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Electric City is the new album from Sarantis OUT NOW via Senseless Records. It takes it’s name from an imagined urban landscape caught somewhere between London and the dystopian sprawl imagined by John Carpenter, Warriors and other classic 80s sci-fi. The music takes audible cues from the soundtracks to those films; bold, raw synths and big drums reverberate but also a melting pot of musical styles ranging from motor city techno and electro funk through to cutting edge grime, bashment and footwork.
Vocal tracks come from Parly B (Mungo’s Hifi), South London’s rising grime star M.I.K. & Dialect, a renowned freestyle MC and regular guest on Westwood and 1Xtra.
Building on previous releases for Senseless, Black Acre and Chrissy Murderbot’s Loose Squares, on this LP Sarantis expands his sonic palette and allows all the inspiration and influence collected in the past half decade to breathe and expand. Starting out from his soundsystem roots in Leeds, UK, Sarantis has worked his way in to the record boxes of people like Skream, Brenmar, DMZ & Mary Anne Hobbs with a catalogue spanning six years and work with vocalists like Warrior Queen and Iration Steppas.
RUSKO – one of dance music’s most outspoken artists – announces today that he will release all his original music going forward for free. Beginning with the November 4 release of his “KAPOW” EP all new RUSKO music will be available for free download through Ruskoonfire.com/kapow. “KAPOW” will also be available via iTunes on November 6
“KAPOW” is a four-track workout that blends dubstep, rave anthems and Hip-Hop with an energy that only RUSKO delivers. “Yeah,” is the ultimate jump up rave/dubstep anthem blending jagged basslines with a signature rave vocal. It’s available for free download now on Rollingstone.com. “Booyakasha” is car chase dubstep; perfect for a showdown in the hood. “Bring It Back” blends twisted dubstep basslineswith old school piano licks and a touch of soul, while “Like This” blends Hip-Hop with chunky break beats.
“The natural thing for me to do is release “KAPOW” myself. How I want. The way I want and at the speed I want. It’s about promotion and not profit – I want to give the fans the music in real time. If they can help me promote it too then it’s essentially what a label does anyway but just without copyright restrictions.The fans are key in the success of “KAPOW.” If you like it, send it to a friend. I just want everyone to be able have my music if they want it,” RUSKO says.
RUSKO is supporting “KAPOW” with a fall North American tour that launches on October 26 in Chicago, Illinois and runs through the end of November.
KAPOW EP Tracklisting
“Bring It Back”
Download “Yeah” from Rollingstone.com
Download “Like This” from Jay Z’s Life + Times
Paper Diamond is the newest edition to Diplo’s Mad Decent label, with his brand of music fitting in nicely with his new label mates Major Lazer, Crookers and Rusko, among many others. His new EP entitled Wavesight was released May 3, and showcases Paper Diamond’s talent for incredible bass, electronic, and hip-hop styles.
Paper Diamond is also continuing his progression across the great expanse of America, taking his beats through the summer. He will be making appearences at several major festivals, including Electric Forest, What The Festival?!, Lollapalooza and Electric Zoo.
REMAINING SPRING AND SUMMER TOUR DATES
6/28 – 7/1 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest
7/8 – Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
7/13 – Louisville, KY @ Official Forecastle Afterparty
7/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Global Dance Festival
7/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Brick
7/27 – 7/29 – White River, OR @ What The Festival?!
8/3 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
8/3 – 8/5 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/9 – 8/11 – Beech Mountain, NC @ Gnarnia Festival
8/11 – Bangor, ME @ Kah-Bang Festival
8/24 – 8/26 – Somerset, WI @ Somerset Amphitheater
9/2 – New York, NY @ Electric Zoo
9/21 – 9/23 – Pensacola Beach, FL @ DeLuna Fest
9/27 – 9/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Counterpoint Music Festival
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5 weeks after legendary Hip Hop pioneers Cypress Hill announced a collaboration with UK dubstep DJ/Producer Rusko, comes the first video from the EP. The 5 track EP will be released in April.
“I think dubstep is a natural progression of hip-hop,” says Sen Dog. “Especially the way that we formulated it with Rusko, there’s definitely some roughness to it.”
