Archive for May, 2013

Funk Globo: The Sounds Of Neo Baile(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2013 by J.D.

Funk Globo The Sounds Of Neo BaileWelcome to Neo Baile, an innovative take on the traditional sounds and aesthetics of Brazil’s Baile Funk (or Funk Carioca). This brilliant compilation has been put together by two of the movement’s most knowledgeable players: Sao Paulo-based Funk na Caixa akaRenato Martins and London-based Sean Casey aka Bumps, founder of Club Popozuda.
The compilation is a global masterpiece, featuring established names such as DJ Comdrade aka Xao, Sao Paulo-based MC Gi and Rio-based Maga Bo, who has been producing Brazilian-flavoured bass music since the early 00s. Alongside these are upcoming artists Ophex from Lithuania, Ckrono & Slesh from Italy, Gato Preto from Mozambique,Chuck Upbeat from Moscow and London-based Bumps.

As a bonus the compilation also features the first lady of Funk, DeizeTigrona,who has previously collaborated with  Diplo, MIA and Buraka Som Sistema.

A truly global compilation, ‘Funk Globo: The Sounds of Baile Funk’ is a don’t-miss-it release from Mr Bongo, and will be released on the 22nd July 2013.

http://funknacaixa.com/

Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash, John Martin – Reload(Official Video) Out 7th July 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on May 31, 2013 by J.D.

Tungurahua volcano 4The full video, which is premiered exclusively on VEVO today, is the tale of a man’s fight to save his true love from the claws of an all powerful monster. Shot in Iceland and Guatemala it features dramatic and ice-barren landscapes, the deepest jungle and, of course, fiery volcanoes – making this the perfect accompaniment to what will be this summer’s hottest track!

Refune Records founder/label boss – and one third of world-dominating, electronic superstars Swedish House Mafia – Sebastian Ingrosso has teamed up with rising star, Tommy Trash and long time lyrical collaborator John Martin, for new track ‘RELOAD’.

‘RELOAD’ – THE OFFICIAL VIDEO
Directed by Jodeb aka Jonathan Desbians

UK Release date: 7th July 2013
Available for pre-order now:
http://po.st/BuyReload

Disclosure – When A Fire Starts To Burn (Official Video)

Posted in News with tags on May 31, 2013 by J.D.

Boys Noize “Go Hard”(Stream)+World Tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2013 by J.D.

boysnoizeGOhardThe -GO HARD- EP comes right when BOYS NOIZE starts his new world tour.
BOYS NOIZE is scheduled to play at Bonnaroo, Spring Awakening, Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas), Camp Bisco, Forcastle, Electric Zoo, and Alex Ridha/Boys Noize will also play at Ottawa Blues Fest, HARD Summer, Lollapalooza and Electric Zoo as Dog Blood, his group with Skrillex.

Boys Noize –GO HARD- EP tracklist (out 6/24 on BNR):
01. Excuse Me
02. Inhale / Exhale
03. Starwin
04. Go Hard
05. Push Em Up

