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The Impossible Girl (Kim Boekbinder) LP Drops 6/21, New MP3 Download Now!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2013 by E.N.

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New Album The Sky Is Calling Out June 21st

 

Canadian-born, NYC-based songstress Kim Boekbinder performs under the moniker The Impossible Girl, crafting lush, genre-defying songs that fuse elements of electronic and acoustic music.  A performer, composer, and visual artist, Boekbinder made headlines in 2010 when she successfully funded her debut LP via Kickstarter and went on to pre-sell her US tour using the fundraising platform. Having built a loyal and enthusiastic following over the past few years, The Impossible Girl is back with her second fan-funded solo album, The Sky Is Calling, a celebration of humans in space. Produced by Joel Hamilton (The Black Keys, Tom Waits, Pretty Lights), the cosmic album will be released on June 21st, and is now available for pre-order here.

Opening the album with an infectious electric energy, “Stellar Alchemist” is driven by a whirlwind of instrumentation swirling above heavy, driving percussion. For a sneak peek into Boekbinder’s world, you can download the “Stellar Alchemist” MP3

The Sky Is Calling launches listeners into the stratosphere with captivating pop songs that are packed with scientific themes and otherworldly sounds. Boekbinder utilizes instruments ranging from synthesizers and drum pads to hammer dulcimer and mbira to bring her audience on an epic journey through time and space. Album track “Fix You Good” has all the elements of a dance floor banger, with buzzing synths, an impossibly catchy melody, and a beat that begs you to move. Title track “The Sky is Calling” showcases Boekbinder’s sweet but commanding vocals above dense layers of W139instrumentation and reverberating vocal harmonies. “Hand To Mouth” is a shimmering slower cut with a melancholic tone that captures the cold, dark loneliness of outer space, while “Alien” does its title justice with a haunting, otherworldly quality that stays with you long after the song ends.

A collection of unique and diverse tracks that explore the vast world around us, The Sky Is Calling has the ability to transport listeners to a place full of mystery and adventure.

 

 

Emancipator ‘Dusk To Dawn’+Tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on January 12, 2013 by E.N.

Emancipator_dusktodawnEmancipator (Doug Appling) sold out over 21 headlining shows in 2012, including venues like San Francisco’s Mezzanine, NYC’s Highline Ballroom, and Denver’s Ogden Theater, was praised by The New York Times and toured with Pretty Lights. However it is clear that 2013 will be his biggest year to date, kicking off with the release of his third album ‘Dusk To Dawn’ and a 44 date North American tour in January.

Blending lush, warm, organic electronic sounds, with hip-hop and classical Americana, might not be an easy or obvious choice, but the classically-trained Emancipator does just that, creating a natural mix of beats and melody that is all his own. On-stage, Appling performs with the violinist Ilya Goldberg, creating a dynamic and captivating live show that reinforces the fusion at the heart of Emancipator’s music.

His previous two albums ‘Soon It Will Be Cold Enough’ and ‘Safe In The Steep Cliffs’ showcased the luxuriant blend of instrumentation and drums that his rapidly growing and diverse fan-base has come to love. ‘Minor Cause’, and ‘Dusk To Dawn’, continue where Emancipator left off.

Throughout ‘Minor Cause’ Appling’s beats and piano draw you forward, before Goldberg’s beautiful strings are introduced, raising the urgency and bringing the track to its crescendo. It’s a fitting lead single, illustrating the inimitable and ever-engaging blend of beat, harmony and melody that underpin Emancipator’s music.

‘Minor Cause’ will be accompanied by a music video shot in the breathtaking Oregon forest, Appling’s home state, directed by adventure photographer, Ben Moon.

Dusk To Dawn will be released on Loci Records on January 29. Minor Cause was released released on January 9.

