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Hey Everyone!

In anticipation for the release of Groove Armada’s ‘White Light’ album, tomorrow October 26th, we have some awesome footage to share with you all from their just completed UK tour. If you like what you see and want to hear more of the ‘White Light’ album it will be on sale tomorrow October 26! For all of you state side Groove Armada will be hitting the road for a U.S. tour beginning Spring 2011. Click here to buy White Light!






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Posted by: James Stair on October 25, 2010 @ 1:51 PM
Posted in: Music




Hey All!

For the next two weeks, we have an exciting opportunity to present to you all. iTunes is featuring 16 Om titles and placing them on sales for a low price of $7.99. Titles include hit records from Groove Armada, Mike Monday, Greenskeepers, Samantha James, Kaskade, and many more.

Need help finding where to go? Simply click here

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Posted by: James Stair on October 19, 2010 @ 2:30 PM
Posted in: News




Underworld are one of the most iconic groups in electronic music, from their star turn on the Trainspotting soundtrack—which helped kick off the electronica boom in the U.S.—to their groundbreaking albums and live performances.

Now, you can be a part of that legacy. Underworld are offering you the chance to remix “Bird 1,” co-produced by Dubfire [a], from their new album, Barking. Contestants will have a shot at thousands of dollars worth of prizes provided by Beatport, KRK Systems, Native Instruments, SHURE, JanSport, and Underworldlive.com.


Underworld’s
brand new release “Bird 1” is their latest for Om Records, and we’re giving everyone the chance to remix it. Underworld has provided a comprehensive package of parts, and Beatport, KRK Systems, Native Instruments, JanSport, Shure, and Underworld have teamed up to offer thousands of dollars in prizes.

Read on to find out how to enter.

The opportunity

Starting October 12, 2010, Beatport users are able to download the remix parts of Underworld’s “Bird 1"’, remix it, and upload their finished track to Beatportal for the voting round.
The prizes

The winners will be divided into 2 categories; 10 user voted (based on the highest number of spins) and 10 editors’ favorites (picked by Beatport’s internal music staff). From these 20 nominees, Underworld will choose a Grand Prize Winner and 2 Runners Up.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive the following prizes, worth over $2500:
- 1 KRK Systems VXT6 Studio Monitors
- 1 Native Instruments Traktor Pro
- 1 Native Instruments Maschine
- 1 JanSport Antics Backpack + Travel Luggage
- 1 Underworld care package featuring Limited Edition Super Deluxe Release + T-shirt
- $200 Beatport Giftcard

The 2 Runners Up will receive the following prizes, worth over $1500:
- 1 KRK Systems VXT4W Studio Monitors
- 1 Native Instruments Traktor Pro
- 1 JanSport Antics Backpack
- 1 Underworld CD + DVD Release of “Barking”
- $100 Beatport Giftcard

Apart from the top three winners, as selected by Underworld, the entry with the highest number of spins (highest user voted remix) will be awarded a $50 Beatport gift card.

The stages

1. October 12th – October 18th: Download phase – Download the remix parts of “Bird 1” for $3.99 USD.

2. October 19th – November 1st: Upload/Submission phase – Upload your remix to Beatportal to www.beatportal.com/remix. During this phase the entries can be listened to, but not voted for.

3. November 2nd – November 16th: Voting phase – The public votes for their favorite remixes by “spinning” them.

After a period of deliberation, the winner will be announced by November 30th, 2010.

If you have any questions or need help please contact our Customer Care Team at: support@beatport.com

Click Here For The Official Contest Rules and To Enter

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Posted by: James Stair on October 14, 2010 @ 12:00 PM
Posted in: Contests




Dave Dish of Rocket Empire fame sent us this a portion of his recent DJ set:
“I played a wedding the other day on a ranch in Oregon, and it was pretty amazing.
Here is the first hour of my 6 hour set…it was a long one. Anyways, hope you
check it out, features music by Tipper, Air, Tosca, Ananda Project and more….”

Rocket Empire – The First Hour (( Recorded Live at The Ranch )).

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Posted by: James Stair on September 24, 2010 @ 5:15 PM
Posted in: Music




Check out Claude Von Stroke’s recent mix from the “We Love” party at Space Ibiza. The killer set features the unreleased Christian Martin remix of Underworld’s new single, “Always Loved A Film” out now on Om Records.