GO HARD SUMMER TOUR 2013
Hi Res flyer here
*LIVE SKULL
# DJ SET
$$ DOG BLOOD

Fri 5/31 – SWITZERLAND – NEUCHATEL @ FESTINEUCH FESTIVAL*
Sat 6/1 – AUSTRIA – ST. POLTEN @ BEATPATROL *
Fri 6/7 – GERMANY – NÜRBURG RING @ ROCK AM RING *
Fri 6/8 – GERMANY – NÜRNBERG @ ROCK IM PARK *
Sun 6/9 – UK – MANCHESTER @ PARKLIFE #
Thu 6/13 – CAN – TORONTO @ THE HOXTON #
Fri 6/14 – USA – MINNEAPOLIS @ MILL CITY NIGHTS #
Sat 6/15 – USA – MANCHESTER @ BONNAROO #
Sun 6/16 – USA – CHICAGO @ SPRING AWAKENING  #
Sun 6/16 – USA – CHICAGO @ SPY BAR #
Mon 6/17 – USA – WASHINGTON @ U STREET MUSIC HALL #
Thu 6/20 – USA – SAN FRANCISCO @ MEZZANINE #
Fri 6/21 – USA @ LAS VEGAS @ EDC @ HARD STAGE #
Sat 6/22- USA – LAS VEGAS @ EDC @ HARD STAGE $$
Sun 6/23 – USA – LAS VEGAS @ REHAB – HARD #
Fri 6/28 – UK – GLASTONBURY @ SILVER HAYES STAGE $$
Sat 6/29 – UK – GLASTONBURY @ SPIRIT OF 71` STAGE #
Thu 7/4 – FRANCE – BELFORT @ EUROCKENNES *
Fri  7/5 – BELGIUM – WERCHTER @ ROCK WERCHTER *
Sat 7/6 – GERMANY – VÖLKLINGEN @ MAGNETIC FESTIVAL #
Thu 7/11 – USA – MARIAVILLE @ CAMP BISCO #
Fri 7/12 – USA – LOUISVILLE @ FORECASTLE FESTIVAL #
Sun 7/14 – CAN – OTTAWA @ OTTAWA BLUES FEST $$
Sat 7/27 – JAPAN – NIIGATA @ FUJI ROCK *
Sat 8/3 – USA – LOS ANGELES @ HARD SUMMER $$
Sun 8/4 – USA – CHICAGO @ LOLLAPALOOZA $$
Fri 8/9 – GERMANY – SAALBERG @ SONNEMONDSTERNE *
Sun 8/11 – HUNGARY – BUDAPEST @ SZIGET FESTIVAL *
Thu 8/15 – PORTUGAL – OFIR @ PACHA BNR NIGHT #
Fri 8/15 – BELGIUM – HASSELT @ PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL #
Sat 8/17 – GERMANY – HOCKENHEIMRING @ ROCK´M HEIM #
Tue 8/20 – SPAIN – IBIZA @ TOGETHER @ AMNESIA  #
Fri 8/23 – FRANCE – CHARLEVILLE @ CABARET VERT FESTIVAL*
Sat 8/24 – UK – GLASGOW @ SLAM #
Sun 8/25 – UK – LONDON @ SOUTH WEST FOUR *
Thu 8/29 – SWITZERLAND  – ZURICH @ ZURICH OPEN AIR #
Fri 8/30 – USA – NEW YORK @ ELECTRIC ZOO $$
Sat 8/31 – USA – NEW YORK @ ELECTRIC ZOO *

The Idan Raichel Project feat. Vieux Farka Touré – Mon Amour (Video Premiere)+Free Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , on May 30, 2013 by J.D.

The Idan Raichel Project feat. Vieux Farka Touré
On “Mon Amour” The Idan Raichel Project are joined by their close friend and frequent collaborator Vieux Farla Touré from Mali.

The song is from The Idan Raichel Project’s new album “Quarter to Six”, available in North America on June 2 and in Europe later in 2013.

The video was directed by Gal Katzir and features photographs by Israeli photographer Ziv Koren.

Pre-order The Idan Raichel Project’s new album at the Cumbancha store or at iTunes now.

 

Lyrics
Mon Amour (My Love)

Do not go away I would say whoa
Do not leave me alone my love
Do not leave me alone again
I would say it is difficult

Do not go away I would say woah
Do not leave me alone my love
Do not leave me alone
I would say it is so difficult

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Mon Amour

Ne t’en vas pas je dirais woah
Ne me laisse pas seul mon amour
Ne me laisse pas seul encore
Je dirais c’est difficile

Ne t’en vas pas je dirais woah
Ne me laisse pas seul mon amour
Ne me laisse pas seul
Je dirais c’est si difficile

Ka na ta ka nee too
Ka na ta ka nee too
Ka na ta ka nee too
Diarabi ka nee too

Addison Groove & Sam Binga “Rzor” (50WEAPONS028)(Preview)

Posted in News with tags on May 30, 2013 by J.D.