Album Title: Dusk to Dawn
Label: Loci Records

Track listing:
1. Minor Cause
2. Valhalla
3. Land & Sea
4. Merlion
5. Outlaw
6. The Way
7. Dusk to Dawn
8. Afterglow
9. Eve II
10. Barnacles
11. Natural Causes
12. Galapagos

Emancipator at the Ogden in Denver, Co. (2012)

Tour Dates:
1/12 – Squaw Valley, CA @ Last Chair Music Festival
1/16 – Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
1/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
1/18 – Madison, WI @ The Majestic
1/19 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
1/20 – Kalamazoo, MI@ Papa Pete’s
1/23 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
1/24 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
1/25 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
1/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
1/27 – Syracuse, NY @ Wescott Theatre
1/29 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
1/30 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
1/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
2/1 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
2/2 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
2/5 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
2/6 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
2/7 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
2/8 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
2/9 – Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm & Brews
2/10 – Tallahassee, FL @ Sidebar
2/12 – Miami, FL @ The Stage
2/13 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
2/14 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
2/15 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
2/16 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note\
2/17 – East Peoria, IL @ Cabin Fever Music Festival
2/27-3/3 – Uvita, Costa Rica @ Envision Festival
3/7 – Bozeman, MT @ Montana State University
3/8 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
3/9 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
3/10 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
3/13 – Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theatre
3/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
3/15 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
3/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
3/17 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
3/19 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room
3/20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Evolution Nightclub
3/21 – Durango, CO @ Henry Strater Theatre
3/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
3/23 – Crystal Bay, NV @ Frank Sinatra Showroom

http://emancipatormusic.com/

Download:Keys N Krates Miike Snow Remix + Movement Electronic Music Festival and Ultra Festival

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2012 by E.N.

Toronto’s Live Electronic Hip Hop Keys N Krates Announce New Live Dates, including:
Ultra Music Festival, Movement Electronic Music Festival and Wakarusa Fest

Today, Toronto’s Keys N Krates released another brand new remix, this time from Miike Snow.

The trio are known for mixing electro-hip-hop sounds and mix live instrumentation with electronic elements to create both innovative originals and remixes.  After their first release, the Blackout EP (free download to share below)which was self-released last November. More remixes can be expected soon!

Keys N Krates have made a name for themselves by relentlessly touring, after playing through Canada, America, and South East Asia, they go on to play Ultra Music Festival in March with BassnectarFlying LotusSBTRKTfollowed by a performance at the Movement Electronic Music Festival withPublic Enemy and Wakarusa fest in May where they’ll share the stage withPretty LightsGirl TalkAvett Brothers, plus many more.

See full list of tour dates and download links below: 

Tour Dates: 
3/25: Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival
5/26 – 5/28: Detroit, MI @ Movement Electronic Music Festival
5/31 – 6/3: Orzak, AR @ Wakarusa Festival

Keys N Krates– Blackout EP HERE
Keys N Krates – “Devil’s Work” (Miike Snow RemixHERE
Keys N Krates – “Next” (Weeknd Remix) HERE
Keys N Krates– “Unforgettable” (Drake Remix) HERE
Keys N Krates – “One In A Million” (Aaliyah Remix) HERE

New ‘SSX’ Soundtrack: Skrillex, Pretty Lights, Amon Tobin, Foster The People + more

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2012 by E.N.

SSX Soundtrack to feature Foster the People, Pretty Lights, The Naked and Famous and Many More

Full Soundtrack Includes 46 Songs from a Variety of Artists Across Many Genres

EA SPORTSTM today unveiled the complete music track listing for EA SPORTS SSXTM, featuring 36 licensed tracks* by established and upcoming artists and ten original tracks composed specifically for the game’s Deadly Descents. In addition, these original ten tracks – created by The Qemists, Camo & Krooked, Raffertie, and Amon Tobin – are now available for download as part of the ‘SSX’soundtrack via iTunes®.

Gamers will have the ability to upload their own music to SSX to create custom playlists for menu and in-game music. SSX also features a dynamic music remix tool that will automatically remix licensed tracks and custom music based on the player’s actions and performance in-game.

 

One of the most critically-acclaimed titles coming out of E3, SSX is now featured on 14 ‘Most Anticipated Games of 2012’. SSX launches on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game system on February 28 in North America and by March 2 in the rest of the world**.

