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Atari Teenage Riot new album ‘Is This Hyperreal’ (Dim Mak, 6/7) + MP3s!

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Atari Teenage Riot Reignites with Album on Dim Mak

 Activate!and “Blood In My EyesDownload/Stream

Is This Hyperreal

Release Date June 7th on all DSP, June 21st physical release on Dim Mak
Is This Hyperreal? Includes Singles “

Is This Hyperreal?, Atari Teenage Riot’s first album released through LA future stomp label Dim Mak, is an acetylene laced documentation of ATR’s re-ignition after an eleven year silence. Produced, mixed, recorded with Alec Empire, Nic Endo and new ATR member CX Kidtronik (Saul Williams / Nine Inch Nails), ATR’s fourth studio release was made at the Hellish Vortex studio in Berlin.
A cultural cold war divided upon class lines, a new age of surveillance, heroes’ incarcerated in the worst conditions possible for speaking out against the military complex, a corrupt press core owned by multi-national corporations and raised to repeat sound bytes. This is the post-cyberpunk world on the brink of collapse Atari Teenage Riot’s Is This Hyperreal? is born into. Every track is an iridescent explosion of nervous energy requesting your attendance in Atari Teenage Riot’scampaign party of education and awareness. Having influenced a generation of M.I.A., Crystal Castles, Le Tigre, Sleigh Bells, and Pendulum, Atari Teenage Riot is a welcome shot in the arm of the music industry.
“Activate!” starts the album with Atari Teenage Riot’s most concise statement of intent yet. On a backing of explosive 1991 hardcore jungle synths, super collider bass kicks, and guitar shrapnel Alec, Nic, and Kidtronik spurn us into a campaign of equality, activation, and eradication of ignorance.
In “Blood In My Eyes” Alec Empire merges his chiptunes style first shown in 1999’s Nintendo Teenage Robots album with the sound of Crass exploding out of the trunk two cars over. Contained within Nic’s first lead vocal in Atari Teenage Riot tells a tale of enslavement and revenge for all of the women lost within our global human trafficking problem. “Blood In My Eyes” is a riveting electronic punk rock diatribe, paying homage to the feminine retributive subtexts espoused by cult films like ‘Kill Bill’ and heavily censored French art-house offering, ‘Baise-Moi.’ “Black Flags” is a low slung, subwoofer punching, anthem announcing Atari Teenage Riot’s support of Anonymous’ grassroots human rights campaign.
We’re allowed a brief respite to catch our breath during “Is This Hyperreal?”. The album’s title track slow cooks with seething analog synths reminiscent of Vangelis’ score for Blade Runner, symphonic percussion and a gurgling acid line are the soundtrack to the birth of a cyborg. “Codebeaker”is a stomping electro rockabilly stormer. Rubbery basslines command your posterior to action; sawtooth guitars swarm your head as Alec and Kidtronik lead us onto wall street to ask the question of “What went wrong?” Dim Mak label boss Steve Aoki’s vocals add an LA Hardcore vibe to give it that much more of a brutal punch.
“Shadow Identity” is Nic’s second lead vocal of the album and the most unexpected hook. On top of a New Order bassline and what sounds like a drum line made performed by an obsolete automotive assembly line Nic interweaves a narrative of blood diamonds, global trade and consumer awareness. “Re-arrange Your Synapses” is a new gabber punk classic. The 909 drum machine speeds up to a blurred fever pitch as Alec and Nic dive bomb verses painting a near future world of post net neutrality legislation where access to money and corporations control the public’s access to information on the internet.
Atari Teenage Riot saves their most straightforward electro romp for “Digital Decay”. Showcasing a thick gurgling bassline, razor taunt snares and Nic  as a floating artificial intelligence prophet. “Digital Decay” would fit perfectly into one of Aoki’s legendary DJ sets. “The Only Slight Glimmer of Hope” is dripping with uplifting brash, sing-along, sass-bag vocals and deep driving modular synth work. “The Only Slight Glimmer of Hope” is Atari Teenage Riot’s legendary effortless synthesis of Crass, Throbbing Gristle, and Kraftwerk.
“The Collapse of History” immediately makes itself known as the most unexpected and welcome Atari Teenage Riot song ever. Throwing listeners for a complete curveball, Alec flexes his 90s hardcore influence by intertwining stadium sized jungle breakbeats with a national anthem. Nic transforms herself into a pop dance diva and brings her sassiest vocal performance of the album. The mind glue chorus celebrating the overthrow of corrupt institutions hits your like warm sunlight after an all night rave. As ATR ends the album “Humanity will win in the end.”
Is This Hyperreal? Tracklisting
1.     Activate!
2.     Blood In My Eyes
3.     Black Flags
4.     Is This Hyperreal?
5.     Codebreaker
6.     Shadow Identity
7.     Re-Arrange Your Synapses
8.     Digital Decay
9.     The Only Slight Glimmer of Hope
10.  The Collapse of History

Poly Styrene Releases “Thrash City” MP3, Generation Indigo Out 4/26!

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Poly Styrene

Generation Indigo

(Future Noise Music; April 26)
“Poly, DayGlo heroine of playfully serious punk and icon to Beth Ditto among many others, makes an unexpected festive return”– NME
“The fireball that is Ms. Poly Styrene has failed to disappoint.”
Generation Indigois not so much a comeback as it is a return, and a welcome return at that.”
– My Old Kentucky Blog
“’Generation Indigo’ is her most commercial record yet but remains spiritually, socially, and environmentally concerned”
– Mojo

X-ray Spex may have only been around for a couple of years but their star shone brightly. A true musical and fashion rebel, Poly Styrene has returned at her most thrilling.  The forthcoming album Generation Indigo is due on April 26 through Future Noise Music and was produced by Youth (The Verve, Killing Joke, The Fireman, Edwyn Collins). Poly Styrene’s return is highly anticipated as she remains a genuine icon and one of the premier influences on the Riot Grrrl and Britpop scenes. The forward looking Generation Indigoshowcases Poly’s humorous musings on pop culture, the internet and fashion whilst also tackling heavier subject matter (war and racism) with her politically aware and intelligent lyrics. Hot on the heels of the anthemic lead single “Virtual Boyfriend”, Poly gives us another taste of the album with the MP3 of “Thrash City” which premiered today! 

