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Atari Teenage Riot Reveal “Blood In My Eyes” Video + Call Fans To Action For New Video “Black Flags” + Tour

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Atari Teenage Riot Reveal New Video For
“Blood In My Eyes” from Is This Hyperreal? HERE
Call Fans To Action To Create New Video “Black Flags” and Introduce “Corpsing”

Announce September Tour Dates Through America and October Dates Through Europe

Summer/Fall Atari Teenage Riot Tour Dates:
08/12 – Switzerland – Le Locle @ Rock Altitude Festival
08/13 – Germany – Hildesheim @ Mera Luna Festival
08/26 -France – Charleville-Mezieres @ Cabaret Vert
9/04 – Seattle, WA @Bumbershoot Festival
09/05 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre *
09/07 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew *
09/08 – San Diego, CA @ Porters Pub  (w Retox) *
09/09 – West Hollywood, CA  @ The Keyclub *
09/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Royal Resort *
09/13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room *
09/14 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone *
09/15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade *
09/16 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
09/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
09/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Polaris *
09/20 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon *
09/21 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights *
09/23 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre *
09/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater *
09/26 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Downunder *
09/27 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theater *
09/28 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club *
10/05 – Austria – Vienna @ Szene
10/06 – Austria – Linz @ Posthof
10/07 – Slovenia – Ljubljana @ Kino Siska
10/10 – Hungary – Budapest ! A38
10/12 – Germany – Berlin @ Astra
10/13 – Germany – Leipzig @ Werk II
10/14 – Germany – Cottbus @ Gladhouse
10/15 – Poland – Warsaw @ Progresja
10/16 – Poland – Wroclaw @ Firlej
10/21 – Austria – Dornbirn @ Dornbirm
10/22 – Germany – Stuttgart @ Universum
* = w/ Otto von Schirach

Atari Teenage Riot is pleased to release their latest video “Blood In My Eyes.” The song and it’s provocative video offer a stark look at the issue of human trafficking. Watch the video HERE . The band’s latest single is drawn from the band’s new album Is This Hyperreal? out now via Dim Mak. Produced, mixed, recorded by Alec Empire, Nic Endo and new ATR member CX Kidtronik (Saul Williams / Nine Inch Nails), Is This Hyperreal? was recorded at the Hellish Vortex Studio in Berlin. The band will also be touring Europe over the next few months.
 In addition to the band’s “Blood In My Eyes” video, Atari Teenage Riot is also asking their fans to participate in the video for the band’s upcoming single “Black Flags” (feat. Boots Riley of The Coup), which will be released on September 6th. You can hear “Black Flags” and read the lyrics HERE. They are calling their fans and others who support song’s ideals to make a video statement in front of a black flag, or any black surface to be included in the band’s final video. “Black Flags.” Fans are also invited to incorporate “Corpsing” into their video. Drawn from an idea the band had while “planking” at a Southern European airport, “Corpsing” is the act of laying down in a public location, covered in a black flag to represent those that have died as result of corporate greed. The band invites anyone to film themselves lip-synching to the “Black Flags” lyrics in front of a black flag or corpsing and send in their video to be included in the “Black Flags” video. All entries should be submitted to blackflags(at) Read the band’s full concept for the video below:

In the past decade we have witnessed how dangerous corruption can be for ordinary citizens, from Fukushima to the financial crisis, we could even include the current phone hacking scandals in the UK in this. The list goes on. Almost weekly more shocking news is being published. Corporate greed has too often put the lives of people in danger.
Historically, the Black Flag stood for not belonging to a certain Nation State (due to the fact that no national colors were used on it). For the us, it means also that no individual can look at him/herself as superior to others just because of his/her national identity.
The mainstream media often looks at “consumers” and labels them as “apathetic.” But as the protests around the world have indicated, there is more political activism than ever before. And not only that, we see the same activism and energy at our concerts.
Cynics always find many reasons for not doing anything and being miserable.  Often they say that the world is too “complex” to get involved.  We believe that even though the world is complex, there are some fundamentally powerful ideas. Respect for another human being, for example, is a fundamental idea that grants great power.
If you agree to the basic principles of equality and freedom, join us and make a statement!
The visuals of Atari Teenage Riot videos have always been very important.  Directors like Philipp Virus, Andrea Giacobbe, John Hillcoat, and Zan Lyons have done an excellent job in working together with the band and getting the message across to a wide audience. We want “Black Flags” to follow in those footsteps of our previous video, but with one key difference: Atari Teenage Riot wants you to be in it!
If you want to be in the video and show that you support the ideals mentioned above, please send us the following footage:

  • Take your mobile phone, webcam or any other camera and film yourself lip-synching the song. You can hear the track and see the lyrics HERE
  • Have a black flag in the background, or hold it while you’re lip-syncing. (The black flag motif will link all images together. If you don’t have one to hand, use a black T-shirt, pull it inside out, stick the arms into it…there you go.)
  • You can choose any location for it. If you want to do it at home, great. If you know a crazy location, do it there. (In front of your school or university? At a shopping mall? With your friends at a party?)
  • We will use fragments of all videos, which are sent in and ultimately add all of you to the official video.
  • If you want to support the idea but want to do so anonymously, you can cover your face. No problem.

