2013" list, TRITONAL, comprised of Dave Reed and Chad Cisneros have continued to launch track after track on to the Beatport top ten charts including their hit single "Now or Never" which spent peaked in the top 5 of the Billboard Dance Chart. Tritonal has received praise and support from some of the biggest names in dance music including Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Tiësto, Ferry Corsten, Steve Aoki, Markus Schulz, Gareth Emery, Nicky Romero, and many more.

Brass Knuckles:

The Miami based DJ trio Brass Knuckles is comprised of Anthony Pisano, Danny D'Brito, and Tony Livadas. Live the group commands the stage with Pisano and D'Brito both on DJ duty mixing songs and triggering samples while Livadas wows the audience with his guitar riffs and solos that fit seamlessly over EDM beats. The group considers themselves more a band then a DJ group, writing most of their material while jamming on real instruments. The group then composes their ideas in Abelton. Brass Knuckles first breakthrough single came in 2012 with “Bad Habits”, which peaked at #27 on the Billboard Club Play Charts and #45 on the Billboard Dance Charts.

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