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Beauty, Brains & Talent – Gabriella de Fazio

January 15th, 2014
Gabriella de Fazio aka Dedalena

Gabriella de Fazio aka Dedalena

She’s talented! She’s down to Earth. She’s a label owner. And Guess What? She’s an amazing dance music artist.

I’m talking about Gabriella de Fazio aka Dedalena, co-owner of MorenLoud Records. If you’ve ever dreamed of rocking the music industry, chances are that Gabriella has been there, made it and bought the t-shirt.

As a business owner and dance music artist myself, I was immediately drawn to Gabriella’s perseverance and tenacity to reach for the stars and release top notch music on the co-owned label. Everything is top notch, including the brilliant producers, which are artists on the label. For them, music is like a flame that can’t be extinguished and it is this passion that fuels their desire to continue to produce quality music for the masses.

I decided to reach out to reach out to Gabriella and chat about music, the label, and various other topics. I’m honored that Gabriella took some time off to answer my questions. I hope you guys enjoy it!

As a valued Vocal Downloads customer, how do you feel about using our Vocal Mini Packs and samples?

We are very satisfied with the samples of Vocal Downloads because they are of high quality and perfectly suited to our musical needs giving a strong impact on the final product.

What inspired you to start a record label?

Since 2006 I have been managing “Theatre Studio“, an Audio and Video Production Studio together with the owner Aldo Bergamasco who set it up in 1994. In the course of the years Theatre Studio productions have been released by various labels. One day we wondered: why don’t we found a label and propose our productions directly to the market?   So, in 2011 Gabriella De Fazio and Aldo Bergamasco founded their own label Morenloud Records.  

What is your mission statement and vision for the label?

Morenloud has a precise philosophy according to which its name derives from: to propose music of high quality with a loud sound!!! Our productions are followed out in details. We prefer to give prominence to originality, not to the market trends of the moment and to invest in new products and artists.

What can we expect from MorenLoud Records in the future?

Morenloud Records has a 360 degree vision of music and it is not focused on a specific genre. We are working on several new productions that will be released with amazing 3D videos very soon.

Who is Gabriella De Fazio (Dedalena)?

Gabriella De Fazio, aka Dedalena, has always loved music and has been writing songs since she was a teenager.

Dedalena was born in Germany and currently lives in Italy. As a child she attended singing and piano lessons.  Soon after, she found her passion, songwriting. In time, this passion would pave the way to her career as a successful songwriter in the music industry.

In 2005, Gabriella joined forces with Aldo Bergamasco, aka Astralbody as her official producer.

In 2007, KULT Records NYC signed Gabriella as an artist, which garnered her a publishing deal as a songwriter with Tunch Tunch (ASCAP) and Kultivated Sounds (BMI) for the US and Sherlock Holmes Publishing for the UK.

Her first Kult Records single and video “Dreamin Moon” was released in 2010 and co-written and produced by Aldo Bergamasco, Ugo Nicolo’ and Gabriella De Fazio.  Her single was remixed by some of the top producers in dance music such as Szeifert & Krash, Louie Devito, Asi Givati, DJ Gomi, and Andy Harding.

In 2011 she was back after her smash “Dreamin Moon” with a new single and video entitled

To Live and Love”, produced by Aldo Bergamasco and released on the co-owned Italian label MorenLoud Records.

Her latest single “Cold China Sky”, produced by Aldo Bergamasco, includes the original Lounge mix and 3 remixes by the Italian producers Astralbody, Max Ice and Luke & Mar for MorenLoud Records.  “Cold China Sky is available on Beatport and many other top retail sites.

Dedalena is currently in the studio working on new tracks and videos for releases in 2014 on MorenLoud Records!



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Need More Plays? We Can Help!

December 9th, 2013

With new artists emerging every day and music releases flooding every music platform that exists, the chances of your music getting discovered or listened to may be getting slimmer by the day. And, it doesn’t help that the music market is pretty saturated. If you’re lucky enough to have a huge following your chances are much better. But for the rest of us, it seems our music goes into some mysterious black hole. As artists ourselves at Vocal Downloads, we understand your frustrations and we can help you get more plays or even get some youtube views.

With over 34,000 followers and over 1 million plays on SoundCloud, we decided to test the waters and repost music that includes our vocals, while featuring the artists’ full name. The results exceeded our expectations, as well as our customers.  Not only did they gain more plays than expected, they also picked up some new followers.  And while we can’t promise anyone multi-platinum sales or a flash mob of new followers, we can guarantee you will get heard.

If you want your music heard by a wider audience, simply add the Vocal Downloads artists’ full name as a feature to your title and contact us through SoundCloud with a link to your masterpiece at   Leave the rest to us!


The Past & Future of Dance Music Styles

September 30th, 2013

The Past and Future of Dance Music StylesBy Robin Sandoval-March

Some say the origin of House music came out of Chicago in 1981. An escape from street and gang life, house music offered temperance to the unsettled consciousness of youth at the time. It allowed them to mingle with peers, while dancing away any of their problems.

Techno music, which some say, came out of Detroit in the early 90’s, may have begun through the evolutionary progress of various new textures, patterns and sounds which were emerging from all over the world.

New electronic music devices were being created while electronic sounds were coming into their own. The kick and snare became the heartbeat of the song. The bass became the backbone driving force. The synthesizer was the melody which brought people into the nightclub doors, and kept them dancing from dusk to dawn.

Over the years, some of the different genres and sub styles which have emerged with this new sound have been called: Deep House, House, Techo, Megabeat, Electro House, Disco House, Funky House, Garage, Techno, Industrial, Electronica, Breakcore, Micro-house, Underground, Trance, Ambient, Breaks, Minimal Techno, Dub Step, and many more.

But in looking at where we are now, it was the music groups from as far back as the 60’s that were the veterans of this new sound. Bands like “The Tornados” created one of the first techno-pop songs entitled Telstar in 1962, which became a Billboard number one hit for the band. The song featured a Clavioline, an instrument like a keyboard with a very distinctive electronic sound. Telstar was the first U.S. number one hit by a British group. The song was originally thought to be just a novelty record intended to make people think about the dawn of the space age. Little did they know at the time how evolutionary their record would become.

Since then, DJ’s and Re-mixers (both male and female) have come on the dance music scene, creating an entirely new sound of the future. With their flair for remixing different sounds, cuts and beats, many DJ’s have created number one dance singles. In doing so, they have developed a new artistry and way for them to be heard by music industry power players. Further, they continue to compete at becoming the best mixers and most popular DJ’s in the clubs. In their own right, they have become the celebrities.

With respect to all forms of music and genres introduced, there is no one sound or genre which now stands alone. Music is as diverse as the creators’ imagination. But groundbreakers, such as The Tornados and Kraftwerk have helped to pave the way.

Stay tuned, because the next groundbreakers are sitting in their studios (or sound proofed bedroom closets) right now creating the hottest ‘new sound’ as we speak. And moving forward toward the future, who knows what those sounds will be entitled. Perhaps you will come up with the next new style yourself.  If so, what will it be coined?  The world’s audience will definitely be listening.