2010 is off to a rough start and the world is calling for your help. The recent earthquake disaster in Haiti has left over 100,000 dead and even more injured, crippling what little infrastructure existed, devastating the capitol of Port-Au-Prince including hospitals and schools. Millions of people have been directly effected, left homeless, hungry and without clean water and even a means to live. They people of Haiti need your help and below are a couple organizations spearheading relief efforts.
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
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Welcome to 2010! Coming off the highly anticipated full album release of Cozza Frenzy; Amorphous Music and Child’s Play are proud to present the Cozza Frenzy Remix Pack V.1 featuring remixes of “Boombox” and “Teleport Massive” from Bassnectar, RJD2, DJ Vadim, Robot Koch, Son of Kick, Amp Live, Stagga, Mexicans With Guns, Noah D, K. Flay and more due out January 26th. Stay tuned to Bassnectar.net for exclusive remixes, bonus packs, bundles, and remix material.
Also, stay tuned for a brand new Bassnectar single, slated for release in March on Amorphous Music and Child’s Play records. For more info, and to find advance deals on tickets & tour information, visit Bassnectar.net.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on January 13, 2010 @ 11:31 AM
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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
Om’s songbird, Samantha James, will release her sophomore artist album in the 2nd quarter of 2010. The first single, “Waves of Change” will be released in early 2010 and will feature a number of remixes. One remixer will have you all surprised! Keep checking back for more info on Samantha’s upcoming single and sophomore album.
Check out the new website from the MC half of Zion I, Zumbi. Blogging about any and all content, Zumbi gives you his take on current events, his random thoughts, an online store, and links to events and fresh new tracks. Bay area residents and hip-hop enthusiasts alike need to check it out.
Check out Zumbi’s website Zumbi808 Here
Posted by: admin on December 14, 2009 @ 12:00 PM
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Wagon Cookin was born from the deep passion of two brothers for good music and delicious food. Besides their affections Javier and Luis Garayalde share also the experience of living together in a genuine railway wagon which once ran on the great Trans-Eurpope-Express at the beginning of the 20th century and now is situated near Madrid in the foothills of Sierra De Gredos. Thus originates the name Wagon Cookin!
Enjoying a musical education at the conservatory from childhood on, both are skilled musicians playing several instruments like piano, bass, double bass, fagot, drums and percussion. Along with their father, the famous sax player Javier Garayalde, they have been part of various jazz bands before developing an interest in electronic music, acid jazz and house in the 1990s.
After attracting worldwide attention by releasing their first tracks on Chris Duckenfield’s label Odori they formed their own imprint Appetizers in 2001. With another series of 12"s on their own label they gained more respect which led to collaborations with people like Rainer Trüby, Gilles Peterson and Masters At Work.
In 2002 the two groove gourmets served their first longplaying dish also called Appetizers. With an album in the baggage they went on tour playing concerts in Cologne at Popkomm, in Cannes at Midem and even four consecutive nights at the mythical Blue Note in Tokyo, sharing the stage with legendary Eddie Palmieri, Azymuth, Marcos Valle and Chic Korea.
The admiration of latin music made them pack their pots and pans in 2003, leaving Madrid behind to travel across the Atlantic ocean and settle down in their new kitchen, located in Salvador de Bahia (Brazil) to create the band project Everyday Life. While the main ingredients of their aural meals remained the same, their efforts to merge electronic dance music with classical bossa and latin jazz were now flavoured by a whole bunch of talented live musicians giving the Wagon Cookin sound an enchanting deep and warm feeling. The Everyday Life album came out in 2004.
After appearing on Rainer Trüby’s “Glücklich Vol.5" Compilation some years ago Javier and Luis returned to Compost Records in 2006 with a contribution to the acclaimed Black Label 12" Series – foreshadowing more to come: the new album 2FACES – a double CD that shows the two different faces of Wagon Cookin. On one hand the style that always has been identified with them: a fusion of jazz, soul, latin, brazil, funk and house. And on the other hand some pushing club bangers, electronic disco dubs that will satisfy every state of the art DJ…now in 2008 they offering their remixes album “2Faces Remixed” features big names in the current electronic music scene who reinterpret and give a new aroma to their songs:
Osunlade, Llorca, Atjazz, Sasse, Christiam Prommer, Nacho Marco, Shape, Inverse Cinematics, Isaac and Trotz and Motor City Drum Ensemble.
Om Records is proud the bring you the new Wagon Cookin’ album available from June 2010…..
Their first single is scheduled for next February,keep your eyes open!
Listen to Wagon Cookin’- Mr.Sun
Listen to Wagon Cookin’-Mallorca
Posted by: Alvaro on December 9, 2009 @ 12:01 PM
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It’s that time of year again when everyone votes for their favorite artist, album and song of the year. Urb.com got it first with their 2009 readers poll. Our very own Bassnectar has been nominated for electronic artist of the year coming of the release of the critically acclaimed Cozza Frenzy album and tour. Please visit the Urb site and cast your votes and don’t forget to vote for Bassnectar!
Posted by: Jonthecorner on December 1, 2009 @ 5:34 PM
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