Esteemed Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has built quite a reputation working alongside a number of artists both in and out of the world of rock and punk, and he’s now taking it to the next level.
Barker has now launched his own record label, DTA Records (a joint venture with Elektra Music Group), which will serve as an outlet for his collaborations in the hip-hop and other areas as well as a home for artist development under his guidance.
This is what Barker had to say about founding the label.
“I wanted a label partner that I trusted with true artist development. As an artist, it’s important to me that an artist’s vision is protected at all costs. It’s crucial that I’m able to look an artist in the eye and believe it when I say we can take them from a basement to an arena. Elektra’s track record and belief are proof of that, and I’m stoked to continue to build that legacy together through DTA Records.”
To celebrate the label’s launch, Barker has also share its inaugural release, ‘Gimme Brain’, which sees him collaborate with both Lil Wayne and Rick Ross.
You can give it a listen below.