Archive for April 22, 2010

Juno Podcast: Dubstep 23

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by dk

The latest Juno dubstep podcast kicks off with the jaw droppingly good “Cropped” by T++, followed by a host of cutting edge tracks from the likes of VVV, Quest and Flatmate.

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Released by: junodownload.com
Release/catalogue number: juno dubstep 23
Release date: Apr 22, 2010

Tracklisting:

1. T++: Cropped – Honest Jon’s

2. Bakir & DZ: Into The Fog – Brap Dem! Recordings  check at emn free exclusive dz from ep

3. Lysergene: Sub Ritual – Area Recordings

4. GDX: Over & Done – Phlox

5. Quest: Deep Inside – Deep Medi Musik

6. TKR: Dangerous (original mix) – Carbon Logic

7. VVV: Project X – Fortified Audio

8. Flatmate: Cheyenne – Airflex Labs France

9. The Builder: Vertigo – Crossroads

10. Biome: Don’t Leave – Sub Pressure

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Debi Nova – Luna Nueva+Drummer Boy

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by dk

Watch Debi Nova make her American television debut on “Dancing With The Stars.”

Audio Drummer Boy (Windows Media)
Already a massive star in her native Costa Rica—plus six Grammy nominated projects, a No. 1 dance single, and performances as a featured vocalist on tours with Ricky Martin and Sergio Mendes under her belt—singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Debi Nova is ready to make her mark on the rest of the world with the upcoming Decca/Surco release of her hybrid, Spanish/English debut album Luna Nueva. The record is an electrifying combination of irresistible Latin rhythms and potent pop smarts that showcases this vivacious artist’s considerable musical gifts (she plays piano, guitar, bass, and more) as well as her rich Latina heritage. It’s a genre-defying blend that anyone can enjoy, whether they’re Anglo or Latino, young or old, and proof positive that pop music really is a universal language.

The cultural brew comes naturally to Nova, who explains that “because Costa Rica is in Central America, we had Bossa Nova coming from Brazil, Afro-Cuban rhythms drifting over from the Caribbean, and, of course, all the great rock and soul from the U.S.,” she says. “It was a real melting pot and I wanted my album to capture that.” Nova’s heritage is echoed not only in the album’s steamy rhythms, but also in the songs’ lyrics themselves. A resident of Costa Rica and the U.S., who has split her time between the two countries for the last seven years, Nova sings in both English and Spanish, combining her native tongue and the language of her adopted homeland, often in the same song. It’s a colorful hybrid that Debi affectionately refers to as “Spanglish.”

“The idea of singing in both English and Spanish on the album wasn’t planned,” Nova says. “As I was writing the songs, I found myself naturally blending the two because it’s something I do every day. As a Latina who lives between U.S. and Costa Rica, I speak Spanglish with my friends and family. My music reflects my being part of a generation of young Latinos who use both naturally. The world is becoming smaller and I’m proud to represent that.”

Nova is releasing a hybrid album at a culturally significant time. According to the Los Angeles Times, U.S.-born Latinos now account for more than 60 percent of all Latinos in the country. Bi-lingual entertainers and performers across all media have become breakout stars thanks to such television channels as MTV Tr3s, mun2, SiTV, and LATV, which seek to reach Latinos who are raised with American pop culture who want to hold onto their roots.

Those people may be Nova’s natural audience, but Luna Nueva will appeal to anyone who appreciates vibrant, passionately performed pop. Alternating between emotionally resonant ballads and upbeat, danceable tunes, the album kicks off with “Need 2 Be Loved,” a stomping Brazilian samba (complete with Nova’s reggaeton rap) that she describes as “a pep talk to myself to let go of fear and celebrate the moment.” From there, the acoustic guitar-driven love song “We Were Young,” segues into the soulful, flamenco-flavored “Corazón Abierto” and the playful, soca/hip-hop-inspired first single “Drummer Boy.” Other highlights include the sprawling R&B number “Something to Believe In” (a song about one’s relationship with faith and featuring vocals by Citizen Cope) and the evocative, electro-tinged “Ashes & Pearls,” which the environmentally minded Nova says is about greed. “It’s about how we’re not conscious of what we’re doing to this planet because of our desire to make more money and be powerful—so in the end we’re swimming in ashes and pearls.”

