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REFUSED: They’re baaack…

Tim Gauthier

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

#1 Tech Site in the world posts about Steve Aoki and his album Wonderland, Turntable.fm & Sol Republic!

Tim Gauthier

Listen to Steve Aoki World Premiere Tracks on Turntable.FM Right Now

Musicians streaming and debuting tracks online is nothing new, but using Turntable.FM as an outlet for those songs is somewhat unheard of. Yet, that’s exactly what Steve Aoki is doing, being the first established musician to premiere two brand new tracks on the social music service for the first time.

Aoki’s been a mainstay in the LA electronic scene for the last half-decade or so, will be playing in his Turntable.FM room starting now. 200 people at a time can hop in the room and give them a listen (and if you want to see behind the scenes there’s also a Ustream channel here). Furthermore, Sol Republic is involved in this, and are giving away free headphones during the listening session. So hop on over and check it all out. – Gizmodo

Check out the full post here.

PeaceTreaty Presents the New Years Festival Mix!!

Tim Gauthier

Who is ready for 2012?! We sure as hell are! Start off your next 365 days right with PeaceTreaty’s “New Year Festival Mix”

Tracklist:
1. Allen S- Full Room (Stefano Pain & Marcel Bootleg Remix) vs. Axwell- I Found U (Acapella)(PT Mash-up)
2. Leventina- We’re Gunna Start
3. Avici- Levels (Clockwork Bootleg Remix)(PT Edit)
4. Promise Land ft. Sandy B – Never Been Lonely(PT Edit)
5. Cassius- The Sound of Violence (Brian Matrix Re-Do 2012)
6. Michael Woods ft Duvall- Last Day on Earth vs. Kura- Amonia(PT Mash-up)
7. Sporty O & Whiskey Pete- Heard of Us (PeaceTreaty Remix)(PT Edit)
8. Fedde Le Grand vs. Sultan & Ned Shepard ft. Mitch Crown- Running (Festival Mix)
9. Moby- After (PeaceTreaty Remix)
10. PeaceTreaty- No ID vs. Adele- Rolling in the Deep (No Body Vocal Mix)(PT Edit)
11. Diplo & Oliver Twizt- Go (PeaceTreaty Remix)(PT Edit)
12. Marty Zo & Arty- Mozart vs. Skrillex ft. Sirah- Bangarang (PT Tempo-Edit)(PT Mash-up)
13. Charles Chaplin- Speech From the Great Dictator vs. Mord Fustang- The Electric Dream (Lopezz Remix)(PT Mash-up)
14. Avallo’& Fitcky’s- Refresh (PT Edit)
15. Calvin Harris ft. Kelis- Bounce (Avallo & ST. ELM8 Bootleg)(PT Edit)
16. Dada Life- Kick Out the Epic Mutha F%^%@ vs. PeaceTreaty- Cal State Anthem (PT Rave Mash-up)
17. Tiesto ft. Kay- Work Hard, Play Hard (Andy D’Arrigo Bootleg Remix)
18. Example vs. Sandro Silva & Quintino- Epic The Way you Kissed Me (Hardwell Mash-up)
19. Swanky Tunes & R3hab ft. Max’c- Sending My Love (Tommy Trash Remix)(PT Edit)

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.

Felix Cartal Presents – Weekend Workout No. 3

Tim Gauthier

Felix Cartal is back with another one- Weekend Workout, Episode 3. As a new feature to the reoccurring podcast series, ability to subscribe via iTunes is now available for future updates on the podcasts. With the latest episode, Felix conditions his listeners with a variety of new releases and interesting inclusions, such as M83’s ‘Steve McQueen’, and Brodinski’s remix of Justice ‘On ‘n’ On’:

Tracklisting:
01. Skrillex & Wolfgang Gartner – The Devil’s Den
02. Mata – Dutchness
03. Alim, Martin Volt & Le Que – Stay Or Go (Nick Waters & David Hopperman Remix)
04. Coucheron – Outrageous
05. Adam F – In The Air
06. Justice – On’n’On (Brodinski Remix)
07. Pleasurekraft – Carny
08. EDX feat. Sarah McLeoud – Falling Out Of Love (Tommy Trash Remix)
09. Zedd – Slam The Door
10. Donovans – Rise, Fall
11. David Guetta feat. Sia – Titanium (Nicky Romero Remix)
12. Katzenwaffe – Holy Water
13. Felix Cartal – Don’t Turn On The Lights (Laidback Luke Remix)
14. M83 – Steve McQueen

Subscribe on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/felix-cartals-weekend-workout/id486514435
For more info: http://www.felixcartal.com/podcast/

New Ivory’s “A Knight” voted as Track Of The Year on It’s All Indie!

Tim Gauthier

It started out as a Facebook poll, inviting fans to vote between 15+ nominations of 2011’s Track Of The Year. Last night the online web-zine, “It’s All Indie” announced New Ivory as the winners of the contest for their hit single “A Knight”!

“What happens when an American label takes on an English rock band from London? Magic! That’s what happened with Bloc Party and that is what certainly is happening with New Ivory. They are a three piece band who provide catchy hooks and pulsating riffs, Their new track ‘A Knight’ has such an infectious sound, they combine synths, fast pace drumming, heavy guitar riffs and wonderful melodies into something that everyone can love.”

