This Is Your Life
EDX Feat. Nadia Ali

This Is Your Life
  • ARTIST EDX , Nadia Ali
  • GENRE House
  • RELEASE DATE 2012-10-01
  • LABEL Serial Records / Universal
  • CAT NUMBER SER209

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EDX

EDX Over the past few years, EDX a.k.a. Maurizio Colella has made a name for himself in the international EDM scene, headlining the world’s finest clubs and festivals to crowds in excess of 60,000 – from Miami to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, São Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul, Taipei, all the way to Sydney. The chart topping Switzerland-based DJ/Producer has worked with some of the biggest names in music including Axwell, Benny Benassi, Kelis, Deadmau5, Armand Van Helden, Bob Sinclar, Kool & The Gang, Kaskade, Armin Van Buuren, Steve Angello of the Swedish House Mafia, Dubfire and many others. His remixes have been consistently featured on various DJ charts such as the DMC Buzz, Cool Cuts and Beatport and was even ranked in the TOP 3 of Beatport’s Best Progressive House Artist alongside Deadmau5 and Eric Prydz.

His involvement in the music industry began at an early age, but it is his consistent work that has made EDX an exemplary success story. He recently launched his weekly radio show ‘No Xcuses’ on SIRIUS XM’s Electric Area Channel and spent summer 2011 holding a residency at the world’s number one nightclub – Space, Ibiza.

EDX has continued his success into 2012 with the release of his highly anticipated debut album, ‘On The Edge’. He has spent the past 2 years working tirelessly to create this 14 track magnum opus featuring some of the most incredible vocalists in the genre; including platinum selling artist Nadia Ali, Sarah McLeod, Tamra Keenan, Hadley, Sam Obernik, John Williams and Jerique. ‘On The Edge’ has already resulted in the hit single “Give It Up For Love” feat. John Williams and future anthem “This Is Your Life” with Nadia Ali. EDX has a bright future ahead of him and will continue to reach and impress the most demanding audiences around the world.

NADIA ALI

Nadia AliNadia Ali was born in the Mediterranean and grew up in Queens, New York City.
In her teens, Nadia listened to a hugevariety of music - anything from Reggae, Hip Hop, Latin house and from Motown to alternative rock. However, Nadia considers classic rock and Indian music to be her biggest genre influences.

Artistically, the three performers having the most influence on her are Stevie Nicks, "because of her haunting vocals and songwriting;" Sade, "because she has such a distinctive sound;" and Madonna, "For being such an intense performer". Artists ranging from U2, Led Zeppelin, Jim Morrison, Carole King, Depeche Mode and eastern icon, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, among others, have also heavily ininflucenced her.

Nadia's voice is astonishingly pure and rich despite the fact that she never once had vocal training. Earlier in her life she looked at singing as a hobby(she wrote her rst song at 16) and instead went to college for academic purposes rather than pursue a career in music. But life sometimes has other ideas for us.

While working in the NYC Versace oce - trying to balance full time employment with college - a colleague (who had heard her singing in the oce) introduced Nadia to a producer named Markus Moser. The rst song Nadia sang for Markus was Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" and it blew him away - He knew Nadia had something special.

At Markus' suggestion Nadia soon quit college to focus exclusively on singing and songwriting, a period that soon yielded dozens of songs.
One such track was the mighty "Rapture," a song in which the lyrics were written by Nadia in a mere 30 minutes.

Together, Markus and Nadia would formally release "Rapture," a second single "At The End" and the album Poetica under the stage name Iio. "At the time I had no idea how big the song was gonna become. I don't think anybody knew how massive it was gonna become.
I started hearing all these strange names like oh "Sander, Pete Tong, Seb Fontaine, are all playing Rapture" I remembered how crazy it was when I first heard it on the radio I freaked.
I mean growing up in NY, since I was 14 I had gone to clubs like the Tunnel, the Palladium, Roxy and Limelight and really only knew a handful of names the likes of Tenaglia, Deep Dish, Sasha & Digweed. I had no idea that all these names would eventually go on to playing my record I mean I remember my rst 2 dance (Cassette Tapes!) being Danny Tenaglia's "Tourism" and a Junior Vasquez mix compilation.

It was all surreal," Nadia says What does the future hold in store for Nadia Ali? Well, the future is now! Nadia recently collaborated with Armin Van Buuren on a track called "Who is Watching." Much dierent that the high energy trance Van Buuren is known for, the track is very minimal, complete with an acoustic guitar.

Remixes of "Who is Watching" is being played out at clubs now and the original version is available on Van Buuren's new CD "Shivers." Nadia also collaborated with producers John Creamer & Stephane K and male vocalist/singer/songwriter Rosko on the duet "Something To Lose.""I chose working with Armin Van Buuren (well known for his melodic trance productions) and John Creamer & Stephane K (known for their sexy deep progressive house) because I wanted to do two records very different from each other. The Van Buuren record is very emotional and melodic and the record with Creamer and K has a lot of energy and attitude.
It's also really interesting to work with them because both Armin Van Buuren and Creamer and K remixed "Rapture" and I always wanted to work with them," says Nadia.

Nadia has performed in all parts of the world, from Texas to Taipei, Bucharest to Melbourne, and Moscow to Istanbul. She brings a unique passion and intensity to each of her performances, the result of a true connection to each track she sings.

Nadia continues to 100% exclusively write and sing her own lyrics in order to bring across that true emotion to her fans. She is at the heart of what makes dance music young, fresh, exciting and new. "

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