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Ralph Myerz -Supersonic Pulse

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2013 by dk

Ralph Myerz* FEATURING SNOOP DOG, DIANA ROSS, RøYKSOPP, GEORGE CLINTON, ANNIE, ROXANNE SHANTE AND A DIVERSE HEAP OF MUSICAL STARS !! *
RALPH MYERZ
SUPERSONIC PULSE
Label: Disco Piñata Music | Cat: DPM001 | Format: CD | DIGITAL
Release Period: OCT/NOV 2013

Ralph Myerz returns with his star studded 3rd Album, and he’s pulled out all the stops with George Clinton, Roxanne Shanté, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Diana Ross , Roxanne Shante, Annie & Røyksopp providing guest vocals and production know how.

Røyksopp, Annie & Ralph are all from the same music scene in Bergen, which blossomed in the early Noughties with a whole wave of electronic tinged artists emerging at once. As well as Royksopp there was Datarock, Bjørn Torske, Annie, Kings Of Convenience , and Ralph Myerz who after success with music for both adverts and film received an invite to work with Rappers like Snoop and ASAP Rocky in the USA and Canada.

15 years later Ralph is about to release his 3rd solo album and as he explains, he had a vision for album number 3 of bringing all the artists he had worked with past and present together:

“When I put this album together I wanted to have all the people I had visualised in my mind that would suit each track perfectly, and I instantly knew when the instrumental for Do The Damn Thang was finished I had to have Snoop & George Clinton on it.
Snoops crew ‘The Dogg Pound’ had already been in my studio in Bergen, Norway recording music so they already liked a lot of my music and had heard a lot of the other tracks that were going on the album, so it was actually quite easy to get it done. Since I already had a connection to Snoop’s crew ‘The Dogg Pound’ I basically just asked them ! People like George Clinton followed on from that”

Ralph Myerz feat. Annie – Take A Look At The World (prod. by Royksopp)(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2013 by dk

Ralph Myerz feat. Annie - Take A Look At The WorldRALPH MYERZ
feat ANNIE
‘TAKE A LOOK AT THE WORLD’
Label: Disco Piñata Music
Released: AUGUST 2013

Ralph Myerz returns with the first single from his star studded 3rd Album ‘Supersonic Pulse’, and he’s pulled out all the stops with amongst others George Clinton, Roxanne Shanté, Snoop Dogg & Kurupt guesting.

‘Taker A Look At The World’ is the first single from the album and includes two stars from Ralphs homeland of Norway, Royksopp on production duties, and ‘Annie’ on vocals.

Røyksopp, Annie & Ralph are all from the same music scene in Bergen, which blossomed in the early Noughties with a whole wave of electronic tinged artists emerging at once. As well as Royksopp there was Datarock, Bjørn Torske, Annie, Kings Of Convenience , and Ralph Myerz who after success with music for both adverts and film received an invite to work with Rappers like Snoop and ASAP Rocky in the USA and Canada.

15 years later Ralph is about to release his 3rd solo album and as he explains, he had a vision for album number 3 of bringing all the artists he had worked with past and present together:

When I put this album together I wanted to have all the people I had visualised in my mind that would suit each track perfectly, and I instantly knew when the instrumental for Do The Damn Thang was finished I had to have Snoop & George Clinton on it.
Snoops crew ‘The Dogg Pound’ had already been in my studio in Bergen, Norway recording music so they already liked a lot of my music and had heard a lot of the other tracks that were going on the album, so it was actually quite easy to get it done. Since I already had a connection to Snoop’s crew ‘The Dogg Pound’ I basically just asked them ! People like George Clinton followed on from tha
t”

Ralph Myerz

Method of Defiance Play Rare NYC Show; Release MP3 of “One World”

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Method of Defiance To Play New York’s 
Santos Party House, November 6th

More on Method of Defiance HERE +Free Download “One World”

Bill Laswell’s MOD Technologies to Release Albums by Method of Defiance-Jahbulon+Incunabula and Gigi-Mesgana Ethiopia +stream

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M.O.D. Technologies To Release Albums

by Method of Defiance

& Gigi in October

 
M.O.D. TECHNOLOGIES created by the principle members of Method Of Defiance. This label is a modern evolution of the original AXIOM label – for the purpose of destroying, discerning musical  genres, trends, approved or unapproved formats, false ideas and other unnecessary borders. All releases are the direct manifestations of Bill Laswell and other key members of the collective. The label is formed for the advancement of art and communication, in all forms of the creative process.

Method of Defiance Features All-Star Crew of:

Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Dr. Israel, Hawk, DJ Krush, Toshinori Kondo and Guy Licata.
 
