Breakout African artist TRESOR today announced that he has signed a worldwide deal with international record label Ultra Records. The deal includes the release and distribution of his music to North & South America, Canada, United Kingdom, Asia, Australia as well as the Benelux region. Ultra Records has produced a string of recent international hits including the likes of Omi “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)”, Kygo “Stole The Show” & Deorro x Chris Brown “Five More Hours”.
“I am excited beyond words with the deal we have just signed and I can’t wait for the world to hear the music,” TRESOR said. “As an African artist I’ve always believed that we make world class music right here at home and I am looking forward to this new global adventure potentially opening new doors for African musicians. I believe the world needs our sound now more than ever before.”
Raphael Benza, founder and Managing Director of Vth Season: “The Vth Season exist to take our artists’ music and brands to the world. By doing so we fulfil their dreams. It excites us to see TRESOR’s dreams of having the world listen to his music come true. It is well deserved and a compliment to our efforts to team up with Ultra Records/Sony International to take his music beyond the borders of Africa”.
Earlier this month, TRESOR released his debut album, ‘VII’. The album – which he has worked on for the past seven years and features collaborations with AKA, Beatenberg, Kuli Chana and The Soil – opened at #2 on the iTunes Pop Albums Chart in South Africa, to overwhelmingly positive reactions from fans and critics alike. TRESOR’s “Mount Everest (Freddy Verano Remix)” music video, a #1 dance airplay hit in Italy and a song that reached #1 on the Global Shazam trending list, is approaching 800 000 views online.