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Kiesza -“Sound Of A Woman” out November 17th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2014 by E.N.

Sound of a woman KIESZAToday Canadian singer and multi- instrumentalist, Kiesza announces the release of her debut album, Sound Of A Woman on Lokal Legend/Virgin EMI out November 17th, proceeded by 3rdsingle No Enemiesz out November 10th.

Sound Of A Woman takes you on a journey through life, love, music and time. Inspired by New York dance clubs of the ‘90s as well as current UK club culture, Sound Of A Woman is an ode to love, a missive to heartbreak as well as a dedication to the dance floor. As a multi-faceted musician, Kiesza experiments with sonic structure and genre patterns; Hip Hop, R&B, UKG and Breakbeat all permeate the record, while some of its key moments come in the form of spine-tingling ballads, the perfect backdrop to underline Kiesza’s incredible vocal. “I think people will be surprised to hear some of the songs on this album. Because of the success of my first two singles, I’m seen perhaps as a House or Dance artist but I’ve been in to grunge, rock, folk groups in the past,” she laughs. “All of those experiences and influences have led me to create this album.”

Produced by Kiesza and long-term collaborator Rami Samir Afuni, the album was recorded in Afuni’s studio in Manhattan, the simplicity of the studio structure evident in the record’s cohesion and intimacy. This is Keisza’s story, sung, written, composed and created by Kiesza.

Sound Of A Woman is as adventurous and unexpected as the twists and turns that led the 25 year-old to where she is today. The Berkley College of Music graduate, capoeira student and classically trained ballerina is also a Queen of the high seas. As a teenager, Kiesza travelled the world with the Navy and trained as a sniper for the Army, before becoming one of today’s most sought-after songwriters, having written for Rihanna and Icona Pop, as well as collaborating with Skrillex and Diplo. A committed artist whose extraordinary ambition is matched only by her unusual clarity of vision and overwhelming talent, this former tall-ship sailor has spent years plotting a course to the epicenter of pop.

Earlier this year, Kiesza released her platinum-selling debut single, Hideaway. The UK No.1 quickly became one of the biggest selling singles of 2014 accumulating over 100million hits on YouTube as well as becoming a smash across the pond and beyond scoring 30 iTunes No.1s worldwide. Second single Giant in My Heart followed suit, scoring a No.5 and cementing Kiesza’s status as one of the most exciting debut artists of the year.

Following sold out shows at and numerous prolific festival appearances including Glastonbury, Wireless and T in the Park, Kiesza announces the following European and UK shows in November.

SKRILLEX – Fire Away (Ft. Kid Harpoon)

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Boys Noize – FABRICLIVE 72

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

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Boys Noize Announces FABRICLIVE 72: Boys Noize on Fabric Records
Out 11/18 (digital) and 11/26 (CD)
Pre-Order: HERE
Boys Noize Starts His American Tour October 17th in Denver (details below)

Boys Noize (Alex Ridha) is amongst an elite group of highly respected DJ/Producers to have earned legendary status. Whether producing monster tracks such as “Starwin”, playing to thousands of people around the world, remixing for the likes of David Lynch, Depeche Mode and Daft Punk, working with artists as varied as Skrillex, Snoop Dogg, Santigold and Chilly Gonzales, or as label boss of his own Boysnoize Records, it’s fair to say Boys Noize has never been in more demand or on better form than currently: now iced with the proverbial cherry by being next in line to mix the legendary FABRICLIVEseries. Working two jobs just to buy turntables and satisfy his insatiable appetite for buying house, disco and hip hop records from the age of 14 years old, Hamburg-born Alex Ridha played his first ever gig at the age of 16 and from there – by his own admittance – “everything went pretty crazy.” Happy to just make back the money he’d spent on vinyl, before long his productions were supported by the likes of 2manydjs, Erol Alkan and Laurent Garnier, releasing on Kitsune and Turbo before exclusively releasing on his own label (with Cocoon and Phantasy the only recent exceptions). Renowned as a fast-paced, party DJ, Boys Noize does not disappoint on his FABRICLIVE mix.

