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Camp Bisco 10 will return to the annual three-day music and arts festival in Mariaville, New York this July 12-14, 2012.
Ninja Tune is hosting a label tent on July 13th that showcases three of our renowned DJs: Blockhead, Starkey, and FaltyDL.
Additional Ninjas performing on the mainstage of the festival include Bonobo, Daedelus (with his new A/V Archimedes show), and Amon Tobin’s ISAM Live.
Neon High’ is a futuristic take on hip-hop and club sounds. It focuses on the half/double time tempos around 80/160BPM and 70/140BPM. Flipping from hip-hop swagger to dancefloor bounce ‘Neon High’ is a blend of ‘up to no good’ beats, 808s, global melodies and gangsta leads and, as you would expect from someone who has just produced 2 x DMC world champion DJ Kentaro’s forthcoming album for Ninja Tune, the EP is sonically exceptional.
On ‘Dilated’ XLII’s vocoded vocals ask “Are you high?” “Your pupil’s dilated, are you high? Don’t hide your face, show me your eyes.” “No Cure” has a ghettotech feel, it’s the imagined evolution of juke produced with a hip-hop palette. ‘Thro-Yo!’ is a club workout, rattling high hats, pulsing rhythms and heavyweight 808 kicks. “Rasclap” is dangerous, it combines a trouble making funk lead, a ragga beat and dancehall vocal samples. The package includes a tough grimey remix from Philly’s Starkey and some slowfast footwork flux ex Various Productions main man and Ghost Poet engineer EAN.
A1 – Dilated
A2 – No Cure
B1 – Thro-yo!
B2 – Rasclap
5. Thro-yo! (Starkey Remix)
6. No Cure (Ean Remix)
XLII (pronounced slee) is a respected figure on Tokyo’s electronic underground. ‘Neon High’ is his first extended player outside Japan. He is touring Europe throughout May and June.
Scandinavia’s favourite vampire, Little Jinder aka Josefine Jinder is no stranger to electronic music, at age 16 she was more inclined to be found in a studio listening to Joy Division and Art of Noise than out partying. Her first live performance was on a Swedish talk show in 2008, and things have sky rocketed since then. Little Jinder signed to New York’s bass label Trouble & Bass and hasn’t looked back. Her debut EP “Polyhedron” was released in 2008; followed by the sultry “Youth Blood”, which gained critical acclaim and was licensed to Ministry of Sound
Little Jinder effortlessly merges haunting, mystical pop songs with disco beats, soaring synths and dubstep tempos, she can easily be considered one of the most exciting artists to come out of Sweden in recent years.
“Youth Blood” was released via T&B in 2009, and due to the success of the record across the sea, was picked up by Ministry of Sound in 2010. In addition to the critically acclaimed Original Mix, were remixes from the likes of Bok Bok, Renaissance Man, 12th Planet & Flinch, Subeena, Tony Senghore & Kavsrave that ensured the “Youth Blood” continued to pulsate through your speakers in 2011.
Jinder is now working on her debut album, and bringing her irresistible stage show to locations worldwide.
Visit Little Jinder’s official Facebook page and click ‘LIKE’ to download the free acoustic version of her brand new single ‘Keep on Dreaming’ and receive regular updates on her new music, what she’s up to and where she’s playing next
Over the past couple of years, Manchester-based producer Lone (a.k.a. Matt Cutler) has become a fully fledged reinvention of his former self. Leaving behind the hip-hop seasoned abstraction and hazy beatscapes of his notable Ecstasy & Friends and Lemurian albums for a quicker-paced sound that draws on a much heavier Chicago house / Detroit Techno and early 90′s London rave/hardcore sound. With his last album proper Emerald Fantasy Tracks & last year’s R&S debut Coreshine Voodoo, we saw a honing of these styles. Continuing his ethereal journey through space and time where these previous two outings left off, new album Galaxy Garden – that you will hopefully have in your ears right now – is without doubt his most complete body of work to date.
Title: Galaxy Garden
Label: R&S Records
01 New Colour
02 The Animal Pattern
03 As A Child (With Machinedrum)
04 Lying In The Reeds
05 Dragon Blue Eyes
06 Crystal Caverns 1991
08 Dream Girl / Sky Surfer
09 Earth’s Lungs
10 Cthulhu (With Machinedrum)
11 Stands Tidal Waves
12 Spirals (With Anneka)
The varied excursions on display unearth new corners to the wunderkind, whilst maintaining his signature sound and cinematic overtones. Opener New Colour lays down the album’s mandate with layers of symbiotic sound-scapes. On into The Animal Pattern, a rolling 8-bit bastardisation where visions of Out Run’s Splash Wave come flooding back again. Nomrex label head machine drum makes an appearance on two tracks adding his hazy vocals to As A Child & Cthulhu. The latter evolving into a mid tempo broken roller with key stabs which wouldn’t sound out of place on a Japan record.
Thing of beauty, Lying in the Reeds finds Cutler in one of his more melodic, melancholic and reflective moods. This gives way to the ambient drone of Dragon Blue Eyes and through to Crystal Caverns 91; revival stabs, hardcore remnants, a frenetic cadence and we’re already half way through the album. Two uptempo, blissed out stuttered motion bangers – proceed in the form of Raindance & Dream & Girl/Sky Surfer. It’s Raindance and the incredible Earth’s Lungs where he wears his love of Aphex Twin and Warp most prominently, all the time maintaining a very Lone take on it. The album closes this Lone chapter with vocalist Anneka – who’s worked with the likes of Falty DL, Starkey, Ital Tek, Vex’d - and the track Spirals, which is the closest you’ll get to Cutler writing a pop song.
