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Autoerotique Tour Australia / Dim Mak “Down Under” Facebook in effect

Tim Gauthier

From Toronto to Los Angeles to the land down under, we’re setting our sails towards Australia for a mini-tour featuring the beloved Autoerotique. We’ll be landing in Brisbane, jumping to Melbourne, then shuffling over to Adelaide, Perth, and Sydney. Check out the official tour dates and locations of each event below:

October 14th, Brisbane @ Bowler Bar
October 15th, Melbourne @ After Dark Social Club
October 20th, Adelaide @ Electric Circus
October 21st, Perth @ Metropolis
October 22nd, Sydney @ Arthouse

To celebrate the Australian invasion, we have launched the official “Dim Mak Down Under” Facebook page, for all news, events, and related information towards all Dim Mak fans of Australia. Be sure to click “like” here to be apart of everything new and noteworthy in your area.

Atari Teenage Riot – “Is This Hyperreal?” Out Now!

Tim Gauthier

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Atari Teenage Riot “Is This Hyperreal?”
Release Date: June 07, 2011 (Digitally) – July 26, 2011 (CD in stores)

 
Is This Hyperreal?, Atari Teenage Riot’s first album released through LA future stomp label Dim Mak, is an acetylene laced documentation of ATR’s re-ignition after an eleven year silence. 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.

Tracklisting
1. Activate!
2.Blood In My Eyes
3. Black Flags
4. Is This Hyperreal?
5. Codebreaker
6. Shadow Identity
7. Re-Arrange Your Synapses
8. Digital Decay
9. The Only Slight Glimmer of Hope
10. The Collapse of History

A cultural cold war divided upon class lines, a new age of surveillance, heroes’ incarcerated in the worst conditions possible for speaking out against the military complex, a corrupt press core owned by multi-national corporations and raised to repeat sound bytes. This is the post-cyberpunk world on the brink of collapse Atari Teenage Riot’s fourth album Is This Hyperreal? is born into. Every track is an iridescent explosion of nervous energy requesting your attendance in Atari Teenage Riot’s campaign party of education and awareness. Having influenced a generation of M.I.A., Crystal Castles, Le Tigre, Sleigh Bells, and Pendulum, Atari Teenage Riot is a welcome shot in the arm of the music industry.

“Activate!” starts the album with Atari Teenage Riot’s most concise statement of intent yet. On a backing of explosive 1991 hardcore jungle synths, super collider bass kicks, and guitar shrapnel Alec , Nic, and Kidtronik spurn us into a campaign of equality, activation, and eradication of ignorance.

In “Blood In My Eyes” Alec Empire merges his chiptunes style first shown in 1999’s Nintendo Teenage Robots album with the sound of Crass exploding out of the trunk two cars over. Contained within Nic’s first lead vocal in Atari Teenage Riot tells a tale of enslavement and revenge for all of the women lost within our global human trafficking problem. “Blood In My Eyes” is a riveting electronic punk rock diatribe, paying homage to the feminine retributive subtexts espoused by cult films like ‘Kill Bill’ and heavily censored French art-house offering, ‘Baise-Moi.’ “Black Flags” is a low slung, subwoofer punching, anthem announcing Atari Teenage Riot’s support of Anonymous’ grassroots human rights campaign.

We’re allowed a brief respite to catch our breath during “Is This Hyperreal?”. The album’s title track slow cooks with seething analog synths reminiscent of Vangelis’ score for Blade Runner, symphonic percussion and a gurgling acid line are the soundtrack to the birth of a cyborg. “Codebeaker” is a stomping electro rockabilly stormer. Rubbery basslines command your posterior to action; sawtooth guitars swarm your head as Alec and Kidtronik lead us onto wall street to ask the question of “What went wrong?” Dim Mak label boss Steve Aoki’s vocals add an LA Hardcore vibe to give it that much more of a brutal punch.

“Shadow Identity” is Nic’s second lead vocal of the album and the most unexpected hook. On top of a New Order bassline and what sounds like a drum line made performed by an obsolete automotive assembly line Nic interweaves a narrative of blood diamonds, global trade and consumer awareness. “Re-arrange Your Synapses” is a new gabber punk classic. The 909 drum machine speeds up to a blurred fever pitch as Alec and Nic dive bomb verses painting a near future world of post net neutrality legislation where access to money and corporations control the public’s access to information on the internet.

Atari Teenage Riot saves their most straightforward electro romp for “Digital Decay”. Showcasing a thick gurgling bassline, razor taunt snares and Nic as a floating artificial intelligence prophet. “Digital Decay” would fit perfectly into one of Aoki’s legendary DJ sets. “The Only Slight Glimmer of Hope” is dripping with uplifting brash, sing-along, sass-bag vocals and deep driving modular synth work. “The Only Slight Glimmer of Hope” is Atari Teenage Riot’s legendary effortless synthesis of Crass, Throbbing Gristle, and Kraftwerk.

“The Collapse of History” immediately makes itself known as the most unexpected and welcome Atari Teenage Riot song ever. Throwing listeners for a complete curveball Alec flexes his 90s hardcore influence by intertwining stadium sized jungle breakbeats with a national anthem. Nic transforms herself into a pop dance diva and brings her sassiest vocal performance of the album. The mind glue chorus celebrating the overthrow of corrupt institutions hits your like warm sunlight after an all night rave. As ATR ends the album “Humanity will win in the end.”
 


 

 

Out Now: Atari Teenage Riot – ‘Blood In My Eyes’

Tim Gauthier

 

 
 
ATARI TEENAGE RIOTS – ‘Blood In My Eyes’ features Nic Endo on lead vocal. She speaks out for the multitude of women who have become the victims of human trafficking, their sexuality exploited for financial gain right under the gaze of the ineffectual governments of the self-proclaimed civilised west. Nic, wholly in tune with her trademark Japanese face-paint depicting “Resistance,” makes her point in the inimitable Atari way..
 


 
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Atari Teenage Riot premieres new album live this year. First shows announced!


ATARI TEENAGE RIOT
Presented by DIM MAK

12.05.2011 GB-London, Forum (with The Big Pink DJ Set & Kap Bambino!!!)
13.05.2011 GB-Bristol, The Fleece
14.05.2011 GB-Camber Sands, Bang Face Weekender
15.05.2011 FR-Paris, Maroquinerie
16.05.2011 NL-Amsterdam, Paradiso (with Kap Bambino!!!)
19.05.2011 IT-Roma, Alpheus
20.05.2011 IT-Milano, LAP – Lambretto Art Project
21.05.2011 CH-Winterthur, Salzhaus
01.06.2011 AT-Graz, Springfestival
16.07.2011 DE-Gräfenhainichen, Melt Festival
22.07.2011 PL-Bolkow, Castle Party
29.07.2011 JP-Yuzawa, Niigata, Fuji Rock Festival ’11
30.07.2011 JP-Yuzawa, Niigata, Fuji Rock Festival ’11
31.07.2011 JP-Yuzawa, Niigata, Fuji Rock Festival ’11
13.08.2011 DE-Hildesheim, Mera Luna Festival
14.08.2011 DE-Hildesheim, Mera Luna Festival
…more dates to come.

More info on http://www.atari-teenage-riot.com


STEVE AOKI ASIA TOUR 2010

Tim Gauthier

This is Steve Aoki’s video recap of his Asia Tour from May 2010! Watch Aoki take Asia by Electro-Storm!!