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Beatportal Taste Test: Steve Aoki

Tim Gauthier

Ever wonder what Dim Mak impresario Steve Aoki was rocking on his Walkman back in the day? Or which rave was his gateway into dance culture? We invited the LA electro maven to take our Taste Test; read on for the results, including new music from Riton, Mustard Pimp, and more.

Steve Aoki’s collaboration with Tiësto, “Tornado,” is out today—hang onto your hats, and check it out here. (While you’re at it, check out Aoki’s I Love Techno and Earthquakey People charts.)

The only thing we’re still wondering about—what the hell was Jesse Pinkman doing at Identity festival? Did he take a wrong turn in his R.V.?

Read the whole Taste Test at Beatportal or by clicking here.

Atari Teenage Riot “Is This Hyperreal? 2011” International Tour

Tim Gauthier

Atari Teenage Riot announce 10 new tour dates for the international side of their 2011 “Is This Hyperreal?” tour. Check out the full tour dates and locations below.

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.

Download PeaceTreaty’s latest “Brazilian Blowout Mix”

Tim Gauthier

Start your holidays with some ‘Brazilian’ flavor by downloading PeaceTreaty’s latest “Brazilian Blowout Mix”, now available on Soundcloud here.

Felix Cartal on Tall Tales (Them Jeans’ Podcast)

Tim Gauthier

Felix Cartal (@felixcartal) was featured this week on Them Jeans’ (@themjeans) podcast called Tall Tales, which is available via the Tall Tales Tumblr, as well as on iTunes:

“I have a one on one talk with Felix Cartal, an electronic music producer and DJ from Vancouver. Recorded in my hotel room while on a short Canadian run, we talk about his musical upbringings, the pains of major label remixes, and Mezcal among many other things.” -Them Jeans

Tiësto & Steve Aoki – “Tornado” | Out Now!

Tim Gauthier

Buy Now: Tiësto & Steve Aoki – “Tornado”

 
Tornado
 

Tiësto & Steve Aoki – “Tornado”
Release Date: November 15th, 2011
 

“What I like about the track is that you hear both Steve Aoki and Tiësto style in it. It’s the loudest track I’ve ever worked on!!”Tiësto

“This is a tornado of a track. It’s got a twisted winding heavy drop and an epic open valley to let the track breathe to bring you right back into our TORNADO!!”Steve Aoki

Tiësto and Steve Aoki rouse to the peak of their electro-­‐powers to create “Tornado”, out as a Beatport Exclusive, November 15, 2011. Together, Aoki and Tiesto carve out an interstice of exhilarating sonics and weathered rhythms to lure you into the eye of their storm.

 

For more info on Tiësto & Steve Aoki visit 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!

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

Dim Mak & Steve Aoki featured in Scion AV’s Dance Zine

Tim Gauthier

In the latest Volume 4 issue of Scions online “Dance Zine”, both Dim Mak and Steve Aoki were on the spotlight, panning through the fast times of Dim Mak and its celebrated 15th birthday. Check out this and more with the complete interactive article here.

The Bloody Beetroots – Church Of Noise

Tim Gauthier

Buy Now: The Bloody Beetroots – Church Of Noise

 
Church Of Noise
 

The Bloody Beetroots – Church Of Noise
Release Date: November 15th, 2011
 
A “cultural-musical movement,” as he calls it, “Church Of Noise” is Rifo’s inaugural collaboration with Dennis Lyxzén of Swedish hardcore punk-pioneers Refused and The (International) Noise Conspiracy, who appears in the video. The song was produced in London by Rifo and studio maverick and Killing Joke founder/bassist Youth, whose vast production credits for Paul McCartney, Crowded House, Yazz, The Verve and Primal Scream, just to name a few.

“Dennis and I have decided to break the mental barriers and we are here today to fight together,” Rifo explains. Of their otherwise unlikely paring he says, “There are many common ideas between Romborama [the Beetroots debut album] and The Shape Of Punk To Come [Refused’s seminal album]. Both are primarily inspired by the anarchism of Malatesta.”Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo

 

For more info on The Bloody Beetroots visit their artist page here.