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Kraftwerk Leads Landmark Lineup for Moogfest 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2013 by E.N.

moogfest 2014Moogfest Announces Kraftwerk and Chic To Headline 2014 Performance Program

Electronic Music Pioneers KRAFTWERK 3-D to present 3 Concerts at Moogfest 2014 and a dance party featuring music super producer Nile Rodgers and his band CHIC. Plus exclusive live performances from legendary composer Giorgio Moroder and artist Laurie Anderson.

Other Nighttime Performers Include, RJD2, Soul Clap, Daedalus, Dan Deacon, Gas Lamp Killer, Green Velvet, Sasha, Art Department, Escort and A Rare Performance From UK’s Darkstar.

kraftwerk

Moogfest 2014 Phase 2 Headliners and Nighttime Performers (in alphabetical order)
Adult
Art Department
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Bottin
Chic
Daedalus
Dan Deacon
Darkstar
Erika
Escort
Gaslamp Killer
Giorgio Moroder
Green Velvet
Kaytranada
Kraftwerk
Lapalux
Laurie Anderson
LE1f
Les Sins
Mark Farina
Mike Simonetti
Nick Monaco
NRP (No Regular Play)
RJD2
Sasha
Shigeto
Slow Hands
Soul Clap
TOKiMONSTA
Two Fresh
Wolf Eyes
These artists will join in the company of the nightly music showcase curators including Experimental Record Labels Warp RecordsDFAFool’s GoldGhostly InternationalNo. 19 Music’s Social ExperimentRVNG Intl., and Driftless Recordings. Plus Electronic Tastemakers Crew Love, Brooklyn-based Cultural Organization AFROPUNK, Detroit’s Movement Festival, North Carolina’s Hopscotch Festival, and Austin’s Switched On.
TICKET INFO:
Moogfest 2014 GA Day and Night Package: $299*
Moogfest 2014 offers a limited number of Night (Music) Only Tickets at $199 while supplies last.
Moogfest 2014 offers a limited number of Day (Conference ) Only Tickets at $249 while supplies last.
VIP tickets available at $499
More information on tickets, VIP packages and payment plans available at www.moogfest.com/tickets

Midnight Magic “Diamonds” MP3 + NYC Show 10/3, LP Out 11/13

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2012 by E.N.

Midnight Magic
Walking The Midnight Streets

Intimate NYC Show @ Le Baron, 10/3 +
Album Track “Diamonds” Out Today!

Debut LP Drops 11/13 via Midnight Sun Sound

Midnight Magic’s blend of funk, soul, and electro-tinged disco has been setting airwaves and dance floors ablaze in NYC where they lay their roots and beyond. The psychedelic-soul army has struck again with their debut full length, Walking The Midnight Streets, out November 13th on their own Midnight Sun Sound.

Since bursting onto the scene in 2009 with a series of 12” singles, including the dance floor smash “Beam Me Up”, the band has become revered for their irresistibly catchy hooks and seductive live show. Today, they unveil album track “Diamonds” a song flush with rich brass melodies, rolling synths and cavernous, echoing vocals.

Download theDiamonds” MP3

Space invader and title track “Walking The Midnight Streets” opens the album with bright horn melodies and commanding vocals before flowing into the infectious base line of “Beam Me Up,” which continues to heat up dance floors internationally. “Same Way I Feel” is a smooth, seductive track driven by bursts of horns over a funky bass line.

Midnight Magic has performed alongside bands like Holy Ghost, Cut Copy, & Escort, proving to be a force both in the studio and on the stage. The nine-piece ensemble includes Carter YasutakeMorgan WileyNick RoseboroJason Disu and W. Andrew Raposo, all alumnae of many celebrated DFA bands, including the late LCD Soundsystem, setting a solid foundation for the vocal stylings of frontwoman Tiffany Roth. 

Download:Escort MP3 w/ Gawker, East Coast Tour, “Escort Remixed” Out 10/16!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2012 by E.N.

Escort
Escort Remixed
(October 16, 2012; Escort Records)

Launch International Tour, Including 
“First Annual Halloween Show” in NYC w/ St. Lucia

NYC’s Escort delivers a danceable blend of disco, funk & soul which pay homage to the classics while remaining fresh and modern. Founded by Eugene Cho and Dan Balis and fronted by the enormous vocals of lead singer Adeline Michèle, the 17-piece ensemble turned heads with the release of their self-titled debut LP last year. On the heels of its success, Escort will release Escort Remixed on October 16th, which features a variety of new mixes and older classics. RAC takes on the band’s funk and soul-infused track “Starlight,” adding a smooth, seductive touch. You can download the “Starlight” (RAC Remix) MP3 

Other highlights of the package include band member JKriv’s club-worthy remix of “Makeover,” complete with bouncing keys and handclaps and Black Russian’s synthy remix of the addictive “Caméleon Chameleon.” Sub Swara reinterprets “All Through The Night,” transforming the song into a spaced-out track full of tribal beats, and Escort crafts their own instrumental mix of “Forever.”

