Crada, Steen & Bendzko team up for new album

51I97xPmfeLCassandra Steen, one of Germany’s most recognizable voices of the past decade has requested Crada to executive produce her entire new album “Spiegelbild, forming a trio infernale with Tim Bendzko completing the team. Bendzko & Crada, one of the most successful songwriting teams of the year, have been penning 12 brand new songs for Cassandra, while Crada also produced every song on the album, something he has been wanting to do for a while now in order to be able to fully implement his vaste experiences as a producer of international level. “Spiegelbild” therefore marks the return of a more edgy, urban and innovative Cassandra Steen while at the same time not sacrificing radio-playability and commercial appeal. The album was released on Universal Music Germany and is available HERE.

Teesy album “Glücksrezepte” out now

10314557_10203518542783175_2406960963935378478_nAfter a long summer of festival shows, video premierings, interviews and promo jobs, it’s time: Teesy’s debut album is finally in stores. Executive produced by Teesy himself and T-No (Tracksetters), this 13 song album puts up a great effort to become the next german rap classic. With the help by german super star Cro (“SOS), Megaloh (“Generation Maybe”) and Crada (producer of “Balance”), “Glücksrezeote” features rap and rnb songs about emotions, being young and todays’s struggle of the youth. The album was released on Chimperator Productions and is available on cd, vinyl and digital.
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Crada honored with La Fouine platinum plaque

photo-1Crada’s latest contribution to a french release was recently honored with a platinum plaque. After producing and co-writing the amazing song “Donne Moi” for french rap superstar La Fouine, the song was released on the rapper’s latest album “Drôle De Parcours” and cracked the french platinum mark in just a short amount of time. Congratulations go out to La Fouine, his whole team and Crada of course.

Crada on Marlon Roudette’s “Electric Soul”

Marlon-Roudette-Electric-Soul-Album-Cover_m Crada has worked with the muti-talented Marlon Roudette on his sophomore album “Electric Soul”. Crada co-wrote and produced on this new record that also features the #1 single “When The Beat Drops Out”. Crada was involved in the album opener “America” as well as the outstanding songs “Runaround” & “Body Language”. “Electric Soul” is available on iTunes and Amazon.

Tinie Tempah x Crada “Tears Run Dry” (video)

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One of the biggest songs to ever emerge out of our artistic camp was recently blessed with a breathtaking video and is available on iTunes (and everywhere else) NOW. The video for “Tears Run Dry”, a collaborative song by our very own Crada, the amazing Tinie Tempah and the soon-to-be-star Sway Clarke II., was directed by Rankin and premiered on HungerTV earlier this week.

“Tears Run Dry” is part of Tinie Tempah’s current gold album “Demonstration”. The single (incl. the video) is available here.


Crada receives 3x gold award for Tim Bendzko

cradabendzkogold One June 30, Sony Music Germany invited a selected handful of creatives and industry people to reward them with several plaques for their highly successful work for Tim Bendzko, one of Germany’s biggest stars of the past years. Selling a total of well over 800.000 albums, Tim and everyone involved in the making of the albums “Wenn Worte Meine Sprache Wären” and the follow-up “Am Seidenen Faden” were handed out plaques for 5x gold and 3x gold, sales that were compiled in less than 24 months. We’re happy that our very own songwriter and producer Crada was a major part in the creation of these great songs and congratulate him, Tim and his team as well as the whole Sony Music staff.

Crada with new release in France

10402672_10203147274341696_5383640207715424242_nCrada is back on the french charts with a new release called “La Vie Continue” by french new rap act Volts Face, also involving long-time Crada-collaborator La Fouine. The album “Face à Volts” was released on May 26th on Quantizers/Musicast and is available on iTunes.

Crada-written song “Ohne Zurueck Zu Sehen” part of “The Amazing Spiderman 2”

1476648_616424625060416_71351868_n“Ohne Zurueck Zu Sehen”, a song co-written by Crada for german superstar Tim Bendzko has just been picked to be the official credits music for the new blockbuster movie “The Amazing Spiderman 2 – Rise Of Electro”. That also means that this record, which was previously released on Tim Bendzko’s 3x gold album “Am Seidenen Faden”, is the only german addition to an already star-studded soundtrack that features artists like Alicia Keys & Kendrick Lamar, both recent Crada collaborators as well.

The official music video for the song was released on April 1st, 2014.

Crada signs with Starting Lineup / BMG Rights publishing joint venture

b780x450The award-winning producer and songwriter Crada has entrusted his worldwide publishing interests to BMG/Edition Starting Lineup Music Publishing.

Crada has already worked with international stars like Drake, Alicia Keys, Emeli Sandé, La Fouine, Kid Cudi, Kendrick Lamar, Conor Maynard and Tinie Tempah and German top artists Tim Bendzko, Culcha Candela, Samy Deluxe and Yvonne Catterfeld. For his collaborations on Drake’s US Number One album Thank Me Later and Kid Cudi’s Man On The Moon: The End Of Day he was honored with several platinum and gold awards in the US, Canada, Germany, UK and France.

His current credits include the song ‘Tears Run Dry’ on Tinie Tempah’s new album Demonstration, which he co-wrote and produced.

Sina Wahnschaffe, Senior Manager A&R and Creative BMG Germany, said: “Crada has enormous potential to become the next big German producer. With Markus Ernst and Philipp Senkpiel he also has an internationally active management who will,  together with our team, support him best possible on his way.”

Philipp Senkpiel, CEO of Starting Lineup, said: “We set ourselves a clear target for Crada’s publishing deal: To find a partner as future-orientated, global and ambitious as Crada himself. We have found him in BMG and look forward to our joint projects.“

Source: BMG Rights (Germany)

Crada produces for Tinie Tempah’s „Demonstration“

1452487_663537917013536_1481745349_nNovember 4th marks the highly anticipated return of U.K. rap superstar Tinie Tempah since his brand new album „Demonstration“ will be in stores on that day. Our very own Crada is also part of this release for co-writing and producing the amazing „Tears Run Dry“ featuring Toronto native Sway Clarke II. What started out in a London studio session with Tinie Tempah and Crada later turned into a song of epic proportion with an incredible mixture of different genres and a string section arranged and orchestrated by Rosie Danvers.
Crada says:
„Working with Tinie Tempah was an amazing experience. All the way from doing our first session in london back in 2011 to finding the right song to recording about 150 tracks of guitars and strings alone! I am very happy that the love and energy we put into ‘Tears run dry’ can be heard all the way through the production, mixing and mastering process. I am very happy to be a part of this amazing body of work!“
Within the last years Crada has emerged as one of the most successful urban producers in Europe, writing and producing songs for artists like Drake, Kid Cudi, Tinie Tempah, Kendrick Lamar, La Fouine, Conor Maynard and many others.
„Demonstration“ is in stores this week (Nov 4th U.K. // Nov 8th Germany).

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