“We’ve always been the type of group to take chances on doing something radically different than what people expect from us. So this carries with the tradition of us going out of the box. If it’s not something that we embrace then we don’t dare mess with it and this is something we fell right into the pocket of,” adds B-Real.
The video was directed by Canadian director Jodeb and sees the band travel on an epic freight train journey through mountains and deserts.
Rusko To Release New Album, Songs, via
Mad Decent/Downtown Recordings On March 27th
Rusko’s takeover has only just begun! His debut, O.M.G.!, replete with his signature bone-rattling bass and anthemic melodies, was a critical and commercial hit that cemented him as one of the most exciting artists in modern dance music. His stream of massive singles includes “Woo Boost,” “Everyday,” and “Hold On,” which featured Amber from The Dirty Projectors, “Got Da Groove” which features Gucci Mane and “Da Cali Anthem,” which was the first dubstep track played on US radio. His live shows have been drawing rapturous crowds of thousands across the globe. Rusko’s new album,Songs, due out on March 27th is a dauntless artist at his best. These are the songs that will dominate festivals and dance-floors this year and beyond!
At the center of the adventurous and exciting sound of Songs is Rusko’s virtuosic ability to tackle and re-imagine a variety of genres. Lead single, “Somebody to Love,” has all the makings of an anthem with its instantly memorable chorus and a shape-shifting rhythm that is more infectious by the second. Watch the video here. “Skanker” rockets you from Kingston to outer space with it’s 21st century take on dub and roots. “Dirty Sexy” is a sultry R&B track sure to make speakers pop worldwide. “Thunder” propels Hi-NRG to the future with an exhilarating melody that will leave you rapturous.
Songs is a collection of masterful pop songs that will reach far beyond the dance floors. Rusko has created a body of work that encapsulates all the best elements of bass heavy music and infuses them with sublime melodies and a euphoric spirit. In celebration of the forthcoming release, Rusko will be doing a special tour of intimate venues. This is a rare chance for fans to seem him in a small setting.
Rusko – Somebody To Love (Official Music Video)
Rusko Tour Dates
2/2 – Knoxville, TN – Valarium
2/3 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
2/4 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
2/6 – Richmond, VA – The National
2/7 – Atlantic City, NJ – Showboat Atlantic City
2/8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Zoo
2/9 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
2/10 – Amhest, MA – Mullins Center (U. of Massachusetts)
2/11 – Albany, NY – Albany Armory
2/12 – Burlington, VT – Memorial Auditorium
2/14 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
2/15 – Kingston, ON – Stages Nightclub
2/16 – London, ON – London Music Hall
2/17 – Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Theatre
2/18 – Columbus, OH – The Bluestone
2/20 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
2/21 – Covington, KY – The Madison Theatre
2/22 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Necto
2/24 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
2/25 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre
2/26 – Urbana, IL – Canopy Club
2/27 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
2/28 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theater
2/29 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
3/2 – Avon, CO – Snow Ball Music Experience
3/3 – San Bernadino, CA – NOS Events Center
ZEDS DEAD marches across North America on
“The Graveyard Tour” + new EP on Mad Decent
Massive 65-date tour * large sized venues * fuelled by the underground
Allow us to introduce you to one of electronic music’s most promising new acts, Zeds Dead. The truth is, however, Toronto-based Zeds Dead (AKA DC and Hooks) needs no introduction to the legions of fans that have been on to the electronic/dubstep/progressive duo for the better part of two years. Through positive world of mouth, massive YouTube hits, support from top jocks and a never ending string of tour dates – to cities big and small – Zeds Dead has become one of the most exciting acts of 2011 and a true phenomenon.
Since its inception Zeds Dead has toured the United Kingdom twice and launched their first official North American Tour in Dec 2010, playing over 40 dates throughout Canada and the USA. They toured all around the world in 2011 and embarked on “The Rumble in the Jungle Tour” playing summer festivals in North America and the UK. Launched on September 2 and running though December 17, “The Graveyard Tour” is Zed’s Dead’s biggest tour to date.
Kissy Sellout and Skream were two of the first to take notice of Zeds Dead, featuring their remix of Blue Foundation’s “Eyes on Fire” on their radio shows, on BBC Radio 1 and Rinse FM, respectively. Soon after releasing their remix of “Eyes on Fire,” Zeds Dead was approached by Dragonette for whom they remixed their 2010 release, “Volcano”. Their original self-released “1975” was featured in GQ Magazine’s 2010 Video Shoot with Russian Supermodel Irina Shayk.
