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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.

ARTISTdirect “Leaks” Atari Teenage Riots’ “Riot In Japan 2011”

Tim Gauthier

“It’s about energy,” exclaims Atari Teenage Riot singer Alec Empire of the band’s live gigs.

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. The band sounds intensely infectious as they run through classic songs as well as “Activate!” Empire and co. did something that’s normally impossible for rock and electronic acts—they made a live record that really does make listeners feel like they were there. Not only that, it’s as potent as one of their studio efforts.

Riot in Japan 2011 drops on February 28, 2012 via Dim Mak, but Atari Teenage Riot has partnered with ARTISTdirect.com to exclusively stream the album below.

Listen here and read our Q&A with Alec Empire below!.

Alec Empire of Atari Teenage Riot Remixes SALEM

Tim Gauthier

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 – Behind The Scenes on the ‘Collapse Of History’

Tim Gauthier

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…

The video was filmed in the woods of Basel, Switzerland, on a day quoted as “the coldest of the year”. Their director, Kevin Rodriquez recently sent over his personal recap from the shoot, with an official look behind-the-scenes of Collapse Of History:

Atari Teenage Riot Casting Call – Be In Their Next Video!

Tim Gauthier

Attention all Dim Mak and Atari Teenage Riot fans in Switzerland and neighboring areas:

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. Should you fit any of these profiles, please contact the production company at contact@particlefilms.ch.

Character 1:
– Man – Playing age, years of age 25-30, Height 165-170CM

Character 2:
– Woman 1 – Brown-Black Hair, Playing age, years of 20-40, Height 170-190CM, Drivers license

Character 3:
– Woman 2 – Blond Hair, Playing age, years of 20-40, Height 170-190CM, Drivers license

The shooting day is schedule for the 4th or 5th of February in Basel, Switzerland. Further confirmation of exact location and date of shoot will be referenced upon approval of your profile.

‘Anonymous’ confront alleged police brutality

Tim Gauthier

In CNN’s latest report of ‘Anonymous’, the radical protest group supporting the “Occupy” movement, they’ve featured several new incidents following recent public reactions to the political outcry. This editorial referring to the ‘alleged police brutality’ shows a variety of clips from the Anonymous YouTube network, one featuring Atari Teenage Riots “Black Flags”- a track that has been the soundtrack to their protest since it’s inception. This broadcast has reached the attention of the CNN network, with a national showcase throughout the previous weekend.

It’s official… The Coachella 2012 line up has been released!

Tim Gauthier

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. Dim Mak has made a huge presence this year with the addition of Atari Teenage Riot, Datsik, Zedd, and Zeds Dead. Come and join us this April for another amazing year with outstanding new artists and friends alike!

Atari Teenage Riot confirmed for Coachella!

Tim Gauthier

As announced by Alec Empire earlier this morning, Atari Teenage Riot is officially confirmed to perform at 2012’s Coachella Music Festival! More on the announcement will progress in the coming weeks.

Atari Teenage Riot x Wikileaks x Anonymous, a.k.a. The 3rd “Black Flags” Edit

Tim Gauthier

Update: Thank you to the current 90,000 fans that helped keep this video viral! Let’s keep the Black Flags movement alive, share this video across your social media networks!!

With the release of their 3rd viral-video edit, ATARI TEENAGE RIOT is calling all musicians, artists, music fans to SUPPORT WIKILEAKS!

“WikiLeaks is under attack by the big financial services companies , but there are still ways you can beat them.

As a result of exposing U.S. embassies from around the world, five major US financial institutions, VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, Western Union and the Bank of America, have tried to economically strangle WikiLeaks The attack has blocked over 95% of our donations, costing tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue. The attack is entirely political. In fact, in the only formal review to occur, the US Treasury found that there were no lawful grounds to add WikiLeaks to financial blockade .

