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Mute is proud to announce the launch of a brand new label, Liberation Technologies. Following on from Mute’s long tradition of working with innovative artists, Liberation Technologies plans to extend that freedom and vision. Within this remit the label will work with highly distinctive and pioneering electronic musicians, some established, some new.
Citing reference from Mute’s original and continuing statement of intent, the label exists to give space to and encourage artists to experiment and challenge themselves, anonymously if they choose.
Liberation Technologies is headed by A & R man Patrick O’Neill, whose list of associates previous to joining Mute include Actress, T++, Moritz Von Oswald, Joy Orbison, Darkstar and Zomby. As important as the music itself, will be statement design, a commitment to vinyl product and inventive methods of releasing each work. There are also plans to branch out into live happenings in 2012.
The first release on the new label will be the ‘Spring EP’ by King Felix, a producer from Ann Arbor, Michigan who lives in Brooklyn and has also released music as Laurel Halo. ‘Spring EP’ is released on download and vinyl on 19 March 2012.
Says Daniel Miller, “Electronic music is part of Mute’s DNA and history, and this label is the latest expression of that.”
Mute was founded by Daniel Miller in 1978, and since then has signed and developed some of the world’s most influential recording artists – including Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yazoo, Goldfrapp and Erasure – and become home to a crop of emerging talent and recent signings including Apparat and S.C.U.M.
Whilst maintaining a firmly eclectic roster, from the earliest days of The Normal, Fad Gadget and DAF through to the techno era with artists such as Plastikman / Richie Hawtin and Speedy J, and to the present day with hybrid electronic artists such as Yeasayer and Liars.
Mute also looks after a catalogue of seminal artists such as Can and Cabaret Voltaire.
Now Was Once The Future
Hear the new track “Our Love is on the Line.”
Soundtrack Mini-Album Available January 11th on GaryGo.tv!
CINEMA (Skrillex remix) is one of the greatest works of art ever made. “
2011 was the year that put Gary Go on dance music’s radar. The quirky and introspective pop artist was suddenly thrust to the forefront of the scene upon collaborating with mega-producer and hit maker Benny Benassi, writing and performing the chart-topping dance club anthem “Cinema.” After enjoying a GRAMMY-nominated remix from Skrillex and being front and center in Benassi’s video for “Close to Me”, Gary Go toured the globe as the face and voice of dance music. But that was last year. Now that 2012 is upon us, Gary is stepping into the spotlight on his own with his new album“Now Was Once The Future.”
Listen to the new track “Our Love is on the Line.” (Download HERE)
“Now Was Once The Future” gets released on January 11th and further showcases Gary’s talents as a songwriter, vocalist and producer. The new mini-concept album tells the story of the aftermath of a breakup, chronicling the moment when someone you love leaves you. His first single, a new interpretation of “Cinema”, transforms the dance hall anthem into a spaced out electronic ballad. In conjunction with the announcement of the NWOTFrelease date, Gary is releasing a new single “Our Love is on the Line.” Gary’s spirited and soulful vocals take center stage on the funk and soul-influenced track. It is a pop gem that is as catchy as it is riveting.
NWOTF features a stellar group of musicians including drummer Deantoni Parks(Meshell N’Degeocello / Mars Volta), violinist Davide Rossi (Coldplay / Goldfrapp),Memphis Horns (Elvis Presley / Al Green) and mixer Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros / M83 / Moby). The album was produced by Gary Go at his own The Whipping Club studios and features artwork by world-traveling graphic designer Kaonashi.
1. Cinema (Ft. Carina Round)
2. Our Love is on the Line
3. A Lie at a Time
4. I Want My Heart Broken Again
5. Heavy (Ft. Harry Collier)
7. Confetti Death (Ft. Mr. Dialysis)
Now Was Once The Future
New Album Version of “Cinema” Available Now!
Soundtrack Mini-Album Coming Soon.
“… melancholy yet grandiose and uplifiting” – MTV Buzzworthy
“Shimmering” – Marie Claire
It’s been an interesting year for Gary Go. Primarily known for his delicately introspective and slightly quirky songwriting, the pop crooner was catapulted into the dance charts this year thanks to his involvement (as both songwriter and vocalist) on “Cinema”, a major club hit from mega-producer Benny Bennassi‘s debut album. The song has gained additional chart mileage with a remix by dubstep sensation Skrillex.
After so much success in the hands of other world-class producers, Gary is ready to unveil his own version of “Cinema” (available HERE), which transforms the club hit into a spacious down-tempo ballad. The track features the luscious vocals of Carina Round(Early Winters / Puscifer) and is the first song from his upcoming soundtrack mini-albumNow Was Once The Future, due out in early 2012.
Now Was Once The Future chronicles the end of a relationship and coming to terms with that loss. NWOTF features a stellar group of musicians including drummer Deantoni Parks (Meshell N’Degeocello / Mars Volta), violinist Davide Rossi (Coldplay / Goldfrapp), and Memphis Horns (Elvis Presley / Al Green) and mixer Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros / M83 / Moby).