*The complete list of licensed tracks for the SSX soundtrack includes:

 

Artist

Track

Camo & Krooked Breezeblock
Camo & Krooked Portal
Dels Capsize ft. Joe Goddard & Roots Manuva
Digitalism Blitz
DJ Shadow I Gotta Rock (Irn Mnky Swagger Mix)
Felguk ft. Example Plastic Smile
Flux Pavilion I Can’t Stop
Foster the People Houdini
Handsome Furs Damage
Hyper Accelerate
J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science Magik (Egyptian Lover Remix) ft. Aima the Dream, Cait La Dee & Raashan Ahmad
Kid Digital Done With That ft. Profit
Konrad Old Money Big Error
Lateef the Truthspeaker Oakland ft. Del the Funky Homosapien & The Grouch
Nero Scorpions
Noisia Could this Be
Noisia Machine Gun
Pretty Lights Hot Like Dimes
Raffertie Twitch (It Grows and Grows: SSX Version)
Run-DMC It’s Tricky (SSX Pretty Lights Remix)
Skrillex Scatta ft. Foreign Beggers & Bare Noize
Styrofoam Ones Better
The Big Pink Stay Gold
The Herbaliser What You Asked For
The Hives 1000 Answers
The Naked and Famous Young Blood
The Prototypes Your Future
The Qemists Bones ft. Kellermensch
The Qemists Stompbox
The Qemists Lifeline
Theophilus London I Stand Alone (Ocelot Mix)
TRS-80 Mirage
Turbowolf A Rose for the Crows
Two Door Cinema Club Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)
Wretch 32 Traktor
Zion I and the Grouch Drop It on the 1

A modern day reinvention of one of the most critically acclaimed arcade franchises of all-time, SSX will allow players to experience the franchise’s signature fun and adrenaline-packed gameplay across iconic regions all over the world. Using NASA topographical satellite data, SSX has a massive world for players to explore. Throughout nine expansive regions, SSX packs reality-defying gameplay into every run letting players Race, Trick, and Survive as they descend huge open mountains. In addition, Explore, Global Events and RiderNet – SSX’s recommendation engine – headline an online feature set that will redefine social competition for gamers, making it fun and easy to compete with friends with no lobbies or wait times.
Camo + Krooked – “The Grid” [SSX Soundtrack]

Pretty Lights – “It’s Tricky” by Run DMC SSX Remix

Paper Diamond at Webster Hall this Thursday, December 1

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2011 by E.N.

Paper Diamond (Pretty Lights Music, Elm & Oak) announces new tour dates, continuing his progression across the great expanse of America, bringing beats to every state. Paper Diamond will be stopping by New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Memphis, as well as many others in between. Paper Diamond joins Tiesto Benny Benassi, Laidback Luke, and Diplo for Lights all Night a pre New years Eve gala on December 30th at Dallas’s Convention Center. Then kicking the New Year off to a fab start Paper Diamond will be joined by Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, The Glitch Mob, Bassnectar, and Theophilus London for Snowglobe Music Festival in Lake Tahoe for a festive NYE celebration! Following that Alex B will also be performing on the Jam Cruise, which passes through Ft. Lauderdale, Haiti, and Jamaica, and features a comprehensive line-up of artists across many different genres.

Paper Diamond has been consistently touring during the fall with his musical cohorts from both Pretty Lights Music and Elm and Oak. These artists have included Michael Menert, Sorry For Partying, Minnesota, and Raw Russ. Expect to see more outstanding musical talent featured in the new leg of his tour, furthering the reputation of Pretty Lights Music and Elm and Oak for housing some of the best up and coming talent in the US. M Machine who is signed to Skrillex’s label OWSLA joins on dates January 18-28.

