2011

Atari Teenage Riot – Riot In Japan 2011 (Out Now)

Tim Gauthier

Buy: Atari Teenage Riot – Riot In Japan 2011


Atari Teenage Riot – Riot In Japan 2011
 
Atari Teenage Riot toured worldwide throughout 2011 and in November recorded this live show in Tokyo to bring listeners just a taste of their incendiary live show, described by the NME as “…a cavalcade of forever-young yelps: a brilliantly nasty volley of universe-shaping techno-metal.” Rock-a-Rolla wrote: “Seizure-inducing levels of strobe lighting are joined by breakbeats, jungle, drum ’n’ bass and caustic guitar samples at every turn, providing enough variety and energy to prove that this is no mere nostalgia trip for them, this is a return to arms.”

Now if that doesn’t tempt you….

2012 is the 20th anniversary of Atari Teenage Riot so expect much to happen this year, including a remastered version of the classic ‘Burn, Berlin, Burn’ album, new singles and a studio album. The band will also be touring internationally, beginning in February in Europe and South America.



 

Check out the Atari Teenage Riot artist pages for more info.

Mustard Pimp’s “ZHM” featured on Nocturnal Wonderlands 2011 trailer

Tim Gauthier

To kick off the 2011 return of Nocturnal Wonderland, they released an official trailer containing Dim Mak’s own Mustard Pimp. Check out the featured track, “ZHM (Dada Life Remix)” on this YouTube clip.

Atari Teenage Riot – “Is This Hyperreal?” Out Now!

Tim Gauthier

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Atari Teenage Riot “Is This Hyperreal?”
Release Date: June 07, 2011 (Digitally) – July 26, 2011 (CD in stores)

 
Is This Hyperreal?, Atari Teenage Riot’s first album released through LA future stomp label Dim Mak, is an acetylene laced documentation of ATR’s re-ignition after an eleven year silence. Produced, mixed, recorded with Alec Empire, Nic Endo and new ATR member CX Kidtronik (Saul Williams / Nine Inch Nails) at ATR’s fourth studio release was made at the Hellish Vortex studio in Berlin.

Tracklisting
1. Activate!
2.Blood In My Eyes
3. Black Flags
4. Is This Hyperreal?
5. Codebreaker
6. Shadow Identity
7. Re-Arrange Your Synapses
8. Digital Decay
9. The Only Slight Glimmer of Hope
10. The Collapse of History

A cultural cold war divided upon class lines, a new age of surveillance, heroes’ incarcerated in the worst conditions possible for speaking out against the military complex, a corrupt press core owned by multi-national corporations and raised to repeat sound bytes. This is the post-cyberpunk world on the brink of collapse Atari Teenage Riot’s fourth album Is This Hyperreal? is born into. Every track is an iridescent explosion of nervous energy requesting your attendance in Atari Teenage Riot’s campaign party of education and awareness. Having influenced a generation of M.I.A., Crystal Castles, Le Tigre, Sleigh Bells, and Pendulum, Atari Teenage Riot is a welcome shot in the arm of the music industry.

“Activate!” starts the album with Atari Teenage Riot’s most concise statement of intent yet. On a backing of explosive 1991 hardcore jungle synths, super collider bass kicks, and guitar shrapnel Alec , Nic, and Kidtronik spurn us into a campaign of equality, activation, and eradication of ignorance.

In “Blood In My Eyes” Alec Empire merges his chiptunes style first shown in 1999’s Nintendo Teenage Robots album with the sound of Crass exploding out of the trunk two cars over. Contained within Nic’s first lead vocal in Atari Teenage Riot tells a tale of enslavement and revenge for all of the women lost within our global human trafficking problem. “Blood In My Eyes” is a riveting electronic punk rock diatribe, paying homage to the feminine retributive subtexts espoused by cult films like ‘Kill Bill’ and heavily censored French art-house offering, ‘Baise-Moi.’ “Black Flags” is a low slung, subwoofer punching, anthem announcing Atari Teenage Riot’s support of Anonymous’ grassroots human rights campaign.

We’re allowed a brief respite to catch our breath during “Is This Hyperreal?”. The album’s title track slow cooks with seething analog synths reminiscent of Vangelis’ score for Blade Runner, symphonic percussion and a gurgling acid line are the soundtrack to the birth of a cyborg. “Codebeaker” is a stomping electro rockabilly stormer. Rubbery basslines command your posterior to action; sawtooth guitars swarm your head as Alec and Kidtronik lead us onto wall street to ask the question of “What went wrong?” Dim Mak label boss Steve Aoki’s vocals add an LA Hardcore vibe to give it that much more of a brutal punch.

