Archive for November 19, 2010

Mogwai Unveil Cover Art & Give Away Free Track (Album ”Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will” Out Feb. 15 via Sub Pop

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Mogwai Unveil Cover Art & New Track For

Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

 (Out February 15, 2011 via Sub Pop)

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Of “Rano Pano” Off The Album

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Mogwai is set to push the boundaries of where art meets rock even further into the abyss with the announcement that their new album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will will be released on February 15th, 2011 on Sub Pop Records in North America and the band’s very own label, Rock Action Records in the UK. The band is now  giving away “Rano Pano” from the upcoming album and it will be released as a 7” single on January 18 via Sub Pop, with the non-album track “Hasenheide” as the B-side.
Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, the band’s seventh album, was recorded over the summer at Chem 19 Studios, in Hamilton and mixed at The Castle Of Doom. Hardcore… is produced by Mogwai confidante Paul Savage (the man behind Mogwai’s exceptional 1997 Mogwai Young Team album).“We hadn’t recorded with Paul since Mogwai Young Team (in 1997). Not for any particular reason but I think in the years since, both us and Paul have grown quite a bit and it seemed timely to work with him again. We’re massive fans of work he’s done with The Twilight Sad and Phantom Band.”
“San Pedro” is the furious sequel to “Glasgow Mega-Snake” from 2006’s Mr Beast, a driving, dueling guitar battle where the band hurtle through to thundering climax. “Letters to the Metro” is yet more quintessential Mogwai, sweetly melodic and oddly sentimental, where plaintive piano pokes and brushed drums set against loping, mournful guitar twangs: A thing of beauty.
Elsewhere, the twitchy, mechanized ghosts of Suicide and Neu! are evoked on songs like “Mexican Grand Prix” and “George Square Thatcher Death Party.” Mogwai have always excelled at the hypnotic but show an even greater range of textures here. “How to Be a Werewolf” is similarly textured, rolling, gliding and building before exploding forth with streaks of molten, stereoscopic guitar.
Closing track “You’re Lionel Ritchie” is a brooding monster that not only sends off into the night sated, but solidifies the veteran ceiling-dwelling soulster’s place in popular cultural history—as a footnote to Mogwai’s continued forward progress. “I saw Lionel Richie at Heathrow but I was still drunk from DJing in Barcelona,” Braithwaite admits. “That is what I said to his face. The rest of the band was incredibly amused.”
Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will tracklisting:

White Noise

Mexican Grand Prix

Rano Pano

Death Rays

San Pedro

Letters To The Metro

George Square Thatcher Death Party

How To Be A Werewolf

Too Raging To Cheers

You’re Lionel Richie

Mogwai are: Dominic Aitchison, Stuart Braithwaite, Martin Bulloch, Barry Burns and John Cummings.

There will also be a Limited Edition version of the album, which includes a bonus CD featuring a 26 minute long piece called ‘The Singing Mountain’ recorded for Douglas Gordon and Olaf Nicolai’s ‘Monument for Forgotten Future’ installation in Essen, Germany. The band will be bringing their awesome live show across the globe, kicking off their world tour with a 5 show stint in their native Scotland before heading out to Japan, Ireland, UK, Europe and US with one off shows in Tokyo, Japan on February 2nd 2011 with more details to follow. Pre sale tickets for the bands US tour are available via
For more information on Mogwai please visit:


Apr 19: 9.30 Club, Washington DC

Apr 20: Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia

Apr 21: Webster Hall, New York

Apr 22: Webster Hall, New York

Apr 23: Paradise Rock Club, Boston

Apr 25: Olympia Theater, Montreal

Apr 26: Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto

Apr 27: Mr. Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh

Apr 28: St. Andrews Hall, Detroit

Apr 29: Metro, Chicago

Apr 30: Slowdown, Omaha

May 2: Bluebird Theater, Denver

May 3: In The Venue, Salt Lake City

May 5: Wonder Ballroom, Portland

May 6: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver

May 7: Showbox at the Market, Seattle

May 9: Regency Ballroom, San Francisco

May 10: Mayan Theater, Los Angeles

May 11: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach

May 13: Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque

May 15: Granada Theatre, Dallas

May 16: Stubbs Waller Creek, Austin

May 17: Warehouse Live, Houston

May 19: Workplay Theater, Birmingham

May 20: Center Stage, Atlanta


jozif – Sunrise EP (Infine – Out December 2010)preview)

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infine Within a fistful of years, London based DJ and producer jozif has built a solid reputation for himself. Eccentric as well as charismatic, his groove-driven sets have brought severe damage on some of the most hard to please dancefloors of Planet Earth. As a producer, jozif sails in a sea of strange atmospheres, wrapped up in white noise, equally organic and electronic, deep blue, deep disco, deep house, deep techno… 

For over a year now, jozif and Agoria had been swapping their own productions, including the incredibly funky ‘‘Back to my Roots’’ tracklisted on the Balance016 compilation released in May 2010. It was time for InFiné to release a good old vinyl record, compiling four huge tracks, which sums up the sound of now. Sunrise Ep, the orgasmic groove of your winter!