Tracklisting:
1. Pets Gone Wild – Catz N Dogz- Mothership
2. Catch That Bird – Tom Flynn- Dirtybird
3. Wig Wag – Tom Flynn – CDR
4. Klambu – Apster & Bassjackers – Sneakers Muzik
5. Mr. Spock – Justin Martin – Dirtybird
6. Get Paid Get Laid – Soldiers With Limits – Supplemental Facts
7. Cash To The Chord – HOSH (Audiojack rmx) – Diynamic
8. Duro – Chris James (Yankee Zulu Remix) – Anabatic
9. Rainfall_o – Norbert Honkisch – NH Records
10. Drunkin Native – Dan Caster & Sebastien Phillip (Sascha Bramer Remix)
11. My Malibu Star – (Pablo Decoder Bar 25 Morning Remix) – Pin Pong Records
12. Vocal Chords – Claude VonStroke (Tom EQ VonStroke Bam Bam Edit) – Dirtybird/bootleg
13. Always Loved a Film – Underworld (Christian Martin Remix) -OM

Download here.

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Posted by: James Stair on September 24, 2010 @ 3:00 PM
Posted in: Music




Today, Greenskeepers released the second single from his forthcoming album ‘Live Like You Wanna Live’. The track, ‘I Am Trying’ features great remixes from fellow Chicago resident, Flosstradmus, DFA king pin, The Juan MacLean and a couple from James Curd himself.

Our friends over at RCRD LBL were feeling the Flosstradamus remix so much, they gave it today’s RCRD of the Day! Click here to check out the posting…

Buy Greenskeepers “I Am Trying” here.

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Posted by: James Stair on September 21, 2010 @ 11:39 AM
Posted in: Music


After much anticipation, the new Underworld album, “Barking,” has finally dropped and the reception has been phenomenal! After three years since their last studio album, the new album debuts on both Amazon AND iTunes at #1 on the electronic chart! Don’t miss the hype and buy the album here now.

Feel the hype!

“Underworld is freed up to focus on crafting memorable tunes that hark back to their electronica heyday, as well as more personal, coherent lyrics. Earnest emotions surprisingly suit these dance-floor surrealists. – SPIN

”Bird 1 was produced by the band with Dubfire, who helps create the starkly minimalist, addictive atmosphere”… “A darker, more sinister (but still highly danceable) 7-minute opening track”. – Stereogum

“And sure as “Gimme Shelter” was a requiem for all that ’60s hippy optimism, Underworld’s “Born Slippy” poignantly soundtracked rave’s hollow,gurned-up hangover. Curiously, where Underworld was once a dark foil to what was generally a culture of peace, love and hedonism, in these grim times, “Barking” is a relatively upper’s affair, and something of a techno’s-greatest-bits. – Filter


“Epic, small hours urgency of their Nineties heyday in the first single from their excellent Barking album ” – The Times

“Diamond Jigsaw” is so damned uplifting it should be played in rehab centers, and its peaks of Everest proportions pretty much ensures you’ll hear it on every mix by the DJ for the next few years. – Eat Sleep Drink Music/Bullzeye

“What I think will be cool about this album is that it will give Underworld some new exposure to a younger generation who are only now discovering the awesomeness of electronic music.” – Boom Boom Chik

“The epic festival trance of ‘Always Loved a Film’, with Hyde intoning ‘Heaven! Heaven!’ over pounding techno…will keep the dance tents rocking.” – Q Magazine

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Posted by: James Stair on September 15, 2010 @ 10:27 AM
Posted in: Music




Underworld’s Karl Hyde talks with Music Weekly about their new album, “Barking,” which hits stores tomorrow. Hyde explains to Alexis how Underworld have stayed together through a combination of love and sheer bloody-mindedness. He’s also got a few kind words to say about the wonders of Essex.

Listen to the entire interview here.

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Posted by: James Stair on September 13, 2010 @ 2:49 PM
Posted in: Music




Check out the September installment of Lazy Day’s monthly podcast featuring Om artist Fred Everything.

1.Magman feat. Joseph Junior – Chains (Soulato Dub) – Paradox
2.Tomson & Benedict – Rainy Things (Jimpster Remix) – Freerange
3.Johnny Dangerous – Mr V’s Revenge (Kruse & Nuernberg) – Nite Grooves
4.Murat Kilic – Summer Traffic – Stil Vor Talent
5.DMoodymanc – New Orleans (rmk) – Sol Recordings
6.Alex Niggemann – Jewels – Soulefooled
7.Aldo Cadiz & Antonio De Angelis – Thunder – OFF
8.Floppy Sounds – City For Sale (Roberto Rodriguez remix) – Wave
9.Phil & Dan – Regulate – Pooled
10.Bleep District- Um Bongo – Lost My Dog
11.Akabu – Another World (Andre Lodemann remix) – Z
12.Franc Spangler – Forever & A Day – Delusions of Grandeur

Listen here.

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Posted by: James Stair on September 13, 2010 @ 2:21 PM
Posted in: Music



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 RCRD LBL 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.

Thanks for the support guys!

Click here to buy ‘History’ on iTunes NOW!

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Posted by: James Stair on September 8, 2010 @ 12:50 PM
Posted in: Free Downloads
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