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Grace Jones To Release “Hurricane​” Album and Dub Version( first US release in 22 years) +free download

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[PIAS] America, September 6
Announcing new album Hurricane,

Grace Jones’ first US release in 22 years
Will include 2nd bonus disc dub version

of entire album

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and actress, Grace Jones is preparing to release Hurricanea new album of original material, in the U.S. on September 6 via [PIAS] America. Produced by Jones and Ivor Guest, Hurricane has received widespread praise in the U.K. and Europe where it was released in 2009. The band that plays on the album includes luminaries Brian Eno, Sly & Robbie, and Tricky.  The tracks “Williams’ Blood” and “Corporate Cannibal” have emerged as hits overseas as has the video for “Corporate Cannibal” directed by Nick Hooker. The release will also include a brand new bonus disc dub version of the entire album.

Download the MP3 of the track “Sunset SunriseHERE

In July 2009, Jones performed in a new show at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Collaborating with acclaimed Academy Award-winning costume and production designer Eiko Ishioka, Jones debuted songs from the new album for U.S. audiences. 
The shows received overwhelming praise from audiences and critics alike.  Daily Variety wrote “…a commanding Grace Jones provided a finely tuned display of humanity” and “…the return of Jones was warm and uplifting”. The LA Times ran the headline “Grace Jones bowls over the Bowl” and the New York Times reported that Jones was “lithe, fierce and solid”. Rolling Stone wrote “So many performers are said to be larger than life, but the show biz cliché has never been truer than it is for Grace Jones…the crowd roared as if they’d seen the second coming”.
Born in Jamaica before relocating to Syracuse, New York with her family, Grace Jones embarked on a successful career as a model in New York City and Paris. In 1977 Jones secured her first record deal resulting in a string of dance-club hits including “I Need A Man” and her acclaimed reinvention of Edith Piaf’s classic “La Vie En Rose”. The three disco albums she recorded, “Portfolio” (1977), “Fame” (1978) and “Muse” (1979), generated considerable success in the market and established her as a major recording artist.
During this period Jones became a fixture on the international club scene and was often seen at New York City’s famed nightclub Studio 54. Jones also became a muse to Andy Warhol who photographed her extensively and created a series of iconic portraits of her.
Towards the end of the 1970’s Jones adapted the emerging New Wave music to create a different style for herself. Working with Island Records producers Chris Blackwell, Alex Sadkin and Compass Point All Stars, she recorded the critically acclaimed albums “Warm Leatherette” (1980) and “Nightclubbing” (1981). These included reimagining’s of songs by Sting (“Demolition Man”), Iggy Pop and David Bowie (“Nightclubbing”), Roxy Music (“Love is the Drug”), Astor Piazzolla (“I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango)”) and Tom Petty (“Breakdown”).
Both albums included tracks co-written by Jones herself including “A Rolling Stone”, “Feel Up” and most notably, the post-disco dance track “Pull Up to the Bumper” which spent seven weeks as #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club play chart and became a Top 5 single on the U.S. R&B chart.
Parallel to her musical shift was an equally dramatic visual makeover, created in partnership with artist Jean-Paul Goode, with whom she had a son. Jones adapted a severe, androgynous look with square-cut hair and angular, padded clothes. The cover photographs of “Nightclubbing” and “Warm Leatherette” as well as her subsequent albums exemplified this new identity.
Jones’ next release was the dub reggae-influenced “Living My Life” (1982) which featured the self-penned hit “My Jamaican Guy”. In 1985 she worked with Trevor Horn for the conceptual music collage “Slave to the Rhythm” and in 1986 she collaborated with Nile Rogers for “Inside Story” which produced the Billboard 100 Hit, “I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect For You”), one of several songs she co-wrote with Bruce Wooley. “Bulletproof Heart” (1989) spawned the Number 1 U.S. Hot Dance Club Play hit “Love on Top of Love (Killer Kiss)” produced by C&C Music Factory’s David Cole and Robert Clivilles.
Jones is equally famous for her motion picture roles in such features as “Conan the Destroyer” (1984) co-starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, “A View to a Kill” (1985) co-starring Roger Moore as James Bond, the vampire thriller “Vamp” (in which Keith Haring famously painted her body for her role as an undead exotic dancer) and “Boomerang” (1992) co-starring Eddie Murphy (for which she recorded the song “7 Day Weekend”). Her television work includes appearances on “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special” (1988), “Beastmaster” (1999) and “Shaka Zulu: The Citadel” (2001).

