People Under the Stairs joined a roster of artists that included “party till you puke on the piano” bad boy Andrew WK, ZZ Top, Sting, Fall Out Boy, Sonic Youth, Green Day, and Yo La Tengo, to re-record The Simpsons theme song for their 20 Year Anniversary episode.
Here’s more on how this whole crazy thing happened straight from Thes One:
As unbelievable as it is for me to type, Mike and myself will be on the Simpsons this Sunday on FOX. And not any Simpsons episode, but the 20 year 450th episode hour long special directed by acclaimed director Morgan Spurlock. A handful of musicians who the cast, crew and I’m sure the esteemed Mr. Groening respect were asked to reinterpret the classic Danny Elfman/Alf Clausen orchestra composition that has become as much apart of American culture as our national anthem. We flew to New York and recorded our portion with the amazing Andrew W.K. In Manhattan right before we left for our Africa Tour. From what I understand, portions of the song were also recorded by the Harlem Gospel Choir, Moby and Phish. We are in pretty high company. To what extent we will be featured on the show I am not sure, but we made the final edit and have signed our releases, so don’t blink or you might miss us (though I haven’t seen it yet). For our part, we cut the Simpsons theme on vinyl (with the help of Pete Lyman) and I made a custom Homer label for the two existing copies of the record, and then Double K cut it up on camera with myself on the drum machine, while Andrew W.K. Played the piano.
Watch the video right here:
Posted by: g.win on January 13, 2010 @ 11:45 AM
Posted in: News
Old school Omies will be pleased to see a familiar name return to Om to remix songstress Samantha James’s first single, “Waves of Change”. Kaskade, has returned to Om to remix the first single from the songbird’s upcoming sophomore album, “Subconscious”.
In typical Kaskade fashion, the remixes are epic, dramatic, and big room. “Waves of Change” will be out Feb 9th. “Subconscious” is slated to come out in June.
Listen: Samantha James “Waves of Change (Original)”
Click Here To Purchase “Waves of Change” From iTunes
Posted by: g.win on January 13, 2010 @ 9:34 AM
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Not many bands’ sixth albums could be described as bold, brave, fresh, adventurous or representing a new creative peak. But Groove Armada’s brilliant Black Light is all of those things and more. Twelve years into a career as purveyors of top drawer dance music, Andy Cato and Tom Findlay have completely reinvented their sound, with thrilling results.
Treasure Fingers recently provided remix duty for the first single “I Won’t Kneel” which should hit the web shortly. “Paper Romance”, the second single will be released on Feb 23rd and features remixes from Zombie Disco Squad, Paul Cooper, Morten Sorenson, Makepeace, and Doorly. Here in the US, there will be additional remixes from Classixx, Dan Deacon, Pezzner and more.
Preview Groove Armada “Paper Romance” Here
Jan 14 2010 – Auckland, NZ @ Powerstation LIVE
Jan 15 2010 – Auckland, NZ @ Big Day Out
Jan 17 2010 – Auckland, NZ @ Big Day Out
Jan 22 2010 – Sydney, OZ @ Big Day Out
Jan 23 2010 – Sydney, OZ @ Big Day Out
Jan 25 2010 – Sydney, OZ @ Hordern Pavillion LIVE
Jan 26 2010 – Melbourne, OZ @ Big Day Out
Jan 27 2010 – Sydney, OZ @ Palace Theatre
Jan 29 2010 – Adelaide, OZ @Big Day Out
Jan 31 2010 – Perth, OZ @ Big Day OutBig Day Out LIVE
Feb 26 2010 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia LIVE
Mar 1 2010 – Glasgow, UK @ ABCLIVE
Mar 2 2010 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz Live
Mar 3 2010 – London, UK @ Forum Live
Mar 26 2010 – Miami, FL @ Ultra Music Festival
We have had ex-omies go on to work at iTunes, Triple 5 Soul, and some have even become huge DJ superstars (see Kaskade). Most recently, Om Hip Hop intern, Geoff was featured on a track on Mark Farina’s Mushroom Jazz Vol. 6 called “The What?” produced by Colossus. Already one album deep, G-OFF along with friends Haze, Mikos, and The Whooligan have a hip hop group by the name of 40Love and they just dropped this free download.
“Our album is near complete. Last night we realized we needed to share 40Love’s new sound and vision with our people. This song was written, produced, mixed and arranged within the last 24 hours. Our new project, “Dreams Don’t Sleep” will be releasing mid 2010. Peace, love and blessings to you and much success and happiness to everyone in the new year. -40Love"
Every year thousands of people from all over the world converge on Miami for the Winter Music Conference. The week of festivities ends with Ultra Music Festival on March 26th and March 27th.
