Skip to main content

Figment, the Los Angeles-based music producer, DJ, and host of the "Not Figment" Podcast, continues his breakout 2020 by signing a record deal with iconic Chicago label Trax Records. Figment’s latest release and first single on Trax Records is titled "Klimmen en Dalen."

Last month we covered the release of Figment’s first ever single, "Welcome to the Acid Jungle," which he released independently. He was also recently featured as “One of 5 Artists Who Stole The Show” after performing at Insomniac’s EDC Festival. Viewers and listeners agreed, because shortly after that story was released, Figment was notified that he received the most votes in the Insomniac Records Discovery Project, winning the competition handily. These two massive victories led him to quickly rise from obscurity, gaining more than 100,000 Instagram followers and today announcing the signing of his first record deal with the legendary Chicago-based label, Trax Records.

Trax Records is a Chicago based label dating back to the 1980s, which established itself as a peerless home of electronic music visionaries, with releases from many of the pioneers of house, acid and techno. Trax was foundational in the career launches of legendary house and techno artists such as Marshall Jefferson, Frankie Knuckles, Phuture, Joey Beltram and many more. The label was founded by the late Larry Sherman, and is now headed by CEO Rachael Cain.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Spring Awakening night time

Spring Awakening Music Festival Postpones 10-Year Anniversary to 2023

The Chicago-based dance music event faces another unfortunate setback.

World Club Dome 2022 2

Steve Aoki, Lost Frequencies & Robin Schulz To Headline World Club Dome Malta Island Edition 2022

The beloved festival has finally made its return to the Mediterranean islands.


Spotify Previews NFT Galleries on Artist Profiles

Select Spotify users were treated to a surprising new feature while browsing Steve Aoki's profile.

A musician and producer herself, Cain, also known by her stage name Screamin’ Rachael, is thrilled to sign the collaborative deal with Figment and help him continue his success as a creative. “This is one of the most exciting new tracks we have heard in a long time.” said Cain. "In a way Figment’s music is almost orchestral, it is unique and different. Figment’s style is so unique and different, and moving. It has a sound of its own, and a personality to the music. Figment’s songs are not something routine. His latest track features the weaving of colorful sounds. It’s exciting. When I heard Klimmen en Dalen the first time, it was just as exciting to me as the first time I heard the original ‘Can You Feel It’ instrumental by Mr. Fingers. I am excited about Figment’s talent. He creates music with a lot of tones. Music with a lot of feel. And he’s just different. His track stands out. His music belongs on Trax.”

The signing was locked in with the Trax Records after Figment submitted “Klimmen en Dalen” to the label. The track is named after an artwork of an "impossible staircase" that appears to be going up while also going down, drawn by the famous optical illusionist M.C. Escher. It incorporates the loopy, mind-bending atmosphere that is quickly becoming Figment’s sonic fingerprint. The track seems to be moving in all directions at once without compromising on its propulsive, thumping core, and we are not sure we have ever heard anything like this before today. A spokesman for Figment said the artist only wanted to “thank Trax Records for all their music; past, present and future.”


Whethan, Kevin George

Whethan Breaks New Ground With Latest Single, "Warning Signs" With Kevin George

The track is Whethan's first release since his groundbreaking October 2020 debut album, "FANTASY."


Shallou Returns With Elderbrook-Assisted "Heartaches," Signs to FADER Label

The single is Shallou's first release since the March 2020 release of his sophomore album, "Magical Thinking."


How an EDM Sea Shanty Got Signed to a Major Record Label

After ARGULES' remix of Nathan Evans' "The Wellerman" sea shanty went viral, Universal Music Group noticed.


UK Label HE.SHE.THEY Announces Latest Signee, boiish, With New Single "Do Too Much"

The duo's debut track on the label is a pounding tech house collaboration with Mike Antix.

CID Press Release Photo

CID Debuts New Single and Record Label "Night Service Only"

“Music that’s meant to be heard and appreciated in nightclubs and on dance floors.”


HARBER Produces Beautiful Beats in Latest Release [Premiere]

HARBER takes his friends on a wild ride with his newest release.