Remix Compilation Tracklist
1. Starlight (RAC Remix)
2. Cocaine Blues (Greg Wilson Remix)
3. Why Oh Why (Pound Sterling Remix)
4. Caméleon Chameleon (Club Remix)
5. Forever (Escort Remix Instrumental)
6. Makeover (JKriv Remix)
7. All Through The Night (Sub Swara Remix)
8. Starlight (Max Essa Remix)
9. Caméleon Chameleon (Black Russian Remix)
10. Cocaine Blues (Ewan Pearson Remix)
11. Caméleon Chameleon (Ilija Rudman Mix)

Tour

10/25: Washington, DC @ The Hamilton
10/27: New York, NY @ Webster Hall, 1st Annual Escort Halloween Show w/ St. Lucia
11/7: Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of The Living Arts
11/9: Chicago, IL @ The Metro
11/10: Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
12/7: Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
12/8: Lisbon, Portugal @ Vodafone Mexefest

Midnight Magic Announce Debut LP, “Same Way I Feel” MP3

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2012 by E.N.

Midnight Magic
Highly Anticipated Debut Full Length, 
Walking The Midnight Streets, Out November 13

Same Way I Feel” MP3 Released

Midnight Magic’s blend of funk, soul, and electro-tinged disco has been setting airwaves and dance floors ablaze in NYC where they lay their roots and beyond. Since bursting onto the scene in 2009 with a series of 12” singles, including “I Found Love,” a recent collaboration with Tommie Sunshine, and dance floor smash “Beam Me Up”, the band has become revered for their irresistibly catchy hooks and seductive live show. The psychedelic-soul army has struck again with their debut full length, Walking The Midnight Streets, out November 13th on their own Midnight Sun Sound.

Space invader and title track “Walking The Midnight Streets” opens the album with bright horn melodies and commanding vocals before flowing into the infectious base line of “Beam Me Up,” which continues heat up dance floors internationally. “Diamonds” is flush with rich brass melodies, rolling synths and cavernous, echoing vocals.

Same Way I Feel” is a smooth, seductive track driven by bursts of horns over a funky bass line. Grab the MP3

HERE.

Having performed alongside bands like Holy Ghost, Cut Copy, and Escort, Midnight Magic has proven to be a force both in the studio and on the stage. The nine-piece ensemble includes Carter YasutakeMorgan WileyNick RoseboroJason Disu and W. Andrew Raposo, all alumnae of many celebrated DFA bands, including the late LCD Soundsystem, setting a solid foundation for the vocal stylings of frontwoman Tiffany Roth. 

9/6: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ The Rapture)
9/7: Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly (DJ set, The Rapture official after-party)
9/21: Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery

Escort – Why Oh Why (Video Premiere)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on March 9, 2012 by E.N.

Escort has been setting dance floors ablaze with their disco-infused beats, irresistibly catchy hooks and seductive live show since releasing a series of 12” singles in 2006. Those who have not had a chance to experience the band’s energized live show will have several chances to catch the band at SXSW including the outdoor stage at SPIN Magazine’s show @ Stubbs. The band will also play a special Last.FM “Live In NYC show on March 23. For an early taste of the 17-piece disco party powerhouse, check out the brand new “Why Oh Why” video, created by Marisol Baltierra.


Escort Tour Dates
3/16: SXSW @ Stubbs, (SPIN Party), 1:30pm
3/16: SXSW @ Empire Automotive (Keep A Breast Foundation, Official Showcase), 1am
3/17: SXSW @ Malverde (Bond Showcase), 7:30-8:15pm DJ SET
3/23: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl w/ DFA DJs, Last.FM “Live In NYC”

Escort Release “Why Oh Why” Remix MP3(free download) + LP Out Jan 31!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2012 by E.N.

“…  Escort sounds loose and curious on this album, with even their four-minute songs feeling like dance-floor epics. “
– The New York Times

“The Best Disco Album Of 2011″
– SPIN

“The best New York disco tracks since West End Records’ early-‘80s heyday.”
– Pitchfork

Escort has been setting dance floors ablaze with their disco-infused beats, irresistibly catchy hooks and seductive live show since releasing a series of 12” singles in 2006. The seventeen-member “disco orchestra”, founded by producers Eugene Cho and Dan Balis, and fronted by lead singer Adeline Michèle, features an incredible cast of musicians who have played with everyone from indie-rock titans Arcade Fire to avant-classical luminaries Alarm Will Sound. The new “Why Oh Why” (Pounds Sterling Remix) MP3 is a dancefloor banger that dares you not to move.

Download the MP3  HERE.

Download Escort – Makeover

Download Escort – Cameleon Chameleon (Club Remix)

With the self-titled debut album dubbed by SPIN Magazine as one of the “Best Dance Albums of 2011,” the band has received accolades ranging from Pitchfork to the New York Times as well as recently being featured on the cover of the Village Voice! Escort’s long-awaited debut LP will be released on vinyl and CD January 31st and is out oniTunes and digitally retailers now through Escort Records.

