1 JUNE 2015
Eclectic new dance album helps animals in need
Proceeds of Nutty Traxx ‘Freedom’ go towards massive ADI rescue in South America
A new dance album released by Nutty Traxx will raise funds to help Animal Defenders International (ADI) save animals in distress. ‘Freedom’ features an eclectic mix of global artists from around the world and was inspired by award-winning action documentary Lion Ark.
DJ and Producer James ‘Nutty Traxx’ Brierley pledged to donate proceeds from the album after watching the critically acclaimed Lion Ark about 25 lions being rescued from circuses in Bolivia by ADI and their airlift to freedom.
The UK’s leading hardstyle label, Nutty Traxx has racked up Number 1 bestsellers on Trackitdown, Juno and other leading stores. The new mini album contains a refreshing mix of styles and upcoming and established artists.
James Brierley, who saw Lion Ark at a gala West End screening last year, said “Seeing their amazing South American rescue mission unfold in Lion Ark was an incredibly moving experience for me and I am delighted to be able to support the inspiring and important work of Animal Defenders International through this eclectic new album. Download ‘Freedom’ today and help ADI protect and save animals around the world.”
Available to download at all major MP3 portals including Amazon, Beatport, iTunes and Junodownload, ‘Freedom’ is a global collaboration featuring tracks from Viktor Sazunger, James Identity, Tiifa, Renegade System, Connected and Chano Diaz Limaco, whose music also features on the Lion Ark soundtrack.
Viktor Saxunger – Valens
James Identity – Yeah!
Tiifa – Haunted
Renegade System – Aliens
Connected – Woodpecker
Chano Diaz Limaco – Andean Journey
ADI President and Lion Ark Producer Jan Creamer said “We are currently undertaking our biggest ever rescue mission in Peru and Colombia where we are enforcing bans on the use of wild animals in circuses, so the timing of “Freedom” could not be better. We are hugely grateful to James and Nutty Traxx for compiling this amazing selection of artists. People can get a great album know that every track that is downloaded really will help an animal take a step towards freedom.”
The artists on the mini album come from around the world including the UK, Sweden, and appropriately, Peru, where for a year ADI has been undertaking Operation Spirit of Freedom rescuing over 80 animals including 33 lions, a tiger, a puma, over 20 monkeys and real-life Paddington bear Cholita, a hairless endangered Spectacled bear whose plight captured the hearts of people around the world.
Every download from the “Freedom” album raises money to help ADI’s rescue work, with all the tracks donated by the artists.
Make a donation to help the animals saved during Operation Spirit of Freedom: www.ad-international.org/FreedomAppealUK or 020 7630 3340.
Lion Ark is in worldwide TV and VOD distribution with ITV Global and returns soon for selected cinema screenings in the UK and USA. The film features another eclectic, international soundtrack including: Joan Jett, Joe Strummer, Los Peyotes, Wire, Chano Diaz Limaco, Chris Knight and an original score by Karel Havlicek.
Nutty T has a unique style, combining elements of hardtrance, hardstyle and raw aggressive acidlines. Hailing from the UK, he set up the Nutty Traxx label in 2005 and is known for hit releases including ‘The Storm’, ‘Project Annexe’ and ‘Nacho’. Working with acts such as Delete, Vazard, Thera, Da Tweekaz & Luca Antolini, Nutty T’s tracks have been supported on BBC Radio 1, Q-Dance, featured on EMI & Ministry Of Sound compilations and had number 1 best sellers on many major stores. Runner-up Hardstyle DJ and Producer in the HDM Awards 2014. www.nuttytraxx.co.uk
Born in Sweden, Viktor Saxunger – also known as Euphorizer – is a young, up-and-coming musician. His largely hardstyle music has been described as melodic, emotional and uplifting, as well as rough, energetic and dark. Winner of Tatanka’s remix competition and supported by artists such as The Prophet and Neilio.
Thomas Crossley aka Renegade System is a dance music producer based in Northern Ireland. Thomas has released tracks as Echidna under ‘Dutch Master Works’, remixed for Boozed Panderz, Blutonium Boy and Nutty T, and is now on ‘Acid Scorpions’ artist roster under their new imprint ‘Hyper Reality Records’.
Swedish Hard Dance DJ & Producer Albin Östberg – also known as ConnecteD – has already been supported by some of the biggest and best acts in the business. Signed by Nutty Traxx, one of the UK’s leading labels, this bright new talent is one to watch.
Erika Ekroth aka Tiifa is a Swedish based producer who is pushing the boundaries in modern dance, fusing elements of Tech, Hardtrance and Hardstyle. Tiifa has released her fresh approach to electronic music on a number of labels including System Square Records, Xtraxx Records, Therabyte and Gearbox.
Chano Diaz Limaco
Peru-based musician and producer Chano Diaz Limaco specialises in Andean fusion and has enjoyed platinum record sales. His work features on the soundtrack for the award-winning film Lion Ark.
Nutty Traxx ‘Freedom’ teaser
Lion Ark information and trailer
Information about ADI’s Operation Spirit of Freedom
Lion Ark Awards & Acknowledgements
Winner People’s Choice Award Boulder International Film Festival
Winner Audience Award Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival
Winner Audience Choice Best Documentary San Diego Film Festival
Winner Best Documentary Omaha International Film Festival
Winner Audience Choice Environmental Film Sedona International Film Festival
Winner Audience Favorite Documentary Palm Beach International Film Festival
Winner Best Documentary The Mississippi Film & Music Festival
Winner Best Documentary Alhambra Theatre Film Festival
Winner Animal Award Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival
Audience Choice Best Documentary Anchorage International Film Festival
Nominated: Outstanding International Motion Picture, 45th NAACP Image Awards
Lion Ark reviews
Animal Defenders International
With offices in Los Angeles, London, Lima and Bogota, ADI campaigns across the globe on animals in entertainment, providing technical advice to governments, securing progressive animal protection legislation, drafting regulations and rescuing animals in distress. ADI has a worldwide reputation for providing video and photographic evidence exposing the behind-the-scenes suffering in industry and supporting this evidence with scientific research on captive wildlife and transport. ADI rescues animals all over the world, educates the public on animals and environmental issues. www.ad-international.org