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Earlier this morning Artrocker released the nominees for their second annual Artrocker Awards that will be taking place at Sebright Arms in London on December 7. We’re pleased to announce that Atari Teenage Riot made their way into two categories including International Band Of The Year and Electro Act Of The Year. You can place your vote and support Atari Teenage Riot here.
… To begin with, Alec Empire has a history with Sony — he’d sued them for copyright infringement after another song was included in a Sony ad without permission, and he settled, still feeling ripped off. Part of his dissatisfaction was hearing his music in a commercial at all.
Now Sony was back in Empire’s life — and asking this time. Empire knew at once what he wanted to do.
“I was actually on the phone and had to slow down my pulse and breathe… so the excitement wouldn’t be audible in my voice.”
Read the full interview on wired.com here.
If you missed Dim Mak artist, Datsik on MTV’s Teen Wolf a couple of weeks ago, here’s your chance to catch another one of Dim Mak’s artists on the show. Tune in tonight, July 2 at 10 p.m. (PST) to hear Atari Teenage Riot’s “Collapse Of History” on the latest episode.
Exercise your right and subscribe to our new podcast series by Alec Empire of Atari Teenage Riot on Dim Mak’s Official iTunes Podcast Series. This new podcast is a taste of what to except from upcoming Alec Empire DJ sets and solo performances. Alec Empire, activist and supporter of the Anonymous and Occupy Movement’s has continued to voice his opinion over the years with his music, and will continue the flow with his upcoming sets.
Last year I was contacted online by some Anonymous activists regarding the Atari Teenage Riot song “Black Flags”. We collaborated on a viral video project that became a document of activism around the globe from the past six months. People sent in material from student protests in Chile, the Occupy movement, Anonymous and activists in Japan demonstrating against Tepco, the corporation responsible for the nuclear disaster in Fukushima.
Amidst the latest slew of viral videos and internet memes, Atari Teenage Riot surfaced to O Music Awards under their “Best Protest Song” category for the 2012 awards show. As some cater to more laugh-appeal, we urge the fans to take the stance worth fighting for. Support the message, cause, and movement; Vote Atari Teenage Riot!
If you ever need a heightened sense of our dystopian present, attend an Atari Teenage Riot show. Certainly the long-running German trio — now consisting of Alec Empire, Nic Endo and Rowdy Superstar — has had progress in its sights for a long time. The group began in Berlin in 1992 as a proactive response against neo-Nazism in Germany and has been fighting the good fight through techno-juiced hardcore (and strobe lights!) off and on for two decades. (The band took a decade-long hiatus in 2001 after the death of founding member Carl Crack before returning last year.) But no length of fandom or YouTube-by-proxies is quite like being in Atari Teenage Riot‘s present presence: through hyperreal energy and palpable political resolve, the group acts as cheerleaders for resistance, and the constant indictments of skewed global politics are actually transformative. We’re living in a time of tumult, but ATR’s imagining a better future, if we want it. The crux of their music, battering, insistent, and of the rabble, is just a reminder that along the path there, chaos is tantamount. And fun.
Coachella 2012 will be another great year for Dim Mak, with 4 major artists in it’s presence. Atari Teenage Riot will take the stage, bringing “Is The Hyperreal” soundwaves through the desert skies. This upcoming performance has received major anticipation by the festival-goers and press alike.
Alec Empire of Atari Teenage Riot stepped off stage at the latest show in Belgium to find his Collapse Of History mix hit 150,000 views in one weekend!
As you may know, ATR will be heading to the desert as part of Coachella, set to perform Friday April 13th and 20th. Make sure you make it a point to see them live at Coachella! In the late 90s Atari Teenage Riot (ATR) emerged out of the electronica genre, to subvert all rules of rock and techno music.
“We have just finished our video (online) for the track in Paris with a great cast of actors. The location of the shoot was a mental institution in the suburbs. It was wild!!!” ~ Alec Empire, Atari Teenage Riot
Atari Teenage Riot – Collapse of History (Christine Remix) (Official Teaser)… As featured on the “Collapse Of History” Remixes pt. 1 EP on Dim Mak Records.
ARTISTdirect.com has partnered with Dim Mak and the digital hardcore heroes Atari Teenage Riot to premiere the Collapse of History EP.
Dim Mak Live presents the Official WMC Promotional Mix, available for a Free Download on Soundcloud today! This 45-minute mix-series features new and unreleased tracks by Alvin Risk, Clockwork, Atari Teenage Riot, TAI, Zedd, Steve Aoki, and more!