A rollercoaster ride of playful nods to a plethora of scenes and influences past, present and future, a residency at Manchester hot-spot Hoya:Hoya, upcoming shows all over the place, support for his tracks from the likes of Caribou, Diplo, Kode 9, Dark Sky, Rustie, James Holden, Martyn, Joy Orbison – to name just a few – remixes for Radiohead, Tensnake & Underworld already under his belt; it’s going to be quite a year for Lone. Cutler ended 2010 with his tracks Pineapple Crush and Once In A While featured in every respectable ‘Best of 2010’ roundup (Resident Advisor, Phonica, Juno & Fact Magazine). This an album to be treasured and one that will no doubt, end up in even more polls come the end of twenty twelve.
Released date: 6th February 2012
Format: CD / Digital
Coming at the start of a second year of releases, ‘Diskotopia Various Artists Volume One’ is a showcase of the Diskotopia sound.
The label has been grouped together with labels like Night Slugs, Numbers, Hessle Audio, but Diskotopia take a more borderless approach to electronic dance music. Not just for the club, but also made to be appreciated in any setting, the artists represented on this compilation reference a variety of styles from house, techno, UK garage, post-rock, boogie, R&B, grime and even jazz. Although standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the most current and cutting-edge music around, the Diskotopia output has a strong sense of timelessness, meaning that as well as being very “now”, the sound has a longer shelf-life. The label has rapidly been gaining great support and high praise from likes of Addison Groove, Hyetal, Om Unit, Rinse FM, Boomkat, XLR8R, Fact, Numbers.
Set up by UK ex-pat Matt Lyne (A Taut Line) and Japanese female DJ Am Rhein in Osaka in 2005 as a DJ and visual collective, Diskotopia ran frequent events for four years before moving to Tokyo in 2009. BD1982 joined the crew in late 2010, and helped evolve it into a record label. The ethic behind the label comes directly from the premise of the Diskotopia events: a barrier-free approach to quality music. In 2011 Diskotopia released singles and EPs by A Taut Line, Hong Kong In The 60s, BD1982, Visionist, Greeen Linez and Slackk. Diskotopia remixers have included Optimum + Ikonika (Planet Mu, Hyperdub, Night Slugs), Starkey (Ninja Tune, Planet Mu), 80s legendary post-punk act Dominatrix, Royalty, BNJMN (Rush Hour), Photomachine, Murlo, Pacheko.
01) BD1982 – Sunshine
02) Visionist – Tropics
03) Savage – I Want It All (BD1982 Refix)
04) RLP – Kreep
05) Optimum – Ghost House
06) Shy One – 40,000
07) A Taut Line – Clouds At Night
08) Hong Kong in the 60s – You Can Take A Heart (Diskotopia Dub)
09) Awa – She Sea
10) Greeen Linez – Sallot Ski
11) Bun / Fumitake Tamura – Ri
12) LDFD – Wumpa Fruit
13) DJ Maar – Acid Clapperz (Diskotopia Dub)
14) Greeen Linez – Feel The Pressure (The Phantom Remix)
15) Lamin Fofana – Nia Long
16) 80kidz – Miss Mars (Diskotopia Dub)
17) Greeen Linez – Feel The Pressure (Nites Remix)
18) BD1982 – VHS Nite (Starkey Remix)
[EDM FEST] Free Downloads from Underground Sound 7 Artists! Festival in Southern Illinois Set To Blow With Huge Lineup of Multi Genre ArtistsPosted in News with tags Antiserum, Bassbin Twins, DJ Dara, DJ Shiftee, Figure, Liquid Stranger, Shpongle, Starkey on July 13, 2011 by E.N.
Lineup including Shpongle, Bassbin Twins, Liquid Stranger, DJ Shiftee, Starkey, Antiserum, DJ Dara, Figure and a ton more!
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Since 2005, tens of thousands of people have been a part of the UnderGround Sound experience.
An independent festival for independent thinkers, dancers, creators and artists, we bring the very best in EDM legends and expose emerging artists to thousands of revelers alongside them, deep in the woods of the Midwestern United States. Combining decades of experience in electronic dance music and festival organization, our team works all year round to create one unforgettable weekend each summer.
The result: three nights of camping, cutting edge music, pristine sound, and of course our signature visual, light and laser presentation, which has become legendary in its own right. And what better place to experience all that that than back to our home in the forests of southern Illinois, this time directly overlooking the Ohio River. The venue has swimming, primitive camping, RV hook ups, running water, and shower houses: a safe and comfortable environment to unleash your creativity along with the production quality you have grown to expect from UnderGround Sound 7. This year’s theme? THE FREAKY TIKI!
If you are from the Midwest, chances are you’ve probably already been a part of our tradition. To our new friends, we extend an invitation: 2011 is your best chance to experience the weekend that defines the EDM outdoor summer festival.
We are exclusive. We are underground. And if you can take the intensity of a 3 day dance music walkabout, then you are one of us.
Get Leid Thursday:
DMC World Champion Shiftee
The Lady FourSquare
Freak Stage Friday:
Tommy I.C. Gunns
Rage Stage Friday:
Tiki Stage Friday:
Wonderland Stage Friday:
AB Logic & Born I
Real Time Hand Motion
Shaolin Fists of Fury
Freak Stage Saturday:
Presents the Shpongletron Experience
Blatta & Inesha
Summer (Brendon Collins)
Rage Stage Saturday:
Tiki Stage Saturday:
John Doe VS Rockin Roland
Synthetic Pulse VS SPACECADET
Wonderland Stage Saturday:
Production and additional entertainment by:
Benji Ramsey Visuals
The Fire Technicians
Euphoric Fire Arts
Full Spectrum Lighting
Spectra Audio featuring Turbosound Flex Array
Nu Salt Lasers featuring a 60 watt white laser