“Around 2006-2007 I played together with Justice & crew in Room 2 and I was very excited, because it was really a dream come true to play London’s famous fabric. I remember it was super dark: smoke, sweat and lasers and people everywhere. I thought the club was so massive. I had no orientation, I didn’t know where the exit was or anything.”- Boys Noize

FABRICLIVE 72 is a frenetic, fast-paced representation of a typical Boys Noize set, condensed into 70 pulsating, sweaty minutes. Not simply a melting pot of the newest tracks, but an education in crazy techno and hi-energy jackin’ house, it switches up between Boysnoize Records releases – Tracques ‘Motor’ – to Gesaffelstein’s ‘Aufstand’ and Four Tet’s ‘For These Times’ with timeless ease. Its upbeat, happy attitude is clearly in full swing with Ridha focusing on melody for the home listener. Featuring a demo version of new track ‘Anoid’ (a gnarly, industrial slice sewn bang into the middle of the mix), his collab with Skrillex under the Dog Blood moniker (the breakbeat-powered ‘Chella Ride’), and new edits of underground tracks by Aden, DJ Deeon and Anthony Naples, Boys Noize proves time and time again that he is a man fully in control of his craft.bn_londonfabric_2

“I really tried to sum up my two to three hour set in 70 minutes. My sets usually include many styles and at some points I mix pretty fast too. I play some jackin’ house and techno with crazy energy stuff and then go back to reduced dub or even classic electro or breaks. Mygoal was to combine all of the styles I play but also make it listenable. All in all I think this DJ mix is pretty timeless, colourful and happy.” – Boys Noize
BOYS NOIZE – FABRICLIVE 72 Tracklisting:
01        Mr Oizo feat. Marilyn Manson – Solid [Ed Banger]
02        Boys Noize – Starwin [Boysnoize]
03        Costello – Pegasus [BNR Trax]
04        Jimmy Edgar – Shout [Ultramajic]
05        Surkin – Warehouse [Marble]
06        Feadz – Go On Girl [Boysnoize]
07        Pilo – Ghettocoder [Boysnoize]
08        Kingdom – Femme Litre [Fade to Mind]
09        Gingy & Bordello – All Day (Robert Hood Remix) [Turbo]
10        Four Tet – For These Times [Nonplus]
11        Randomer – Meat & Dancing [white]
12        Kowton – TFB [All Caps]
13        Boys Noize – Anoid (Demo Version) [Boysnoize]
14        Craze – Selekta (Valentino Khan Remix) [Slow Roast]
15        Dog Blood – Chella Ride [Boysnoize / OWSLA]
16        Worthy & Eats Everything – Tric Trac [dirtybird]
17        Djedjotronic – Kaikō [Boysnoize]
18        Gesaffelstein – Aufstand [Turbo]
19        Aden – Luft [Ultramajic]
20        Special Request – Wall To Wall [Houndstooth]
21        Anthony Naples – P O T [Proibito]
22        DJ Deeon – Work This MF [Dance Mania]
23        Tracques – Motor [Boysnoize]
24        Dave Clarke – The Compass [Skint]
25        Tom Rowlands – Nothing But Pleasure (Boys Noize Pressure Fix) [Phantasy]
26        Alesia – Andrea [OWSLA]
27        The Chain – Maje [R&S]
28        Boys Noize – XTC (The Chemical Brothers Remix) [Boysnoize]
+ Spank Rock – DTF DADT (Acapella) [Boysnoize]
29        I-F – Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass [Disko B]
30        Kölsch – Goldfisch [Kompakt]
+ Boys Noize – XTC (Acapella) [Boysnoize]
31        Apparat – Arcadia (Boys Noize Reprise) [Shitkatapult]
Boys Noize will launch FABRICLIVE 72 at fabric on Friday, 15th November alongside Strip Steve, SCNTST, Jimmy Edgar, I-F (DJ set), Djedjotronic, Kowton, Daniel Avery and more. More info and tickets at http://www.fabriclondon.com/club/listing/789 

BOYS NOIZE TOUR DATES:
Tour flyer HERE
OCT 17 – DENVER @ BETA
OCT 18 – CHICAGO @ CONCORD MUSIC HALL
OCT 19 – BALTIMORE @ SOUNDSTAGE
OCT 22 – BROOKLYN @ OUTPUT
OCT 24 – BROOKLYN @ OUTPUT
OCT 25 – MONTREAL @ OLYMPIA
OCT 26 – SEATTLE @ FREAK NIGHT
OCT 31 – MIAMI @ GRAND CENTRAL
NOV 01 – NEW ORLEANS @ VOODOO FESTIVAL
NOV 02 – LOS ANGELES @ HARD DAY OF THE DEAD
NOV 15 – LONDON @ FABRIC
NOV 16 – BRISTOL @ IN:MOTION
NOV 23 – MANCHESTER @ WAREHOUSE PROJECT
NOV 30 – SYDNEY @ STEREOSONIC
DEC 01 – PERTH @ STEREOSONIC
DEC 07 – MELBOURNE @ STEREOSONIC
DEC 08 – BRISBANE @ STEREOSONIC

Boys Noize free BNR #ERROR iphone app HERE
http://www.boysnoize.com

Chase and Status Announce ‘Brand New Machine’ Tracklist, Stream “Machine Gun” (feat. Pusha T)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2013 by E.N.