autoKratz cover New Order – Temptation(free download)

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The band recorded this as part of an exclusive radio session, as they prepare for the release of their second album ‘Self Help for Beginners’ out on Bad Life/!K7 on 20th June.
Download autoKratz Temptation (New Order Cover)

Q Magazine: “Superclub dancefloors are safe in London Duo’s hands….dealing in peak time pop nuggets welded to Terminator style-backbones” (4/5)

Uncut Magazine: “A relentless but clever fusion of ’80s synth-pop, ’90s dance-rock and the post-nu-rave now

Artrocker: “Hold on to your hats, because autoKratz are back – and right from the off, it’s clear they’re in the mood for an audio assault.”

autoKratz will play live at the show and there’s support from new signing to their Bad Life label Attaque plus Pete Carvell. More details here.

Download: Zomby with Panda Bear +Stream New Album Dedication

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Download :Zomby “Things Fall Apart”Taken from the album, Dedication, released 11/12th July 2011 via 4AD
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Australian superstar DJ Dirty South teams with legendary label Strictly Rhythm on “Strictly Dirty South”

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Australian superstar DJ Dirty South teams with legendary label Strictly Rhythm on
Strictly Dirty South

2XCD featuring Strictly Rhythm classics and Dirty South originals and remixes plus some extra special edits from Dirty South!

Released June 21 2011 on Strictly Rhythm

Strictly Rhythm is pleased to announce that superstar Producer/Remixer/DJ Dirty South has been chosen to compile and mix the latest installment of its acclaimed compilation series. Following efforts by Masters At Work, Todd Terry, Tiefschwarz, Erick Morillo and Bob Sinclar, Strictly Dirty South marries classics from the Strictly Rhythm catalog with the most up front Dirty South favorites currently on the scene.

It’s been an amazing twelve months for Dirty South. While already well established on the global scene Dirty South took it up a notch delivering smash original productions, remixes and toured the world non-stop. In 2010, he delivered the anthemic track “Phazing” and branded his beloved “Star Phazing Nights” club concept; his own Phazing Records released David Tort, Thomas Gold & David Gausa’s hit “Areena;” & the first release from rising star Jeremy Olander “Airsteala”. Dirty South was also nominated for a Grammy for his co-remix (with Axwell) of Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition.” Dirty South stormed into 2011 with a fresh rinse of Diddy Dirty Money featuring Skylar Grey’s Billboard smash single “Coming Home,” was featured at Swedish House Mafia’s Masquerade Motel and sold out his “Starphazing” event at Mansion during Miami Music Week. Plus his tri-monthly residency at Las Vegas superclub ‘Marquee’.

CD One is a look back at some of the bigger moments on Strictly Rhythm and in clubland over the years. The mix builds nicely with cuts from Aly-us, KOT, Lil Mo Ying Yang, Shakedown, Bob Sinclar and includes exclusive re-edits of Ultra Nate “Free” fused with Live Element “Be Free” and Falko Richtberg & Sebastian Wojowski’s “Madelaine” is married with Julie McKnight’s “Home.” CD Two is full of current club bangers from the likes of David Tort, D.Ramirez, Thomas Gold, Green Velvet, Danny Freakazoid & Matt Casseli and Tristan Garner as well as plenty of remixes and productions from Dirty South (including his Diddy-Dirty Money “Coming Home” remix.)