Your donations are vital to pay for our fight against this and other kinds of censorship, for Wikileaks’ projects, staff, servers and protective infrastructure. We are entirely supported by the general public.” http://shop.wikileaks.org/donate

Be apart of this movement, and donate your own footage to Atari Teenage Riot! Your contribution will be selected for an addition to their next VIRAL VIDEO!

Requirements:
· Take your mobile phone, webcam or any other camera and film yourself lip-synching the song http://soundcloud.com/alec_empire/atari-teenage-riot-black-flags
· Have a black flag in the background, or hold it while you’re lip-syncing. (The black flag motif will link all images together. If you don’t have one to hand, use a black T-shirt, pull it inside out, stick the arms into it…there you go.)
· You can choose any location for it. If you want to do it at home, great. If you know a crazy location, do it there. (In front of your school or university? At a shopping mall? With your friends at a party?)
· We will use fragments of all videos, which are sent in and ultimately add all of you to the official video.
· If you want to support the idea but want to do so anonymously, you can cover your face. No problem.

For more information please go to:
http://www.atari-teenage-riot.com

Occupy Comics: Art & Stories Inspired by Occupy Wall Street, featuring Atari Teenage Riot

Tim Gauthier

Occupy Comics is the latest charitable suppression of the Occupy Wall Street movement; supporting the art culture that helped share the ideas of thousands. As featured on kickstarter.com, “Black Flags” by Atari Teenage Riot was chosen to score the 2-minute video introduction, showcasing the digital comic project, and the movement that followed.

For more information on Occupy Comics, be sure to visit their Kickstarter page here.

Atari Teenage Riot “The Collapse of History” Remix Contest

Tim Gauthier

With DJs and producers as varied as Fatboy Slim, Steve Aoki and Tony Senghore currently supporting their tracks, Atari Teenage Riot are one of the most exciting names in the scene. Recently released on Dim Mak Records, the’ve reignited their collection with a new album “Is This Hyperreal?”– described as an “acetylene laced documentation of ATR’s re-ignition after an eleven year silence” by NME.com.

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.

As one of the lead singles from “Is This Hyperreal?”, “The Collapse of History” was one of the album’s many highlights. Throwing listeners for a complete curveball where Alec Empire flexes his early 90s hardcore influence by intertwining stadium sized jungle breakbeats with a national anthem. Now ATR, Digitial Harcore and Dim Mak Records have teamed up to offer you the chance to remix this modern classic.

A message from Alec Empire:
Atari Teenage Riot originated in the techno underground rave scene in the early 90s. DJing was what started the group’s activities. Since then a lot has happened. I keep meeting producers and DJs from all kinds of genres of electronic music who love ATR. 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).”

To get started on your remix, please visit the following outlets for all media, rules, and guidelines:
Official Remix Contest Website
Facebook Announcement
“The Collapse of History” Soundcloud page

Enjoy, and good luck!

Artrocker Magazine announced Atari Teenage Riot as “International Artist of the Year” nominee!

Tim Gauthier

As we’re nearing the end of 2011, many magazines, both online and print, are wrapping up their ‘best-of’ nominations for new and noteworthy artists around the world. The acclaimed Artrocker Magazine has released their official nominations list, which included Atari Teenage Riot as “International Band of the Year”.

In a statement, Marc Sallis, Editor of Artrocker said:

“A lot of awards these days are made to fill up time on TV and fill pages in glossy magazines spreads, Artrocker aims to make its first-ever awards about the music, the bands and giving the public a great gig with a line-up that will recall the heady days of The Brats and inject some much needed drunken fun and rock’n’roll back into the industry. The inaugural Artrocker Awards are cutting back the ever-expanding gloss and going for the true spirit of music; there will be no fireworks, stage tricks and countless re-takes, it’s quite simple Rock’n’Roll in its simplest and rawest form.”

The nominees for International Band of the Year:
Battles
LCMDF
White Denim
Atari Teenage Riot
Tweak Bird