EP for Agoria’s Infine imprint, due out December 2010

A1. Sunrise
A2. Suddenly Somethin’
B1. Natural Nature
B2. Cathy’s Diamonds

Released by: Infinemusic
Release/catalogue number: IF2029
Release date: Dec 6, 2010

clara moto -deer & fox remixed by stacey pullen, dop,…(InFiné )

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Clara Moto /

Clara was this week at Dubplate Studio in Berlin to master her next EP for InFiné. Over the last few months, we have invited a fistful of talented producers to rework her delightful “Deer & Fox” featuring Mimu.Get ready for 4 brandnew remixes including French sick house experts, dOP, Detroit electronic Dance Godfather Stacey Pullen, most misspelled Karaoke Kalk boy Wonder Tolouse Low Trax and delicious organic experimental Austrian producer Ritornell.
Available on vinyl late November and on MP3 early December

Meanwhile, Clara is on tour this Fall!
19/11 : La Ruche (Lausanne / CH)

17/12 : Echo Sonore (Lyon / FR)  _  All Night Long With Jennifer Cardini

18/12 : InFiné Showcase @ Velvet (Clermont Ferrand / FR) with Spitzer

Remember : Clara Moto`s  Little Ambient mix (download link and tracklist here)

Scuba – Scuba Remixes pt 3(Deadboy/Joe)– 12″ Vinyl

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TRI005 – Scuba – Scuba Remixes pt 3 – 12″ Vinyl
Part 3 of a limited series of 12” Vinyl taken from ‘Triangulation (Interpretations) album. the Joe made an immediate impact on the scene with his 12”s on Hessle Audio and Applepips over the past year, his rework of So You Think You’re Special has a slowly blossoming groove underpinning stuttering percussion, jangling keys and an expertly playful melody that opens out across the sparse background. Finally, South London’s Deadboy offers an understated modern jungle remix of Before with skittering hats and heavy bass that can’t fail to light up floors and faces.

Listen to sample of Scuba Remixes pt 3

a Scuba – Before (Deadboy Remix)
aa Scuba – So You Think You’re Special (Joe Remix)

Oscar G- Live from NYC(Nervous)

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Released 29th November 2010

Miami-based dance music legend Oscar G returns with a brand new two-disc set that’s all about New York City.Disc One of ‘Oscar G Live from NYC’ was recorded live earlier this summer at the NYC super club Pacha. No pre recorded ‘studio mixes’ for Oscar, this set captures the inimitable experience of playing live. The sound of the crowd is intertwined with an impeccable track selection bringing a true sense of the atmosphere and context, so often missing from clinical mix CD’s these days.

Disc Two – worthy of a release on its own – showcases Oscar’s talents as a producer and features 10 brand new tracks including the new single ‘Fuck The VIP’ featuring DMS12 and ‘I’m Movin’ On’ featuring Tamara Wallace.

Recorded and engineered live by Stryke, the live disc is the culmination of months on the road, testing tracks and searching for the perfect mix that works a crowd into frenzy. Several months in the making and nearly 80 minutes in execution,Oscar G Live from NYC’ pulls together the best tracks from Oscar’s tour (with some added editing and mash-ups).

With previous releases such as ‘Space Miami’ and ‘DJ’, Oscar G has carved out his own niche in the mix CD market, releasing mixes that are recorded live and feature all the intangibles that make a great club set. “I honestly believe the only way to truly enjoy electronic dance music is in a live environment. The energy from the crowd is such a huge part of the equation and I find listening to a set with the sounds of the crowd, smoke machines, sirens, etc, just makes it way more interesting. It’s also a testament to the fact that I can rock a room!’

While Oscar G’s previous live compilations were recorded in Miami, this release marks his first New York set to be captured. The decision to move it north was easy when you consider the history of New York City clubbing and Oscar’s influences. “I’ve had a long distance love-affair with NYC since I can remember and it has given me more musical inspiration than any other city. Plus, legendary NYC DJs like Danny Tenaglia, Junior Vasquez, David Morales, Tony Humphries, Louie Vega, Timmy Regisford and Francois Kevorkian have all taught me how to do what I do. I always feel a sense of responsibility when I play in New York to uphold the legacy built by all those great DJs and I’ve played for many years in New York working to earn their respect.”