Download it here
Generation Indigois a fantastic return to form for Poly and a welcome comeback for her fans. With her never-failing ability to connect with her audience regardless of the year and their age, Poly Styrene’s remarkable voice sounds as vibrant and innocent as ever.

iTunes links
Generation Indigo (album pre-order)
Virtual Boyfriend (single and remixes)

Download:Elite Force Mix – Radio Record (Russia) April 2011

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Recorded exclusively for Lady Waks’ regular Monday night show on Radio Record in Russia
Download:Elite Force Mix – Radio Record (Russia) April 2011
1. Umek Vs Chris Nasty – Crank it Up (an Elite Force Revamp)
2. Calvertron – Oh (Krafty Kuts Mix)
3. T.Raumschmire – Entertain Me (Dilemn Remix)
4. Plumps Vs The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows (Umbrella-Free)
5. Hunter Vaughan – Krakken (The Loops of Fury Mix)
6. Will Bailey – Grind
7. 501 – Somewhere in Time (High Rankin Vs Elite Force Revamp)
8. Elite Force & Klaus Badelt – Spazm
9. Tommy Schumacher – Bring Back Big Beat
10. Autoerotique – Turn Up The Volume (Krafty Kuts Mix)
11. Elite Force, Etienne, Gartner – No Brainer
12. Exco – Node (Bitkrusha mix)
13. Zodiac Cartel – Just Do It
14. Adele, Ghet’s Noch?, Elite Force – Rumour (Revamp)
15. Congorock Vs Uppermost – Babylon (Krafty Kuts Revamp)
16. Elektronauts – Bumper Weight (Plumps Vs Plumps)
17. Felix Luker – Saw (Elite Force Remix)
18. Elite Force & Klaus Badelt – Speedball
19. Elite Force & Klaus Badelt – Loco
20. Elite Force Vs Black Ghosts & Ajapai – Warning The Ghosts [CDR]
21. Elite Force & Klaus Badelt – Shockland

Elite Force Boat Party on the Thames in London this summer on 16th July, HERETWITTER >

Africa Hitech – 93 Million Miles (Album Sampler Preview)

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’93 Million Miles’ is out May 9th on Warp Records …More

Teeth – Shawty/Shawty (FaltyDL Remix Preview)

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Teeth comes with ‘Shawty’ for his debut 12” release on 502 Recordings, a hot melting pot of underground dance influences from jungle, techno and 2 step garage to dubstep and beyond. FaltyDL deals with a future blues mix on the flip/ Original mix has support from Benji B on Radio 1, Ben UFO, Oneman, Braiden, Seb Chew, Pearson Sound and loads more..

Download:Mark E – ‘Deny This’ Extended Version

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Mark E’s debut artist LP – Stonebreaker – will be released by Spectral Sound on May 17 2011.
Download:Mark E – ‘Deny This’ Extended Version

Also Check
Download:Mark E Stonebreakin’ Mix

Arthur Oskan presents his debut full-lengt​h ‘A Little More Than Everything​’ on Thoughtles​s Music

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One of Toronto’s most beloved underground producers and live acts, Arthur Oskan’s deep and lush yet essential techno sound is a direct evolution of his love for Detroit and many cold winters spent locked in his studio. Performing live with analog gear for over a decade, his exhilarating sets are a revelatory fusion of sizzling machine grooves and evocative synthetic melodies.

Totaling ten tracks, Oskan’s debut full-length is a distinctive distillation of his uniquely refined take on soulful analog techno. Emerging with the dark, nebulous tones of ‘Sentimental’ and ‘Blood From A Stone’ – which features Jesse Somfay on bass guitar – the album builds slowly into the hypnotic analog throb and iconic chords of lead single ‘Fat Mobile’. ‘Play Keep Away’ renders a heads-down late night workout, while the propulsive synths of ‘Tracksuit’ pull forward with nimble yet forceful melodic interplay. ‘Use No Good’ captures the pulse of an early morning dance floor transfixed, with abstract chimes gently shimmering atop; ‘Morning Calling’ invokes the intensity of an all-out warehouse techno jam, wobbly analog bass twisting and churning through vastness in unison with paranoid percolations. The final three tracks see Arthur’s melodic tendencies risen to the fore, with the anthemic euphoria of ‘Pensive’s subtly shifting synth lines delivering on a dreamlike promise of forgotten memories redeemed. ‘Two Seasons’ merges 808 percussion and synth bass stabs with classic strings, while ‘Moodswings’ highlights the full breadth of Oskan’s talents, combining irresistibly bouncing low end, gliding pads and well-honed synth stabs for an elegant closing statement. ‘A Little More Than Everything’, Oskan’s debut album overflows with the results of unwavering dedication to his craft.

artist: Arthur Oskan
title: A Little More Than Everything
label: Thoughtless Music, CA
date: 24.05.11


01. Sentimental
02. Blood From A Stone (feat. Jesse Somfay)
03. Fat Mobile
04. Play Keep Away
05. Tracksuit
06. Use No Good
07. Morning Calling
08. Pensive
09. Two Seasons
10. Moodswings