Archive for September, 2011
Thats why, we love Emeli
Emeli Sandé performs Heaven from her forthcoming debut album ‘Our Version of Events’ live on Later with Jools Holland 20th September 2011.
In the mid 24th Century, a cosmic accident caused Mr. 8040, the Space Dimension Controller, to spiral back through time to the year 2009.
Over the past year, stranded in our time, and confined to his Electropod. Mr. 8040 has been preparing an account of the events that led to the discovery of Mikrosector-50 and the creation of the Tiraquon6 security barrier. This is the story of the Pathway to Tiraquon6.
In the year 2257 AD, Planet Earth was invaded by an alien race known as the Pulsovians. Having had no previous encounters with a hostile alien race, the humans were completely unprepared for an invasion of this scale. Using technology unique to their race, they drained the energy of the sun and as an alternative to living on a slowly dying planet,they offered mankind the opportunity to work as slaves on their home planet, Cosmo30.
Though most took this opportunity, there was a small coalition of humans that sought to flee Earth and find a new home somewhere in deep space. It was then that the Pulsovian leader, Xymah the Usurper, coordinated a surprise attack on the escape vessels as they attempted to launch. Many vessels successfully escaped the attack and ventured deep into space, others were destroyed, including that of the President of Earth and his cabinet.
For years, the last remnants of free man were confined to deep space with no government, no order and no hope. That was until a security officer named Max Tiraquon offered to travel alone to neighbouring galaxies in an attempt to find a planet suitable for human habitation. Just over a year into Max’s exploration, contact with his electropod was lost, it was thought he had been lost to space.
Years later, an unidentifiable craft was detected on the radar of the main vessel. It was Max, he had used the fluorescent trails left behind by his electropod to navigate his way back to the ship. Upon his return, he told of a planet in Mikrosector-50 of the deep space grid with an atmosphere similar to that of Earth. The humans set a course to the planet immediately and on their arrival began to plan the construction of their new home. Max founded the Tiraquon Security Council and construction began on the Tiraquon Security Barrier, and a soldier named Mr. 8040 was appointed to patrol the the barrier. Mr. 8040 was made Deputy Space Dimension Controller and for the following years successfully maintained order whilst Mikrosector-50 was constructed. Until one day, whilst repairing a light beam in the Quadrasector of the barrier, Mr. 8040′s electropod almost slammed into the beam. To escape certain death, Mr. 8040 activated the micron accelerator of his electropod, which inadvertently sent him back through time to the year 2009.
Artist: Space Dimension Controller
Title: The Pathway to Tiraquon6
Format: Vinyl & Digital
Label: R&S Records
Release: 17 October 2011
2. 2257 AD
3. Pulsovian Invasion
4. Last Sunset On Planet Earth
6. Flight Of The Escape Vessels
7. Confined To Deep Space
8. Max Tiraquon
9. Floating Blind Through Blue Trails
10. Tiraquons Return (A New Home)
11. Closing Titles
Hotflush presents a special collaboration between two modern-day techno innovators: Paul Woolford and Psycatron. Both maintaining an influential discography on labels such as Planet E, Intimacy, Tresor, and Bedrock, they’ve come together to produce “Stolen”, a nine-minute techno excursion. Utilising relentless, throbbing percussion that sizzles over growling, acidic synthesis and carefully placed samples, it’s presented in three distinct versions, introducing filter-swept chords in the Dub Mix, and an even deeper submersion in the second Dub Mix that perfectly eclipses the raw temperament of the original.
Artist: Paul Woolford & Psycatron
Format: Vinyl & Digital
Label: Hotflush Two
Release: 24 October 2011
02. Stolen (Dub Mix)
03. Stolen (Dub Mix 2)*
Download: Skream- Demented
Wild Beasts are to release Reach a Bit Further as the next single from their widely acclaimed top twenty album, Smother. Reach a Bit Further is an exercise in the happy sad love song built around Benny Little’s exquisite guitars, cathartic call and answer vocals from Hayden Thorpe / Tom Fleming and a distinctive galloping drumbeat from Chris Talbot. The single will be available on 14th November via digital download (RUG437D) and on limited edition coloured 12” vinyl collecting together the b-sides from the Smother album, some previously only available on limited or digital only formats, as well as new track, Thankless Thing, recorded with Richard Formby at the beginning of the Smother sessions.
Download: Wild Beasts – Thankless Thing
The tracklisting is as follows:
A1 Reach A Bit Further
B1 Catherine Wheel
B2 Thankless Thing
After the dissolution of Chambers and MakeMe, Bay Area multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Sullivan wanted to pursue a project apart from the classic band model, and started a laptop project designed to go somewhere new. Since his debut performances he’s become a part of the Oakland electronic scene that has been called chill-pop, or future-pop, including elements of electro and chillwave.
The music is genre-bending. From lush dance tunes, to r&b leaning/ambient electro, to glitchy avant-pop, PARENTZ is establishing a wide sound palate where nothing is off limits. And it all has something to do with Tom Hanks.
Big, PARENTZ’s debut release, features at once intentionally nostalgic and organic sounds to create songs that are part absurdity, part authenticity, but light and beautiful in their melodies and construction, using old sounds to create something new.
2. Before You Know It
3. Just Sayin
4. Back It Up
5. Housesitter/Escape Artist
6. Just Sayin (Shortcircles Remix)
7. Back It Up (Babe, They’re Playing Our Song Remix)
8. I’ll Find You
PARENTZ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/parentz?sk=wall
Alex Metric launches “Open Your Eyes” North American Tour + free exclusive track download
Visit Alex Metric’s Facebook page for the chance to win 2 VIP tickets to the show of your choice and unlock the free download of
Alex Metric & Charli XCX – “End Of The World (Xilent Remix)”
Having spent most of the year locked away producing and remixing for some of the hottest talent around, he is taking time out of the studio to bring his own unique sound across the Atlantic, stopping by in New York, Toronto, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.
This summer has seen Alex grace the stages at the cream of the crop of European festivals from Glastonbury, Rockness, Creamfields, Wireless, and Oxygen, where he played out his festival anthem ‘Open Your Eyes’. Produced with DJ extraordinaire Steve Angello, featuring guest vocals from Ian Brown, it stuck around on the Radio 1 playlist for 4 weeks and was crowned Essential New Tune by Pete Tong along with MTV Dance – Single of The Week; to name just a few of the accolades it has received.
His compilation release Open Your Eyes (coming soon on EMI/Astralwerks) is a collection of some of Alex’s finest work. Including remixes of NERD, Beastie Boys, U2, and Phoenix along with his own original offerings ‘Open your Eyes’ and ‘End Of The World.”
To celebrate his upcoming tour Alex is giving fans the chance to win 2 tickets for each of his shows by entering a competition through his Facebook. Every entry will also receive an instant download link for an exclusive unreleased remix of “End of The World.”
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
September 23 – Webster Hall – New York City
September 24 – The Hoxton – Toronto
September 28 – Dirty Harry @ LIV – Miami
September 29 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco
September 30 – Avalon – Los Angeles
October 1 – Voyeur – San Diego