Gearing up for the release of his solo album Murder at the Discotek, Amp Live’s newest single ‘Gary is a Robot’ featuring Trackademicks and Mr. Micro (Al Velilla Remix) is featured on RCRDLBL today. The Al Velilla remix orchestrates a new direction on the electro hip hop anthem, giving it a strong disco twist. Please visit the RCRDLBL site for the exclusive download and if you have time peep the video.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on December 1, 2009 @ 11:21 AM
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Our peeps over at URB have a new site with an interview with Thes One! Peep the link below and find out what’s up with the new album, hearing his beats on TV and having a shirtless angry Will.I.Am in his face.
Do you live in Europe? Have a Playstation 3? VidZone and PS3 will be partnering up with Groove Armada to offer PS3 home users something really special. To promote their new album, “Blacklight”, the Presentation Podium will be re-opened to deliver free music, interviews, a mini-game and of course rewards. Check out the trailer below.
Twelve years into a career as purveyors of top drawer dance and downtempo music, Andy Cato and Tom Findlay, better known as Groove Armada have been nominated for multiple Grammys, sold over 3 million albums worldwide, and played to 5 million + fans through the years. With massive hits like “Easy”, “Superstylin’”, “I See You Baby”, the downtempo Gorillaz-esque inspired (before Gorillaz even existed) gem, “My Friend” and the massive ragga / Jimi Hendrix inspired “Purple Haze”, you really can not have dance / electronic music today without these electronic legends / veterans.
On the new sixth artist album, Groove Armada continues to push the boundaries artistically. Not many band’s sixth albums can 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.
“We could’ve knocked out an album of ragga-influenced house bangers and a couple of chill out tunes, and that would’ve been a much easier life,” explains Andy. “But we needed a new challenge. Neither of us was interested in just repeating ourselves.” Instead, the music-obsessed duo took inspiration from the new breed of acts they were booking for their award-winning London festival, Lovebox. “Bands like the Friendly Fires, Klaxons, Passion Pit, LCD Soundsystem, Ladyhawke and MGMT,” says Tom. “They’re the ones really leading the charge, making genuinely exciting, dance-informed music. And that sound really pushed us back towards people like Bowie, Gary Numan, New Order, Fleetwood Mac and Roxy Music.”
“Black Light” ranks among their best work to date and sees the masters of reinvention move in some thrilling new directions. Featuring Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music, Nick Littlemore of Empire of the Sun / PNAU, and introducing newcomer SaintSaviour, GA fans and those eager for new music will be blown away when the album drops in Feb 2010.
The first single from the album is the euphoric new single “I Won’t Kneel”, which hits digital retailers this Tuesday November 17, 2009. It’s a blistering sneak preview from their eagerly anticipated new studio album. The track features a scintillating vocal from female singer SaintSaviour, who has been described as a cross between Kate Bush and Anthony & The Johnson’s.
“We’ve worked with a lot of legends,” says Andy Cato talking about their newfound vocalist SaintSaviour. “Now we’ve found one. We’ve done just a couple of ‘Black Light Live’ warm-up gigs with her so far, but already I’m only ever asked one question. Who IS that girl?”
Adelaide Parklife, Australia – October 2009. During an Aeroplane DJ set, this all-star electronic cast jumped on the drums and shakers and jammed out to James Curd’s“We Just Wont Stop”. Check it out by clicking the image.
James Curd just came out with the already popular The Wills & The Wonts (Treasure Fingers Remix) E.P. I’m feeling a little under the weather, and these disco-pop, electro-fied tracks are putting a smile on my face. If you want to brighten the day up, then I suggest you scroll right down there and listen to Curd’s remix of Amplive’s “Gary is a Robot”!
NEWYORK, NY — Artists Andrew WK and People Under The Stairs worked at StadiumRed’s Studio A recording a special version of the Simpsons theme song for the 20th Anniversary of the show. The complete theme song will represent artists from many different genres of music performing the song. The final episode of the 20th season is scheduled to air on FOX-TV on Thursday, January 14th, 2010.
