The guys of Dirtyphonics sat down with DMC World Magazine to discuss what they’ve been up to this past year. The guys give you the answers to a wide range of questions from their thoughts on Coachella to why they chose Dim Mak as their label. You can read the full feature on DMC World Magazine here, as well as catch up on their March release, ‘Irreverence’ on Dim Mak.
The Faint have two scheduled shows in-between their Coachella dates this year! Tonight the band will be making their way to Santa Ana for their performance at The Observatory and will then travel down South for their San Diego show on Wednesday, April 17 at Fluxx.
This is the perfect opportunity to catch the band if you’re not making your way to the desert this year (#NO-CHELLA). For more information on the dates, check out their official website.
On IRREVERENCE, the forthcoming debut full-length album from DIRTYPHONICS due out March 19 on Dim Mak Records, the French electronic dance music quartet pens a new playbook for the genre. Merging heavy bass music, drum n’ bass, dubstep and electro with grimy club energy, supported by collaborations from the likes of Steve Aoki, Modestep, Liela Moss (vocalist of The Duke Spirit) and Foreign Beggars, the group—Charly, Thomas, Pho and Pitchin—can’t be pinned down.
Fans have already gotten a taste of what’s to come on IRREVERENCE. “DIRTY,” the first single from the album released this past October, is a sexy, slithering dance epic that’s bound to get any crowd anywhere moving. Before the album drops, DIRTYPHONICS will unleash their next single “Walk In The Fire” as part of a three-song EP package including remixes by Schoolboy and Culprate February 12.
Following the release of IRREVERENCE, DIRTYPHONICS will embark on their North American “Irreverence Tour.” Launching March 27 in Vancouver, the 30+ date tour will take them through many major markets as well as anticipated performances at this year’s Coachella where they will perform both weekends Sunday, April 14 and Sunday, April 21. Their live show is a full-on sensory experience more akin to seeing your favorite band than a typical EDM act. They bring a level of energy that’s rare in modern music. A limited amount of tickets for all upcoming US dates are immediately available for purchase direct from DIRTYPHONICS at:
DIRTYPHONICS are just as quick to name-check Metallica and Korn as influences as they are to mention Daft Punk and Pendulum, and their beginnings were undeniably rock ‘n’ roll with each member playing in hardcore metal bands before diving into electronic music. The Parisian collective fully formed in 2008 and unleashed their debut single “French Fuck” which topped the Beatport chart reaching #1, instantly infiltrating the scene. Follow-up tracks “Quarks” and “Vandals” solidified the provocative outfit as a consistent, game-changing entity with hyper-charged, unpredictable tempo shifts and the veritable genesis of “drumstep.”
From day one, heads turned rapidly, and they were tapped for high-profile remixes such as “WARP” from The Bloody Beetroots and Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” as well as Marilyn Manson, Benny Benassi, Excision, Datsik, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, The Crystal Method and Nero. In 2009, they snagged the “Best Newcomer Producer” honor at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards and since then have become an international powerhouse playing the hottest festivals and clubs in every corner of the world, standing out at Electric Daisy Carnival, Glastonbury, SXSW, Sziget and Pukkelpop, just to name a few.
1. Prelude (White)
2. Prelude (Black)
3. Stage Divers ft. Steve Aoki
4. DIRTY (iTunes)
5. Los Angeles ft. Modestep
6. No Stopping Us ft. Foreign Beggars
8. Hanging On Me ft. Liela Moss
9. The Mechanism
10. Walk In The Fire (iTunes)
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This past Friday the Coachella line up was finally released unveiling over 160 artists including our very own Infected Mushroom, Dirtyphonics, and Booka Shade. We couldn’t be more proud to see these three artists included in the line up this year especially after the success of their latest releases on Dim Mak including Friends on Mushrooms Vol. 1 from Infected Mushroom, Dirty from Dirtyphonics, and Honeyslave from Booka Shade. Can’t wait to see everyone at Coachella!
For electronic dance music fans, the Sahara Tent is the center of Coachella. The infamous Sahara tent continues to grow year after year and has hosted some of the top EDM artists in the world, including Daft Punk and Paul Oakenfold. Friday saw performances by Mea, Feed Me, and LA Riots, among others. Get inside and see the world of Datsik under one roof… Or Vinyl lining, with his Friday-night, headlining performance.
RollingStone caught up with Datsik backstage at Coachella to see how it feels to headline Coachella, play 2 major shows in 2 weeks, and to be at the pinnacle of the dubstep & EDM lime light:
“I’m on this big scissor lift and throughout my set, I raise up over 10 feet,” enthused dubstep DJ Datsik backstage about his Coachella set, which headlined the festival’s electro-driven Sahara Tent on Friday night. “I have these crazy-looking robotic cryomen decked from head to toe in blue L.E.D. and eight feet tall. They’ve got blue and green and red lazers and they spray the whole crowd with cryo, super-cold mist stuff.”
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. RollingStone.com reported on the future event as one of the “can’t miss acts” of the 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. The seminal band was too radical in its views and statements and simply too loud and noisy to fit in neatly inside any genre. ATR’s records stand as a testament to the years 1992-2000, where anything seemed possible.
Seeing how winter left Southern California fairly quickly, and the outdoor season is starting to appear, we’ve thrown in a limited deal for all future tenters looking to seek nightly shelter in the refuge of alternative-relevance and top-tier camping equipment. As an added and extended benefit to all 175,000+ attendants of Coachella, you can now pardon yourself from overspending on campsite accessories with this insane bundled package.
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New Noise (feat. Refused) – Single
We had a band once, in Umeå. We would pile in a van, like every other punkband, and thunder off in pursuit of friends and glory in some basement in front of 20 people, 50 people, in towns 4-5 hours away. Sometimes there would be more than a hundred people and we would later in the week refer to that as a “big show”. We were ambitious, but we didn’t think of it as a career. We never made any fiscal sense whatsoever during 7 years of touring. Like most punkbands, it never occured to us to even try. We had a scene, we had some politics and we had just a hint of artistic ambition. True to our swedish roots we got very serious very fast. And then suddenly we got good. It’s a delicate path to tread for precocious twentysomethings anywhere on the planet, but this particular bunch didn’t make it. And that was fine. Most enterprises in life are unrelated to incredibly violent rock music.
It’s been a motley 14 years since our band came apart. We’ve all kept busy in our respective endeavors but we’ve all remained friends and kept in touch. There have been offers, and lots of jokes about these offers. We’ve sort of looked down from our high horses and made fun of people who’ve just wanted to share the psychopathic intensity that we would deliver on a nightly basis in our post-pubescent prime. A reunion has just seemed irrelevant to us. Too much other shit to do.
But then Kristofer got his degree from the Swedish opera academy, Jons medical studies began drawing to a close and Dennis and David started a new hardcore band together. Finally, after a decade and a half hiatus, Kristofer picked up the guitar again. Which made David want to play the drums again. Which in turn led to all four of us suddenly making new music in assorted constellations. As all this was brewing, Coachella got in touch. There were a couple of phone-calls, lots of skepticism, some hesitant enthusiasm before one of us basically said: “– This is ridiculous. There are friends of ours who would murder close relatives just to go see bands there. Let’s just do it, one last time.” And with that, socialist fag-loving pc scumbags were on the road again.
We never did “The shape of punk to come” justice back when it came out, too tangled up in petty internal bickering to really focus on the job. And suddenly there’s this possibility to do it like it was intended. We wanna do it over, do it right. For the people who’ve kept the music alive through the years, but also for our own sakes.
We feel that you deserve it and we hope the feeling is mutual.
See you in the pit. – Refused