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Watch Atari Teenage Riots ‘Digital Insane Asylum’ On NME Now!

Tim Gauthier

“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

“Collapse of History” (Remixes, Pt. 1):
This is the first instalment of the two part Collapse of History EP, with the second to follow in April. Alec Empire: “Our new single is called Collapse of History! It is an anthem for our generation. Information overload in the digital age. The track has a big war chant, which went down extremely well with festival crowds since we started playing it live. Can’t wait to perform this at Coachella!!!

It’s another single that is sung by Nic Endo who takes ATR into a new direction. B52s, L7, riot grrrl, Blondie,
Deee-Lite were an inspiration. I had to do forty overdubs, because we thought it would be funny to have a
little army of Alec Empire clones singing along. The biggest inspiration for this song was probably the Atari
video game classic Pong. We did a remix contest, AND also got official remixes done by a number of amazing producers! The next two months of our campaign will focus on Collapse Of History! We are putting out this full on remix EP first, then will follow it up with the single later. It’s perfect for DJs to spin.”

Remixers include Christine (who have worked with Amon Tobin and Nag Nag Nag), StereoHeroes (M.I.A. and Pony Pony Run Run remixes), Sharkslayer (releases on the Kitsune and Yes, Yes labels), and Twist The Black
Box (noted for work with Diplo and Teeth).

8tracks.com – Featuring Atari Teenage Riot’s latest mix!

Tim Gauthier

8tracks.com, a “handcrafted internet radio” service showcasing endless electronic music mixes, hand-selected by artists and fans alike. Alec Empire and Atari Teenage Riot had recently uploaded their latest mix, featuring songs like “The Kids Will Have Their Say” by Steve Aoki, and Aly, Walk With Me (Nic Endo Remix).

Receive updates and new mixes by subscribing to their artist 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!

The Fashion Sense and Social Consciousness of Atari Teenage Riot’s Nic Endo

Tim Gauthier

“As a musician, an icon of female empowerment and a visual force, Japanese-American electronic musician Nic Endo is in a class of her own. Currently tearing up global stages as the female head of Berlin-based digital hardcore group Atari Teenage Riot, she’s been a main player on the international electronic and noise scenes since the 90s. Aside from her innovations as a producer and performer, she’s earned praise as a social crusader who maintains the pioneering feminist spirit of riot grrrls, whom she says “must define the avant-garde” in music. She’s also the spokesmodel for British beauty brand Illamasqua’s new fragrance, Freak – and, like Illamasqua’s cosmetics, the fragrance revels in contrarian attitudes, celebrating nightime mischief and the notion of experimental personal transformations.”

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.

Read more on this release and her interview with Rolling Stone here.

Nic Endo presents “Freak”, a fragrance by Illamasqua

Tim Gauthier

“Freak is a concoction of dangerously exotic unconventional flowers which Illamasqua has unashamedly blended together to celebrate the night.”

Nic Endo of Atari Teenage Riot is the face of the new Illamasqua fragrance “Freak”, which is set for a worldwide launch in the coming months. She has signed on to the campaign, presenting the line with voice and commercial ads throughout the web, radio, and extended retail locations.

The new brand Illamasqua stems from Joe Corre of Agent Provokateur, and it’s co-founders;
– Alex Box: Groundbreaking makeup artist, with design collaborations including Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, McQ, and Gareth Pugh
– David Vanian: Lead singer of The Damned
– Anja Huwe – Lead Singer and Frontman of the legendary X-Maul Deutschland

Check out the new fragrance line in full detail by visiting their website here.

… Official Atari Teenage Riot Tour Dates:
“Is This Hyperreal? Tour 2011”
– The ultimate protest album of the Google age, presented by DIM MAK, Vice Magazine, & Intro Magazine
12.10.2011 DE-Berlin, Astra
13.10.2011 DE-Leipzig, Werk II
14.10.2011 DE-Cottbus, Gladhouse
15.10.2011 PL-Warsaw, Progresja
16.10.2011 PL-Wroclaw, Firlej
21.10.2011 AT-Dornbirn, Dornbirn
22.10.2011 DE-Stuttgart, Universum
28.10.2011 NL-Dordrecht, Bibelot
29.10.2011 NL-Haarlem, Patronaat
31.10.2011 FR-Lille, Aeronef
01.11.2011 FR-Clermont-Ferrand, “La Cooperative de Mai”
03.11.2011 FR-Saint-Etienne, Le Fil
04.11.2011 FR-Nantes, Le Ferrailleur
17.11.2011 JP-Tokyo, Liquidroom
18.11.2011 JP-Osaka, Fanj Twice
19.11.2011 JP-Nagoya, Club Quattro
23.11.2011 RU-Moscow, KKZ “MOSKVA” NEW VENUE!!!
24.11.2011 RU-St. Petersburg, Glavclub
25.11.2011 FI-Helsinki, Nosturi
26.11.2011 SE-Stockholm, Debaser
02.12.2011 DK-Copenhagen, The Rock
03.12.2011 DE-Hamburg, Gruenspann (ATARI TEENAGE RIOT XXXMAS RAVE 2011!!!! ATR live plus open end party! Alec Empire & CX Kidtronik DJ-Sets plus special guests from LONDON!!!!)

www.atari-teenage-riot.com

Video: Atari Teenage Riot – Blood In My Eyes

Tim Gauthier

Atari Teenage Riot ‘Blood In My Eyes’ featured on Rodney on the Roq’s playlist! Time for Nic Endo to put focus on the main message of the song. She filmed this a few days ago.

With one of the most influential shows to ever hit mainstream radio, humble tastemaker Rodney Bingenheimer has significantly propelled the careers of artists like The Ramones, The Smiths, and the Sex Pistols. His show “Rodney on the Roq” has been on the air for over 35 years, developing him a reputation as Los Angeles’ kingmaker of up-and-coming bands. As one of the only radio disc jockeys to ever support the Punk/Rock/New Wave scene, Rodney has impacted mainstream music and molded it into what it is today.

See the full playlist on kroq.radio.com and click here to view the current tour dates for Atari Teenage Riot. atari-teenage-riot.com

Note: All characters in this video are fictional and they were played by actors.

Atari Teenage Riot live review in Rock-A-Rolla magazine

Tim Gauthier

From the magazine:
Atari Teenage Riot’s decision to reform this year could not have arrived at a more opportune time, with a rise in conservatisim occurring not only in the UK and Germany, but all throughout Europe. In this climate we need bands like ATR reminding us that it’s necessary to lash out against the system sometimes. However, this is ATR Mk.II. Only Alec Empire remains from their original incarnation, but it’s like those golden times were just yesterday for him tonight. Inciting the crowd into near-riots, he’s an inimitable frontman, his every utterance laced with indignation, even if he does keep the political polemic to a minimum. Taking over duties for Hanin Elias and Carl Crack are Nic Endo and CX KiDTRONiK respectively, with Endo undoubtedly being the dominant force of the two. She’s icily imposing and possesses a scream that could start a war, but thankfully tonight she is content simply with winning over a sceptical crowd. Despite the protests of a few older fans, the new incarnantion are warmly welcomed with pitting and dancing alike, ‘No Remorse (I Wanna Die)’ and ‘Atari Teenage Riot’ inciting levels of frenzy hitherto unseen in this venue. 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. They’re not the same band that baited censors or incited riots in the 90’s, but their message has remained intact and that’s what we really need from them. – David Bowes