If you want to go a step further, Atari Teenage Riot want to introduce you to “Corpsing” — the silent protest for all people who have died as a result of corporate greed.
Planking has been probably the most fun trend since break dancing.  When ATR waited at an airport in Southern Europe, we did quite a lot of planks in the silliest locations, until some airport authorities tried to stop us. From that, the idea of “corpsing” developed through public appearances of Anonymous and from the acts of political activists in China.
In Berlin, Alec lay down on his back, like a corpse, and put a black flag over his head/face. Apart from it being a very strong image, many people stopped and did what they are supposed to: Ask a question! To our surprise people from all kinds of backgrounds immediately understood and supported what we were talking about.
The release date of “Black Flags” is only days away from 9/11. When we realized that it has been ten years, and when we looked at how many have used deaths of real people for their own political and economic greed since then, the original idea of the song made so much more sense again.
If you agree, film yourself in public places, even on the dance floor, wherever you can raise awareness and send it to us! We will include you in the video.
Please always send in a video link to this email : blackflags(at) (don’t attach the files directly please.)
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ill.Gates – Bassnectar Collab(stream), Under Mi Wildflower(download), and Ableton DJ Templates

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ill.Gates collabs with Bassnectar on Probable Cause – out now on Bassnectar’s Divergent Spectrum LP. Already taking the #1 spot on iTunes Electronic Chart and climbing others rapidly, got to give it up for the genius work put into each crafted gem on the LP. Also up is the free download of Gates’ track Under Mi Wildflower. And for the geeks on the other side of the bass bins, Gates has launched his new Ableton DJ Templates with mappings for the APC40, iPAD, MPD, and Trigger Finger… revolutionizing the way DJs DJ.

Download ill.Gates and The Aussie Bush Posse – Under Mi Wildflower

ill.Gates – Bassnectar Collab

ill.Gates – Ableton DJ Templates: Click here for more info.

Free Download: Tommy Lee & Figure – Pounds of Blood

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New comer Figure collabs with Tommy Lee to put some real drums in drumstep. Aside from the new approach and serious mastering work put in to bridging the acoustic vs digital divide, the track just bangs. Tommy Lee is jumping on Deadmau5’s tour with Excision this Fall. Figure is jumping over for a run through Canada in the next few weeks with a full Fall tour being scheduled now.
Download: Tommy Lee & Figure – Pounds of Blood

Konecting -I Start Counting / Fortran 5 / Komputer(STREAM)

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The Count & Sinden ‘Mega Mega Remix’ bonus tracks (FREE Downloads)

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Free download of two special Mega Mega Remixes that didn’t make the album by Ramon Tapia and The Urchins, and one that did of After Dark by Krystal Klear.

Stefan Goldmann & Finn Johannsen presents “Macrospective”

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Two DJs, one tracklist – an innovative double DJ mix concept by the founders of Macro Recordings.

Featuring tracks and remixes by Elektro Guzzi, Peter Kruder, Stefan Goldmann, Patrick Cowley, Raudive, Ricardo Villalobos, KiNK, Pépé Bradock, Oni Ayhun + more

Stefan Goldmann & Finn Johannsen
Macro Recordings
September 12, 2011

CD1 DJ mixed by Finn Johannsen
CD2 DJ mixed by Stefan Goldmann

Named the “the leading avant-garde techno label” in the world by De:Bug Magazine, Macro celebrates it’s fifth anniversary with the stunning two-disc “Macrospective” compilation.

Two DJs, one tracklist. Probably for the first time in the history of dance music a release focuses on extracting the pure sound signature of the DJ. When the tracks to choose from are limited to one playlist, the sequencing decisions and mix styles of the DJs reveal their individualities as well as the different possibilities the music allows when formed into one continuous stream. “Macrospective” is the first conceptual double mix offering a one on one comparison of the art of DJing with two masters of the craft – Macro founders Stefan Goldmann & Finn Johannsen. But you’ll also love it for being a comprehensive retrospective of one of the most intriguing contemporary label catalogues in electronic music.

