We dug through our video archives to find this rare footage filmed in 1996 featuring the Fat Beats crew (including owner, Joe Abajian along with Beat Junkie’s J Rocc, Babu, and Melo-D). The video was filmed by OM/Deep Concentration’s CK Smart and someone by the name of Cut Chemist.
This past weekend, Fat Beats LA and NYC closed their retail locations. This is our tribute to all the staff, DJs, buyers, collectors, and entire Fat Beats family! Thanks for supporting Om since the early days of Om / Deep Concentration!
In support of the highly anticipated release of Barking, Underworld has just announced 3 dates in the US including New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco in late October. Featuring the full production show, Underworld visits the legendary Roseland Theater in the Big Apple on 10/27, headlines the Live 105 Subsonic Spookfest in the Bay Area on 10/30 and a special 10/31 Halloween extravaganza at The Hard Haunted Mansion at The Shrine Expo Hall in LA. Please tune in for more dates and info next week. Barking in stores everywhere September 14th on Om Records.
Mon 10/25/10 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Wed 10/26/10 – New York, NY @ Jimmy Fallon
Wed 10/27/10 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom – Buy Tickets
Fri 10/29/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Cow Palace – Buy Tickets
Sat 10/30/10 – San Diego, CA @ 4th And B – Buy Tickets
Posted by: Jonthecorner on September 10, 2010 @ 2:12 PM
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“Is that name a taunt? I wonder how many blog write-ups this track and its numerous remix versions have had that haven’t made reference to that decade-defining Danny Boyle film (no, not The Beach). This latest refix, courtesy of AmpLive, has a pretty cinematic scope itself; its narrative arc beginning with anticipatory synths and the sort of slippery vocal gabbling Karl Hyde made his name with, before the electro-throbbing thing peters out into tender piano chimes. Are we supposed to take these as denoting a victory of some kind? I dunno, suh, for now this is just the trailer for a full, new Underworld album called Barking, out September 14 through Om”.
Its amazing how much perception can change according to situation.
When I started this project, finishing and releasing a piece of music was a mountain to climb, now it’s more like a molehill. And I don’t mean that in a negative way, because I’m relaxing a little, well maybe not relaxing exactly, but I’m starting to be a lot less precious about it.
This is allowing me to enjoy the process much more which I think is starting to come through in the music. This might be because at week 8 I’m well over the hump, but I think it’s more than that.
So why is this happening? Enjoying writing (and more importantly) enjoying finishing music?
The ever inspiring Seth Godin has it excellently explained in his recent blog post about finding inspiration instead of it finding you. As I’ve been experiencing with 10 tracks 10 weeks, he suggests that if we make a commitment to complete something regularly and on deadline, then:
“Your first idea might not be good, or even your second or your tenth, but once you dedicate yourself to this cycle, yes, in fact, you will ship and make a difference.”
Click here to listen to and download “Weird Beard” for free.
Posted by: Mike Monday on September 8, 2010 @ 10:54 PM
As you may have read in a previous blog posting, Groove Armada recently released ‘History’, their new single from the acclaimed album ‘Black Light’. The single features remixes from Tom Budden, Grum and Still Going.
Our nice friends over at RCRDLBL were feeling the Still Going remix so much, they were kind enough to post it on their site a few days ago. Click here to check out the feature and download the track for your listening pleasure.
It’s all going down next week with the highly anticipated release of the new Underworld Barking record. However if you can’t seem to wait, you can visit KCRW.com and XLR8R.com for full album streams to bump at your desk while you work. Visit the dedicated to Underworld ‘Barking’ page page for your exclusive pre-order.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on September 8, 2010 @ 11:17 AM
Posted in: Music
As the most downloaded song from the acclaimed album, ‘Black Light’, fans were finally treated to the official release of Groove Armada’s latest single, ‘History’. The release features stand out remixes from Still Going, Tom Budden and Grum.
Well we have some more exciting news! The track is now accompanied with this hilarious video featuring a street dance off competition. Just check it out below:
Here is your first look at the UnderworldLimited Edition ‘Barking’ Box set. The extremely limited piece features three disc full of Underworld goodness. Disc 1 contains the nine track CD. Disc 2 contains eleven music videos, some of which are only available on this disc. Disc 3 contains a nine alternative versions of the album tracks, b-sides, and rarities.
The entire package comes in a uniquely designed box featuring fold out art and more. It’s good enough to make any hardcore Underworld fan tear up with joy. Stock is extremely limited.
You can pre-order the Limited Edition Box Set now through the Om Store. Click Here to Preorder
Today, the acclaimed music blog, Stereogum, is premiering the upcoming new single from Underworld. The techno driven track, co produced by Grammy award winning producer Dubfire, is set for a release on Om Records on November 23rd but you can check it out now here
Posted by: James Stair on September 1, 2010 @ 12:40 PM
Posted in: Music
Rocky Dawuni’s recent album Hymns for the Rebel Soul spurred a bunch of great videos and remixes, including the video for “Walls Tumblin Down.” Along with the remixes by DJ OBaH, DJ Drez and Jeremy Sole with Ticklah and Blitz the Ambassador, Giant Step has posted my J-Boogie remix of “Walls Tumblin Down,” suited up for the global dancefloor. Deep Afro Reggae vibes that mix with house or disco. Free download and the original video at Giantstep.net.
Photo by Angelica Garde.
Posted by: J Boogie on September 1, 2010 @ 11:26 AM
Posted in: Music