Isaac was interviewed by G-Spod again celebrating the release of upcoming album "Body Moves". Based in Philadelphia the show attracts a wide audience among the gay communities both in the USA and Europe.
During the show "Body Moves" and "You Know Alright" were played.
You can listen to the show by clicking here.
Isaac was welcomed warmly by MTV in Turkey live in their studios for an interview during his tour in Europe.Isaac explained details about his Music and upcoming album "Body Moves". The network currently gives airtime to his single "Dark Lady" and is expecting the first video from the new album due in October 2008.
Isaac was a guest on a live TV show called "IMZALI YORUM" hosted by famous Turkish pop star Reyhan Karaca on the Turkish national TV. The show was broadcasted also in Europe via satellite and is among prime time talk shows.
Isaac has sung "Dark Lady" and "Yoldan Cikan" during the show.
Turkey's leading national FM station "METRO FM" interviewed Isaac during his tour to Europe. DJ Ilkim and Isaac talked about music and Isaac's upcoming album "Body Moves" and his ultimate goal representing Turkey in Eurovision Song Contest. The show is a prime time one and listened in Turkey and is broadcasted to Europe and the world via satellite and the internet.
World famous PROMO ONLY has added Isaac's "Dark Lady" video to their November 2007 DVD collection which is distributed worldwide to thousands of clubs and video bars. In the same collection of videos Isaac is joined by other stars like Enrique Iglesias, Hillary Duff, Beyonce, Scissor Sisters, Melanie C etc.
Have a look at the list here.
Isaac has been a guest on a radio show in Washington D.C.
On August 5th for a great interview with Go Rainbow Radio, which is also broadcasts nationally on Radio Gay International Network.
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Isaac Angel aired on "Mad World" StreetBlast Interview Podcast LIVE! on Wednesday, March 7th @ 9:00 pm est. Do not MISS this show! Click to LISTEN
Isaac Angel Releases Cher Classic On World Domination Records
San Fransisco based Pop Artist Isaac Angel recently signed a 3 year record deal with UK based Label World Domination Records and is now set to take the world by storm with his spin on a Cher classic 'Dark Lady'. Having recently taken Turkey by storm on commercial hit radio stations playing alongside the likes of Eminem, Gwen Stefani, Nelly Furtado and Pink reaching a top 13 position on the commercial air play charts Isaac has been on a busy schedule of promoting the new record. His recent interview with Jake Wheat on Mad World in the USA established him as a TRUE STAR!
Commercial Hit Radio Station WMPH FM in USA added Isaac's 'Dark Lady' in April alongside a number of other USA, UK and European stations and mass support for this record is growing on dance floors around the world.
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- Mi2N - Music Industry News Network (May 2, 2007)
" He was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel and also lived in Istanbul and London. Currently he is a resident of San Francisco in California... we're talking about Isaac Angel, the man who supervised the production of the remixes for Gülseren, who will represent Turkey at this year's Eurovision Song Contest."
Sietse Bakker - Esctoday.com (Mar 29, 2004)
"Battista featuring Isaac Angel enter Eurosong 2006"
Battista featuring Isaac Angel is one of the international projects which have subscribed for Eurosong 2006. Battista, an Italo-American singer, producer and guitarist, and Isaac Angel, an Israeli-Turkish singer and producer, submitted the song Battlefield of love. Belgovision.com spoke to Isaac Angel.
Roel Philips - Belgovision.com (Dec, 2005)
" Isaac Angel signs to WDR ::: Interview By Samantha Montgomery "
Isaac Angel, the 'Voice of Passion'. It sounds surpassingly heavenly. And I've no doubt that fans of the singer would say anything to the contrary. Born in Israel, living in San Francisco, an album in tow, a qualifying hit into the Eurovision Song Contest and a Golden Butterfly Award. Not ones everyday antics to be honest. .
Having been signed to WDR for less than a year it would seem that Mr Angel is already a step ahead and know's exactly where he's headed. With aspirations of becoming an International Superstar and the proud owner of over sixty pairs of shoes, I'm keen to find out more about this fast rising international artist.