The two mixes highlight key works of the label (including poll winners The Maze, Law Of Return, Arcade & Lunatic Fringe), bringing out the versatility and individuality of each track. Great music allows for more than a single interpretation. Who could better suggest one than the A&Rs behind Macro and the resident DJs at the label’s residency at Berlin’s legendary Berghain club?

Finn Johannsen’s mix is a one-take live journey through build-ups, peaks and comedowns, but also detours, distractions and surprises. Stefan Goldmann’s alternative take is a carefully constructed “architectural” mix, locking specific turning points of the tracks to form an 80 minutes dramatic composition of Macro’s essence. By the way, both DJ mixes are vinyl mixes. In an era of dull mp3s, the aesthetics of Macro’s carefully cut record releases are the basis for this double album.

Accompanying the CD release is a Beatport exclusive unmixed compilation of Macro tracks entitled “Macrospective – Vinylism.” This companion release offers digital downloads of tracks transferred from vinyl with the aim of offering versions with a true “vinyl effect.” This will enable digital DJs to get the same sound as vinyl DJs.

About Stefan Goldmann & Finn Johannsen:
Stefan Goldmann has not only produced some of the most significant tracks of the last five years (The Maze, Sleepy Hollow, Art of Sorrow), but also delivered a string of delicately conceptual works, ranging from a “minimally invasive” edit of Igor Stravinsky to a “change all” remix for Fennesz. Going beyond the known and established has become his operating principle. Often his works split critics down the middle – the distortion excess of “The Maze” or the Japanese bent of “Arcade remix” were met with accolades on one side and harsh criticism on the other. Nevertheless, the more heat a track received, the more devastation it caused on the dancefloors of the world’s leading clubs and festivals.

Finn Johannsen is a DJ since the 80s, and over the years he played numerous national and
international gigs. He is a sought-after mainstay of Berlin’s vibrant club scene and beyond and his widely acclaimed mixes and radio shows are all over the web. Finn Johannsen also gained high profile as a music journalist with highly regarded writings for De:bug and Groove Magazines, Resident Advisor and several other print and web media publications. He also works for the legendary Hard Wax store.

CD1: Finn Johannsen
1. Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras: I Remember °
2. Stefan Goldmann: Massenbach °
3. Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras: Soon – KiNK Remix*
4. Raudive: Paper °
5. Stefan Goldmann: Beluga °
6. Raudive: Brittle °
7. Slap: Eden Now – Ricardo Villalobos Mix*
8. Stefan Goldmann: Lunatic Fringe
9. Peter Kruder: Law Of Return
10. Tuomi: Expense Of Spirit
11. Santiago Salazar: Arcade*
12. Elektro Guzzi: Android °
13. Namlook: Subharmonic Atoms – Pépé Bradock Remix
14. Stefan Goldmann: Prefecture °
15. Patrick Cowley: Memory Fails Me – Oni Ayhun Remix*
16. Stefan Goldmann: The Maze – Part 3*

CD2: Stefan Goldmann
1. Stefan Goldmann: Massenbach °
2. Namlook: Subharmonic Atoms °
3. Stefan Goldmann: Prefecture °
4. Peter Kruder: Law Of Return
5. Slap: Eden Now – Ricardo Villalobos Mix*
6. Stefan Goldmann: Lunatic Fringe
7. Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras: Soon – KiNK Remix*
8. Raudive: Paper °
9. Tuomi: Expense Of Spirit
10. Patrick Cowley: Memory Fails Me – Oni Ayhun Remix*
11. Santiago Salazar: Arcade – Stefan Goldmann Mix
12. Elektro Guzzi: Android °
13. Raudive: Brittle °
14. Stefan Goldmann: The Maze – Part 1*
15. Stefan Goldmann: Beluga °
16. Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras: I Remember °

* tracks appear for the first time on CD – DJ mix exclusive for “Macrospective”
° tracks appear for the first time on a mix CD – DJ mix exclusive for “Macrospective”

The other tracks have appeared on mix CDs by:
Agoria (At The Controls), Dixon (Temporary Secretary), X-Press2 (Coast2Coast), John Tejada (Fabric), Alex Neri (Il Muretto), Claudio Coccoluto (Sony – I Music Selection), Pepe Bradock (BBE) and others.

Unmixed compilations:
Mutek 2011, Groove & Gonzo Circus Mags covermounts.

“Lunatic Fringe” was synched to “The Sky Underground”, directed by Katherine Lo.

Podcasts and radio mix inclusions by Modeselektor (@ BBC1 Mary Anne Hobbs), Surgeon, Anja Schneider, Magda, Pete Tong, Ben Watt, Laurent Garnier, Fedde Le Grand and many others.