Click HERE to Stream the Song “One World” or below


 
Grammywinning electric bassist, producer, and re-mixer Bill Laswell has worked with many of music’s biggest names on the planet, including Herbie Hancock, Laurie Anderson,  George ClintonBrian EnoTony Williams, Mick Jagger, Williams Burroughs, Afrika Bambaataa, Motorhead, John Lydon, Bootsy Collins, Carlos Santana, Matisyahu, Anthony Braxton, Sting, Zakir Hussein, John Zorn, and hundreds more from the Americas, Africa The Caribbean, Europe, The Middle East, China, and Japan.  Laswell has built a reputation on consistently working with a diverse array of artists, and rejecting the restrictions of genre, tradition, and commerce in favor or taking risks and uniting seemingly disparate voices.  It is with this ethos that he has formed the record label M.O.D. Technologies, which is set to release albums this October by the group Method of Defiance and one of Ethiopia’s most famous contemporary vocalists, Gigi. In addition, the label is planning releases from Dr. Israel, Gnawa Fusion, Afa Negus, and DJ Krush in the near future. 
 
 
Method of Defiance is an all-star cast that consists of the following members:
 
BILL LASWELL (see collaborations above)
BERNIEWORRELL (Parliament Funkadelic, Talking Heads, Keith Richards
DR. ISRAEL (Sublime, The Mad Professor, KillahPriest)
HAWK (TrickyTool, The Roots’ Black Thought)
DJKRUSH (Ronny Jordan, Luna Sea & Ryuichi Sakamoto)
TOSHINORI KONDO (Herbie Hancock, Derek Bailey, Henry Kaiser, Peter Brotzmann)
GUY LICATA (Santigold, Massive Attack, Hercules & Love Affair)

Method of Defiance will release three albums, first the immediately accessible Jahbulon (October 5th): Ten songs featuring vocalists Dr. Israel and Hawk, keyboardist / Funkadelic icon Bernie Worrell, legendary bassist/producer Bill Laswell, and post modern/futurist drummer, Guy Licata. A cross-generational affair that incorporates elements of reggae, hip hop, dancehall, dub, electronica, rock, roots music and more. The beauty lies within its ability to touch on multiple overlapping cultural reference points.  
 
This will be followed (October 19th) by Incunabula a spontaneous improvisation of musical interaction. The album’s lineup includes Bill Laswell on bass and dub efx, Bernie Worrell on keyboards, Guy Licata on drums, Dr. Israel on dub efx, turntable master DJ Krushand on electric trumpet Japan’s own, sound and fury – Toshinori Kondo with a special appearance by keyboard legend Herbie Hancock.
 
Ending the trilogy in Jan 2011 with the remix project Dub Arcanum Arcandrum a mix of both Jahbulon (the vocal) and Incunabula (the instrumental) by Bill Laswell, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Mad Professor, Dr. Israel, DJ Krush, and others.
 
Stay tuned for more info on Gigi, whose album Mesgana Ethiopia will be released on October 19th.

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Boohgaloo Zoo -Boohgaloo Zoo 5th July (Lovemonk Records)

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BOOHGALOO ZOO
BOOHGALOO ZOO

Released 5th July 2010
Boohgaloo Zoo are K’bonus and U-Gene, two veterans of the Belgian and Dutch music scene respectively. After meeting at the ‘10 Days Off’ festival in Ghent the duo started exchanging music and soon enough a full album was in the making. With K’bonus adding beats and samples and U-Gene dropping the vocals and keys it was obvious they were a match made in P-funk heaven, as you can hear on their eponymous album released on 5th July 2010 on Lovemonk Records.

Lovemonk have created a monster sound with a touch of nu-disco, house, hip-hop and funk. Think Arthur Russell, Chromeo, Amp Fiddler and yes, George Clinton.

On this album K’bonus and U-Gene collaborate with a host of musicians such as Cleveland rapper and one of Gilles Peterson’s favourites Replife, who shows his skills on ‘Found It’, ‘Watch It’,No Joke’ and ‘Tonight’. They also hooked up with brothers Martín and Josué who are two thirds of Spanish funk ensemble Speak Low on ‘No Joke’ and ‘Dead Wood’. Belgian turntablist Grazzhoppa also makes an appearance on ‘No Joke’. All contributing artists make up Boohgaloo Zoo’s live set.

K’bonus
K’bonus comes from Antwerp where he has strutted his stuff on many a stage scattered all over the diamond city. As a drummer in the band Dedos he released a couple of 12”s on the Eighttrack label. As a DJ he’s played at every funk-boogie-breaks-soul-techno-hip-hop-house party held in Belgium including stints in Europe and the USA. This man has funk flowing through his veins.
myspace.com/kbonusmusic

U-Gene
U-Gene plays infectious music and has played with everyone from Kraak & Smaak, Liquid Spirits, Seven Eleven, Eboman and Urban Dance Squad to Rednose Distrikt, Kid Sublime and Aardvarck – either as a band member or as a guest vocalist/keyboard player.

Tracklist:

  1. Intro
  2. Found It
  3. Testify
  4. I Got
  5. Watch It
  6. Come To This
  7. No Joke
  8. Dead Wood
  9. Tonight
lovemonk.net

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