chase and statusAfter slowly teasing what’s to come from their epic third full-length, Brand New MachineChase and Status have officially unveiled the tracklisting for the album. Featuring guest spots by everyone from Pusha T and Major Lazer to Nile Rodgers and a VIP by Skrillex, it’s truly an event for electronic dance music. Brand New Machine will see a US release on October 7 via Casablanca Records. You can also now stream(below) their track “Machine Gun” (feat. Pusha T) 


Brand New Machine Tracklisting
1. Gun Metal Grey
2. International
3. Count On Me (Featuring Moko)
4. Blackest Blue (Featuring Ed Thomas)
5. Pressure (Featuring Major Lazer)
6. Machine Gun (Featuring Pusha T)
7. Gangsta Boogie (Featuring Knytro)
8. Heaven Knows (Featuring Elli Ingram)
9. Lost and Found (Featuring Louis M^tters)
10. Like That (Featuring Moko)
11. Deeper Devotion
12. Breathing (Featuring Bo Saris)
13. What Is Right (Featuring Nile Rodgers & Abigail Wyles)
14. Alive (Featuring Jacob Banks)

iTunes Edition Bonus Tracks:
15. International VIP (C&S vs SKRILLEX)
16. Gangsta Boogie VIP (Featuring Knytro)
17. Wickedest Man (Featuring Riko)
18. Count On Me (Andy C Remix)

Following the sensational response to the album’s debut single “Lost & Not Found” (feat. Louis M^ttrs) which soared into the Official UK Chart Top 10 and wowed audiences across the UK/European festival circuit, Chase (Saul Milton) and Status (Will Kennard) released the astounding dance anthem “Count On Me” (feat. Moko) which is yet another string to their impressively diverse bow. Listen HERE

Brand New Machine comes hot on the heels of the group’s breakthrough previous offering, No More Idols. That last effort yielded the smashes “Blind Faith” featuring Liam Bailey, “Let You Go” featuring Mali, and “Time” featuring Delilah. Chase and Status remain a must see festival favorite, appearing everywhere from Rock The Bells to Coachella, to headlining spots at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, and more. Brand New Machine is a powerhouse of dance music that guarantees to blow your mind.

Upcoming Chase and Status US Tour Dates
9/14 – San Francisco, CA – Rock The Bells
9/28 – Washington, DC – Rock The Bells
10/05 – East Rutherford, NJ – Rock The Bells

Reso ‘Tangram Remixed’ (Civil Music)1st April 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2013 by E.N.

Reso - Tangram RemixedRelease date 1st April 2013
Format: 12” / Digital
Reso ‘Tangram Remixed’ features KOAN Sound, Om Unit, Billain and Doshy remixes on the 12″ vinyl plus the digital bundle also includes Starkey, Drop The Lime, DJ Kentaro, Danny Scrilla, Evol Intent and Emperor remixes.
Since the latter half of the last decade, Alex Melia aka Reso has been blending heightened technological futurism with dancefloor prowess to create a densely cinematic musical universe. ‘Tangram’ – Reso’s much anticipated debut album – was released in Nov 2012. It received heavy support from Mixmag (Album of the month), XLR8R, Guardian, MTV, The 405, XFM and other key musical luminaries such as Liam Howlett, Skrillex, Skream & Benga, DJ Food, Salva, Rusko and more. A landmark thirteen track odyssey that reaffirms the place of the ‘album’ within modern electronic music, ‘Tangram’ cemented Reso as one of the world’s most forward thinking producers.
‘Tangram Remixed’ opens with KOAN Sound tackling ‘Axion’, pushing the tracks rhythmic possibilities yet further the OSWLA signed duo switch the glitching beat complexities into halftime stepping bliss. Remixer extraordinaire Om Unit perfectly balances ‘Simple Pleasures’ rich pads and dreamlike atmosphere with a slowfast footwork flux while Neurofunk god Billain delivers an exquisite and rare remix, a highly twisted take on the bass mechanics of ‘Half Life’. Doshy closes the 12″ with his unique neck snapping electro and trap infused rework of ‘Coronium’.
The digital package also includes revisions of ‘Check 1,2′ by Philadelphia’s Starkey (Amen breaks and 8 bar grime), 18 year old D&B prodigy Emperor, Munich’s Danny Scrilla (Sub heavy dark, sparse ‘slower than it feels’ 85bpm O.G ’06 bass) and Japanese 2 x DMC world Champion DJ Kentaro (beat-juggling, electro-workout with more edits than you can count) plus remixes of ‘Ishimura’ by NYC’s Drop the Lime remix (Dark shuffling techno) and Atlanta’s Evol Intent (hard hitting D’n’B with a half time feel).
Reso remains a steadfast musical staple on the London underground dance scene. Years after his early appearances onREACT.FM alongside the likes of Rusko, Distance and Heny G he is still staying very much true to his roots, pushing a personal sound and not buying into the hype like so many of his previous counter-parts. A guru of bass manipulations and by no means a creature of habit, he has always operated at the nexus of club focused electronic music varied palette.
Now after the release of his debut long player and a series of genre redefining EPs for Civil Music, and several choice Drum n Bass outings on the pioneering Hospital Records; we have seen Reso construct a brave new narrative in the way that timeless artists like Richard D James, Photek, DJ Shadow and A Guy Called Gerald have done for earlier generations. His deep musicality, incredible production and wildly diverse references place him at the peak of a new breed of electronic producers and have seen him engineering tracks for Burial and Jamie Woon, Travelling to Cuba with Norman Jay and remixing artists as diverse as Wiley, Carl Cox, DJ Kentaro, Om Unit, KOAN Sound, Drop The Lime and Buraka Som Systema amongst others.
Tracklisting:
A1. Axion (KOAN Sound Remix)
AA1. Half Life (Billain Remix)
A2. Simple Pleasures (Om Unit Remix)
AA2. Coronium (Doshy Remix)
—Included on digital download—
5. Check 1,2 (Starkey Remix)
6. Check 1,2 (Emperor Remix)
7. Check 1,2 (Danny Scrilla Remix)
8. Check 1,2 (DJ Kentaro Remix)
9. Ishimura (Drop the Lime’s Dark Tunnels Remix)
10. Ishimura (Evol Intent Remix)