Grab your free mp3 download “Can We Go Up” from the forthcoming EP “Paragon” here

WINTER TOUR DATES

12/01/11 Webster Hall, New York, NY
12/02/11 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
12/03/11 The Filmore, Silver Spring, MD
12/16/11 Three20South, Breckenridge, CO
12/30/11 Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX
12/31/11 Snowglobe Festival, Lake Tahoe, NV
01/07/12 Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO
01/09/12 – 1/14/12 Jam Cruise 10, Ft. Lauderdale, Haiti, Jamaica
01/18/12 The Venue at the Hub, Fargo, ND
01/19/12 Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
01/20/12 Winter Warmer Fest, Oconomowoc, WI
01/21/12 Clutch Cargo’s Pontiac, MI
01/25/12 Bluebird Theater, Bloomington, IN
01/26/12 Majestic Live, Madison, WI
01/27/12 Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
01/28/12 Laird Room, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI
02/01/12 Awful Arthur’s, Blacksburg, VA
02/04/12 The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
02/08/12 The Engine Room, Tallahassee, FL
02/09/12 Bourbon Street Bar, Auburn, AL
02/10/12 Newby’s, Memphis, TN
02/11/12 Cam’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK

Keys N Krates – “Let It Rain” (Lotus Remix)Download+Tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2011 by E.N.

Toronto’s Live Electronic-Hip Hop Favourites Keys N Krates Tour America

See Live Tour Video HERE

Announce Debut 7-Song Blackout EP out November 7

 

Toronto’s Keys N Krates are known for their electro-hip-hop sound and mix live instrumentation with electronic elements to create both innovative originals and remixes. The band is now gearing up for their first release of original music, theBlackout EP, which will be self-released, and given away for free download on November 7th on their website http://www.keysnkrates.com. The first look into the Keys N Krates sound is a Lotus Remix of  “Let It Rain”, one of the standout tracks on the 7-song Blackout EP. Download it HERE for free.

The Toronto based trio has made a name for themselves by relentlessly touring through Canada, America and toured in South East Asia, they’ve played Camp Bisco, Summer Camp, North Coast Festival, Electric Forest and opened an eclectic set of acts, such as Timbaland, Metric, OK Go, Girl Talk, Skrillex, Nas, The Roots, Bassnectar and Pretty Lights.

For a further look at Keys N Krates, check out remixes of Florence and the Machine’s cover “Postcards From Italy” HERE and other signature live remixes areDrake’s “Unforgettable” and Aaliyah’s “One In A Million” can be found on their Soundcloud HERE.


Blackout EP Track Listing:
01. Let It Rain
02. Ring The Alarm
03. Uncle Otis
04. Oh Baby
05. Got A Lot To Learn
06.Luv To Luv You
07. Lucifer
Keys N Krates Tour Dates:
10/26: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theatre
10/27: Buffalo, NY  @ Town Ballroom
10/28: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Indoors
10/29: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/30: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/31: Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium
11/02: Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
11/03: Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue Theatre
11/04: Madison, WI @ Majestic Live
11/05: Madison, WI @ Majestic Live
11/06: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/08: Bozeman, MT @ Emerson Theatre
11/09: Missoula, MT @ The Top Hat
11/10: Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
11/11: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/12: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/13: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/16: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/17: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
11/18: Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
11/19: Phoenix, AZ @ The Compound Grill
12/2: New York, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl

http://www.keysnkrates.com
http://www.facebook.com/keysnkrates
http://www.twitter.com/keysnkrates
http://www.soundcloud.com/keysnkrates

Nero -Promises New @ NR.1 UK

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2011 by E.N.

Can you believe this?!!!After two years at our charts now Hits Top of the Pops

More on Nero’s Debut LP ‘Welcome Reality’ + Summer Tour Dates HERE

Nero – Promises (Official Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2011 by E.N.


The official video for Nero’s forthcoming single, “Promises”, out 7th August 2011

Taken from the debut album “Welcome Reality“, out 15th August 2011
Pre-order the album from HMV: http://zaphod.uk.vvhp.net/v-v/110707151257

Nero – Promises (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2011 by E.N.

Nero’s brand new single “Promises”, from the forthcoming album “Welcome Reality” on MTA Records. Featured on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show as Hottest Record in The World.
Release Date: 24th July 2011

Nero Announce US Debut LP ‘Welcome Reality’ on August 15th & Summer Tour Dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2011 by E.N.

