Archive for February 16, 2011

*Introducing*The Legendary Cameron McVey (Massive Attack/Por​tishead) Brings You: cirKus+free download

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Introducing the Newest Project From
Groundbreaking Producer Cameron McVey:

cirKus
 
New Album, Medicine, Out May 10th!
 
Mp3 of “Drug of Choice”


“We live, work and move like they do in a circus, and we’re based on an island in Sweden, 

so why not tell it like it is and call ourselves ‘cirKus’ (the Swedish spelling of the word)?”
- Cameron McVey

cirKus-Drug Of Choice by extramusicnew
 

Born out of a series of timely coincidences, and a pressing need for unrestricted artistic creativity, cirKus was formed in London in 2006 as the brain-child of legendary UK producer Cameron McVey and voracious beat smith, guitarist and DJ Matt Karmil (aka Matt Kent). The duo soon expanded into a 4-piece ensemble including McVey’s wife Neneh Cherry and their daughter, Lolita Moon. Bringing together the group’s collective background, it wasclear from the start that cirKus would be the perfect breeding ground (and outlet) for each member’s surging musical ideas and explorations.
 
McVey built a formidable career helping to launch the careers of Neneh Cherry, Massive Attack (producing their 1991 debut, Blue Lines, under his ‘Booga Bear’ pseudonym), Tricky and Portishead. Karmil was recruited by McVey as an assistant recording engineer and the two began working together furiously in McVey and Cherry’s Camden Town apartment. Neneh Cherry needs no introduction. Her pioneering solo albums, Raw Like Sushi (1989), Homebrew (1992) and Man (1996) are joined by collaborations and involvement with projects including The Slits, Gorillaz, Micheal Stipe, Groove Armada, Pulp, Cher, Chrissie Hynde and Eric Clapton. The bandsolidified with the addition of Lolita and the unified group then moved to Cherry’s country house near Malmö, Sweden where the quartet began recording what would become their 2006 self-released debut, Laylow, a very punk take on varied musical genres.
 
For their eagerly anticipated sophomore set, Medicine, the quartet has concocted a buoyant musical hybrid, which treats fans once again to a sprawling, fragrant collage given a new cutting edge by the revitalized attack and thrust of their music. Soaking up everything from post-punk, dub, four to the floor, grime and beyond, Medicine bridges the gap between Tricky, MF Doom, Martina Topley-Bird, Gang of Four, Gorillaz, Four Tet, The Specials and early PiL.
Tracks like lead singles “Unattended Bag” and sly no-wave mover “Bells”, as well as the hauntingly cryptic “Drunk and Stoned”, the rattling and dreamy “Grid Lock” and fuzz guitar driven introspection “Johnny iCon” brilliantly highlight the quartet’s dynamic sonic scope, gripping razor-sharp lyrics and refined production. By pairing Cameron’s pensive vocals and visceral narratives with Neneh’s easily recognizable sound and languid raps with Lolita’s youthful exuberant vocals and Kamil’s exotic heady soundscapes, cirKus unleashes a dizzying soundtrack where the sun always manages to come beaming through. 

Omid 16B – Rain/Passi​on Of Zorro (Bedrock Digital)

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Omid 16B
1. Rain
2. Passion Of Zorro
(Bedrock Digital) Beddigi08
Release: 28/02/11

Omid is an artist who isn’t just a DJ/producer, but also a songwriter and musician who has played a range of musical instruments from an early age and has spent most of his life involved in music. Head of the SexOnWax, Disclosure and Alola labels, he is seen as a key tastemaker across the electronic music scene. As a respected artist of high calibre Omid has released several albums to critical acclaim, and released an epic number of amazing singles and remixes over the years. He has created a distinctive style and unique expression that constantly inspires, and is nothing short of a true showman. So you can understand why this Bedrock release is going to cause a commotion.

‘Rain’ was written straight after a long 60-date tour with SOS, which resulted in some key changes in Omid’s life, getting the balance right. Another change was, a decision that he would stop just releasing on his own labels and think of the people he would most like to work with. John Digweed heard ‘Rain’, tested it out and signed it immediately to Bedrock. It’s a pure example of Omid’s epic musical genius, uplifting, anthemic, and downright danceable to the extreme. This is one not to be missed! This is a master at work!

But don’t forget ‘Passion of Zorro’, as it pounds, sashays, flutters, and, as always with Omid, it groooooves. Through chimes, keys, percussion and an acrobatic summersault (or three) it will exhilarate dancers at every grinding turn and breakdown. For anyone who doesn’t know, Zorro means ‘fox’ in Spanish. However, while foxy and wise it is, not even an eagle’s flight could be as elegant as this melodic journey into the heart of Señor 16B. Sweaty, spirited, punchy and funky with its cascading rhythms, this is a track to get lost in…

Selected Forthcoming Omid 16B DJ Dates:

March 23: DJ Mag Pool Party @ The Shelborne hotel, Miami

April: 4-9 Snowbombing Festival, Mayrhofen, Austria

April 23: Bedrock, Glasgow UK

Further Omid 16B Info:

Website: http://www.omid16b.com/

Download:2562-XLR8R podcast 185

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Over the past few years, Dutch producer Dave Huismans (a.k.a. 2562) has carved himself a solid niche in the murky territory that sits between the worlds of dubstep and techno. While he’s best known for his heady, low-end explorations, he also indulges a love for (slightly) clubbier sounds under his A Made Up Sound moniker. His upcoming album, Fever, finds him delving into yet another genre—disco. Well, sort of. Although every sound from his new full-length originated from a vintage slab of disco vinyl, Huismans still manages to sound like himself. He’s also set to embark on a lengthy North American tour this week—the dates are posted below—so we figured that now would be a good time to solicit his participation in the XLR8R podcast series. As one might predict, the mix isn’t easy to pin down, as Huismans bounces between various house, techno, and post-dubstep sounds, although his preference for subtlety and detailed production shines through regardless of genre. Things do get darker and crunchier as the podcast proceeds, but the quality never wanes.