Skrillex and Boys Noize Present New Year’s Eve in Detroit – “The Bang”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2012 by E.N.

SKRILLEX AND BOYS NOIZE PRESENT NEW YEAR’S EVE IN DETROIT – “THE BANG”

Paxahau, producers of the world famous Movement Festival in Detroit, have teamed up with two of modern dance music’s brightest stars, Grammy-winner Skrillex and German electro god Boys Noize to ring in the new year with The Bang. The headliners are bringing friends from OWSLA and Boyznoize Records to the birthplace of techno for what is sure to be an unforgettable night. A Dynamic lineup featuring Skrillex, Boys Noize, Flosstradamus, Alvin Risk, D.I.M., and Destructo will be taking over the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit on December 31st. Tickets for the monstrous party go on sale this Friday Oct 26 at 2:00 PM EST via www.BangNYE.com … VIP ticketing and hotel packages are available through CID Entertainment.

Boys Noize released his third studio album Out Of The Black earlier this month to great response with the stand out tracks “What You Want”, “XTC”, “Ich R U” and the collaboration with Snoop Dogg “Got It”.
You can hear full album HERE and buy it HERE.

Following the show, HARD is putting on an intimate after party to celebrate their 5 year anniversary with a very special guest performance. Lineup and ticketing details will be announced Wednesday Nov 7.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION GO HERE: www.bangnye.com

BOYS NOIZE ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/boysnoize
BOYS NOIZE ON TWITTER:  https://twitter.com/boysnoize
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BNR GO HERE:  http://boysnoize.com/

SKRILLEX ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/skrillex
SKRILLEX ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Skrillex
FOR MORE ON OWSLA GO HERE: http://www.owsla.com/

MONSTA – Holdin’ On (Official Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2012 by E.N.

Single ‘Holdin On’ to be released on OWSLA in OCTOBER 2012

MONSTA have been described as having the melodic synth thrum of Flux Pavilion, the tech-soul vocal drops of Moby and the reverberant snares of trip-hop act U.N.K.L.E. -but their sound is instrument-based and largely sample-free and it was Skrillex who found them. The trio (producers Rocky and Rufio and vocalist Skaar) will release their first EP on the electronic dance music (EDM) star’s indie imprint OWSLA this Autumn.

“I was at South by Southwest with my manager Tim [Smith] and a few friends,” says Skrillex. “Tim says, ‘I got something,’ and pulls up [MONSTA’s ‘Holdin’ On’]. I said, ‘That’s a sick track and a cool vocal sample. Where’d they get that from? Is that Aretha Franklin?’’ But it wasn’t a sample. It was Skaar’s powerfully androgynous performance of an original song written and recorded by the group.

‘Holdin’ On’ has all the makings of a radio hit-not only an irresistible vocal hook, but a complete verse-chorus-verse song structure. The EP boasts remixes from electronic music’s finest; Dillon Francis, Alvin Risk and even though he has turned down requests from the worlds biggest stars, Skrillex has cleared his schedule to put his mark on the EP with an exclusive remix too (his last one won him a Grammy Award). “This is not your typical dubstep. A lot of that has already become cliché,” he says. “This is next-level.”

http://www.wearemonsta.com/

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