Mike Hawkins has a musical vision, and those that are familiar with it know that he’s always tried to stay ahead of the sounds that are currently popular in the dance music world.
He aims to change the face of electronic music, to level the playing field in favor of all whose talent exceeds the so-far established sounds of the industry. And now in collaboration with Armada Music, Mike Hawkins has found the right way to do so: VAYPOR.
“It has to be cool, and it has to make sense. If it doesn’t have character, it’s not on the label”, explains Mike Hawkins. “Of course, I’m working the label as an industry insider through my network and that of Armada. But first and foremost, I’m approaching VAYPOR as an artist and music fan myself.”
“It’s somewhat of a dream come true for me to be able to have a company as massive as Armada give me the reins to push out the music that I find personally fascinating. I’m really looking forward to working closely with a lot of amazing, up and coming artists.”
Maykel Piron, CEO of Armada Music expressed: “Electronic music isn’t just evolving in one single direction. There are lots of artists out there who steer clear from the beaten paths and try to find their own way through the dance music jungle. VAYPOR doesn’t carve out the trail for them, but instead hands them a machete and lets them go whichever direction they please. I strongly believe that this is the way to go if you want your artists to fulfil their full potential. It’s why I believe in VAYPOR.”
Mike Hawkins released his single ‘Bad Blood’ as the first single on his new label. Bad blood features wonderful vocals from Raphaella which makes the track a genre-defying production already!
Grab the track right here!