Artis Rekaman Elektro-Pop Sir Ivan Menembus Billboard Top 10 dengan Singel”Hare Krishna”

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NEW YORK, 18 April 2011 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ —

Peaceman Music berkenan mengumumkan bahwa singel terbaru artis rekaman Sir
Ivan, versi elektro-pop dari “Hare Krishna”, masuk daftar Top 10 lagu hit
bonafid Majalah Billboard edisi 16 April. Di urutan kesepuluh Dance Club Songs
Chart, hanya Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, dan lima artis
lainnya menempati posisi antara Sir Ivan dan posisi pertama. Kesuksesan di AS
ini menyusul respon yang hampir sama mengesankannya di Inggris di mana ia
mencapai urutan kelimabelas di New Music Week Chart dan keempatbelas baik di
DMC World House maupun World UK Club Charts.

“Hare Krishna” adalah yang terkini dalam serangkaian daur ulang pop/dance
lagu-lagu ikonik Sir Ivan dari tahun 1960-an dan awal 1970-an, yang berawal
pada tahun 2001, ketika ia merilis versi pop/dance pertama lagu klasik John
Lennon “Imagine” yang kemudian menjadi hit Top 40 internasional di Billboard
Club Play Chart tahun itu.

Lagu “Hare Krishna” dirilis musim panas lalu di Ibiza, Spanyol, baik
sebagai singel dalam album panjang pertama Sir Ivan “I Am Peaceman,” maupun
sebagai paket remix tujuh-versi, di tengah-tengah kontroversi atas nuansa agama
dan stigma yang melekat pada pemujaan Hare Krishna. Kontroversi ini berakhir
segera setelah para DJ di Ibiza mengetahui bahwa Sir Ivan telah menulis ulang
lirik yang diterjemahkan ke dalam bahasa Inggris untuk berfokus pada penyebaran
cinta yang universal — bukannya berdoa kepada Tuhan tertentu. Dan, setelah
lagu tersebut populer di lantai-lantai dansa di Ibiza, DJ-DJ terkenal dari
Inggris, Perancis, Jerman dan akhirnya Amerika Serikat, menganggap lebih serius
rekaman itu, mulai menghargai kualitas produksi dan keragaman mix serta
menambahkannya ke playlist mereka. “Kesuksesan ‘Hare Krishna’ terutama karena
adanya DJ-DJ itu yang mengambil kesempatan dan bertindak lebih cepat, dengan
mendukung lagu tersebut sementara yang lain ragu-ragu. Sebagai artis, saya
sangat menghargai dan menghormati mereka,” kata Sir Ivan.

Keputusan Sir Ivan merekam lagu itu tak ada hubungannya sama sekali dengan
dengan keyakinan agama dan ia tidak memiliki hubungan apapun dengan gerakan
Hare Krishna. Sir Ivan menjelaskan, “Selama hidup saya, saya tidak akan pernah
lupa, sebagai seorang anak di tahun enam puluhan, melihat pria dan wanita
pengikut Hare Krishna mengenakan jubah oranye, dengan kepala dicukur, menari di
taman dan membagikan bunga gratis di bandara. Mereka tampak benar-benar puas
hanya hidup dan tidak butuh harta benda untuk mencapai kebahagiaan dan
kedamaian batin. Saya tidak tahu apa yang dimaksud Hare Krishna, tapi mendengar
mereka menyanyikan mantra paling terkenal dari India, berkali-kali, membuat
saya seperti tak sadarkan diri (trance). Jadi, saya pikir itu akan beralih
dengan mudah ke dalam rekaman trance dance rohani.”

Versi elektro-pop dari “Hare Krishna” menampilkan berbagai mix oleh pro
studio dari seluruh dunia, seperti produsen Sir Ivan Ford, Hoxton Whores, DJ
Praveen Nair, Flash Brothers, CR n’ Sugarman, King & White, dan Tony Moran &
Warren Rigg.

Sir Ivan menyumbangkan seluruh royalti artis rekaman dari penjualan album
panjang kepada The Peaceman Foundation, badan amal yang dibentuknya untuk
menanggulangi Hate Crime dan Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Album “I Am Peaceman”, di Peaceman Music, dijual di iTunes dan amazon.com.
Singel dan re-mix “Hare Krishna” dijual di iTunes dan Beatport.

* Untuk informasi lebih lanjut tentang Sir Ivan, silakan kunjungi
www.SirIvanMusic.com

KONTAK:
James Sliman
+1-347-413-5522
jamessliman@optonline.net

SUMBER: Sir Ivan

Electro-Pop Recording Artist Sir Ivan Breaks the Billboard Top 10 With “Hare Krishna” Single

NEW YORK, Apr. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ —

    Peaceman Music is pleased to announce that recording artist Sir Ivan’s latest single, an electro-pop version of “Hare Krishna”, is as of the April 16th issue of Billboard Magazine a bonafide Top 10 hit song. At #10 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart, only Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and five others came between Sir Ivan and the #1 spot. This success in the U.S. followed the almost equally impressive response in the UK where it reached # 15 on the New Music Week Chart and #14 on both the DMC World House and DMC World UK Club Charts.

    “Hare Krishna” is the latest in a string of Sir Ivan pop/dance re-makes of iconic songs from the 1960s and early 1970s, that started back in 2001, when he released the first ever pop/dance version of the John Lennon classic “Imagine” which went on to be an international Top 40 hit on Billboard’s Club Play Chart that year.

    The song “Hare Krishna” was released last summer in Ibiza, Spain, both as a single on Sir Ivan’s first full-length album “I Am Peaceman,” and as a seven-version remix package, amid controversy over the religious overtones and stigma attached to the Hare Krishna cult. The controversy ended as soon as the DJs in Ibiza discovered that Sir Ivan had re-written the lyrics translated into English to focus on spreading universal love — rather than praying to a particular God. And, once the song became popular on the dance floors in Ibiza, famous DJs from the UK, France, Germany and ultimately the U.S., took the record more seriously, began to appreciate the production quality and variety of the mixes and added it to their playlists. “The success of ‘Hare Krishna’ is largely due to those DJs who took a chance and came on board early, supporting the track while others were hesitating. As an artist, I have the utmost appreciation and respect for them,” said Sir Ivan.

    Sir Ivan’s decision to record the track had nothing at all to do with any religious beliefs and he has no connection whatsoever to the Hare Krishna movement. Sir Ivan explained, “For as long as I live, I will never forget, as a kid in the sixties, seeing both Hare Krishna men and women wearing orange robes, with shaved heads, dancing in parks and giving out free flowers in airports. They seemed truly content just being alive and needed no material possessions to achieve a state of happiness and inner peace. I had no idea what Hare Krishna meant, but hearing them sing the most famous mantra from India, over and over again, had a trance-like affect on me. So, I figured it would transition easily into a spiritual trance dance record.”

    The electro-pop version of “Hare Krishna” features various mixes by studio pros from all over the world, like Sir Ivan’s producer Ford, Hoxton Whores, DJ Praveen Nair, Flash Brothers, CR n’ Sugarman, King & White, and Tony Moran & Warren Rigg.

    Sir Ivan is donating all the recording artist royalties from full-length album sales to The Peaceman Foundation, a charity he created to battle Hate Crime and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

    The “I Am Peaceman” album, on Peaceman Music, is available for sale on iTunes and amazon.com. The “Hare Krishna” single and re-mixes are available for sale on iTunes and Beatport.

    * For more information on Sir Ivan, please visit www.SirIvanMusic.com

    CONTACT:
    James Sliman
    +1-347-413-5522
    jamessliman@optonline.net

    SOURCE: Sir Ivan