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The Great Void – ‘Eve Of Destruction’ (Official Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2015 by dk

great void
The “Eve of Destruction” cover is a stand alone track and video that The Great Void will be releasing before their upcoming full length album, Shift Age (Sept 4th)

The Great Void
The Great Void is the brainchild of Brooklyn producer and electronic musician Josh Ascalon. His obsession with analog synthesizers began at age 14 when he started experimenting with their expansive sonic capabilities. Musically, this experimentation continues to be the driving force behind his unique brand of left-field electronic pop. Writing, recording and mixing his forthcoming debut album himself, he draws on themes of imagination, futurism, and the infinite possibilities of existence. Josh has been active in NYC’s music scene for many years and in 2010 he co-founded Rad Studio along with George Lewis Jr (Twin Shadow) and Damon Dorsey. He has worked on records by Neon Indian, Hooray for Earth, Das Racist, Chairlift, Twin Shadow, Acrylics, and Cities Aviv.

Shift Age is the debut album from producer and electronic musician Josh Ascalon, aka The Great Void. For the recording of Shift Age, Josh set specific creative parameters which banned the use of software-synths, plug-ins, and digital sequencing. Forsaking modern studio conveniences for a more hands-on and intensively crafted approach. Recording, producing and mixing the record himself, the album features contributions from like-minded musicians such as Alan Palomo (Neon Indian), Noel Heroux (Hooray for Earth), George Lewis Jr. (Twin Shadow) Morgan Whirledge (Chrome Canyon) and Joe Stickney (Bear in Heaven, Autre Ne Veut). On stage, The Great Void is joined by a full band, transforming his recordings into dynamic and high energy performances.

PHOTEK drops new album KU:PALM on Oct 23+Free Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2012 by dk

PHOTEK RELEASES BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘KU:PALM’ ON OCTOBER 23, 2012

– Photek’s first artist album in over a decade

– Album Tour to commence January 2013

– GRAMMY nominated in 2012 for his TRON soundtrack remix of Daft Punk

Hot off his Grammy nomination for the Daft Punk remix on the Tron soundtrack, legendary drum and bass pioneer, PHOTEK, drops his new album KU:PALM on October 23, 2012, his first album in over a decade. After a brief time out, PHOTEK signaled he was back in the studio at the start of 2011 with the Avalanche EP –  his first dancefloor-focused release for a number of years. PHOTEK has since gone on to deliver the Aviator EP, a much-hyped DJ-Kicks release for !K7 and now… Now is the time for the artist’s full album. Now is the time for KU:PALM.

“As the album started to take shape it felt like it was sitting halfway between Modus Operandi and Solaris – which I felt was a good place to be. Now it’s finished, it might well be my favourite album to date.”With ‘Modus Operandi’ and ‘Solaris’ both regarded as seminal releases of their time – the word ‘classic’ is  is no  over-statement – this is the message from a producer who has been there and done it all, and is feeling more inspired than ever.

Over the past 20-years Photek, has been on a sonic-journey that has seen him explore all corners of electronic music. Often surprising, always original, it was in 1995 that he released his first Photek release – the still-amazing ‘Natural Born Killa’ EP for Goldie’s Metalheadz. It was a release that transcended the sound of drum’n’bass at the time and his deeper, more intricate take on D’n’B/Jungle went on to form a whole new sub-genre for the scene. Fast-forward to 2012 and he’s just as well-known for his ambient works, cinematic scores from Pirates of the Caribean and The Italian Job, and love of house music. It’s this open-minded approach to sound that has revived so much of his passion for the dancefloor.

Photek  has  drawn  inspiration  from  both  the  old  and  new  on  KU:PALM,  delivering  an  album  that  is  defined  by  new ideas and superior sonics – not genre classification. He explains, “This album had to be the right listening experience for the headphone listeners as much as on a club soundsystem.”

Varying in tempos and ranging in influence, recent tracks such as ‘Aviator’, ‘Sleepwalking’ and ‘This Love’ (with vocals by Ray La Montagne) all feature, sitting alongside a variety of brand new material.

PHOTEK – KU:PALM LP

 TRACKLISTING

1.     Signals

2.     Quadrant

3.     Aviator

4.     Pyramid

5.     Shape Charge

6.     Munich

7.     Quevedo

8.     Mistral

9.     Oshun

10. Sleepwalking feat. Linche

11. One Of A Kind (feat. Veronika Coassolo)

12. This Love (feat. Ray La Montagne)

Download  PYRAMID

http://photek.fm/

Download:Chairlift – Sidewalk Safari

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2011 by dk


Sidewalk Safari is from the album ‘Something’, out January 23rd 2012 in the UK on Young Turks and January 24th on Columbia Records for the rest of the world.

Download:Chairlift – Sidewalk Safari

Juan Maclean Announces Release on DFA Records +free download “Everybody Get Close”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2011 by dk

Juan Maclean
 
Everybody Get Close(DFA Records; November 8, 2011)

Since the release of  2009’s The Future Will Come, John “Juan” Maclean has stayed quite busy remixing artists like Chairlift, Matthew Dear, The Tough Alliance and forthcoming remixes for Yoko Ono and Stevie Nicks. He’s also appeared on both the Holy Ghost! Static on the Wire! EP (shredding guitar solo!) and took front man duties on Shit Robot’s “Grim Receiver”. Juan Maclean is now gearing up for the November 7th release of Everybody Get Close on DFA Records. The digital only album features previously released outtakes and re-mastered tracks as well as remixes from some of his most talented colleagues.
 
Interspersed among the eleven songs are five that originally appeared on Find A Way, an EP only previously available at Juan Maclean live shows. “Find A Way” opens the record with call-and-response vocals from Maclean and bandmate Nancy Whang atop an electronic pop base, followed by “Let’s Talk About Me,” which bounds blissfully throughout. “Deviant Device” is laden with dubby percussion and echo-drenched synths reminiscent of Basic Channel. “X2” offers up wide hall of house and robotized vocals. Short and sweet track “The Robot” is filled with mechanical sounds and extraterrestrial noises. “Feel So Good,” from the DJ-Kicks compilation also features vocals from Whang and is built on a rolling loop and an indefatigable beat provided by late drummer Jerry Fuchs. Japanese bonus track “When I Am With You” leisurely moves along on a relaxing romantic groove. Album closer and title track “Everybody Get Close” has mechanical vocals and funky synth bleats that show faint traces of major influences like Zapp and S.O.S. band, respectively.

Download the “Everybody Get Close” MP3  HERE.
 
The three remixes included here differ wholly in character. The Holmes Price remix of “Human Disaster” radically alters the mood from that of the original, delivering a sound that immediately brings Human League to mind – a constant reference on Juan’s album too.  Jee Day’s reworking of the same song reinvents the original creaky piano ballad with disco and house undertones. Meanwhile, Cut Copy’s take on “Happy House” tones down the glee of the original with the inclusion of muscular, brawny vocals.
 
Juan Maclean and Nancy Whang have begun work on The Juan Maclean’s 3rd LP for DFA Records. In the meantime the digital compilation Everybody Get Close, serves as a handy compilation and welcome reminder of the music Juan Maclean has contributed to both the dance and indie community. It also can only hint at what might come next from the chameleon-like Juan Maclean.

01 Find a Way
02 Let’s Talk About Me
03 Human Disaster (Holmes Price Version)
04 Deviant Device
05 When I Am With You
06 Feel So Good
07 Happy House (Cut Copy Remix)
08 X2
09 The Robot
10 Human Disaster (Jee Day Remix)
11 Everybody Get Close