1) Isaac, thanks for doing the interview. My word, you've had a busy few months. Qualifying for the Eurovision in January..thats seems a good place to start. So your song 'Temple of Romance' has gone through. How good is that?
It was amazing, I was so excited... I've been a huge Eurovision (ESC) fan since childhood. I also became an active participant since contributing with remixes to the Turkish Entry "Rimi Rimi Ley" in 2005. That song came 13th among 39 countries. I always wanted to be on that stage either as a performer or a writer/producer one day, so I wrote "Temple of Romance" and submitted it to Dutch pre-selections as I did to the Belgian one with another song, and I made it to the finals in the Netherlands. Unfortunately I didn't win to go to Athens, but it's still a great achievement.
2) Absolutely. The Eurovision song contest has certainly put a few people on the map.How important is it to you right now?
The ESC is big and always has been...Not to mention that ABBA, Celine Dion, Lara Fabian and many more superstars / bands owe their fame to this event. Lately it has changed into a more proactive format and it targets more of a young crowd, and if you make it there you simply can become an international star with millions of fans almost overnight...
To me all this sounds great, but is more of a "passionate fan" thing... All the glamour, the feeling of being there and competing makes me want to represent a country (preferably Israel or Turkey) one day...
3) So you were back in the studio in February? Can we sneak some inside information on what you've been working on?
Well just after "Temple of romance" I announced I wasn't heading to Athens and decided to immediately use this song as the begining to a new collection of songs I would later call an album. I confined myself and my inspiration to the studio and started writing new songs including a cover of"Dark Lady", a mega hit by Cher from the 70s. The new album will, again, have a very euro-pop, mid80s dance feel to it with todays sound.
4) And after being signed by WDR I see that you visited London? What did you get up to in the smoky capital? Nothing naughty I hope!
Being signed by WDR was a major stepping stone for me, a great way of dedicating my time to my music and production, and not to market myself or products as an independent artist. It takes a lot of time and money to do it on my own. So after WDR coming into my life, visiting London was one of the immediate things I had to do... I love London and it always inspires me for the best... So I did that on my way to Istanbul where I visited major FM stations to promote "Come Away" and all the new stuff soon to be released.
5)I know you've spent a lot of time in London. What do you think of it as a City?
It's the best place to live for any creative individual. It is such a diverse city with all the complexity Beauty, Art, Fashion and Night Life :) I could come back and live there in a heart beat... Who knows maybe one day I will, it depends on WDR and how good my fans support me in the U.K. :)
6) Born in Israel, why the move to San Francisco?
Yes, born in Israel and lived in Istanbul, then London, back in Istanbul and now San Francisco.
I think I am the kind of person who always must be on the go, and explore new places, build new friendships and move the next stop...so far I have been going west...I guess the next stop is Sydney or Auckland...am I hinting something ? Why San Francisco? Cause it's the best place to live (as good as London), great weather, great nature, great people and wonderful life...Can't beat it with any other city...
7) I've been and I completely agree with you. Your music has a definite individual quality to it which I personally think is vital in todays music industry. What or whom are your inspirations?
Well, I get inspired from anything that crosses my way...But certainly my addiction to the 70s - 80s disco sound is the most influencial... But I definitely love disco-pop, latin, flamenco and middle eastern music more than anything, and kinda try to bring those flavours together in my music...I only try... :)
8) You started out as a producer. What made you decide to record a track yourself?
Why not? I love to make music and sing, everybody who knew me or worked with me always told me I should release (a track) myself, and I decided "why not?", and did so with the maxi single "Come Away" which was very well received, especially among the ESC fans... It was a risky thing to do at my age (33) but simply worked well... I love to sing as much as to produce...
9) Tell me more about your Golden Butterfly award back in 2000. That sounds fabulous. One of your highest points would you say?