THE DEBUT ALBUM ‘WELCOME REALITY’

RELEASED AUGUST 15 WORLDWIDE
MTA/MERCURY RECORDS

NERO TOURS THE US THIS SUMMER
INCLUDING IDENTITY TOUR AND OTHER DATES ANNOUNCED

.. “Nero seem to be ecstatically horsewhipping Justice with their own ironic leather jackets“. Charles Aaron, Spin

Glorious, splinter-thin moments when a sound is both free to do whatever it wants and still functioning as a new power source…”
– Sasha Frere-Jones, New Yorker

WELCOME REALITY – TRACKLISTING:

2808
Doomsday
My Eyes
Guilt
Fugue State
Me And You
Innocence
In The Way
Scorpions
Crush on You
Must Be The Feeling
Reaching Out
Promises
Departure
Nero; Daniel Stephens and Joe Ray, the remixers du jour, and now one of the biggest names in both dubstep and drum and bass, are set to release their highly anticipated debut album Welcome Reality on August 15th worldwide through Chase and Status’ label MTA /Mercury. Welcome Reality will feature the global smash ‘Me and You’, Nero’s most recent hit single ‘Guilt’ and forthcoming single ‘Promises’.

In anticipation of the US release Nero have officially announced summer U.S. Tour dates which takes them through the fall. Highlights include plays at Camp Bisco, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and a highly anticipated stint with Identity Festival alongside Pretty Lights, DJ Shadow, The Crystal Method and Skrillex (who’s remix of Promises hit #1 on the Hype Machine last week.

Skrillex Remix of Nero’s “Promises” LISTEN HERE
Tour dates are below.

‘Guilt’, recently featured on NPR’s All Things Considered charted at number 8 last month while ‘Me and You’ charted at number 15 and was the most played record on Radio 1 for three weeks in a row. Nero have been featured on the BBC’s Sound of 2011 music poll and various other influential tips for 2011 lists.

Nero are booked for an intensive run of all major UK music festivals including Glastonbury and Wireless and have also been invited by the man himself Tinie Tempah to support him on his Autumn arena tour.

Nero have recently teamed up with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Joe Duddell (the composer behind Elbow & the Halle for 2009 Manchester International Festival) to perform a new commissioned piece titled ‘Dubstep Symphony’. The unprecedented collaboration received a record-breaking simulcast live from 7pm across BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra and co-hosted by Zane Lowe and MistaJam.

2010 found Nero winnning Beatport Awards for Best Dubstep Act and Best Dubstep track for “Act Like you Know,” and receiving nominations for BBC’s Sound of 2011, XFM’s Sound of 2011, and Music Week’s Top 15. All signs point to the fact that 2011 is shaping up to be just as exciting, with their debut album Welcome Reality.

NERO US TOUR DATES:

7/8/2011 – Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL
7/9/2011 – Indian Lookout Country Club – Mariaville, NY
7/15/2011 – Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO
7/16/2011 – Flames Central – Calgary, AB
7/20/2011 – Spirit Bar – Nelson, BC
7/21/2011 – Bank Ultra Lounge – Grand Prix Tent – Edmonton, AB
7/22/2011 – Flashback’s Nite Club – Kelowna, BC
7/23/2011 – The Phoenix Nightclub – Toronto, ON
8/6/2011 – HARD Summer Festival – Los Angeles, CA
8/11/2011 – Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
8/12/2011 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
8/13/2011 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
8/14/2011 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
8/16/2011 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
8/18/2011 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
8/19/2011 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
8/20/2011 – Comcast Center For the Performing Arts – ansfield, MA
8/21/2011 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
8/23/2011 – Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
8/30/2011 – The Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
9/2/2011 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, CA
9/3/201 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
9/5/2011 – Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
9/10/2011 – The Gorge Amphitheater – Quincy, WA

You can pre-order the album here

www.thisisnero.com
www.mtarecords.co.uk

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