“Shadow Identity” is Nic’s second lead vocal of the album and the most unexpected hook. On top of a New Order bassline and what sounds like a drum line made performed by an obsolete automotive assembly line Nic interweaves a narrative of blood diamonds, global trade and consumer awareness. “Re-arrange Your Synapses” is a new gabber punk classic. The 909 drum machine speeds up to a blurred fever pitch as Alec and Nic dive bomb verses painting a near future world of post net neutrality legislation where access to money and corporations control the public’s access to information on the internet.

Atari Teenage Riot saves their most straightforward electro romp for “Digital Decay”. Showcasing a thick gurgling bassline, razor taunt snares and Nic as a floating artificial intelligence prophet. “Digital Decay” would fit perfectly into one of Aoki’s legendary DJ sets. “The Only Slight Glimmer of Hope” is dripping with uplifting brash, sing-along, sass-bag vocals and deep driving modular synth work. “The Only Slight Glimmer of Hope” is Atari Teenage Riot’s legendary effortless synthesis of Crass, Throbbing Gristle, and Kraftwerk.

“The Collapse of History” immediately makes itself known as the most unexpected and welcome Atari Teenage Riot song ever. Throwing listeners for a complete curveball Alec flexes his 90s hardcore influence by intertwining stadium sized jungle breakbeats with a national anthem. Nic transforms herself into a pop dance diva and brings her sassiest vocal performance of the album. The mind glue chorus celebrating the overthrow of corrupt institutions hits your like warm sunlight after an all night rave. As ATR ends the album “Humanity will win in the end.”
 


 

 

New US Atari Teenage Riot Tour Dates

Tim Gauthier

Atari Teenage Riot is touring the United States this Fall. See below for live footage, 2011 tour dates, and ticket links!

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ksubi eyewear 2011/2012

Tim Gauthier


ksubi eyewear 2011/ 2012
AD ASTRA

AD ASTRA (to the stars) the motto of the true believer. ksubi’s 2011 eyewear collection is based on paranoid alien obsessed fanatics and their anarchistic lab nerd style.

We make eyewear discoveries from the 1950’s to 1990’s. Rimless lenses, cat eye shapes and outlined frames in translucent, teal, burgundy, green and yellow. The Desert DMT print as seen in ksubi’s spring summer collection and the radiant blues and smoky greys of ksubi’s high summer are replicated in key sunglass and optical frames.

SUN

CARINA- Oversize cat eye are so feline with precise metal studding detail.
HYDOR- Classic aviator shape with contemporary edge, acetate bar sits atop rimless lenses.
ALULLA- Metal on metal with contrasting matte inlay against high shine rimmed outline.
SHAM- A sized down version of one of ksubi’s most recognisable shape, the skeleton, in both sun and SIGMA optical outlined in radiant blue, red and white on clear.
TEJAT- Complex two- tone metal worked frame with flat front lens aviator.

OPTICAL

HEZE- Rimless lens aviator with contrasting acetate bar frames the eye area.
CHI CYG- Not oversize, a 90’s style cat eye with metal inlay detailing.
ALKES- Science lab chic in mad scientist style frames.
CAPELLA- Two-tone metal design with matte metal interior and metallic shine frame outline.
BETA- Your everyday optical, thick rimmed acetate frame with a twist- go for the Desert DMT print.

TAI’s Spring 2011 DJ mix

Tim Gauthier

Check out Tai’s Spring 2011 Mix. It should hold you over until his next EP drops this Fall on Dim Mak Records! Tai’s first EP “Beat Down” was a smashing success!

Here is the track listing for Tai’s Spring 2011 Mix

Video: Dada Life Featured In New EDC 2011 Trailer

Tim Gauthier

North America’s largest electronic music and arts festival returns this summer — to Las Vegas! The EDC 2011 trailer features Dada Life’s “White Noise / Red Meat” single out on Dim Mak Records now.

The 15th Anniversary of Electric Daisy Carnival offers a high-spirited landscape full of new adventures, expanded possibilities and exciting ways to grow together in celebration through music and art.

For three nights, they invite you to dance, dream and explore inside several fully immersive art environments, six stages of world-class music, and a forest of full-sized carnival rides against the vast backdrop of the glittering desert sky.

This electrifying carnival experience is delivered with Insomniac’s cutting-edge caliber of production and performance.

You bring the costumes, they will provide the soundtrack.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday ::: June 24th – 26th
Las Vegas Motor Speedway

www.electricdaisycarnival.com

Track 01:
Japanese Pop Stars – ‘Song for Lisa’ (Benni Benassi remix)

Track 02:
Dada Life – ‘White Noise / Red Meat’

Track 03:
Skrillex – ‘K*** Everybody’

Additional sound:
Michael Woods — ‘No Access’ (first breakdown)
Bunny vs. Manufactured Superstars — “Bring on the Night” (outro)