Steeped in the venerable tradition of club-land’s holy trinity, New York, Chicago, and Detroit, Escort’s self-titled new album pays homage to mutant-pop luminaries such as Kid Creole and the Coconuts & Ian Dury. While embracing the legacy of these forward-thinking but classic acts, Escort has managed to create something strikingly new. Featuring the theatrical masterpiece “Caméleon Chameleon,” the piercing horns and silky smooth vocals of “A Bright New Life” and “Makeover” which effortlessly explores the lost possibilities of another era the album also includes versions of their 12” DJ releases remixed, re-mastered, rearranged, and re-recorded specially for the LP, completing the album as a sonic experience from beginning to end.

Future Disco Vol 4: Neon Nights(NEEDCD004)February 21st, 2011

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2010 by E.N.

Future Disco continue to creep further into the conscious heart of the discerning music lover as it moves onto its fourth episode in the award-winning defining series with ‘Neon Nights’.

Label: Needwant
Cat no: NEEDCD004
Web: www.needwant.co.uk
Distribution: Under The Shade
Released: Monday February 21st, 2011

In a time where the compilation market is saturated and stale, Future Disco has achieved a cult following across the worlds of music and fashion over its three years of releases. Awarded iTunes album of the year 2009, they have crafted a winning formula exploring the boundaries of contemporary house and disco music achieved through each creative mix. 

Tracklist
  1. Escort – Cocaine (Greg Wilson Version)
  2. Midnight Magic – Beam Me Up (Jacques Renault Remix)
  3. Stefano e Bene feat. Hard Ton – Why Your Love feat. Hard Ton (Katzbatz Remix)
  4. Holy Ghost – I Will Come Back (Classixx Acapulco Nights Version)
  5. 2020 Soundsystem – Ocean (Ray Mang Remix)
  6. Bad Rabbits – Shes Bad (Gadi Mizrahi & Soul Clap Remix)
  7. Hannulerauri – Zombie Tropicana
  8. Bonar Bradberry – Siula Grande (Pete Herbert Remix)
  9. Storm Queen – Look Right Through
  10. Hot Chip – Hand Me Down Your Love (Wild Geese Remix)
  11. Tape to Tape – Pure & Easy
  12. Mario Basanov – Up
  13. The Revenge – Just Be Good To Mario
  14. Filipsson – Escape From New York
  15. Kaine feat. Kathy Diamond – Love Saves the Day (Soul Clap Remix)
  16. Kaine feat. Kathy Diamond – Love Saves the Day (Original Mix)
  17. The C90s – Shine A Light (Flight Facilities Remix)

The fourth edition ‘Neon nights’ is more mystifying and seductive than its older siblings, giving heavy nods to the inspirational eras of the 80’s and early nineties as well as the glamour of New York, handpicking a handful of current East coast stars including Escort, Jacques Renault, Storm Queen and Holy Ghost.

Moving forward from the earlier investigation of the funk of the 70s, Future Disco illustrates a present desire for the sounds of the last two decades. Synth lines and pianos are the order of the day as sultry boogie and early dance beats are thrown into the spotlight.

Some old hands join new faces for ‘Neon Nights’, with leading figures Hot Chip, The Revenge and 2020Soundsystem laid alongside exclusive tracks from Mario Basanov and Bonar Bradberry, both tipped for big things in 2011. Future Disco was one of the first to give recognition to global success stories such as Tensnake and Aeroplane and continues to discover new talents and trends through each episode.

Standout tracks appear from Storm QueenLook Right Through’, an exclusive to Future Disco from Morgan Geist of Metro Area and the glamorous Midnight MagicBeam Me up (Jacques Renault remix)’, whose peak disco sound has found love from everyone from Erol Alkan to Optimo and Faze Action.

Reinventing the meaning of a disco anthem, ‘She’s Bad’ from Bad Rabbits made a big impact earlier this summer on limited release on (one half of Wolf + Lamb) Gadi Mizrahi’s Double Standard records, and appears as a treat for those yet to discover it. Kaine feat Kathy Diamond’s Balearic inspired ‘Love Saves The Day’ brings the closing moments to life with a fusion of its original and the sublime Soul Clap remix, a great conclusion to this seamless mix of musical fruits.

Since the inception of Future Disco, the audience for its sound has spread to the far reaches of the globe, with artists such as Wolf + Lamb in New York, Soul Clap in Boston and The Revenge in the UK enjoying praise from all camps of musical persuasion. As the sound moves from the back room to the main dancefloor, Future Disco has forged a global identity, identifying and defining these musical trends.

The Future Disco global series of events continues to broaden their horizons, completing a strong summer residency at Space in Ibiza, a special ADE event in Amsterdam and continuing bi-monthly at London’s notorious Ministry Of Sound 103, Events in Singapore, Dubai, Belfast and many others are penned for 2011 with a world tour scheduled to coincide with this album release.

Carefully re-edited and mixed by Sean Brosnan, each episode comes into creation through the skilled cutting, splicing, extension and arrangement of some of the finest hand-picked records from the past, present and future, resulting in a completely unique mix. Released on Needwant records, an imprint that has established itself as a pioneer of cutting edge house and disco grooves and will be showcasing a wonderful array of new talent in 2011.

Pursuing more of an uptempo house vibe in this edition, Future Disco still taps firmly at the heart of disco and its fusion with contemporary underground dancefloor music. 

www.needwant.co.uk

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