Download:2562-XLR8R podcast

01 Yoav B “Wisdom Bop” (Meakusma)
02 M. Pittman “East Side Story” (7th Sign)
03 Panash “Cheval” (Atavisme)
04 Domu “Quarantine” (New Religion)
05 Kerri Chandler “Get Up” (Madhouse)
06 Blawan “Getting Me Down” (Unreleased)
07 Nutmeg “Oscar’s Shed” (Neroli)
08 DJ Koze “Mi Cyaan Believe It” (Pampa)
09 Julio Bashmore “Batty Knee Dance” (3024)
10 Boddika “Rubba” (Forthcoming Swamp 81)
11 2562 “This is Hardcore” (When In Doubt)
12 Nacho Patrol “Solomonic Dynasty” (Creme Organization)
13 Paperclip People “Floor” (Planet E)
14 Kirk Degiorgio “Nairobi” (New Religion)

2562 North American Tour Dates
16-Feb – Boston, MA (Bassic) – Goodlife
18-Feb – Atlanta, GA – The Sound Table
19-Feb – San Juan, PR – Red Shield
25-Feb – Los Angeles, CA (Muse vs Smog) – Medusa Lounge
27-Feb – San Francisco, CA (Bionic) – Club 222
01-Mar – Santa Cruz, CA – Cafe Mare
02-Mar – Seattle, WA (Decibel Presents) – Baltic Room
04-Mar – Brooklyn, NY (Blkmkt Membership) – Underground Event
06-Mar – Montreal, QC – Salon Daome

http://www.xlr8r.com

Natasha Kmeto “Party Girl”(Video)

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Portland Producer and vocalist Natasha Kmeto just released a new video for her upbeat anthem “Party Girl.” Directed by Harris Porter, the video shows a mostly-animated fantasy land where soundwaves transform into skylines and cool edits blur the boundaries between Kmeto’s physical form and the virtual world that surrounds her. Check out the video and keep you ears tuned because this multi talented beatress is definitely one to watch in 2011.

    Natasha appears this Wednesday (2/16) at Los Angeles’s legendary club night Low End Theory with Blank Blue, and on Thursday (2/17) performs alongside beat maestros Austin Peralta and Strangeloop at the Kava Lounge in San Diego.

“This City Means No Love” by J. Viewz – BTR Live Studio [Ep13]

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Jonathan Dagan is the leader of J. Viewz, an eclectic, multi-member group whose music has been described as jazz, breakbeat and electronica. The band is working on a new album, Work in Progress, that is available track-by-track in real time, to people who sign up on the band’s website.

Read more HERE

For additional videos, music and more, visit: http://www.breakthruradio.com

Mogwai New Video, Album Out Now via Sub Pop!

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Mogwai  New Video,
Album Out Now via Sub Pop!

“Every band should mature like the Mogwai lads: still inventive,
still challenging themselves and still insanely loud.”
– Rolling Stone

Check Out The Video for
“Mexican Grand Prix”
HERE!

 
Stream the Entire Album at RollingStone.com and
Download the FREE MP3 for “San Pedro”
HERE!

In celebration of the release of Mogwai’s seventh full-length (and fantastically titled) album, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will, which comes out today in the U.S. via Sub Pop, be sure to check out their new video for “Mexican Grand Prix.” The video was directed by Danny McConnell, and filmed in the band’s native city of Glasgow.

It highlights the beauty of the city’s urban landscape, and many of its native Glaswegians. “Mexican Grand Prix” was also released as a limited edition 7” via the band’s label, Rock Action, on February 7th. The b-side of the single features the track “Slight Domestic.”
 
Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will was recorded last summer at Chem 19 Studios in Hamilton and mixed at The Castle Of Doom. Hardcore… was produced by Mogwai confidante Paul Savage (the man behind Mogwai’s exceptional 1997 album, Mogwai Young Team). 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.”
 
The band will be bringing their awesome live show across the globe, bringing their intense live show to Japan, Ireland, UK, Europe and North America. Pre-sale tickets for the bands US tour are available now via www.mogwai.co.uk
 
 
North American Tour Dates
 
4.19 Washington, DC: 9:30 Club

4.20 Philadelphia, PA: Starlight Ballroom
4.21 New York, NY: Webster Hall
4.22 New York, NY: Webster Hall

4.23 Boston, MA: Paradise Rock Club

4.25 Montreal, Quebec: Olympia Theater
4.26 Toronto, Ontario: Phoenix Concert Theatre
4.27 Pittsburgh, PA: Mr. Smalls Theatre
4.28 Detroit, MI: St. Andrews Hall

4.29 Chicago, IL: Metro

4.30 Omaha, NE: Slowdown

5.02 Denver, CO: Bluebird Theater

5.03 Salt Lake City, UT: In the Venue
5.05 Portland, OR: Wonder Ballroom

5.06 Vancouver, British Columbia: Commodore Ballroom
5.07 Seattle, WA: Showbox at the Market

5.09 San Francisco, CA: Regency Ballroom

5.10 Los Angeles, CA: Mayan Theater

5.11 Solana Beach, CA: Belly Up Tavern
5.13 Albuquerque, NM: Sunshine Theatre

5.15 Dallas, TX: Granada Theatre
5.16 Austin, TX: Stubbs Waller Creek
5.17 Houston, TX: Warehouse Live

5.19 Birmingham, AL: Workplay Theater

5.20 Atlanta, GA: Center Stage

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