They’ve just announced the initial line up for Ultra Music Festival 2010. Om artist, Groove Armada and Bassnectar will be headlining the second stage on Saturday!
Day 1 of the festival includes Tiesto, Crystal Method, Pretty Lights, Green Velvet (Go Green Velvet!), Will.I.AM (Adam Freeland is also playing on the same day – controversy! See Black Eye Peas Vs. Freeland).
Day 2 includes Om artist Groove Armada with the US premiere of their full live band headlining the main stage. Also on the bill for the second day, Child’s Play/Om Artist Bassnectar. Full list below with more to be added over the next few weeks.
Swedish House Mafia
The Crystal Method
The Disco Biscuits
Rabbit in the Moon
Felix Da Housecat
Bassbin Twins vs. Uberzone
Deadmau5 Groove Armada
Faithless Sound System
Armin Van Buuren
Above & Beyond
Major Lazer Bassnectar
Steve Aoki ATB
Diplo LTJ Bukem
Posted by: g.win on January 5, 2010 @ 1:09 AM
Posted in: Events
Japanese-born, Brooklyn-based artist, Kenji Hirata’s artwork in form and color is strongly inspired by nature, billboards, and hand painted signage of Southeast Asia, and futurism. His use of shapes and colors create a language that has been presented across a number of different mediums of all sizes. His pieces project a language that is always in motion and with this special language Hirata is created, we are all given a glimpse into his universe.
Hirata is also a core member of artist New York & Japan collective, Barnstormers alongside Doze Green, David Ellis, and Chulo. His work (along with collective members David Ellis and Maya Hayuk) had caught the eye of Absolut Vodka, which then asked Hirata to help with the launch of their Raspberry Campaign. Check out the video here.
Hirata has been featured by Cool Hunting, Juxtapoz, and has seen pieces on exhibit at everywhere from Southeastern Center for contemporary Art (North Carolina) and Zeit Art Gallery (Hamburg, Germany) to Reed Space (Brooklyn, NY) to New York’s Levi’s store. Hirata just finished a solo exhibit at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York.
To fully appreciate Hirata’s magnificent world, you need to see it in person. For more information on Kenji Hirata and for upcoming exhibits, visit kenjihirata.com.
Greenskeepers’s member James Curd has had a great year. With singles signed to DFA, Om’s Child’s Play label, track of the day on KCRW and more, this GK member shares with us a unique Top 10 list of 2009.
Top 10 Memorable Moments of 2009
1. The phenomenal places I get to dj at, ranging from playing in Columbia and being driven around in a bullet proof car to playing a private party in Ecuador, and staying in a luxurious compound on the side of a mountain with a private zoo!
2. Being harassed by the kids across the street, with egging twice a night for three weeks straight. It all ended when I challenged them on the basketball court, won and got my street cred back!
3. Since owning an IRobot, I have not had to pick up a vacuum in all of 2009 and this will continue in 2010.
4. Go Blackhawks! Finally discovered a Chicago sports team I can support and be proud of.
5. Expanded my repertoire of dancing beyond the box step this year.
6. Had the gas cut off while on tour, but discovered that Home Depot sells the long metal key to turn it back on. Eat that People’s Gas!
7. Learned to love and appreciate my Xbox more after it got the Red Ring of death. It was then sent in and resuscitated back to life. Xbox I will always remember to turn you off at nights.
8. Had my fridge, freezer and kitchen cupboards cleaned out to discover things that expired in 2005! I thought frozen and canned products were good forever. Apparently not.
9. Continued to be surprised by the diverse places people tell me they hear my music. From the free for all jam session at Parklife Festival during Aeroplane’s set with Busy P, A-Trak, Erol Alkan on instruments, to having a song I made over five years ago being relicensed to CSI Miami!
10. Starting to slowly tick off the items on the To Do List, before I move from this place I’ve always called home.
2010 will see the release of the new Greenskeepers album on Child’s Play Records.
Posted by: g.win on December 22, 2009 @ 2:38 PM
Posted in: Funny Stuff
Our girl Colette has had some interesting remix as of recent. One remix that didn’t make it onto her recent “Think You Want It” single is from local San Franciscan, Kool Karlo. Karlo and our boy Clayton do an anything goes Tuesday night called “Damn Gina! @ The Ambassador”. Check out a recent interview with SFWeekly here.
Click Here to Purchase Colette’s “Think You Want It” Single Featuring Remixes From Pezzner, Sexual Chocolate, and Hannsen Today on iTunes
Listen To Colette “Think You Want It ( Kool Karlo Electro ’88 Remix )”
Posted by: g.win on December 18, 2009 @ 3:18 PM
Posted in: Free Downloads