Zeds Dead’s productions can be heard in sets from artists like Diplo, Rusko, Skrillex, and Bassnectar with Kissy Sellout calling Zeds Dead “the future of genres…flipping genius.” In November 2010, Kissy Sellout’s label San City High released Zed’s Dead’s first official single and the title track, “Rudeboy”, reached #7 on the Beatport Dubstep Charts only 48 hours after its release. Their productions have garnered tens of millions of hits on youtube, and their remix of “Eyes on Fire” is the single most-viewed production on the UKF channel.
In addition to “The Graveyard Tour” Zeds Dead is preparing for two brand new releases – “Bass Mentality” (September 20, Basshead Records) and “Rumble In The Jungle EP” (October 4, Mad Decent).
“They’re becoming internationally known perpetrators of notoriously unconscionable dance-floor violence, dropping dirty wobble, hacking it up with hammer fists, hitting the filthiest frequencies, dragging the bpm down to a slo-mo grind, and then ratcheting it back up to brutal superspeed.” – Miami New Times
“The Zeds Dead boys are the kind of artists who are willing to explore all sorts of genres in bass music and do them all really well. Not to mention they are the best of dogs!”
“Zeds Dead caught my attention with their bootlegs…they took a different approach to dubstep…with their new releases they keep taking it further”
“Zeds Dead is the future of genres…flipping genius”
- Kissy Sellout
“This is the sound I CRAVE!”
“Zeds Dead is what’s been missing in EDM. These guys can produce and play every style”
- 12th Planet
“Zeds Dead is essential in every set”
Zeds Dead – The Graveyard Tour
Sep 2 The Fillmore Miami, FL
Sep 3 Congress Theater Chicago, IL
Sep 4 90ne9 Victoria, BC
Sep 23 The Valarium Knoxville, TN
Sep 24 The Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
Sep 29 Firestone Orlando, FL
Sep 30 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Oct 01 Majestic Theater Madison, WI
Oct 02 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
Oct 04 Toad’s Place New Haven, CT
Oct 05 Middle East Boston, MA
Oct 06 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
Oct 07 Lupo’s Cranston, RI
Oct 08 Best Buy Theater New York, NY
Oct 09 Chameleon Lancaster, PA
Oct 12 Republik New Orleans, LA
Oct 13 Ampitheater Tampa, FL
Oct 14 The Loft Atlanta, GA
Oct 15 Skyway Minneapolis, MN
Oct 16 Sammy T’s Huntsville, AL
Oct 17 Engine Room Tallahassee, Fl
Oct 18 The New Palace Halifax, Canada
Oct 20 Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas, NV
Oct 21 Lawor Events Center Reno, NV
Oct 22 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA
Oct 23 Knitting Factory Boise, ID
Oct 25 The Hub Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 26 Madonna Expo Center San Luis Obispo, CA
Oct 27 Eureka Theater Eureka, CA
Oct 28 San Diego Bay Front San Diego, CA
Oct 29 L.A. Sports Arena Los Angeles, CA
Oct 31 Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, TN
Nov 03 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
Nov 04 Royal Oak Music Theatre Detroit, MI
Nov 05 Midland Theater Kansas City, MO
Nov 08 Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE
Nov 09 Madison Theater Covington, KY
Nov 10 Republik Austin, TX
Nov 11 Rich’s Houston, TX
Nov 12 Texas Music Theater San Marcos, TX
Nov 15 Trees Dallas, TX
Nov 16 The Top Hat Missoula, MT
Nov 17 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
Nov 18 Ogden Denver, CO
Nov 19 Ogden Denver, CO
Nov 22 Belly Up Aspen, CO
Nov 23 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
Nov 25 Webster Theater Hartford, CT
Nov 26 Fall Massive Washington, DC
Nov 30 Rex Theater Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 02 The Norva Norfolk, VA
Dec 02 The National Richmond, VA
Dec 07 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA
Dec 08 The Marquee Phoenix, AZ
Dec 09 Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA
Dec 10 Turner Hall Milwaukee, WI
Dec 17 Kool Haus Toronto, Canada