Kris Needs pres. ‘Dirty Water: The Birth Of Punk Attitude’

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Released 6th December 2010

Legendary journalist and DJ Kris Needs compiles ‘Dirty Water: The Birth Of Punk Attitude’ – a radical look at the essence of punk music and the attitude behind it. With tracks sourced from ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll and ‘60s counter-culture through to the mainstream explosion in ’77; this collection reveals Kris’ profound knowledge and passion for proper punk attitude. Although featuring names without whom no such compilation should be without, the set also highlights less likely candidates through their influence, attitude or sheer courage in the face of adversity; mavericks and rebels shooting for the stars and going against the grain.

Starting with two quintessential garage-punk bands – The Standells (whose ‘Dirty Water’ provides the snotty title track) and Seeds (covered by Needs’ own long-forgotten band 35 years ago) – Kris’s lifelong New York obsession is covered with the untouchable New York Dolls, senses-shattering electronic punks Suicide plus two of their influences in Silver Apples and vocal group The Silhouettes, and Ramones influencing The Dictators.

The album approaches the punk spirit as a way of making music or conveying a message by any means necessary which makes the 1970 hip hop template of Harlem’s Last Poets also makes them prime candidates along with David Peel and the Lower East Side delivering their stoner street anthems in Washington Square Park. The Deviants were at the forefront of UK’s ‘67 counter-cultural revolution, leading to ‘70s UK proto-punk is represented by Jook, Third World War and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. The rarest tune (on CD for first time) on this compilation is the Hollywood Brats’ storming treatment of the Kinks’ ‘I Need You’.

Kris found himself reaching back into his own adolescence, hence the inclusions of Mott The Hoople, Dr Feelgood’s Peter Hammill in the Rikki Nadir incarnation, Germany’s inestimably-influential Can, T. Rex when Bolan went electric and Detroit’s incendiary MC5. The Motor City is also represented here by The Stooges, MC5 sister band Up and brilliant but overlooked black punk trio Death. Sun Ra was a profound influence on the MC5 but he’s here for his star-sailing individuality and DIY spirit of his indie-pioneering Saturn label.

The album also casts its net around the rest of America with seminal Midwest outfits Red Krayola and Rocket From The Tombs, San Francisco’s fabulous Flamin’ Groovies, unique L.A. aliens Zolar X and The Monks (American G.I.s stationed in Germany). It all ends quite perfectly in 1977 with the timeless roots prophecy of Culture’sTwo Sevens Clash’, highlighting reggae’s towering presence in all this.

Kris Needs has been a writer and DJ for 40 years, finding himself at the forefront of several major cultural movements, while eternally inspired by his late friend John Peel regarding  lacking control over his emotions when encountering any strain of great music. From being blown away by, then running the fan club for Mott The Hoople, Kris has fought for passion and honesty in music, whatever the name, but in the 70s found himself on the front line of the punk revolution while editing original fanzine Zigzag, touring with and befriending many major players. The set will be accompanied by extensive liner notes from Needs, who has also written books on The Clash, Primal Scream, Keith Richards, the New York Dolls and his own autobiography, currently being rewritten for publication in 2011.


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Released 29th November 2010

‘TSOL’ is the third album from Vancouver based MC Shad, released on Black Box/Decon. Widely hyped in the US and Canada, including a nomination for the Polaris Music Prize, the album sees Shad at the top of his game; combining a strong lyrical flow with beats that reveal influences from a wide range of genres.

An initial listen to ‘TSOL’ will immediately lead one to believe that it’s an immense hip-hop achievement – but such sentiments merely scratch the surface. The album is a self-effacing commitment to the art of rhyme, as evidenced on the soulful singles ‘Rose Garden’ and ‘Yaa I Get It’. The release also features input from some of Canada’s most talented, notable musicians – Brendan Canning and Lisa Lobsinger of indie-rock mega-conglomerate Broken Social Scene lend vocals and instruments to ‘Lucky 1’s’, whilst Canadian hip-hop staple Classified offers up a brash slab of a beat on ‘A Good Name’.

The son of Rwandan immigrants, Shad invested time into his craft while growing up in London. It was during these formative years that he immersed himself in hip-hop culture, awestruck by the music of true-school graduates like Common, Rass Kass and Outkast. Reared on these dynamic sounds, whilst diligently pursuing an education, his character is an even-keeled amalgam of these influences, glaringly manifested on the introspective, multi-faceted ‘TSOL’.  

When 2007’s ‘The Old Prince’ was released on Black Box Recordings, critics immediately added Shad into a group of the most well regarded MCs in North America. The album went on to be nominated for Rap Recording of the Year in the prestigious Juno Awards, and it is only a matter of time before Shad is as revered in the UK as he is in the US.

Look out for the new single ‘Rose Garden’ out on the 25th October 2010.

One of the most gifted lyricists –foreign or domestic” – RCRD LBL | |