Tracklacers

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Tracklacers
Genres Pop, Rock, Electronic dance music
Years active 2010, 2012-present
Labels Tracklacers
Website tracklacers.com
Members Steve Daly
Jon Keep

Tracklacers are a Grammy nominated British music production and songwriting team, consisting of Jon Keep and Steve Daly, based in London and Los Angeles. Known for their unique pop music style, recent notable collaborations include: Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lana Del Rey, The Saturdays, Afrojack, and Danja.

History[edit]

Formation and early works[edit]

Jon Keep and Steve Daly signed and developed British boy band JLS originally known as UFO through their label 'New Track City', prior to the band's The X Factor debut. During this period they invented a sound coined Jack the Lad Swing, which was a fusion of ‘laddish’ style vocal delivery on pop and R&B backing tracks.

Following a name change during The X Factor auditions, UFO took on the name JLS (Jack the Lad Swing).

Steve Daly was a young singer songwriter, buying his first guitar at the age of 12. At the age of 15 he joined the BRIT School to study performing arts, music production and engineering. With a chance meeting in 2002, through a mutual friend Glenn Maher, he met Jon Keep outside a British pub and Tracklacers was born. Jon Keep began writing songs at the age of 8, but spent most of his teens focused on drama. At the age of 22 he began producing songs from his bedroom. In 2007 Jon and Steve aka Tracklacers opened New Track City Studios.

2011-present[edit]

Tracklacers worked with Christina Aguilera on her album Lotus, producing the song 'Army of Me’ which she performed at the 2012 American Music Awards.

Tracklacers are nominated for a grammy for their work with Pink on her sixth studio album, The Truth About Love [1] producing the song ‘Where Did The Beat Go’ with Billy Mann . The album was released on September 18, 2012 and was Pinks first ever number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling more than 280,000 copies in its first week.[2]

In September 2012, Tracklacers were called upon to work with Sir Paul McCartney, One Direction, Chris Martin, Snow Patrol, Olly Murs, JLS, Robbie Williams, Rizzle Kicks, Ronan Keating, and Gary Barlow producing a pop song for actor James Corden’s wedding reception.[3][not in citation given]

The duo produced and co-wrote two songs ('Wish I Didn't Know' and 'Promise Me') on The Saturdays third studio album On Your Radar. They also produced ‘Spender’ for UK rapper Smiler[4] ft Lana Del Rey,[5] Released in June and named by BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe as the "Hottest record in the world.[6]

Tracklacers signed new girl group LadyRiot to their label ‘New Track City’ and are currently writing and producing their first studio album set for 2013 release.

September 2011, Steve and Jon sign their publishing and representation to Green & Bloom with their publishing administered through BMG.

Press[edit]

They have been referred to as ‘The London Pop Dons’ in a review from The Guardian newspaper,[7] and as 'JLS' right-hand-men' in NME magazine,.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tracklacers and P!NK nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album http://www.grammy.com/nominees.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ P!NKS first ever Billboard 200, Number 1 http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/474925/pink-earns-first-no-1-album-on-billboard-200-chart.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Celebrity collaboration for James Cordon". 
  4. ^ Smiler Announced to be performing Tracklacers Hit Spender at the Wireless festival http://www.wirelessfestival.co.uk/2011/lineup/artist/smiler.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Lana Del Rey Smiler and Tracklacers join forces http://www.dailystar.co.uk/playlist/view/235776/A-Rey-of-sunshine-for-Smiler/A-Rey-of-sunshine-for-SmilerA-Rey-of-sunshine-for-Smiler.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ Tracklacers Production of Smilers Spender named 'Hottest record in the world' by Zane Lowe. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/zanelowe/2011/04/hottest_record_-_smiler_-_spen.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Tracklacers referred to as the London Pop dons in The Guardian.Lester, Paul (5 January 2011). "New band of the day – No 939: RKO". The Guardian (London). 
  8. ^ NME Mag Calls Tracklacers JLS's right hand men http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=15&title=30_artists_for_2011_no_23_rko&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links[edit]

  • Official Website [1]
  • New Track City [2]