Yes, that is the best thing happened to me so far. It was a new artist and her brand-new album in which I was the musical director, and also the director of the single hit "Yalanin Batsin" which was the number one for 8 weeks straight in Turkey. And in December of 2001 I was awarded with a Golden Butterfly Award for the best hit video of the year... It was very uplifting and honorable, also it was my most important motivation to pursue a better successful career in the industry...
10) I really like 'Come Away', it has a feel of 'The Beloved' to it. Which is your best received track would you say?
You know, you are not the only one who found similar flavours to "the Beloved" in Come Away... Well as I said, I am in love with the 80s era and it's music, and I want to keep it alive with my music, and Come Away has received different compliments as it is so diverse versions targeting different crowds, but I guess the radio edit and the flamenco versions are the most played and bought...
11) On the same note and given that you're well travelled, where in the world would you say your music is best received?
My music is best received in the U.K., Turkey, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany,Greece, Latin America and Australia... I hope to penetrate the Japanese market.
12) Do you get mobbed by screaming girls during your performances?
I do.. By both women and men, believe it or not : )... It's a great feeling
13) You have the look, a 'voice of passion' and a successful career. There must be a catch..
Thank you (*blush*) Mmmm There's no catch. Just that I am very sensitive I guess, very emotional... I wish I was more of a harsh, aggresive person. It would have been much easier to get what I want and when I want it. I just can't say "NO" so that kinda slows me down, but other than that I am a very sweet, open and honest person...
14) Awww. A rare but admirable quality in an artist. Can I ask you some quick fire questions? Course you can.
a) How many pairs of shoes do you have?
Oh wow, I don't know, more than 60 pairs I believe
b) London or Istanbul?
Both are so unique in their own way but I would pick London...
c) Do you belive in love at first sight?
Oh yeah ! I am a hopeless romantic...
d) Who's your favourite artist?
Madonna. The Queen!
e) Do you wear leather?
Love it and yes, wear it too
f) Shoes or trainers?
g) Best country visited?
Spain and Iceland
h) What irritates you?
Slow drivers, rude people, and people who use their fingers instead of knives while finishing up their dinner...
15) Thank you for that vital information. I've made a mental note of the finger picking. Tell me about your plans for the next few months. Any touring,recording in sight?
Well, the next few months will be busy as hell... Once the pre-album single "Dark Lady" is released a promotional tour is awaiting me over in Europe. The shooting of the video (either in USA or UK) and then I go to Helsinki for the Eurovision 2007 (just as a fan though)!
16) Whats your favourite aspect of your work? Recording, live performance?
Recording..recording..recording...and the satisfaction of listening to myself over the radio :) Knowing that people love it and they share it live over the radio or internet.
17) You must be having a fabulous time. Any low points to speak of?
I never have time for myself... I wanna be able to go someplace and disconnect, but I certainly can't do that... I need to be producing all the time. From a single to an album or back to a single is constant work, being creative / productive is not easy...
18) Does it leave any time for a social life?
Very little, thank God I am not single so I have some social life... I have our cats and parrots who keep me entertained after a long recording session... I prefer not to go out, my life is in my home with the ones I love, I am a home buddy, after all; I am a CANCER.
19) So how does Mr Angel wind down after all that jigging?
With a good dinner, the cats and a quality DVD... Simple to please, me (LOL)
20) What would you like to see yourself in a years time?
An International Star who's songs have reached many people globally and played on many dance floors over and over again... Who knows, maybe a platinum album or two? That would be good, wouldn't it ?
21) Any words of wisdom for performers that are working their way up the ladder?
Don't let others stop you from what you want to do... If you have a dream then go for it. Use your connections, create connections, use the internet, its such a great tool... find other guys / girls just like yourself who want to produce, sing, whatever, and make it happen. Release yourself, become an independent artist. You don't necessarily need a label to start your dream, all you need is your own passion and self confidence... You will make it happen, trust me...
Kindly thanking you Mr Angel. Always the gentleman. However, my concern is that you own more pairs of shoes than I do. Is this normal?
Samantha Montgomery - WDR (Nov 11, 2006)