Universal Republic and Unruly Productions announced today the signing of the Baltimore native artist, Daniel Woodis aka DJ Class to their roster. Baltimore’s club pioneer, penned a deal with Universal Republic upon release of his infectious single “I’m the Ish” that dropped this past November. The single has earned early airplay and is steadily climbing the Top 40, Rhythmic, and Urban format radio charts. Recently, Class and the King of Crunk, Lil Jon, collaborated on the official remix that was released on January 23, 2009.
DJ Class has earned a reputation for producing hit records and continues to embody that B-more club sound. Class is responsible for various club anthems like “Tear the Club Up”, “Stop Snitching”, and “What’s up Baby”. His latest work “I’m the Ish” is now available on Itunes, and is the official single to precede his debut album, Alameda & ColdSpring, slated for release this year. Alameda & ColdSpring is a release that Class defines as the next wave in music. Class comments “The opportunity for Unruly and myself to be a part of Universal Republic is amazing. I see this as long overdue for myself as an artist and club music as a genre. This union will make history.”
Unruly Productions, owners, Shawn Caesar and Scottie B, signed Class early on, and embarked on their journey to expose the Baltimore sound to a worldwide audience. Caesar says “We are very excited to have Universal Republic get on board with us and share the same vision as we do. DJ Class has been part of the Unruly family since our very beginning, and together we have created a huge buzz with “I’m The Ish”. Co- Owner, Scottie B further goes on to say “Both Avery and Monte Lipman at Universal Republic have allowed us to expand that vision to a wider audience while allowing Class to keep his creative integrity. We couldn’t be happier and with this situation, and also are looking forward to working with the UMGD team. This is just the beginning!!! “
About DJ Class
Baltimore native, DJ Class is one the most talented in the industry of music as we know it today. This multi faceted artist is one of the founding members of the Baltimore break beat and drum & bass sound. Class is not limited in his areas of creativity, vision or inspiration. Early on in his career, he signed with the top music production company in the DC/Baltimore metropolitan area, Unruly Productions. Class’ many artistic talents include writing, producing, and dee jaying. The legendary club DJ, co produced the hip hop classic “It takes two” remix by DJ Kool/Fat Man Scoop, and is responsible for the club anthem “Tear the Club Up”. For more information on Dj Class please visit www.myspace.com/djclass
Since 1994 Unruly Records, owned and operated by Baltimore’s legendary DJ’s Scottie B. and Shawn Caesar, has been hailed as the home of Baltimore Club. Unruly Records is the home of some notable and respected DJ’s and producers from Maryland, D.C., Virginia and Atlanta such as: “The Club Queen” K-Swift, Pepsi DJ Quicksilva, DJ Jay Claxton, King-Tutt, Say-Wut, DJ Class, Chavy Boys of London, DJ Will Roc and of course DJ Scottie B. Unruly artists have been featured on MTV, BET, Allhiphop.com, XXL, XLR8R, FADAR, VIBE and SPIN Magazines. The label has earned the title of “The face” of club music. For more information on Unruly please visit www.unrulyonline.com