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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As posted earlier this year, Atari Teenage Riot called out to the fans to star a leading and supporting roll of their upcoming video to Collapse Of History, as heard on “Is The Hyperreal?”. The video will feature the latest single with a little bit of a twist…
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.
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.
With the release of their 3rd viral-video edit, ATARI TEENAGE RIOT is calling all musicians, artists, music fans to SUPPORT WIKILEAKS!
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.
Dangerous Minds dub the ATR current single “Black Flags” as the first Occupy Wall Street anthem. More details and video 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.
“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.
Atari Teenage Riot puts a great deal of thought into their videos and if you are an ATR fan and this is something you might be interested in. Learn more about “Black Flags,” the political ideals of ATR, and how to get involved after the jump.
Atari Teenage Riot performed the brand new Tony Senghore remix of their hit, “Black Flags”, alongside Steve Aoki on the Dim Mak stage at the Optimus Alive Festival 2011 in Lisbon, Portugal this past month to an eager crowd of fans. Check out the video after the jump.
The legendary Rodney Bingenheimer, Mayor of the Sunset Strip, tastemaker, discoverer of most bands you care about from the last 35 years is behind ATR and regularly spinning “Blood In My Eyes”.
Crafting quasi-political music with a punk influence and techno beats, German band Atari Teenage Riot paved the way for a new genre called digital hardcore when they emerged in 1992. After a 10 year hiatus, they reformed and released their fourth studio album this week, Is This Hyperreal?.
Described by the magazine as “true originals” and compared to the likes of the “Beastie Boys, Crass, and Ministry“, ATR mixes “hardcore punk, hip-hop, and pounding techno.”
ATR’s iPhone app has been delayed by the German iTunes store due to a dispute over its content.
Free download link inside and be sure to check out the cover of the magazine after the jump.
Check out this Rock-A-Rolla x Atari Teenage Riot magazine scan and read the review written by David Bowes.