Dirty South comments, “Putting together my Strictly Rhythm compilation was fun and a great opportunity to showcase two different sides of my take on house music and the way I DJ at one of my shows. The First Disc is a reflection of my ‘old school’ house music and it features some of the tracks Ii grew up with, while the Second Disc is basically the sound that I currently play at my shows and these are the biggest tracks of today. Both discs were a pleasure to construct and mix and I’m very happy to show people a taste of two different worlds of house music that are separated by 10-15 years. Yes, the sound and the energy has definitely changed, but its all house music at the end of the day!!!”

Strictly Rhythm head of A & R, Seamus Haji adds “Following on from Erick Morillo and Bob Sinclar in the series I wanted Dirty South to mix the comp as I felt he would understand the heritage of Strictly Rhythm which is known for great vocal tracks, club anthems and harder edged tracks. It was this variety that I wanted to be encapsulated in the mix. He produces and plays vocal tracks as well big room stompers so I thought it would be interesting to see how he would marry his style with ours. I think he’s done a fantastic job and you can hear the amount of effort he’s put into the mix in the way that he’s programmed & mixed it and also created lots of exclusive Re-edits for us!”

Strictly Rhythm Records is house music. Since 1989 the legendary New York label not only put out records by almost every name in the game, but it also defined house music throughout the 1990s. In 1994 Strictly notched up its first crossover hit with Real 2 Real’s ‘I Like To Move It’, a feat it was to repeat throughout the rest of the decade with Wink’s ‘Higher State of Consciousness’, Ultra Naté’s ‘Free’ and Wamdue Project’s ‘King of My Castle’. In between the hits the label provided a steady output of club tracks by a huge array of respected artists from Barbara Tucker and Masters At Work to Erick Morillo, Josh Wink, Armand Van Helden, Danny Tenaglia, David Morales and DJ Pierre. Almost every house producer of repute who was active in the 1990s is represented in the catalogue.

Strictly Dirty South is available as a Two-Disc CD, iTunes version and special DJ friendly digital version featuring unmixed WAV files of each individual track and two separate DJ mixes. The DJ friendly version will be available as a bundle only from Beatport and other digital music retailers.


1. Kings Of Tomorrow – Finally (Original Extended Mix)
2. Lil’ Mo’ Yin Yang – Reach (Mark Knight Mix)
3. Kid Crème – Austin’s Groove (Vocal Mix)
4. Bob Sinclar – I Feel For You (Erick Morillo Edit)
5. Steal Vybe – Music 4 The World (Tribing 2 Da Drumz Mix)
6. Âme – Rej (Original Beatless Mix)
7. Michael Moog – That Sound (Full Intention Club)
8. Aly-Us – Follow Me (Vanjee & Alex S Mix)
9. Michel Cleis feat. Totó La Momposina, La Mezcla (Roog Edit)
10. Ultra Nate, Free, Dirty South (No Beats Edit) **
11. Live Element, Be Free (Original Vocal)
12. Shakedown, At Night (Kid Crème Club Mix)
13. Falko Richtberg & Sebastian Wojkowski /Julie McKnight – Madelaine / Home (Dirty South Edit)**

1. Diddy Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey – Coming Home (Dirty South Vocal Mix)
2. Arno Cost / Ministers De-La-Funk feat. Jocelyn Brown – Lise / Believe (Dirty South Edit) **
3. Green Velvet – Flash (Nicky Romero Mix)
4. David Tort, Thomas Gold & David Gausa / Axwell & Dirty South feat. Rudy – Areena / Open Your Heart (Dirty South Edit) **
5. Tim Mason – The Moment (Steve Angello Edit)
6. D.Ramirez & Dirty South – Shield
7. Jeremy Olander – Airsteala (Dirty South Remix)
8. Alesso – Nillionaire, (Original)
9. Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa – Smolengrad (Original Mix)
10. DJ Dove – Break It Down (Harry Choo Choo Romero Remix)
11. Matt Caseli & Danny Freakazoid – Raise Your Hands
12. Tristan Garner & Gregori Klosman – Bounce (Original)
13. David Tort feat. Gosha / Dirty South feat. Rudy – One Look (Axwell Vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Instrumental) / Phazing (Dirty South Edit) **

**Denotes tracks exclusive to Strictly Dirty South