Alec Empire of Atari Teenage Riot, with semi-frequent updates from the rest of the crew & management, have an official Tumblr page setup, voicing all matters- from political to band related. In more recent context, Alec has taken on his stance on the 1999 Sony Advertisement where they impermissibly used an Atari Teenage Riot track in South East Asia.
The frontman and moniker familiarized by the Occupy Wall Street movement, Anonymous, has frequently attacked Neo-Nazi activists across Europe, trying to remove all web-outlets praising their organization.
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.
The digital hardcore pioneers distill visceral energy into Riot in Japan 2011. Captured during their triumphant set at the Fuji Rock Festival, the group’s latest release for Dim Mak is an explosive and energizing snapshot of one of their legendary live performances.
Atari Teenage Riot and Rowdy have released the official February Beatport chat, featuring 10 must-have tracks for all fans of ATR community alike….
SALEM recently issued a cover version to Alice Deejays prominent “Better Off Alone” rave-anthem. After the success of the ‘witch-house’ remake, Alec Empire of Atari Teenage Riot decided to throw his version, provided as a remix, available to download today, free on RCRDLBL.COM.
Atari Teenage Riot wants the fans to start in their next music video for “Collapse Of History”, off their latest album “Is This Hyperreal?”. Three character outlines are open for casting.
8tracks.com, a “handcrafted internet radio” service showcasing endless electronic music mixes, hand-selected by artists and fans alike.
After a slew of YouTube video hints and minimalist advertisements giving away the ‘big update’, Coachella has released their full line-up for the 2012 run of the world renowned festival.
To kick off this release, and to reflect on the last full year of amazing new music, we’re climbing into the Dim Mak Digital Sleigh to give back to everyone who made 2011 our best year yet.
With the release of their 3rd viral-video edit, ATARI TEENAGE RIOT is calling all musicians, artists, music fans to SUPPORT WIKILEAKS!
Atari Teenage Riot announce 10 new tour dates for the international side of their 2011 “Is This Hyperreal?” tour. Check out the full tour dates and locations after the jump.
Occupy Comics is the latest charitable suppression of the Occupy Wall Street movement; supporting the art culture that helped share the ideas of thousands. Get the details after the jump.
The idea is to have the new single spread out to all those different areas and connect them! When you remix the new song, do what feels right to you (as opposed to what you think ATR or the label might like).
The acclaimed Artrocker Magazine has released their official nominations list, which included Atari Teenage Riot as “International Band of the Year”.
Atari Teenage Riot bring to you the XXXRAVE — A new live show in Hamburg, Germany spanning between genres of Dubstep, Electro Punk, Drum N Bass, and Digital Hardcore.
Rolling Stone spoke with Endo as she tours across Europe and prepares for the release of Atari Teenage Riot’s new single, “The Collapse of History,” out January 23rd on Dim Mak.
Dangerous Minds dub the ATR current single “Black Flags” as the first Occupy Wall Street anthem. More details and video after the jump..
Atari Teenage Riot is featured in RCRD LBL’s “Halloween Thrillers” playlist. The playlist is free! Download after the jump.
Fans are still submitting their videos for the Atari Teenage Riot viral video of the new single “Black Flags.” We now have the second version which includes cameo appearances by Steve Aoki and Boots Riley, along with more clips from Occupy Wallstreet, 99%, and a new exclusive message at the end from Anonymous.
World-reknowned DJ and producer Fatboy Slim released his October Beatport Chart with Dim Mak’s own Atari Teenage Riot on the Number 1 spot. Tony Senghore’s remix of “Black Flags” is featured in his latest collection of ‘must have’ tracks for the month.
“Freak is a concoction of dangerously exotic unconventional flowers which Illamasqua has unashamedly blended together to celebrate the night.” Details and Video after the jump.
Alec Empire of Atari Teenage Riot meets up with Geracao Cascais at Portugal’s Optimus Alive Festival to discuss the previous and future sound of ATR, pop music, the Black Flags movement, and political activism.
Atari Teenage Riot reaches out to a new audience, scores highest at Mera Luna, Germany’s biggest goth/industrial festival etc. Details & videos after the jump.
After bringing LA fans an aggro-jolt performance, Atari Teenage Riot release the 1st edit of their viral video, “Black Flags” featuring Boots Riley . Every fragment of footage was supplied by fans and friends of Atari Teenage Riot. Watch after the jump…