Nova’s thoughtful lyrics play out amidst a richly textured backdrop of acoustic and electric guitars, piano, Wurlitzer, percussion, strings, and inventive electronic programming—a sonic landscape she conjured up with the help of her producers, including British studio veteran Marius de Vries—a five-time Grammy Award nominee and two-time BAFTA award winner known for his work with Madonna, Björk, Massive Attack, and Josh Groban, and Oscar-winning Argentinean film composer, multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy-winning producer and founder of Surco Records, Gustavo Santaolalla, who has scored a host of critically acclaimed films including Brokeback Mountain, Babel, and The Motorcycle Diaries, and produced multi-platinum and Latin Grammy-winning artists such as Juanes, Café Tacuba, and Julieta Venegas. When Nova began writing the songs that appear on Luna Nueva, the two men were on her wish-list of producers.

“In the studio, it’s so important to break out of your comfort zone,” Nova says, “because we don’t realize what we’re capable of until we try new things. Marius always brought the unexpected. At first I’d think he was joking when he wanted to include singing mice sounds on ‘Vete De Mi,’ but he wasn’t. They sound like birds, but they’re actually mice. It’s just one example of his brilliance and experimental spirit.” For his part, de Vries says: “there’s an intelligence and a musicality in everything that Debi does. I think we’ll be seeing her around as a force to be reckoned with for many years to come.”

Nova met Santaolalla, who serves as one of the album’s executive producers, in London while working with de Vries. “Gustavo and I made an instant connection,” she says. “We saw each other’s eyes and we knew that we were going to do something together.” In January 2008, Nova began talking to Santaolalla about signing to his Surco Records imprint (through Decca Label Group) and making a record. “Gustavo was great at taking all the material I had written, including songs I’d recorded with Marius, and saying ‘I like this song, you should put more guitar on that song,’ and just being the overall visionary. We sat down and listened to everything I had recorded and chose the songs that would be on the album.”

“An artist has to have certain traits to make me want to work with them, like personality, originality, and talent,” Santaolalla says. “Debi is a great musician, singer, and performer and she writes great songs. I also like the fact that she can write in both English and Spanish. All of these things added up make her a very unique and exciting artist.”

Of course it doesn’t hurt that the twenty-four-year-old Nova is also a stunning, high-spirited brunette with a powerhouse voice and hip-shaking dance moves to match. But don’t be misled by her beauty; Nova has serious musical chops. Born in the Costa Rican capital city of San José, Nova began playing piano at age four, at the urging of her mother, whose family members all play an instrument. She studied classical piano throughout her teens and fronted her first band at age 13. At 14, she joined the Costa Rican band Gandhi and got her first experience performing on the big stage when the group opened for such artists as Deep Purple, Aterciopelados, and Mana.

She honed her vocal technique during a five-week program at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music a few years before moving to Los Angeles to study voice at the LA Music Academy in Pasadena. When her year at the Academy ended, she entered UCLA’s Ethnomusicology and Jazz Studies program intending to complete her degree, but fate intervened in the form of an invitation from legendary Brazilian artist Sergio Mendes to be the featured vocalist on his critically acclaimed album Timeless (produced by the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am) and to accompany him on his tour of the U.S. and Japan, an experience she describes as “a party on stage.” Not long after, Nova signed her first publishing deal.

But juggling her burgeoning songwriting and performing career and her studies soon proved too much and Nova dropped out of UCLA to focus on her music. Over the following years she racked up numerous credits; she penned songs for Latin recording artists Belinda and RBD, Sean Paul, Mark Ronson and more, including her own single, “One Rhythm,” which reached #1 in Latin America and on the U.S. dance charts. She also co-wrote and performed the standout track, “Latin Girls” on the Black Eyed Peas Grammy-nominated Elephunk She has six Grammy nominated projects under her belt, including nods for her songwriting and/or vocalist work with Mendes, Black Eyed Peas, Sean Paul, Victor Duplaix, and Norman Brown.

Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin invited Nova to duet with him on two tracks on his 2005 album Life—“Que Más Dá” and “Drop It On Me”—and to also appear in the videos. At Martin’s invitation, Nova later joined him on a tour of Latin America as a featured vocalist, and made several high-profile TV appearances with him, including a sizzling duet at the Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas.