Andrew WK played the piano and did some scatting while People Under The Stairs were dj-ing and scratching. StadiumRed’s Joseph Pedulla, engineered and Keith Parry assisted.
It’s Friday evening and the Om family is about to go throw down tonight at Mezzanine in celebration of 15 years of Om. As we are all prepping for giant disco balls, Metro Area, and Om’s veteran Farina, here is a Friday afternoon article for those of you who are unable to enjoy the festivities tonight. The SF Weekly sat down with our resident wordsmith / VP of “Newish Media”, Gunnar Hissam for a “Where are They Now Segment” in celebration of Om’s 15 year anniversary. Enjoy!
Then: “They were San Francisco’s answer to all that trip-hop shit, the band with a DJ and a female vocalist playing moody jazz- and soul-based music. Their [Om] album was supposed to come out in ‘97, but then they got signed to DreamWorks, who let them go. There’s a whole album, 13 tracks, that nobody ever heard.”
LP33 was at Lollapalooza 2009 and so was the Child’s Play and Amorphous Music crew. Check their exclusive footage below featuring an interview with Bassnectar at Lollapalooza and the VIPURB after party.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on August 13, 2009 @ 1:03 PM
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If you’re going to be in Chicago this weekend, make sure to stop by <a href=http://www.lollapalooza.com/ target=blank>Lollapalooza on Saturday night for an incredible mashing performance from the one and only Bassnectar. Bassnectar has been making kids going buck wild for several years now headlining sold out shows and festivals across the nation. On the music tip, make sure to check out the new <a href=http://www.bassnectar.net/listen/releases/cozza-frenzy/ target=blank>Cozza Frenzy single featuring remixes by Z-Trip and a heavy dubstep masher by the man himself. Also keep your eye out for the Cozza Frenzy Tour 2009 starting on October 1st in a city near you. For the complete tour listing visit <a href=http://www.myspace.com/bassnectar target=blank> Bassnectar’s myspace page.
Breaking news, the one and only Lorin Ashton, Bassnectar, has joined the Child’s Play Label. Child’s Play is a subprint of Om Records started in early 2009 to allow Om to explore the boundaries of electronic music. Bassnectar joins a roster that includes Amp Live (of Zion I), Greenskeepers, and James Curd. We have been huge fans of Bassnectar since we signed his “Float” single on then Om imprint, Colorforms.
2007 saw the release of his highly acclaimed “Underground Communications” album on Om. Since then, he has toured all over the world opening up for artist like Metallica and headlining the Lollapalooza’s electronic stage.
His first single, “Cozza Frenzy” will be out August 4th on iTunes. The single features remixes from Bassnectar himself as well as a Z-Trip remix. Bassnectar’s new artist album will be out this fall.
In celebration of his return, here is a bootleg free download from Bassnectar.
From Lorin: “I took the beat of a long-overdue unreleased tune called “Stretch Reflex” and melted it together with the synths and melodies from another song that was supposed to be on Underground Communication, but ended up getting saved for later. It was written as a pensive homage to the dead, the original melodics sound like a black metal song but in this version they have kind of a nice 1990’s Orb or FSOL feel to them…that sound will never get old for me! Then i took some of the prettier melodies from that song and mixed them with a Lupe Fiasco acapella (i looooove his voice) and it became one of my favorite tunes to close a party with.
So this week we give to you ‘Land of the Lupes’ which is the working title of this goofily random combination of sounds, and an unrelated homage to one of my favorite bands in the world, Land of the Loops. It will most likely be included as an instrumental on the upcoming album this fall, and that “Stretch Reflex” beat will most likely be released on my website as a DJ Tools & Loops collection.”
Posted by: g.win on July 24, 2009 @ 4:38 AM
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