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.