Visit It’s All Indie for more details on the massive win!

Be apart of the teaser video for Felix Cartal’s next single!

Tim Gauthier

As seen on felixcartal.com, the man himself is looking for help from the fans!

“I want your guys’ help to make the promo video for my next single #Domo!!
It’s very simple!”

What you need to do:
01. Record a quick 5 second video with your phone / photobooth / or camera shouting “Domo!”
02. Be creative, funny, charismatic!
03. Email the video to: FELIXDOMOPROMO@gmail.com

The Holidays just got happier – Steve Aoki’s Wonderland now out a week early!

Tim Gauthier

Great news for you hardcore fans, Steve Aoki’s “Wonderland” will be released a week early, exclusively on iTunes January 10th.

Get ready as Aoki is readying the next stage of his incredible music career with his first proper full-length release with Wonderland, bringing a lifetime’s worth of passion for bands, DJs and artists of all stripes he has met and/or worked with over the past two decades to the forefront.

Wonderland is far from your average dance music collection of singles. The record bristles with fresh-sounding collaborations beyond club jams that light up VIP sections from Moscow to Miami, featuring world-class collaborations with LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Travis Barker, Will.I.Am, and many others!

Tracklisting:
01 – Earthquakey People (feat. Rivers Cuomo)
02 – Ladi Dadi (feat. Wynter Gordon)
03 – Dangerous (feat. zuper blahq)
04 – Come With Me (Deadmeat) (feat. Polina)
05 – Emergency (feat. Lil Jon & Chiddy Bang)
06 – Livin My Love (feat. LMFAO & NERVO)
07 – Control Freak (feat. Blaqstarr & Kay)
08 – Steve Jobs (feat. Angger Dimas)
09 – Heartbreaker (feat. Lovefoxxx)
10 – Cudi the Kid (feat. Kid Cudi & Travis Barker)
11 – Ooh (feat. Rob Roy)
12 – The Kids Will Have Their Say (feat. Sick Boy with former members of The Exploited & Die Kreuzen)
13 – Earthquakey People (The Sequel) (feat. Rivers Cuomo)

Wonderland will be available for purchase on iTunes January 10th, will a follow up release worldwide January 17th. In the meantime, check out some of the latest singles from the release on the Dim Mak Records YouTube channel.

Felix Cartal – Don’t Turn On The Lights (Laidback Luke Remix) – Out Now!

Tim Gauthier

“Don’t Turn On The Lights” (Laidback Luke Remix)

 
Felix Cartal
 

“Holy Shit! support! felix delivers once again. undeniably catchy and it knocks where it needs to…”
Peter Robinson

“Halfway through listening and it’s already stuck in my head!”
LA Riots

 


Felix Cartal – “Don’t Turn On The Lights” (Laidback Luke Remix)
 
Felix is out with a club-thumping new track that features vocals from Polina, a singer who has collaborated with both Steve Aoki and Kaskade in the past. The video is out, making its debut on MTV, and the slew of MTV’s promotional divisions.

The single is the first from the electronic DJ/producer’s upcoming album, ‘Different Faces’ – one that he says is meant to showcase a brand new sound and direction that the performer intends to take.

“Felix Cartal is part of a new breed of young producers taking elements of his contemporaries and making a massive sound.”
~Steve Aoki

MTV News had the chance to talk to Felix about the song that he thinks is one of “catchiest” he’s ever done.

“The first single ‘Don’t Turn On The Lights’ is a chance for me to try some more memorable melodies. I really wanted to create something that people could hum along to, something that they would recognize instantly, but still with powerful, hard-hitting production behind it. Polina’s vocals really helped bring this song together to make it one of the catchiest songs I feel that I’ve ever produced.”

 

For more info on Felix Cartal visit his artist page here.

DJ Vs. Wild #4 w/ Steve Aoki Victoria Island CarBarge

Tim Gauthier

Steve Aoki takes you on another episode of DJ Vs. Wild This time into Victoria Island BC Canada on a car barge in a lake. He meets up with fellow Dim Mak dj mate Autoerotique on the car barge and they show you how to survive in the wild!

Felix Cartal – Don’t Turn On The Lights feat. Polina, Official Video Debut!

Tim Gauthier

“Don’t Turn On The Lights” is a club-thumping track that features vocals from Polina, a vocalist who’s collaborated with both Steve Aoki and Kaskade. “‘Don’t Turn On The Lights’ is a chance for me to try some more memorable melodies,” says CARTAL. “I really wanted to create something that people could hum along to, something that they would recognize instantly, but still with powerful, hard-hitting production behind it. Polina’s vocals really helped bring this song together to make it one of the catchiest songs I feel that I’ve ever produced.”

Filmed in his hometown of Vancouver, CARTAL teamed with director David McDonald for a three-scene concept, all where the ‘lights come on’ and subjects avoid ruin by escaping into darkness.

Available for purchase today!
– Download on iTunes: http://bit.ly/vPXXAx
– Download on Beatport: http://www.beatport.com/track/dont-turn-on-the-lights-original-mix/3098663

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