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All About: Atari Teenage Riot (via rdio.com)

Tim Gauthier

Crafting quasi-political music with a punk influence and techno beats, German band Atari Teenage Riot paved the way for a new genre called digital hardcore when they emerged in 1992. After a 10 year hiatus, they reformed and released their fourth studio album today, Is This Hyperreal?. Learn more about this intriguing set of musicians in this “Five Questions with the Band” and playlist by clicking here.


Would you like to understand how Atari Teenage Riot’s brains are wired? Good—there’s a playlist for that, compliments of the band.

Afghan Raiders – Tunnel Vision (Mustard Pimp Remix)

Tim Gauthier

Check out Mustard Pimp’s remix of Afghan Raider’s “Tunnel Vision” below.
For a free download of the original version, click HERE.

New Ivory – “A Knight” (Official Video)

Tim Gauthier

Check out the debut video “A Knight” from Dim Mak’s own New Ivory. Formerly known as “Leggins,” this London based “new wave, psychedelic, pop” act is a breathe of fresh air though their sound is reminiscent of the pioneers of a Rock and Roll genre that is currently battling Hip Hop, Electro, and Country for space on the charts. Though still very new on the scene, New Ivory might be the band to change that.

Featured on RCRDLBL: GTronic – Sucker Punch (Disco Villains Remix)

Tim Gauthier

Quicksand be gone on the latest version of Belgian selector GTronic’s “Sucker Punch,” refitted into a rattling network of steam tubes and piston electroblasts. This hard-water Disco Villains turn is on the house, if you promise to snatch up the remix EP, out today thanks to Dim Mak and the Scion A/V crew.
– via RCRDLBL

Video: TAI Down Under

Tim Gauthier

Tai documented his recent Australian tour. It’s bananas. He rocked college kids at the University of Canberra by night and ravers at the Future Music Festival by day. Whether from mobile phone or HD camera, this tour dairy documents everything from after hours partying to golf carts races. A funky Australian stage hand also makes his international dancing debut. An air cannon blasts Tai and the hosting club owner’s hair “left” (the air blast revealed their female friend was wearing underwear to which the club owner asked, “Who told you to wear underwear at my club?”) Dim Mak founder Steve Aoki makes a cameo on stage and at the casino. There is also a guest appearance from a llama… and possibly a koala. Don’t believe me until you see it for yourself.

Autoerotique Interview on Much Music for New Music Live!

Tim Gauthier

The Autoerotique duo visited Canada’s Much Music for New Music Live yesterday (June 1) for an exclusive interview. They discussed “cakesplosions,” the air cannons used in their viral hit video “Turn Up the Volume,” and how Toronto’s music scene has influenced their music.

The directors of the music video, who were in the crowd, were quoted by the host as saying “we wanted to represent the feeling you get listening to their music.” When asked to define their music, Keith, speaking on behalf of the group, stated, “There is no way to define us, I have no answer,” but when pressed for a one phrase definition, he replied, “sexual energy.” In response, the women in the crowd exploded much like the cake’s in their video.

Check out the interview below. (click screen shot to link to newmusiclive.ca)

Sporty O & Whiskey Pete- Heard of Us (PeaceTreaty Remix)

Tim Gauthier

PeaceTreaty’s new remix of Sporty O & Whiskey Pete’s “Heard of Us” will be available on Beatport this Friday. This banging remix is already being supported by Style of Eye, Dimitri Vegas, Kissy Sell OUt (BBC Radio 1 play) and more! Check out this sneak peak before it hits the market!

Sporty O & Whiskey Pete – Heard of Us (PeaceTreaty Remix) Preview by PeaceTreaty

Atari Teeneage Riot was featured in this months Tour Dates magazine!

Tim Gauthier

Atari Teenage Riot was featured in this months Tour Dates magazine! “Let’s Start a Riot” was the catchphrase for the piece, describing the cat calls of the ATR faithful. Described by the magazine as “true originals” and compared to the likes of the “Beastie Boys, Crass, and Ministry“, ATR mixes “hardcore punk, hip-hop, and pounding techno.” The article illustrates lead man Alec Empire‘s bouncy stage presence; “leaping around the stage and delivering rants against consumerism, fascism, and exploitation with a passion that is genuinely terrifying.”

ATR’s forthcoming album Is this Hyperreal? drops on Dim Mak Records digitally June 7th. Physical copies hit the shelves July 12th. Tour Magazine states that this release “shows they still have the fire to create truly punishing material” and adds, “In times like these we need bands like ATR.”

Video: Steve Aoki @ Glow in Washington, DC

Tim Gauthier

Every once in a while you find an artist with ‘it.’ That star power that engages audiences and causes pandemonium. Even less often, amongst those artists who have ‘it’ you find an artist who REEEAAAALLLY has it and a lot more!!

Steve Aoki is the rock star of DJs, pure and simple!! -Club Glow

Film/Edit – Alejandro Martin

Website: www.clubglow.com

TAI’s Spring 2011 DJ mix

Tim Gauthier

Check out Tai’s Spring 2011 Mix. It should hold you over until his next EP drops this Fall on Dim Mak Records! Tai’s first EP “Beat Down” was a smashing success!

Here is the track listing for Tai’s Spring 2011 Mix