Benin City ‘Faithless’ (Audio Doughnuts)Video + Zed Bias remix

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2013 by J.D.

Benin_City_Faithless_ArtworkFollowing huge acclaim for their recent free single ‘My Love’ earlier this year, Benin City are set to set to release their debut albumFires in the Park in 2013, preceded by immersive singleFaithless: a dark carnivalesque ride produced by Marc Pell (Micachu and the Shapes) and a stunning video directed by Clouded Vision, who worked on Benin City’s first video ‘Baby’.

Faithless is a kwaito-baiting jaunt, combining Benin City’s energetic tendencies with their knack for dark, surreal narrative .Festival-tinged drum patterns, traditional horn stabs and catchy synth melodies act as a counterpoint to the macabre tale of a protagonist’s decent into into insanity. ‘A man and his madness go toe to toe/he’s on the losing side of the battle and I swear he knows.’  Faithless is a rousing, demented and lively specimen from one of 2013’s most unpredictable bands.

Named after the Nigerian capital, Benin City is a fused genre band fronted by Joshua Idehen (vocals), who has previously collaborated with Hyperdub’s LVTheo Buckingham (drums) and Tom Leaper (tenor saxophone/synths/samples).

Benin City – Faithless (Zed Bias remix)

 

Katy B – What Love is Made of(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , on May 30, 2013 by J.D.

Visage to Release First Album In 29 Years! “Hearts and Knives”+Free Download “Shameless Fashion” EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2013 by J.D.

VISAGEVISAGE TO RELEASE “HEARTS AND KNIVES” ALBUM ON JUNE 11TH THROUGH PYLON RECORDS
FIRST STUDIO ALBUM OF NEW MATERIAL IN 29 YEARS FROM THIS PIONEERING NEW ROMANTIC/NEW WAVE BAND FEATURING STEVE STRANGE!

DOWNLOAD “Shameless Fashion” EP HERE

Founding fathers of the New Romantics and pioneers of the ’80s sound, Visage return with a new album Hearts and Knives. “It has been 29 years since the last Visage album and during that period it often seems like we have all lived through several lifetimes,” comments Steve Strange, the band’s creative force and flamboyant leader singer. Visage began in 1978 when Steve Strange and Blitz Club partner-in-crime Rusty Egan joined forces with Midge Ure to create a futuristic, synthesizer-led group where style and fashion were matched by experimental but accessible music. The group was soon augmented with members of Magazine (John McGeoch, Dave Formula and Barry Adamson) and Billy Currie. They recorded their first single “Tar” with Martin Rushent at his Genetic Studio in 1979 (shortly to become the birthplace of the Human League Dare album).

Their breakthrough track “Fade To Grey” became a European hit and reached number 1 in eight countries in 1980. The band then enjoyed a series of hit singles “Mind Of A Toy,” “Night Train” and “The Anvil” coming from a pair genre defying albums, the eponymous Visage in 1980 and The Anvil in 1982. In 1981 Ultravox now led by Midge Ure took off and in 1982 Midge and Billy left to concentrate on what would become one of the biggest bands of the ’80s. In 1984 Visage made their third albumBeatboy. As the public face of the band Steve Strange shot to stardom throughout Europe he continued to be active in hosting club nights (The Camden Palace, Club For Heroes) and in the fashion world.
In 2010 Steve reconnected with Steve Barnacle and began writing songs once more. Some time later ex-Ultravox guitaristRobin Simon joined the equation, bringing not only a large slice of shared musical DNA (that “Visage sound”) to the project, but also his own distinctive style and ethereal musicianship. Vocalist Lauren Duvall was invited into the fold, adding not only her sultry vocal ability but a slice of the classic Visage glamour too. With the core members in place the picture slowly started forming and the band reached out (once again) to Martin Rushent. He suggested the blueprint for the album and had began working on the first tracks before his untimely death in 2010. The Hearts And Knives album is dedicated to Martin.