After seven years of non-stop writing and recording, Nova is thrilled to finally be putting out her own solo album. Luna Nueva is a labor of love long in the making. “I’m just ready to give birth to these songs,” she says. “I feel like I’ve been holding onto them and I need to release them and share them with the world.”

Look for Luna Nueva, coming from Universal’s Decca Label Group/Surco Records in Spring 2010.
For more information, please visit www.debinova.com.

Technasia -‘Esperance’ (TA11)

Posted in News, Promotions with tags , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by dk


NEW TECHNASIA SINGLE TAKEN FROM THE FORTHCOMING ‘CENTRAL’ LP
TECHNASIA – ‘ESPERANCE’
1. Esperance
2. Innocuous Clouds
(TECHNASIA) TA11
12” & Digital Release: 10.05.10

This is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming Technasia album ‘ Central’ (out end of May), featuring two superb tracks in the purest Technasia style. On the A-side, ‘Esperance’ is a funky number in constant motion with a huge chord progression. The gritty street-level techno of ‘Innocuous Clouds’ on the B-side doesn’t forget that dance music rightfully belongs on the dancefloor. So this new single is sure to become a cherished tool for DJs across the house and techno spectrum.

Technasia – Esperance (2010)
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Technasia – Innocuous Clouds (2010)
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new YOUNG PUNX album, download for free: MASHED POPPED PUNKED

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by dk


The Young Punx and we are very excited to announce the release of a brand new version of the new Young Punx album; a 100% mashed up alternative called ‘MASHED POPPED PUNKED’ by Audioporn All Stars VS The Young Punx.
This is a free album in which the world’s leading bootleg / mashup remixers have mashed up every single track on Mashpop & Punkstep, to make a new twist on the record. Check the track listing below to see what’s been used and abused.

The free album comes with artwork, including an origami CD sleeve you can make, and CD artwork for if you want to burn a CD. What’s more, a handful of the world’s leading VIDEO mashup artists have also made mashup videos for some of the tracks on the album.

Download Audioporn All Stars VS The Young Punx ‘MASHED POPPED PUNKED’

Tracklist
01 The Young Punx – Club Culture Blues
The Young Punx VS Vangelis

02 Pheugoo – wUUUnderwall
Oasis VS The Young Punx

03 lobsterdust – Hey I’m Ready
The Pixies VS The Young Punx

04 B.A.R.T.O. – Lapdance Never Dies
N.E.R.D. VS The Young Punx

05 Dunproofin’ – SugarCandySuperChic
The Young Punx VS Chic

06 Copycat – Burn Photo Burn
Depeche Mode VS The Young Punx

07 Phil RetroSpector – Monkey Gone To Opera
The Young Punx VS The Pixies VS Goldfrapp

08 Simon Iddol – Dirty Like Dat
The Young Punx VS Michael Jackson
VIDEO:

09 DJ Schmolli – Simple Mashures
The Young Punx VS Featurecast VS Kelis VS RHCP VS Suzanne Vega
VIDEO:

10 A plus D – Final Telephone
Lady Gaga VS The Young Punx

11 dj BC – Unbelievable Juice and Gin
The Young Punx VS EMF
VIDEO:

12 Divide & Kreate – Fallen Rock Star
The Young Punx VS Poison

http://www.theyoungpunx.com

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Angrydan! Fucking in Space Video

Posted in News with tags , , , , on April 22, 2010 by dk

Fucking In Space by Angrydan taken from The Notorious Furious E.P

Applescal -A Mishmash Of Changing Moods

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by dk


ARTIST: Applescal
TITLE: A Mishmash Of Changing Moods
LABEL: Traum
FORMAT: CD & Digital
KTLG: Traum CD22
BARCODE: 880319456428
RELEASE: 19 April 2010