Gary was asked to write songs for the Grammy-winning Benassi after the hit-maker remixed “Wonderful” from Gary’s debut album. Since Benassi’s release earlier this year, “Cinema” has topped dance charts in the UK, reached #1 on the Billboard Dance Airplay Chart and received Platinum status in Australia where Gary Go will be joining Benny Benassi onstage during the Stereosonic Music Festival later this month. The success of the track has also brought Gary to venues in the US, playing such iconic electronic music showcases as New York City’s Electric Zoo and Chicago’s North Coast Festival.
Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming NWOTF soundtrack album from Gary Go!
Check out the brand new Official Gary Go website at:
Through The Night by Heartbeatsheartbeats
Choose an artist with wide-spread international press acclaim. A top-5 selling album in the US electronic music chart. A sell-out tour of the US with The Twelves. A second, sell-out tour of the States with a third already being scheduled. UK appearances confirmed at Creamfields, Get Loaded… and Rockness. Remix comissions from Lady Gaga, Axwell, Passion Pit, Marina & The Diamonds, Goldfrapp and more. A request to produce a track for the next B.O.B. album. Plus a poster campaign that became a national talking point. Choose an artist that achieves this in six short months. Choose Grum.
Graeme Shepherd aka Grum shouldn’t need any introduction. But with a list of credits like this amassed since the release of his last single, ‘Can’t Shake That Feeling’, in April, introductions are necessary.
Returning with his own brand of sun-kissed ‘cosmic-electro’, Grum proves once again that he cares little about the critiques. Serving only to the good-times with a release of the brilliant but carefree single, ‘Through The Night’.
Future disco donned out in stonewash and shoulder pads. ‘Through The Night’, unashamedly 80s, is as much a well-penned song – Hall & Oates anybody? – as it is big-room floorfiller; All vamped up synths, rising riffs and driving electro-bass.
Grum’s vivid 80s referencing in ‘Through The Night’ hasn’t gone unnoticed by the video production house, General Assembley, either. Brought in once again to make a Grum music video (GA also directed ‘Can’t Shake This Feeling’), Grum’s music has inspired a brilliantly realized and hilarious ‘Brookheimer/bromance’ pastiche, which premiered this week on Popjustice.
“Through The Night is your classic, rough and tumble bromance. That age old cop meets cop tale. We were aiming to more directly address some of the latent issues that seem to be at play in a lot of the overly macho “buddy” movies of the 80′s in which the men appeared to always be much closer to their partner on the force than to any of the women they’re purported to be dating. One part Bruckheimer/Bay, one part Michael Mann and Friedkin. Throw in a bit of Jeff Foxworthy for good measure and there you have it.”
A producer whose tracks frequently win support from the likes of Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Zane Lowe, Nick Grimshaw and Steve Smart to name a few, ‘Through The Night’ is another Grum master class in dance.
Released 4th October, ‘the original sits alongside a full club mix from Grum, the ‘Swiss Menergy’ Remix and a remix treatments from Tom De Neef.
Choose your day getting just that little bit better. Choose Grum.
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DJ Mag – “Twisted electro-pop bounce”
Artrocker – “This is CSS meeting Human League at a warehouse party”
Not Sitting is the exciting debut release by Karoshi coming out on Suitcase October 11th. It’s a story of loving then losing your musical heroes and doing things on your own terms. It’s about independence and the fight to do something fresh.
Karoshi is a Japanese term meaning death from overwork. It reflects their love and hate of the 21st century world in equal measure.
Brothers Dan Burt & Sam Burt make twisted electronic pop and seek out the freshest underground vocal talent. They then hook in the best remixers around to put dancefloor spins on their pop tunes. They combine the production chops of Justice and Simian Mobile Disco with the songwriting and pop sensibilities of Santogold, Goldfrapp and Hot Chip.
The single features some stellar and varied remixes. Cassette Jam pull out a nu-disco/electro peak time slammer. Per QX nails it with a minimal tech house beast. Mr Fogg gives a sublime dub heavy electronica interpretation. Spector lends his dark skills on a distorted electro house rework and Pete Da Feet keeps the sunrise glowing with a classic vocal deep house mix.
Next up is a video in which they construct their very own Karoshi’s Monster, who goes on to have his own superstar escapades. This comes fresh from the fractured mind of Nick Light, creator of Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip’s latest viral video.
Karoshi have also being busy on other duties during Spring 2010…a remix for Mr Fogg, currently getting Radio 6 and 2 and got top 10 in club chart, a remix for PerQx out on DJs Are Not Rockstars in June, co-writing with Punks Jump Up (Kitsune) for their debut album and are also currently knee deep on a Maximo Park remix.
Karoshi make music that makes you smile through a broken jaw
Download:3 unreleased remixes by Skaggs, Razmataz Lorry Excitement and Suki HERE
Listen:Karoshi – Not Sitting remixes from Cassette Jam, Mr Fogg, Per QX, Spector and Pete Dafeet.