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The album features collaborations and contributions from Dave Formula (former Visage and Magazine keyboard player),Mick MacNeil (the former keyboard player and creative musical core of Simple Minds), ’80s super producer YouthRich Mowatt and Logan Sky. The sound of Hearts and Knives is “classic Visage” but with modern songs and style. There is the odd tip of the hat to modern production values but the sound is 1980-1982 Visage. It’s Vintage keyboards and synthesizers all the way. There’s not software synths on this record! The production by John Bryan and analogue synthesizer collector Sare Havlicek is firmly rooted in the ’80s. Many of the tracks are instantly recognizable as Visage (Moogs and the obligatory CR78 drum sound feature on several).
Visage (French for “Face”) has always been one part music to one part style & fashion. In 1980 the explosive combination of then futurist synthesizer music, fashion, make up & gender ambiguity set the blue print for the New Romantic movement and eventually the style template of the 1980s. Visage was one of the bands to evolve out of the famous night club the Blitz Club, created and hosted by Steve Strange and Rusty Egan. Other bands included the infamous Spandau Ballet and Culture Club.
Innovative style, clothing and make-up continue to be central to brand “Steve Strange.” In a series of style looks for the album he has collaborated with designers Haus of Gaga, Sorapol, Mark Fowler and long time collaborator milliner Stephen Jones OBE. The first album cover in 1980 was shot by veteran music photographer Peter Ashworth in the Blitz Club. Peter returns to shoot the cover of the fourth album. The shot references the famous “Fade To Grey” white face & water motif now displayed on a mask created by Lara Himpelmann. The current day Steve Strange bursts through the mask in a blaze of silver & red.
Hearts and Knives may have been a long time in coming but it is a purposeful statement of just where Steve Strange and Visage are at present. The past has been full of highs and lows but musically & creatively they are at a point where they can confidently present an album containing all the strands of their unique mix of music, fashion and style.
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Hearts and Knives Tracklisting:
1 Never Enough
2 Shameless Fashion
3 She’s Electric (Coming Around)
4 Hidden Sign
5 On We Go
6 Dreamer I Know
7 Lost In Static
8 I Am Watching
9 Diaries Of A Madman
10 Breathe Life
11 Shameless Fashion – The Extened Mix (Bonus Track Exclusive to U.S. CD)
Visage’s new album Hearts and Knives is due for release in the U.S. June 11, 2013 and will be available on CD, limited edition vinyl and digtal formats through Pylon Records. Fall 2013 U.S. tour dates to be announced soon.


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The Echo – Responsible(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2013 by J.D.

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In a totally organic way, three unique and fantastically different creative individuals from West London have come together to form a musical collective known to us as ‘The Echo’. Intent on leaving a mark with their debut EP, The Echo will be releasing ‘Responsible’ for free download on 10th June.

To accompany the release, the trio has collaborated with critically acclaimed director Andrew Attah to create an exclusive video for the lead single. Filmed at The Central School of Balletthe video features the beautifully talented ballerina – Francesca Tennant, who explores the art of dedication and determination. Andrew Attah, also known for his work with Calyx & Teebee and Netsky, keeps you gripped throughout by carefully capturing every element of the ballerina’s emotions. 

The Echo’s heart and soul lies somewhere between the realms of electronic R’n’B and ‘outside of the box’ dance music. With an ear for intricacy and attention to detail, The Echo’s sound draws inspiration from the likes of Massive Attack, Crystal Castles, Gesaffelstein, Kanye West, & LCD Soundsystem.

Lead single from the EP ‘Responsible’ embraces an overtly mischievous persona, accompanied by an infectiously uplifting beat. The track’s blissful groove and inimitable vocals flood Responsible in desirable waves of creative brilliance.