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Ansel Elgort Signs With Island Records

Charmaine Xiao Min | PopWrapped Author

Charmaine Xiao Min

09/10/2015 10:18 am
PopWrapped | Celebrities
Ansel Elgort Signs With Island Records | Ansel Elgort
Media Courtesy of sugarscape.com

Ansel Elgort is probably best known for his role in The Divergent Series and The Fault In Our Stars, but did you know the 21-year-old is also a DJ? Going by the name of "Ansolo", the actor played his fourth DJ set at the Electric Zoo (New York's electronic music festival) this past Labour Day weekend and has just signed with Universal's Music Group  Island Records. The record label is home to a variety of huge acts such as Fall Out Boy, Nick Jonas, Ariana Grande and so many others.

Speaking to Rolling Stones before his set last weekend, Ansel told the publication;

"I went to a few different labels and was playing everyone my music, and Island was really interested in stuff I didn't think labels would be interested in," he continued, "I played them some tracks and said, 'These are more poppy. These are more clubby. These are more radio-friendly.' The ones that were more radio-friendly, they were like, 'No, we've heard this before. We want the different ones. We want the special records.' I was like, 'Major labels aren't supposed to like these records!' I thought the point of a major label was to just release crap! But Island totally proved that wrong and was like, 'We want the best record that all the kids at the dance-music festivals are going to love.'"

You can check out Ansolo's Soundcloud page here  and expect the new debut single, “To Life” to be released on September 18th.

Are you looking forward to this as much as we are? Let us know in the comment section.

   

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