After being hailed as one of the break through artists for 2010 by De:Bug magazine, international press and DJ´s such as DJ Hell, Laurent Garnier and more, we are happy to say that Applescal has snug back into his Igloo to record this second full length album for Traum.
Applescal began playing live raw acid sets before he started to fulfil his stated ambition to bring I.D.M. to the Netherlands. His live sets are famous there and by some UK journalists he is called the Nathan Fake from the Netherlands.
The 22 year old boy from Amsterdam is known as a reclusive electronic musician who loves to stay in his self built “cave like” studio. His 13 new tracks are cinematic with moods ranging from uplifting and joyful tracks to dark, melancholic and claustrophobic ones.
Applescal featured various styles on his debut album „A Slaves Commitment“, now his new album, although called a “A Mishmash Of Changing Moods“, has much more of a strong directive and last but not least has evolved in a true masterpiece of storytelling!
Working stronger on a conceptional level has allowed him to pull all the tricks out of the bag.
The whole album feels more classy and is one piece of music which pushes you back in to your seat and does not let you go until the very end.

Miracley crafted, it swings between different moods but keeps the boat on course.
Starting with “The Curle In Me”. This is a driving, quirky drum and bass sort of track that works with a disturbing deepness and melancholy which gives room to speculate how the album will evolve and what kind of direction it will take.
The follow up, “A Former Curse”, is a short interlude which comes across like a falling star, tumbling and spinning around it’s own axis hysterically until it is burned out.
“Dialeague” is a heavy and mighty grinding caterpillar of a track, still almost shy. It steadily discovers fairylike melodies which are pushed through a tiny hole. Whatever it really does, Applescal skilfully builds up a dynamic which is determined by repetition and a great deal of unbelievable uplifting moments.
“The Key Of Genes”, picks up this uplifting spirit but exaggerates it to an extend that defies our expectations. The superb composed melody which creates a feeling of fairylike beauty and detachment is unearthly… putting Applescal next to a musician such as the Aphex Twin.
“MC Iron” is a kind of “breeding” track which feels like a trip through an impenetrable jungle, a soundtrack for sure, haunting and full of beauty and tension.
“IB Ok” is full of droning noises, engine like, heavily spinning until it gives up it’s life… another interlude.
“In Theory” is somehow a beat that you would not venture to think could work for more that 10 seconds, but somehow by magic Applescal pulls the strings with so much elegance it makes you cry.

“Roofs Of Heaven” is a piece of heavy psychedelic rock. Sounds as if Detroit’s MC´s were on a mission to conquer the world. But suddenly the tracks turns it’s direction and goes all psychedelic with great organ parts and feedbacks. May The Doors be with us with this tune… Morrison would sound great in this track.
“The Flop” feels like a hard and edgy piece of metal and it’s beat is like a smack in the face. Hard to imagine that it turns toward an almost Krautrock flavoured sound! When it changes it’s beat constantly that is when we really give up. This guy from Amsterdam is a hell of a musician!
“The Storm Is Yours” is a fantastic- avant-garde- “hurdy gurdy” piece of music and we really think these emotions and styles clashing are phenomenal!
“Observing Enlightenment” is true to it’s title, a kind of observation of a phenomenon which
articulates itself in a humming sound that trembles and shakes slightly underlined with a jazzy percussion loop. Superb.
“Black Spirals” is a dark planet of a track, slowly moving as in slow motion and later reveals it’s earthly desires! Almost a piece of easy listening with very sweet moments and hilarious changes of patterns and dynamics.
“Her Foreverness” feels like a goodbye song, a kneeling down, paying tribute to a higher spirit. It is playful and at the same time mysterious and haunting.
“Door Weer En Wind” consists of two “parts”, both come with a cinematic-soundtrack feel… almost classic electronica a la Terry Riley or whoever phrased the term “minimal music “in the seventies… Applescal has for himself put his foot in the door also in this genre.

“A Mishmash Of Changing Moods” has the fresh and lively spirit of “handcrafted electronica” and even if a lot of it might be made by digital software Applescal insists that his music should always sound analogue.

TRACK LIST:
1. THE CURLE IN ME
2. A FORMER CURSE
3. DIALEAGUE
4. THE KEY OF GENES
5. MC IRON
6. IB OK
7. IN THEORY
8. ROOFS OF HEAVEN
9. THE FLOP
10. THE STORM IS YOURS
11. OBSERVING ENLIGHTENMENT
12. BLACK SPIRALS
13. HER FOREVERNESS
14. DOOR WEER EN WIND
+ Bonus

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